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Virginia's Ports Are Good For Business

Virginia provides shippers competitive advantages:


Virginia's Ports have the ability to handle
any type of cargo

Virginia is the 2nd largest port on the East Coast
in tonnage and the 3rd largest in container volume

  • LOCATION:  Strategic Mid-Atlantic location with direct open access
  • ACCESS: Virginia has the deepest port on the East Coast and is deepening its main channel to 55'. Virginia's unobstructed ports are ice free year round
  • DISTRIBUTION: Roust interstate system and two "Class I" railroads offer extensive inland access
  • CONSUMERS: 118 million consumers can be reached within a day's drive


Workforce Development and Educational Partners


The largest Shipbuilding & Repair Complex on the East Coast


Foreign Trade Zones and Virginia Tax Incentives for Port Users

  •  Virginia offers six Foreign Trade Zones: #20 Southeastern VA, #137 Dulles, #185 Culpepper, #204 Tri-City Regional Airport,  #207 Richmond, and  # 238 New River Valley Airport
  • The Virginia Port Authority holds the Grant of Authority for FTZ #20
  • Tax Incentive Programs - Port Volume, Barge & Rail, and International Trade Facility

Port Partners


Virginia's Ports Deliver Business Brochure




Thank you to our Anchor Members



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