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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