Ports & Shipping

Port of Richmond (47.0 Miles)


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.

Major export/import cargoes include; chemicals, pharmaceuticals, forest products, paper, machinery, consumer goods, frozen seafood, produce, campers, steel, steel products, stone, tobacco leaf, aluminum, project cargo, vehicles, boats, wire coils, wire rods, pipe, and aplite.


Port of Virginia (127.0 Miles)


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 certification.

Other ports of entry include:

Shipping/Motor Freight


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.