Brunswick County is strategically located between Richmond, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina. The county seat is 75 miles southwest of Richmond, the Virginia state capital, and 87 miles from Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina: It is within reach of 151 million people and over 300 thousand manufacturers.
Distance to Major U.S. Markets:
With convenient highway and rail links to all of Virginia’s ports, Brunswick County is a leading contender as a location for businesses that serve and are served by international markets.
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Brunswick County is well served by Interstate, U.S. and Virginia state routes that can move your products to north, south, east and west markets. With Virginia’s dynamic ports easily accessible from any spot in Brunswick County, you can reach the world!
Brunswick has the highways that put your products where you need them to be — quickly and economically:
- North-South: Interstate 95
- North-South: US Route 1
- North-Southwest: Interstate 85
- East-West-Southwest: US Route 58
- North-South: VA Route 46
Many major east coast carriers serve the Brunswick County area, including:
- Bi-State Transport
- Cox Transportation
- Estes Express: Local Terminal/Chase City
- Freightway Express
- Great Coastal
- Grayson Mitchell
- Huss: Local Terminal/Chase City
- Piedmont Express
- Ploof Trucking
- R.O. Harrell Trucking
Two strong and general aviation Airports, Lawrenceville/Brunswick Municipal Airport (KLVL) and Mecklenburg/Brunswick Regional Airport (KAVC), let our business people get there and get home faster.
Both airports have charter services available through nearby metro aviation centers. KLVL recently built a new terminal; KAVC has expanded their runway capability. Both are business-jet ready.
In addition to locally provided passenger and light freight air services, Brunswick County is served by major air express shippers such as Federal Express, DHL and UPS.
RIC - Richmond International Airport
Foreign Trade Zone # 207 at Richmond International Airport saves businesses money and time on goods sourced abroad. Major cargo capability. Richmond International Airport is serviced by major carriers. Connecting international flights.
RDU - Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Raleigh-Durham International Airport offers nonstop flights by major carriers including London and Toronto.
Brunswick’s highways can connect your trailer/container shipments to intermodal train transport or move truck shipments directly to The Port of Virginia International Terminals located in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater region which is only 100 miles from the County.
Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT): Located in Newport News, Virginia, the 140.64 acre terminal is the Port of Virginia main break-bulk terminal.
Norfolk International Terminals (NIT): Located in the heart of the Hampton Roads area on 648 acres, NIT is the Port of Virginia's largest terminal
Portsmouth Marine Terminal: Located slightly down the river from NIT on 219 acres, it is the second largest terminal.
In 2006 the port of Hampton Roads moved a record number of cargo containers and that growth established Hampton Roads as the East Coast's second-largest container port.
The Port of Richmond, also directly accessible from Brunswick County by truck and rail, has enjoyed a 162% increase in rail cars handled over the first quarter of the previous fiscal year and a 41% increase in rail cars in the past three fiscal years.
The Port of Richmond
Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Multi-Model Freight Center
The Port is owned by the City of Richmond, managed by the Port of Richmond Commission and operated by Federal Marine Terminals, Inc., a private company.
- A container and general cargo facility located just south of Richmond on Interstate 95. Inland geographic location 100 miles from the head of the James River. 284,000 sq ft warehouse. Open storage: 39 acres
- Quickest access of any port to I-95, the principal North-South transportation artery on the East Coast
- Excellent Northwest highway access via I-64, I-81, and I-70
- Excellent Southwest highway access via I-85
- U.S. Reach:
- Regional distribution within a 750-mile (1207 km) radius reaches cities such as Boston, New York, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Jacksonville, Tampa and Charlotte.
- International Reach:
- Northern Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America
- Four container vessels on a weekly schedule that serve Chester, PA, Richmond, VA, Liverpool, England, and Antwerp, Belgium.
- More than 100 motor freight companies and brokers serve the area, including specialists in heavy hauling, over-dimensional loads, and liquid and dry bulk.
- CSX provides direct rail connection with local switch service via Norfolk Southern
- Richmond International Airport (RIC) with Foreign Trade Zone # 207, is only 20 minutes from the Port
- Major port cargoes include tobacco, tobacco products, textiles, newsprint, wastepaper, chemicals, steel, steel products, phosphates, forest products, machinery, project cargo, refractory, vehicles, pharmaceuticals, aplite, pipe and livestock
- The port features:
- Dock Apron: 1,584’ wharf, 25’ depth alongside
- Cranes: M-250 Manitowoc; 4,600 Manitowoc, &4,100 Manitowoc; heavy lift capability on request