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  • The Port of Virginia offers one of the largest intermodal networks on the East Coast, handling 1.895 million TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) in 2010, and moving more than 28% of its total business by rail.
  • Due to natural harbor depth and Suez-class cranes, the Port of Virginia is the only East Coast location capable of handling post-Panamax vessels as first port of call
  • The Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal serves as an intermodal collection point for containers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and elsewhere.
  • The Port of Richmond is a multi-modal freight and distribution center located on the James River, adjacent to I-95, offering monthly service to Canada, Iceland, the Mediterranean, South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The Port of Virginia is located at Hampton Roads Harbor, and is easily accessed from US Highway 58 or the Norfolk Southern Railway:
  • Second busiest port on the East Coast, after New York City
  • Intermodal service where cargo may be shifted directly from ship to train or truck
  • Trade with more than 100 countries
  • Provides access to 2/3 of the U.S. population with over 75 international shipping lines
  • Over 1,200 combined acres
  • Storage capacity of the overall port is over 3.3 million square feet
  • The Port of Virginia consists of three large state-owned marine terminals (Norfolk International Terminal, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, and Newport News Marine Terminal)
  • The Virginia Inland Port (in Northern Virginia) is a container transfer center for the Port

The Port of Richmond is located south of Richmond on Interstate 95:
  • Container cargo and general cargo facility
  • Intermodal service
  • Located 100 miles from the head of the James River
  • Rail service by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Dock apron: 1,584 wharf length, 25’ depth alongside
  • Warehouse capacity: 284,000 square feet
  • Open storage: 39 acres
  • Total area: 121 acres

Customs information and regulations may be found on the U.S. Customs Service Web Site: www.cbp.gov


Name Distance
Port of Richmond 88.0 miles (141.6 km)
Port of Virginia 158.0 miles (254.3 km)
Note: Driving distance from the center of the locality/region to Port of Virginia and any other seaports within 100 miles.

Other Ports of Entry
Name Distance
Raleigh-Durham 85.4 miles (137.4 km)
Port of Washington - Dulles 209.3 miles (336.9 km)
Note: Driving distance from the center of the locality/region to Port of Washington - Dulles and any other port of entry within 100 miles.

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