Ports & Shipping


The Port of Richmond is Central Virginia's domestic and international multi-modal freight and distribution gateway, located on the James River. The Port of Richmond serves waterborne, rail, and truck shippers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. It handles containers, temperature-controlled containers, breakbulk, bulk, and neo-bulk cargo.
Richmond Port
James River Barge Service, three times weekly Container-on-barge service from Hampton Roads to Richmond provides a maritime alternative to I-95 transporting of goods.
The Port features 1,584 foot wharf length, with 25 food depth alongside. Cranes are available, and heavy lift capability on request. Warehousing on site with more than 300,000 square feet available, and 34 acres of open storage. 

The Port is located in foreign trade zone #207. A foreign trade zone allows businesses to defer paying U.S. Customs duties on imported goods held within the zones. For more information please click here. 

PORT OF VIRGINIA (111.0 MILES)port of virginia

The Port of Virginia is the third-largest container port on the U.S. East Coast. The Port provides global service, with approximately 3,000 sailings annually to 100 countries by more than 75 shipping lines.

The Port offers the deepest shipping channels on the East Coast (50 feet) and is prepared to accommodate 10,000+ TEU vessels. Norfolk Southern and CSX offer on-dock, double-stack intermodal service to key markets in the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and Southeast.

The Port maintains ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.


Over one hundred motor freight companies and brokers serve the Richmond MSA. This includes specialists in heavy hauling, over-dimensional loads, and liquid or dry bulk.

UPS Freight has its home office in the City of Richmond. FedEx and UPS operate regional hubs in the Greater Richmond area.