​​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

  • Mosaic Tile announced a $2.4 million expansion to include the renovation of a 23,900 square foot commercial building in the Lynnhaven Strategic Growth Area.
  • ARC Granite and Marble opened a new 23,100 square feet wholesale distribution facility in Taylor Farms Business Park.
  • DaiEi Papers relocated the U.S. headquarters for its paper trading operation to the AMSEC Center.
  • PHH Arval announced the leasing of 15,600 square feet for its first facility in the Virginia Beach MSA.
  • Towne Air Freight leased 27,000 square feet of space in Airport Industrial Park.​

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$91,750$100,090​
Captains, mates and pilots of water vessels$79,940$83,150
Laborers and freight, stock and materials movers$26,840$27,840
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  MSAUSA May 2015 Data