Fast Facts

Sustainability_isocertifiedThe Port of Virginia is the first and only major port on the East Coast to have all its cargo handling facilities ISO 14001 Certified for Environmental Management

Sustainability_recycledIn 2015, the Port of Virginia recycled 28% of all discarded materials

Sustainability_tugboatsThe James River Barge Line service utilizes tugboats powered by low-emission engines reducing emissions by 34% on cargo moves to Richmond, VA.

Sustainability_lessfuelThe Port of Virginia utilizes two 2,000-horsepower ultra-low emission gen-set locomotives, which reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 80% and consume 50% less fuel, compared to conventional diesel locomotives.

Sustainability_awardsThe Port of Virginia has received 12 Elizabeth River Project River Star Awards including an ERP River Star Hall of Fame Award in 2012, and received the VA Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

Sustainability_trucksThe Port of Virginia’s James River Barge Line eliminates 10,000 trucks annually from interstate highways, reducing congestion and eliminating 1500 tons of ozone contributing pollutants.

Sustainability_45acresThe Port of Virginia constructed over 45 acres of publicly accessible riverfront parks, trails, and wetlands throughout Coastal Virginia.

Sustainability_pollutantremovalPollutant removal from storm water runoff at the Port of Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminals exceeds state standards by 50%.

Sustainability_1stport2The Port of Virginia is the first port in North America to introduce hybrid shuttle carriers into its operating fleet, funded through a grant from the EPA.

Sustainability_airqualityAir quality from The Port of Virginia operations improves annually by as much as 10%.  We’ve cut our emissions by more than 50% over the last decade despite a 12% increase in business.