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.
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, Mediterranean Shipping 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.