Welcome To The Ports of Virginia
The strategic mid-Atlantic location, deep water, streamlined transportation infrastructure, and capacity for growth offered by Virginia’s ports are well known among shippers the world over. The natural advantages of our ports have historically served as a magnet for investment, attracting new industries and and commerce within the state. Today, the world’s largest shipping lines link Virginia’s sheltered, ice-free harbor to destinations around the globe. Hampton Roads encompasses 25 square miles of easily accessible waterways and is located just 18 miles from the open sea, offering ships carrying the heaviest cargoes the ease of steaming in and out of 50-foot-deep, obstruction-free channels.