Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT)

Portsmouth Marine Terminal (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.

Currently, 45-acres in the northeast corner of the facility are occupied by a joint venture arrangement headed by Skanska arrangement Infrastructure Development for construction of a second Midtown Tunnel, scheduled to be complete in 2017. The 44-acre Empty Container Yard is in service and the warehouse adjacent to the VIT operations building is currently being leased. With NIT and VIG nearing full 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).