Maritime & Logistics
Maritime & Logistics
Virginia Beach is a location of choice for businesses in the maritime and logistics sector.
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 two Class 1 railroads (Norfolk Southern and CSX) and major North/South and East/West interstate highway connections. The region is currently investing heavily in land transportation infrastructure including over $5.8 billion in interstate system expansion and improvements (Source: Virginia Beach Community Profile, 2020).
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.
Roughly 85 million U.S. consumers live within a one-day drive of Virginia Beach.
More than 200 million U.S. consumers live within a two-day drive of Virginia Beach.
Double stack rail service is offered by two Class 1 rail companies: Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX. Currently, both companies operate approximately 40,500 miles of track in 23 states in the Southeast and Midwest, as well as two Canadian provinces.
Source: Virginia Beach Community Profile
Given its close proximity to The Port of Virginia, the deepest harbor on the East Coast, the City has naturally gained a heavy concentration of businesses involved in freight transportation arrangement, marine cargo handling, logistics consulting services, port, and harbor operations, coastal and deep-sea freight transportation, supply chain management, and warehousing and storage.
Major Maritime and Logistics Companies in Virginia Beach
|Huntington Ingalls – Technical Solutions||500|
|Atlantic Dominion Distributors||280|
|E.L. Hamm & Associates Inc.||200|
|Atlantic Container Line||80|
Key Positions - Average Annual Salaries
|POSITION||Employed*||VIRGINIA BEACH MSA||UNITED STATES|
|Marine Engineers and Naval Architects||1,160||$82,104||$97,820|
|Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels||1,570||$90,170||$98,330|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock and Materials Movers||18,970||$32,480||$34,950|
|Washington, D.C.||203||327||3 hrs. 23 min.|
|Philadelphia, PA||344||554||5 hrs. 44 min.|
|New York, NY||400||644||6 hrs. 40 min.|
|Knoxville, TN||516||830||8 hrs. 36min.|
|Atlanta, GA||585||941||9 hrs. 45 min.|
|Boston, Ma||642||1,033||10 hrs. 42 min.|
|Detroit, MI||732||1,178||12 hrs. 12 min.|
|Chicago, IL||890||1,432||14 hrs. 50 min.|
|Dallas, TX||1,376||2,214||22 hrs. 56 min.|
|Houston, TX||1,382||2,224||23 hrs. 2 min.|
Source: Google Maps; Approximate travel times are calculated based on an average speed of 60 miles per hour.
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