The City of Richmond owns the Port of Richmond and leases it to the Virginia Port Authority. The private PCI of Virginia LLC operates the Port of Richmond. PCI offers stevedoring and supply-chain and logistics services that include export transfer and packaging, warehousing, and inland distribution.
The Port of Richmond is served by numerous motor carriers, the 64 Express barge service, and CSX railway. PCI offers innovative cargo-handling and logistics services in the Port of Richmond that include rail transloading, warehousing, distribution, bulk material handling, and container shipping.
As Central Virginia's James River gateway for domestic and international multi-modal freight and distribution for waterborne, truck, and rail shipping that reaches a vast network in the mid-Atlantic states. The Port of Richmond handles the full range of bulk and neo-bulk, breakbulk, and container traffic. Half of the consumers and manufacturing facilities are located within 1200 kilometers (750 miles) of the Port of Richmond.
The James River Barge Service operates a twice-weekly container-on-barge service between the Port of Richmond and Hampton Roads, providing an effective alternative to highway transportation on the busy Interstate 95. The Port of Richmond offers the quickest access of all ports to the Interstate 95 corridor, the East Coast's major north-south transportation artery.
The Port of Richmond's turning basin is meters (650 feet) long and meters (570 feet) wide. The Dock Apron at the Port of Richmond has a -meter (1584-foot) wharf with alongside depth of meters (25 feet). The Port of Richmond offers 34 acres of open storage and warehouse capacity of 2.8 hectares. The Port of Richmond covers an area of 49 hectares and contains over ten acres for business development that includes on-site utilities.
The Port of Richmond has on-site customs and border protection services, and its terminal has round-the-clock security throughout the year. It provides fumigation services and electric service for 43 temperature-controlled containers. The Port of Richmond is served directly by CSX and through local switch service to the Norfolk Southern railway.
64 Express, the James River Barge Line, offers an affordable, environmentally-friendly, and reliable alternative to highway transport between the Port of Richmond and Hampton Roads. 64 Express partners with some of Virginia's best trucking companies to offer seamless cargo transportation. The James River Barge Line started weekly container services in the Port of Richmond in 2008, making it possible for shippers to avoid the congested highways around Hampton Roads for more timely deliveries of their international cargo. The 64 Express leaves the Port of Richmond for Hampton Roads every Tuesday and Thursday, and it leaves Hampton Roads every Monday bound for the Port of Richmond. 64 Express offers competitive rates comparable to local trucking companies in Virginia, southern Maryland, and northern North Carolina.
The City of Richmond owns the Port of Richmond Deepwater Terminal Wharf to ship and receive foreign and domestic conventional and containerized general including tobacco, chemicals, steel shapes, scrap metal, livestock, textiles, and pharmaceuticals. The Port of Richmond Deepwater Terminal Wharf has berthing distance of 493 meters (1584 feet) with alongside depth of 1.5 meters (five feet). A timber-livestock chute serves the lower side of the wharf, and doors to the truck- and rail-loading platforms with capacity for 17 railcars and 17 trucks. The warehouse has fumigation facilities at the rear of the wharf. The terminal has a 39-acre open storage area with paved areas that can accommodate four thousand containers. A surface rail track serves the apron, and four platform-level tracks run between the warehouses and connect with CSX Transportation.
The City of Richmond owns and operates the Annabel Lee Riverboat Wharf in the Port of Richmond to moor a variety of vessels. The wharf has berthing distance of 182.9 meters (600 feet) with alongside depths of 7.0 and 7.9 meters (23 and 26 feet). In the past, Spirit Cruises LLC operated the Annabel Lee Riverboat excursion vessel at this Port of Richmond wharf.
A subsidiary of Florida Rock Inc., Tidewater Quarries Inc. owns, and TCS Materials Inc. operates the Port of Richmond Quarry Wharf to ship sand and stone by barge. The Port of Richmond Quarry Wharf has berthing distance of 106.7 meters (350 feet) with alongside depths of 3.4 and 3.7 meters (11 and 12 feet). The quarry is located below the wharf and is served by a belt conveyor system that goes through the processing plant to nine stackers in the open storage area that has total capacity for one million tons of aggregate.
Also located at the Port of Richmond Quarry Wharf, Vulcan Construction Materials LP operates a berth with berthing distance of 213.4 meters (700 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (10 feet) to ship stone by barge. The processing plant at the quarry is served by four stackers in an open storage yard with total capacity for 140 thousand tons.
IMTT-Richmond owns and operates the Port of Richmond Terminal Wharf to receive residual petroleum products and aviation fuel by barge. Two pipelines connect the wharf to 12 storage tanks with total capacity for 495 thousand barrels of petroleum products. One pipeline extends to a storage tank with total capacity for 58 thousand barrels of aviation fuel. The Port of Richmond Terminal Wharf has berthing distance of 99.1 meters (325 feet) with alongside depth of 4.3 meters (14 feet).
Vulcan Construction Materials owns and operates the Port of Richmond Lower Yard Wharf to receive sand, stone, gravel, and pumice and to moor barges. The wharf has berthing distance of 304.8 meters (1000 feet) with alongside depths of 3.0 and 3.4 meters (10 and 11 feet). An elevated receiving hopper at the apron is linked by a belt-conveyor system to two radial stackers in the open storage area at the rear of the wharf. The storage area at this Port of Richmond facility has capacity for 20 thousand tons of sand, 14.5 thousand tons of stone, 5600 tons of gravel, and 1800 tons of pumice. As many as 12 empty barges can be moored along the upper row of dolphins. One surface rail track runs along the bank above the wharf and connects with CSX Transportation.
Koch Industries Inc. owns, and Flint Hills Resource operates the Port of Richmond Terminal Wharf with berthing distance of 61.0 meters (200 feet) and alongside depth of 4.9 meters (16 feet) to receive asphalt by barge. Two pipelines connect the wharf to storage tanks in the terminal. Tanks for fuel oil have total capacity for 86 thousand barrels, and tanks for asphalt have total capacity for 65.5 thousand barrels.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP owns and operates the Port of Richmond Terminal Dock to ship and receive petroleum products by barge. The dock has berthing distance of 61.0 meters (200 feet) with alongside depth of 7.6 meters (25 feet). Three pipelines connect the wharf to 11 storage tanks at the rear with total capacity for 152 thousand barrels.
Sims Metal owns and operates the Port of Richmond Slip to ship scrap metal by barge. The slip has berthing distance of 246.9 meters (810 feet) with alongside depth of 3.7 meters (12 feet). About 91 meters (300 feet) upstream from the slip is a pier on the river bank that has two breasting dolphins for the temporary mooring of transient tugs.