The Routes Of Success.
People and goods arrive and depart Portsmouth easily by land, sea and air. With its road and rail infrastructure, Portsmouth is readily accessible from all four directions. Major north-south corridors of I-95 and I-85 are just west of the city, linking with Hampton Roads' well-planned system of roads. Norfolk International Airport, recently expanded and served by 12 passenger and five freight carriers, is just minutes away. It's no wonder companies here have cited the transportation infrastructure as the major deciding factor in locating or expanding in the region.
It's no wonder companies here have cited the transportation infrastructure as the major deciding factor in locating or expanding in the region.
• Global transportation hub
• Centrally located within 30-minute drive of entire region
• Connected to I-95 and I-85 by Route 58 and Route 460
• Bounded by I-664, I-264 and I-64 with Routes 164, 58 and 17 traversing the city
• Minutes from Norfolk International Airport
• Commuters served by Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
• Pedestrian ferry crosses the Elizabeth River daily between Portsmouth and Norfolk
• Bus service by Greyhound-Trailways
The Power To Keep The Goods Going.
In any direction, by any method, Portsmouth gets the goods going. The Portsmouth Marine Terminal, part of the Port of Hampton Roads and owned by the Virginia Port Authority, is a 220-acre facility handling containerized and break-bulk cargo. At this Foreign Trade Zone-designated terminal, CSX and Norfolk Southern, via the Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad, offer direct rail service from the Portsmouth Marine Terminal for transportation throughout the east.
Motor carriers and common carrier terminals – 175 carriers and 150 terminals – help transport goods from the port of entry to a well-connected system of interstate highways. And air cargo is handled at Norfolk International Airport, just minutes from Portsmouth.
The Port of Hampton Roads is the third-largest East Coast container port. In 2010 the Port handled 1,895,017 TEUs - 49,108.15 Metric Tons (thousands) of Cargo.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Virginia Maritime Association, AAPA, Virginia Port Authority