Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT)

Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT) is the Virginia Port Authority’s main break-bulk and roll-on/roll-off facility. The terminal occupies approximately 165 acres on the north bank of the James River, offering 60 acres of outside storage and 968,000 sq ft of covered storage space. Vessels have access to two piers with four vessel berths, containing 3,480 feet of berth space, with draft depth as deep as 40 feet, accommodating vessels 850 feet in length. The facility also contains 18,990 feet of Class I rail provided by CSX. In addition, NNMT has a roll-on/roll off ramp on Pier C South to deliver heavy-lift such as power plant equipment for delivery via water.

The facility is a U.S. Customs-designated port of entry, and the full range of customs functions is available to customers, including bonded storage areas.

NNMT provides direct, on-dock rail service with CSX, with the ability to transfer with Norfolk Southern in Richmond. NNMT has a permanent roll-on/roll-off ramp for loading/unloading rail cars with construction and agricultural equipment benefits for NNMT customers.

In 2009, the Port consolidated various cargo handling operations at NNMT and began focusing entirely on break-bulk and roll-on/roll-off operations. In October 2011, a 100,000 square foot warehouse was constructed to handle additional break-bulk storage. NNMT presents potential customers the opportunity to build additional warehouses or specialized cargo handling facilities if opportunities present themselves.

Newport News Marine Terminal is located just off Interstate 664 in downtown Newport News, with easy access to Interstate 64, US Route 17 and US Route 60.


Newport News Marine Terminal is managed by Virginia International Terminals, LLC (VIT), a private operating company, through a Service Agreement with the Virginia Port Authority (VPA).