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Success Stories

Having been a customer and partner of The Port of Virginia for over 25 years is a statement in and of itself. Today, we continue to look to expand our facilities in Virginia. With the Port’s Mid-Atlantic export location, we have access to many products and with two Class I railroads delivering into our facilities, we remain competitive.  Looking towards a future of ever-changing container flows, we feel The Port of Virginia will remain a vital export gateway for our cargo.”

John Fornazor
Chief Executive Officer
Fornazor International, Inc.

Adding new locations is another way we can better serve our customers. Portsmouth Marine Terminal offers an expansive and extremely competitive North Atlantic distribution gateway for local markets as well as unit-train capacity for land-bridge destinations. With the support of the port management team, we’ve already proven we can have operations up and running in as little as 48 hours!”

Ben Buben
Executive Director Operations and Business Development
Pasha Automotive Services

Our economies are regional. The future success of North Carolina’s Northeast Region depends on a strong “working partnership” with The Port of Virginia. The port is one of our most important allies as we continue to promote our Mid-Atlantic east coast location.”

Vann Rogerson
President & CEO
North Carolina’s Northeast Commission

When APG began researching a location for a new manufacturing facility, the access to and the assistance provided by The Port of Virginia made the decision to build in Hampton Roads an easy one. Obviously this relationship will allow us to offer logistical cost savings to our customers overseas. But the personal interactions with Port employees during our tour of the Port facilities was a very unexpected and very welcome surprise.”

Lee Puckett
Vice President & General Manager
Atomized Products Group of Chesapeake

The importance of The Port of Virginia to the economy of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a whole, and the Hampton Roads region in particular, cannot be overstated. When HREDA is meeting with companies, both domestic and international, considering an East Coast location for a manufacturing or distribution facility, one of our key selling points is our Port and the logistical network here for moving goods around the country and around the globe. When the widening of the Panama Canal is completed, we expect to see even more opportunities for our region from both Asia and the West Coast.”

Darryl Gosnell
President & CEO
Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance (HREDA)

The Port of Virginia’s incentives program offers businesses numerous opportunities to capitalize on their investment into the Commonwealth. Lumber Liquidators will continue to participate in the port’s incentive programs – they are a tremendous value to our organization.”

Holly Pearce
Director, International Logistics
Lumber Liquidators

The Port of Virginia was the catalyst for building our manufacturing site in Virginia Beach forty years ago. The proximity of the port and STIHL Inc. obtaining FTZ status helps STIHL maintain its competitive advantage. We look forward to continuing this mutual partnership between STIHL, Inc. and the Port of Virginia for many years in the future.”

Don Chase
Director, Planning and Logistics
Stihl, Inc.

As one of the leading exporters in the United States, ADM understands the importance of a reliable and efficient supply chain infrastructure. We are a multi-modal transportation customer, utilizing barge, rail and truck to move our agricultural products through a network of U.S. ports. The Port of Virginia has excellent rail connections which provide us efficiencies as we move large volumes of export product from the Midwest to the East Coast. With close to 30 international shipping lines calling on the port, Virginia also offers direct connections to every major world market. In addition, Virginia’s port management team understands our business and the value it brings to the port. All of this has helped make The Port of Virginia a reliable and efficient long-term partner for ADM.”

Mark D. Schweitzer
Managing Director of Intermodal and International Freight
Archer Daniels Midland Company