Deep, wide and safe channels are a must for a global gateway port.

Maintenance Dredging

Our port has maximized the use of federal Harbor Maintenance Tax funds to defray costs.

Our financial stewardship extends to conducting annual underwater surveys of each marine terminal which allow us to prioritize our budgetary requirements effectively. Although expensive, the port plans wisely to ensure there is minimal cost of maintenance dredging to Virginia taxpayers. Instead, our port has maximized the use of federal Harbor Maintenance Tax funds to defray costs. The funds have been used to pay for maintenance dredging at berths on the Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) and Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT).