The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is a Commonwealth of Virginia agency under the State's Secretary of Transportation. The VPA owns four general cargo terminals, including the Port of Newport News Marine Terminal, and is responsible for operating and marketing marine terminal facilities.
The Port of Newport News houses the Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT) with its reputation for high-quality efficient handling of steel and project cargo. With heavy-lift crane capabilities, warehouse space, and container cranes, it is well-equipped to handle a wide variety of cargoes including containers, breakbulk, roll-on/roll-off, LASH, and project cargoes. The Port of Newport News' NNMT covers almost 57 hectares and contains over 12.8 kilometers of rail track for direct rail access. This Port of Newport News terminal contains two berths for containers, four berths for breakbulk cargoes, and three berths for roll-on/roll-off cargoes.
The NNMT contains 3.7 hectares of covered on-pier storage and 2.4 hectares of off-pier warehouse for dry storage. The Port of Newport News facility offers container storage capacity for 790 containers and open yard storage of 17.6 hectares and inland access via highway and rail services. Pier B offers over 1300 feet of dock handling breakbulk and roll-on/roll-off cargo. Pier C has almost 1500 feet of dock and to PACECO cranes to handle breakbulk cargo. The Port of Newport News terminal is less than .4 kilometers from the Interstate 664 highway, and it is served by direct rail services through CSX Transportation.
The Port of Newport News' NNMT has the Lydall Paper Distribution Center, a fully-dedicated on-terminal paper distribution facility. With a well-known expertise in paper cargoes, the facility includes a 100 thousand square foot warehouse and on-dock rail services.