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David White Speaks at Virtual State of the Port

Thursday, October 1, 2020   (0 Comments)

The Virginia Maritime Association is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 2020 State of the Port and thanks Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council for collaborating on this video to present during the address.


During the address, David White, executive vice president of the VMA, stated,

“The annual State of the Port is a highly anticipated event. We are pleased to be sponsors again this year because we value the hard work of the Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council and we appreciate the efforts of the many hands it takes to produce the State of the Port Address.

"On February 13, 1920, leaders of 56 businesses established the Virginia Maritime Association to promote, protect, and encourage trade through Virginia’s ports. Since then, the VMA has grown to be a statewide organization with members in every corner of our commonwealth and from a diversity of businesses with a stake in our port.

"In 2020, we celebrate our centennial with over 450 member companies carrying forward VMA’s 100-year legacy of leading, lobbying for, and influencing the direction of our industry and the developments that will shape the future of our port and the connected supply chains.

"Collaboration, even among competitors, is essential to our past and future successes. Time and again, collaboration has proven to be one of our greatest competitive advantages. It is a strength that the VMA will continue to foster.

As John Reinhart delivers his final State of the Port Address, we thank him for his service at the helm of the Virginia Port Authority, and for his many accomplishments which have positioned our port for continued growth and success. Thank you.”



The VMA will share highlights from the 2020 State of the Port in the October bulletin later this month.

Did you miss the live event? Watch the State of the Port here:


Thank you to our Anchor Members



Virginia Maritime Association
236 E. Plume Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-622-2639
Fax: 757-622-6302