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 Concepts 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 Distributors||280|
|Atlantic Container Line||80|
|Brooks Transfer & Storage Co.||60|
Key Positions - Average Annual Salaries
|Position||Virginia Beach MSA||United States|
|Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||$93,840||$99,860|
|Captains, Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels||$78,350||$81,520|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock and Materials Movers||$28,400||$28,720|Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, MSA, USA May 2016 Data