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Anders Williams & Company is a network of trade and transportation professionals. For 90 years, we have supported billions of dollars of foreign trade while providing the highest level of service.



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For more than 35 years, Atlantic Intermodal Serviceshas provided superior container drayage for clients in key markets across the southeast. While we pride ourselves on being the premier intermodal transportation resource in our region, we also enjoy seeing the businesses and communities we support thrive. At AIS, we are committed to running a reliable, client-focused, sustainable organization. With locations in Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Greensboro, Jacksonville, Norfolk and Savannah, we are perfectly positioned to fulfill nearly anyintermodal logistics or transportation need you may have. We are continually investing in efficiency by employing state-of-the-art technology and equipment. All of our trucks are equipped with the latest innovations in technology, allowing you to track the status of your cargo at any time. We are recognized by the EPA as a SmartWay Transport Partner for our commitment to improving the environmental performance of our freight operations.



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Known for quality, craftsmanship and a personal touch, Atlantic Yacht Basin, Inc. is a full service yacht repair and storage facility strategically located on the A&C Canal of the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake, Virginia. It’s no wonder so many continue to talk about Atlantic Yacht Basin from Maryland to the Florida Keys.Family owned since 1936, Atlantic Yacht Basin’s stellar reputation, unmatched services and talented crew make it the choice of yacht owners and captains from all parts of the world.



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Colonna’s Shipyard, One of the Region’s Oldest Maritime Companies, Looks to the Future

Forty-five years before the Virginia Maritime Association came into existence (1920), one of its longest-tenured member companies was already hard at work along the Norfolk waterfront.

That’s because, in 1875, Charles J. Colonna founded Colonna’s Shipyard and created a business – and a legacy – that now spans nearly three centuries.

Today, Colonna’s maintains a sprawling campus on 120 acres in Norfolk and a team of around 700 employees. The company is proud to be a “1920” sponsor of the VMA2020 anniversary celebration and show its support for the association’s many years of dedicated service to the state’s maritime industry.

Today, the Colonna’s team, including Bob Boyd, vice president for strategic growth and development, has the company positioned for growth in several verticals. Much of the work remains focused on ship repair, but over the past two decades Colonna’s has branched out into large-scale machining and steel fabrication.

Colonna’s also operates “down river” in Mayport, Jacksonville and a new location in San Diego. The team continues to partner with commercial clients (ex: tug/barge, ferries and fishing vessels) and government ones (ex: Navy, Army and NOAA).

“We have made several key decisions to grow in different sectors and locations,” says Boyd. “We hope in the next several years to realize the potential of those strategic moves.”

Boyd says Colonna’s is happy to support the VMA because the organization drives the conversation that protects maritime interests across the Commonwealth.

“The VMA and its staff do a fantastic job advocating and staying out front on key issues,” said Boyd. “We are blessed to have such a strong industry association.”

As he looks to 2020 and beyond, Boyd believes projects like deepening the channel (a key VMA initiative) are critical to ensure a bustling Port and, in turn, increased business opportunities for the maritime industry.

“Busy waterways mean Colonna’s will benefit like everyone else,” he said. “We’re grateful to the VMA for paving the way and look forward to the next 100 years.”




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We are privately owned and located in downtown Norfolk specializing in difficult to place maritime risks, as well as commercial property and casualty, and have been providing insurance services for clients throughout the East Coast and Gulf with local, multi-state and international operations.First established in 2008 as MDP Marine Insurance, LLC we officially changed our name in January 2014 to Compass Insurance Solutions to reflect an enhanced, full service capability.



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We support a program of continual re-investment in new technology and advanced tug and barge construction, but it is the expertise and the character of the people of Moran that enable us to fulfill our service and quality commitments.



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In the rapidly evolving shipping industry, it is more important than ever for owners and operators to partner with a robust and versatile agent that will deliver reliability, quality, and piece-of-mind. At Norton Lilly, we have positioned ourselves to provide the highest level of service to our customers while helping position them for success. We have evolved alongside the industry since being founded in 1841, and have progressed with the shipping industry as the company changed through mergers and acquisitions. In 2002, Norton Lilly became the combination of three of the most highly-respected companies in the ship agency business, Strachan Shipping Agency, Kerr Norton Marine and Norton Lilly International. This merger created a robust and versatile shipping agent poised to evolve with an ever-changing industry.



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Welcome to the Portsmouth, VA Facebook page. Connect with us for the latest news, events, and happenings in Portsmouth. Founded Colonel William Crawford in 1752, Portsmouth is the Official Coast Guard City and a Bicycle Friendly Community.



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"Rubin Communications Group (RCG) is the region’s premier media and public relations firm owned and operated by a former Hampton Roads broadcast journalist. RCG is more than the best team of media mavens and reputation managers in Hampton Roads. We also are experts at video productions, event planning, social media, graphic design and partnering clients with worthy non-profits. If you need visibility in Hampton Roads, you want RCG in your corner."



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Welcome to SunTrust. We are an organization driven by purpose and a personal touch. We are passionate about Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by helping clients, teammates and communities achieve financial confidence. As one of the nation’s largest and strongest financial services companies, we offer a full suite of products and services designed to meet the needs of our consumer, business, corporate and institutional clients. We know that financial stress is prevalent in America, across all income levels. That?s why we launched the onUp Movement ? to inspire everyone to take a step and move from financial stress to confidence. You can?t fully enjoy life if you are worried about money. Ready to get started? Join the Movement?we?re here to help.



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Tecnico corporation was founded in 1990 by Rafael Torrech III to provide premier hull, mechanical, structural and electrical support services to the local Master Ship Repair yards in the Hampton Roads, VA area. As a proud and successful graduate of the Small Business Administration?s 8(a) development program for small and disadvantaged businesses, Tecnico today has operating facilities in Norfolk, VA, Mobile, AL, Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA. Tecnico is recognized as a quality leader within the marine and industrial repair and fabrication industry.



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Waterway Surveys & Engineering, Ltd. is a surveying and engineering firm that specializes in hydrographic surveying and engineering design relating to jamesrivermaintenance and improvement of our rivers, lakes, harbors and coastlines.



"The VMA and its staff do a fantastic job advocating and staying out front on key issues. We are blessed to have such a strong industry association."
COLONNA'S SHIPYARD

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Ashley McLeod

Ashley McLeod

Vice President of Communications and Membership
Virginia Maritime Association
ashley@vamaritime.com
(757) 628-2678

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