The Port of Virginia: One stop, America and the World
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - We announce, with regret, the decision to temporarily ban the movement of EMPTY ocean containers by rail, to and from Port of Virginia terminals. The dispatch and/or receipt of empty ocean containers by rail is EMBARGOED at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) and APM Terminals Portsmouth. Our railroad partners are advised of the embargo and we want to work with our valued customers to mitigate any adverse impact on your operating network.
At the Port of Virginia, we recognize the critical role we play in protecting and enhancing the supply chains of some of the world's leading employers. The movement of ocean freight should be efficient, cost-effective and reliable to importers and exporters alike. Through the consistent achievement of these measures, the Port of Virginia has been recognized as one of the world's leading maritime gateways for more than 400 years. Virginia - Gateway to the global economy; Surety for your supply chain.
- At 50-feet, we offer the deepest shipping channels on the U.S. East Coast; fully prepared to accommodate the 10,000+ TEU vessels.
- More than 30 international steamship lines service the Port today, making Virginia a true maritime hub.
- Norfolk Southern and CSX offer on-dock, double-stack intermodal service to key inland markets in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and the Southeast.
- A leader in quality and environment - The Port of Virginia maintains ISO 9001 and 14001 certification.
To serve as the model global gateway for international freight on the East Coast.
It shall be the duty of the Authority, on behalf of the Commonwealth, to foster and stimulate the commerce of the ports of the Commonwealth and related facilities by serving as the United States eastern seaboard gateway for the global import and export of freight throughout the world, to promote the shipment of freight through the maritime and inland ports, to seek to secure necessary improvements of navigable tidal waters within the Commonwealth, and in general to perform any act or function which may be useful in developing, improving, or increasing the commerce, both foreign and domestic, of all maritime and inland ports of the Commonwealth and related facilities.