Port of Richmond

Richmond Marine Terminal

Richmond: Virginia's Connected Capital

The Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT) is central Virginia's domestic and international multi-modal freight and distribution gateway on the James River serving waterborne, rail and truck shippers throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Advantages of using the Port of Richmond include:

International Gateway Port 

The Richmond Marine Terminal is central Virginia's domestic and international multi-modal freight and distribution gateway on the James River serving waterborne, rail and truck shippers throughout the mid-Atlantic states.

Managed by the Virginia Port Authority

Owned by the City of Richmond, the RMT is leased to the Virginia Port Authority and is operated by PCI of Virginia, LLC. PCI provides stevedoring services on a full range of supply chain services including export packaging and transfer, and warehouse and inland distribution services. Learn more.

Barge Service Operations Three Times A Week

The RMT 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. Learn more.

Strategic Location

The Richmond Marine Terminal has the quickest access of any port to I-95, the principal north-south transportation artery on the East Coast with excellent east-west access via I-64, as well as I-81 and I-70. The Port is located 4 miles from the CBD.

Now Serving the World's Second-Largest Shipping Line

In January 2013, MediterraneanShipping Co. S.A. of Geneve announced that it was adding the Port of Richmond to its route map. The company has access to over 330 global ports, operates over 467 container vessels capable of hauling almost 2.2 million containers. Learn more.

Steps from 50% of Nation's Consumers and Manufacturers 

Regional distribution within a 750-mile (1207 km) radius reaches cities such as Boston, New York, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Jacksonville and Tampa.

Major Transportation Network Hub

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) is in Foreign Trade Zone #207, which is only 20 minutes from the Richmond Marine Terminal.

Richmond Marine Terminal Amenities:

  • Dock Apron: 1,584 foot wharf length; 25 foot depth alongside

  • Turning Basin: 650 feet long and 570 feet wide

  • Cranes: M-2250 Manitowoc; Heavy lift capability on request

  • Warehouse Capacity: 300,105 square feet

  • Open Storage: 34 acres

  • Development Acreage: 10+ acres of prime Port real estate to build on; utilities on-site, great location for a company to do business

  • Total Acreage: 121 acres

  • 10+ acres of prime Port real estate to build on; utilities on-site, great location for a company to do business

  • On-site: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  • Electrical service for 43 temperature-controlled containers and Fumigation Services

  • Rail: CSX direct; Norfolk Southern via local switch

  • Security: Well-lighted terminal with 24-hour security, 7 days a week

  • TWIC-compliance (Transportation Workers Identification Card

Westernmost Commercial Maritime Port on North Atlantic Coast

The Richmond Marine Terminal is located at 77° 25' west longitude and 37° 27' north latitude on the James River, 100 miles from Cape Henry and approximately 78 miles above Newport News, Virginia. The Port is the western terminus for commercial navigation on the James River and is the westernmost commercial maritime port on the North Atlantic coast.

Virginia Pilot Association Vessel Requirements:

  • Maximum length: 559 feet

  • Maximum beam: 85 feet, 6 inches

  • Maximum draft: 22 feet 

Vessels up to 255 feet may transit at night from Hopewell to the Port of Richmond.

The tidal range is 3 feet at the Port; prevailing winds are southeasterly and dockwater density is 1025.

 

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City of Richmond
Economic & Community Development

Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street, Suite 400

Richmond, VA 23219
804.646.5633