Virginia offers unparalleled transportation opportunities
to get you anywhere in the world with ease. Centrally located on the U.S. East
Coast, our integrated transportation system of highways, railroads, airports and
seaports ensures that you can reach every one of your markets and get shipments
from suppliers more efficiently.
- Virginia's highway system features more than 70,000 miles of interstate, primary and secondary roads, including six major interstate routes: I-95, I-85, I-81, I-77, I-66 and I-64.
- 14 railroads operate on more than 3,500 miles
of railway in Virginia, of which more than 3,100 miles are Class I. Two
of the nation's largest railroads operate in Virginia: CSX Corporation and
Norfolk Southern Corporation, which is headquartered in Norfolk.
- Virginia is served by 14 commercial airports, including
two of the nation's largest: Washington Dulles International and Ronald
Reagan Washington National. Virginia airports also offer scheduled commercial airline service provided to more than 200 non-stop destinations around the world.
- The Port of Virginia offers one of the largest intermodal
networks on the East Coast, handling 1.2 million TEUs (Twenty-Foot Equivalent
Units) in 2012, and moving more than 32% of its total cargo by rail.
- Due to natural harbor depth and Suez-class cranes, the Port of Virginia is the only East Coast location capable of handling post-Panamax vessels as first port of call
- The Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal serves as an
intermodal collection point for containers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Northern Virginia and elsewhere.
- The Port of Richmond is a multi-modal freight and distribution
center located on the James River, offering superior distribution and rail transshipment location at I-95 / I-64 / I-85 convergence.
- Virginia offers six foreign trade zones designed to encourage businesses to participate in international trade by effectively eliminating or reducing customs duties. Also, numerous subzones are provided and additional subzones can be designated to enhance the trade capabilities of specific companies.
- As of December 2012, Amtrak train service originates in Norfolk, Va. and offers new round-trip passenger service to northern cities including Richmond, Va., Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.
- A new, double-stack rail service operated by Norfolk Southern provides extensive distribution options to reach growing markets. Now expanding the Port of Virginia's reach, the rail extends from the Port of Virginia down to Greensboro, Charlotte, Atlanta and Memphis.
- CSX offers international container service that links the Port of Virginia to the railroad's intermodal ramp in Northwest Ohio via the National Gateway.