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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.

Important Information

  • 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.

Specs

Terminal

Size

Property- 287 acres

Capacity

250,000 Containers

TEU Capacity

437,500 TEUs

Foreign Trade Zone

Foreign Trade Zone

Container Storage Area

Empty Container Yard: 44 Acres

Waterside Access

River

Elizabeth River

Berth

3

Wharf Length

3,540 L.F. Wharf

Landside Access

Interstate

I-264
I-664

Nearest Highway

State Route 164

Street

Cleveland St.

Truck Gate Lanes

10 lanes (reversible)

Rail

NS via Norfolk Portsmouth Belt Line
CSX Transportation"

Equipment

Hustler Trucks

53

Terminal Lifting Capacity

40 LT

Ship-to-Shore Cranes

6 Super Post-Panamax

RTG Rubber Tire Gantry Crane

6

Reach Stackers

1

Reefer Plugs

190

Fenders (type / quality)

Two HP14 steel fender piles with timber facing and W21 steel cap with UHMWPE facing at 20 feet/good quality

Bollards (SWL / interval)

100 Metric Ton/80 feet on center

Rail Car Movers

1

Top Loaders

6

Map & Directions

Portsmouth Marine Terminal
Intersection of Cleveland St. and Lee Ave.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Additional waypoint – Sits astride the Midtown Tunnel on the Portsmouth side
Phone (for facility directions and hours only): 757-296-3505

Portsmouth Empty Container Yard (PPCY)
Tunnel Facility Dr.
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Additional waypoint – Sits astride the Midtown Tunnel on the Portsmouth side
Phone: 1-757-292-4315

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Gate Hours

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020:

  • Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT) will be closed

As an industry, we are faced with a record number of blank sailings, and idled containerships, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have witnessed a marked decline in current and forecasted volumes from our shippers and ocean carriers.

In light of market conditions, we find it prudent and necessary to take steps to consolidate our ocean carrier services at VIG and NIT, and adjust our gate hours.