A Strategic Location for Suppliers
Virginia’s location provides strategic access to existing OEM clusters in the Midwest and South. The Port of Virginia, the 3rd-largest port on the East Coast, is a gateway to international markets for importing production materials and exporting finished products. The Port moved over 24,400 vehicle units in 2018. The Port has seen growth in auto part imports that supply production facilities in the Southeast. Expansions at the Port's Virginia International Gateway and Norfolk International Terminals facilities provide added container handling capacity to support the growth of auto production in the South, and both Newport News Marine Terminal and Portsmouth Marine Terminal can handle finished vehicles today.