Norfolk International Terminals (NIT)

NIT 2012

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Located in the heart of the Hampton Roads area on 648 acres, Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) is the Port of Virginia's largest terminal.  NIT is home to fourteen of the biggest, most efficient cranes in the world.  These ZPMC cranes are the only cranes capable of handling the "ships of tomorrow".  With a reach stretching 245 ft, the cranes will be able to offload ships loaded 27 containers wide with cargo.  The main channel leading to the terminal is 50ft deep and the Virginia Port Authority has the authorization to dredge to 55 feet when needed.

NIT has 5 berths, 14 container cranes, 3 finger piers, a RO/RO berth, covered and container storage, and now 89,300 feet of direct rail access, which will soon connect directly to the Commonwealth Railway Project.  NIT has the capacity to efficiently handle all types of cargo.  The Port of Virginia: One Stop.  America and the World.

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The state-owned terminals that make up the Port of Virginia are all operated by Virginia International Terminals (VIT). 

Detailed information about each terminal, including crane and berth specifications, and details about the wharfs, etc. can be found on their website at:

7737 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA  23505
Phone: (757) 440-7000 

From Richmond, 95 S or 17 S

  1. Take 64 East through Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT)
  2. Take exit 276 towards Naval Base and 564
  3. Take first exit (Terminal Blvd)
  4. Follow to NIT

From Emporia, South Hill I-95 or I-85

  1. Take Route 58 East to 64 towards Chesapeake
  2. Follow 64 until it turns west towards Richmond
  3. Take exit LEFT 276B towards 564
  4. Take first exit (Terminal Blvd)
  5. Follow to NIT

From the Eastern Shore via Route 13

  1. Follow 13 to 64 West
  2. Take exit LEFT 276B towards 564
  3. Take first exit (Terminal Blvd)
  4. Follow to NIT

From North Carolina via 17 North

  1. Take I-64 West towards Richmond
  2. Take exit LEFT 276B towards 564
  3. Take first exit (Terminal Blvd)
  4. Follow to NIT
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