Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT)

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020:

  • Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) will be closed to all container traffic
  • All ocean carrier container services have been consolidated at Norfolk International Terminals and Virginia International Gateway

PMT remains a viable multi-use terminal.  All future Ro-Ro, breakbulk and/or project cargo opportunities will be considered.

Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT):

PMT occupies 287 acres of land and is located on the west bank of the Elizabeth River. The terminal has 3,540 feet of wharf, three berths, and is able to handle containers, break-bulk, and roll-on/roll-off cargo. The facility is served by CSX directly and Norfolk Southern via the Norfolk Portsmouth Beltline Railway.

The 44-acre Empty Container Yard is in service and the warehouse adjacent to the VIT operations building is currently being leased. As NIT and VIG continue to expand capacity, the Virginia Port Authority is currently assessing the best use of the facility to promote commerce and economic development for Virginia.


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