​​​​Maritime & Logistics

Surrounding the world’s largest natural deep water harbor, the Virginia Beach MSA is a maritime and logistics hub.

The region is home to the Port of Virginia, the third-busiest container port on the East Coast, and offers a strong intermodal infrastructure that includes 2 “Class I” railroads (Norfolk Southern and CSX) and major North/South and East/West interstate highway connections.  Approximately 2/3 of the U.S. consumer population and manufacturing base are within a 750-mile radius of Virginia Beach.

The region’s strong port and manufacturing sectors have helped create a dynamic Maritime & Logistics business infrastructure in the Virginia Beach MSA, including a variety of industrial locations such as Airport Industrial Park and Oceana West/Oceana South Business Parks.  

Virginia Beach's location as a global gateway ensures its companies can access all of the world's major markets.

Recent Maritime/Logistics Accomplishments ​(FY 2015-2016)

  • Quality Stone C​oncepts leased 9,300 square feet of space in Airport Industrial Park.
  • FR8 Solutions leased 20,000 square feet of space in Airport Industrial Park
  • EIMSKIP Shipping, headquartered in Virginia Beach, launched ShopUSA, an online shipping portal designed to simplify overseas shipping for US retailers. 

Major Maritime and Logistics Companies in Virginia Beach

Atlantic Dominion Distributors280
Atlantic Container Line80
Brooks Transfer & Storage Co.60

Key Positions - Average Annual Salaries

PositionVirginia Beach MSAUnited States
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects$88,730$98,970
Captains, Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels$77,540$82,380
Laborers and Freight, Stock and Materials Movers$31,240$30,890
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  MSAUSA  May 201​8 (Latest Data)