Norfolk International Terminals (NIT)

Located in the Hampton Roads Harbor on 567 acres along the Elizabeth and Lafayette Rivers, Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) is the Virginia Port Authority’s largest terminal. Served by 14 Super Post-Panamax Class quay cranes, NIT has a total of 6,630 L.F. of berthing dredged to 50’ and is capable of handling 12,000-14,000 Twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) vessels.

NIT is divided into three major sections: the South Terminal (272 acres), the North Terminal (245 acres), and the Central Rail Yard (approximately 50 acres). It has direct rail access to Norfolk Southern’s Heartland Corridor, allowing second-day double-stack service to Midwest markets. NIT also has substantial working and storage track space to accommodate rail volume through Virginia. SNIT is the second semi-auto stack yard for the port.

The facility is configured for one-over-two straddle carrier operations and has a total static capacity of 68,000 TEU’s.

Thousands of daily truck moves are processed through 42 interchange lanes and two on-terminal transfer zones.

Norfolk International Terminals is located adjacent to Interstates 64 and 564 and Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk, with additional easy access to US Route 164, US Route 58 and Interstate 264.


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