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Last Updated: 2016-04-11

City of Richmond Marine Facility Lessee:
Virginia Port Authority

  • 5000 Deepwater Terminal Road
  • Richmond, Virginia 23234
  • (TWIC) Transportation Workers Identification Card Required
  • PCI of Virginia, LLC - Terminal Operator
Terminal Manager : 804-726-3093
Shipping & Receiving: 804-726-3092
S&R Fax.: 804-726-3094
TIR Phone: 804-726-3097
TIR Fax. 804-726-3095
Guard Gate (24-7) 804-271-4162

About the Port

The Port of Richmond is Central Virginia's domestic and international multi-modal freight and distribution gateway on the James River serving waterborne, rail and truck shippers throughout the mid-Atlantic states.

The Port is owned by the City of Richmond and is leased to the Virginia Port Authority and is Operated by PCI of Virginia, LLC a private company.

PCI, the operator, provides stevedoring services on a full range of Supply Chain services including export packaging and transfer, and warehouse and inland distribution services.

The Port handles containers, temperature-controlled containers, breakbulk, bulk, and neo-bulk cargo.

James River Barge Service, three times weekly Container-on-Barge service from Hampton Roads to Richmond, provides a maritime alternative to I-95 by transporting goods on the James River via barges, removing container traffic off local roads and highways. For more information, call Norfolk Tug Company at (757)545-1981.

Major export/import cargoes include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, forest products, paper, machinery, consumer goods, frozen seafood, produce, campers, steel, steel products, stone, tobacco leaf, aluminum, project cargo, vehicles, boats, wire coils, wire rods, pipe, and aplite.

Advantages of our Port

Excellent distribution and transshipment location with strong local export/import support

Dynamic transportation gateway adjacent to I-95 with easy access to I-64 and I-85, air and major rail services

Operated by PCI, an experienced stevedore company using well-trained, safety-oriented warehouse labor.

Three times weekly Container-on-Barge service from Hampton Roads to Richmond, via the 64 Express

Foreign Trade Zone #207 at Richmond International Airport saves businesses money and time on goods sourced abroad.

Strategic Location

Richmond is a dynamic domestic and international transportation gateway with outstanding access to inland markets.

The Port of Richmond is centrally located on the East Coast, halfway between Maine and Florida, in an area that has excellent, multi-modal transportation infrastructure.

Quickest access of any port to I-95, the principal north-south transportation artery on the East Coast

Excellent Northwest highway access via I-64, I-81, and I-70

Excellent Southwest highway access via I-85

50% of the nation's consumers and manufacturing establishments are located within 750 miles of the Port.

Regional distribution within a 750-mile (1207 km) radius reaches cities such as Boston, New York, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham, Jacksonville and Tampa

More than 100 motor freight companies and brokers serve the area, including specialists in heavy hauling, over-dimensional loads, and liquid and dry bulk.

CSX provides direct rail connection with local switch service via Norfolk Southern.

Richmond International Airport (RIC) with Foreign Trade Zone #207, is only 20 minutes from the Port of Richmond.


  • Dock Apron: 1,584 foot wharf length; 25 foot depth alongside
  • Turning Basin: 650 feet long and 570 feet wide
  • Cranes: M-2250 Manitowoc; Heavy lift capability on request
  • Warehouse Capacity: 300,105 square feet
  • Open Storage: 34 acres
  • Development Acreage: 10+ acres of prime Port real estate to build on; utilities on-site, great location for a company to do business
  • Total Acreage: 121 acres
  • 10+ acres of prime Port real estate to build on; utilities on-site, great location for a company to do business
  • On-site: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Electrical service for 43 temperature-controlled containers and Fumigation Services
  • Rail: CSX direct; Norfolk Southern via local switch
  • Security: Well-lighted terminal with 24-hour security, 7 days a week
  • TWIC-compliance (Transportation Workers Identification Card)


The Port of Richmond is located at 77° 25' west longitude and 37° 27' north latitude on the James River, 100 miles from Cape Henry and approximately 78 miles above Newport News, Virginia.

The Port is the western terminus for commercial navigation on the James River.

The Port is the westernmost commercial maritime port on the North Atlantic coast.

The Port is four miles south of the central Richmond Business District.

Virginia Pilot Association Vessel Requirements:

  • Maximum length: 559 feet
  • Maximum beam: 85 feet, 6 inches
  • Maximum draft: 22 feet

Pilotage is compulsory and may be obtained round the clock off Cape Henry

Vessels up to 255 feet may transit at night from Hopewell to the Port of Richmond

The tidal range is 3 feet at the Port; prevailing winds are southeasterly and dockwater density is 1025

Contact Information:

PCI of Virginia, LLC
Terminal Operator
5000 Deepwater Terminal Rd.
Richmond, VA
23234-2281 USA
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Phone: (804)726-3092
Fax: (804)726-3094

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