Nestled within the southeastern portion of Virginia, bordered by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay, the Virginia Peninsula is afforded a prime location in proximity to various modes of transportation.
Its position on the water places it close to the terminals of the Port of Virginia, Newport News Marine Terminal, the Norfolk International Terminals and the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, all run by the Virginia Port Authority. Its deep-water harbor–the deepest on the U.S. East Coast – shelters the world’s largest naval base; a robust shipbuilding and repair industry; a thriving export coal trade; and the sixth largest containerized cargo complex in the United States.
At 50 feet, the Virginia Port Authority offers the deepest shipping channels on the U.S. East Coast; fully prepared to accommodate the 10,000+ TEU vessels. More than 30 international steamship lines service the Port today, making Virginia a true maritime hub. Two Class I railroads, Norfolk Southern and CSX offer on-dock, double-stack intermodal service to key inland markets in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and the Southeast. A leader in quality and environment, the Port of Virginia maintains ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.
On land, commuters and travelers utilize the Hampton Roads Transit service. Hampton Roads Transit service provides public transportation to the seven area cities and offers 64 fixed regular routes. Greyhound and Amtrak transportation services are available for riders looking to travel regionally or nationally, while the Yellow Cab Company and other local taxi services are also available.
The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport has been a major asset to the Virginia Peninsula since its establishment during WWII, when it was part of the U.S. Army’s Camp Patrick Henry. The airport is served by two airlines: Delta and American Airlines. l