​​​​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.

Atlantic Dominion Distributors280
Atlantic Container Line80
Brooks Transfer & Storage Co.60
World Distribution Services3​5

Key Positions - Average Annual Salaries

PositionVirginia Beach MSAUnited States
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects$94,080
Captains, Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels$82,020
Laborers and Freight, Stock and Materials Movers$30,570
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,  MSAUSA  May 2020 (Latest Data)