Waynesboro is strategically located to reach the global marketplace via a variety of transportation options. Click here to learn more about the strategic advantages of each option.
The City of Waynesboro is accessible via two major interstate highways, 81 and 64.
Two major VA highways, 340 and 250 intersect in the City and provide excellent access to local businesses and surrounding communities.
Waynesboro is the gateway to the world famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. These byways meet five miles to the east of the City and provide a multitude of recreational opportunities.
Virginia Regional Transit offers M-F, 7:50am-5:50pm, bus service within Waynesboro and connections to Blue Ridge Community College.
AmTrak Passenger service is available in Charlottesville, 29 miles to the east.
Greyhound Bus service is available in Charlottesville, 29 miles to the east.
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Five airports provide global access with commercial and general aviation service.
The Norfolk and Southern and Buckingham Branch rail lines intersect in the northeast quadrant of the city. Amtrak passenger service is available in Charlottesville, 29 miles to the east via I-64 or VA 250.
Six sea ports including Virginia's Inland Port, are within 200 miles of Waynesboro.
The Port of Virginia is the nation’s sixth largest port and is composed of four general marine cargo terminals in the Hampton Roads Harbor (Portsmouth, Newport News, Norfolk International Terminal, APM), the Port of Richmond and the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, VA. Virginia’s 50-foot-deep ship channels make it the only East Coast port capable of handling the biggest ships afloat. Moreover, The Port of Virginia is the only East Coast port that has all of the necessary rail, road and cargo handling infrastructure necessary to accommodate those big ships. The Port of Virginia is the first major East Coast port to be ISO certified for environmental management practices which is proof of a commitment to responsive, sustainable, environmentally friendly growth which ensures that the Port can expand services along with the Commonwealth, our community and the diverse needs of business transportation providers to move cargo as efficiently as possible.
Located in the heart of the Hampton Roads area on 648 acres, Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) is the Port of Virginia's largest terminal. NIT is home to fourteen of the biggest, most efficient cranes in the world. These ZPMC cranes are the only cranes capable of handling the "ships of tomorrow". With a reach stretching 245 ft, the cranes will be able to offload ships loaded 27 containers wide with cargo. The main channel leading to the terminal is 50ft deep and the Virginia Port Authority has the authorization to dredge to 55 feet when needed.
NIT has 5 berths, 14 container cranes, 3 finger piers, a RO/RO berth, covered and container storage, and now 89,300 feet of direct rail access, which will soon connect directly to the Commonwealth Railway Project. NIT has the capacity to efficiently handle all types of cargo. The Port of Virginia: One Stop. America and the World.
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On July 6, 2010, the VPA executed a 20-year lease with APM Terminals North America, allowing VPA to assume operations at its facility in Portsmouth, Virginia. VPA will manage all aspects of the Portsmouth terminal through its private operating company, Virginia International Terminals, Inc. (VIT)
The 576 acre terminal is heralded as the most technologically advanced marine cargo facility in the Americas. With 4,000 linear feet of berth and 3.3 miles of on-site rail with links to NS and CSX, the highly automated facility boasts a current capacity of 1.4 million TEUs annually, with room for further expansion.
Slightly down the river from NIT, on 219 acres, sits our second largest terminal, Portsmouth Marine Terminal. With of 3,540 feet of wharf, 3 berths, and 6 cranes, PMT is able to handle container, break-bulk and RO/RO cargo. PMT also has direct access to both CSX and NS railways, and will soon connect to the Commonwealth Railway.
Chief among PMT's features is it's highly automated 30+ lane transfer zones and automated live e-gates.
Located in Newport News, Virginia, the 140.64 acre Newport News Marine Terminal (NNMT) is the Port of Virginia's main break-bulk terminal. Despite its size, the facility boasts 42,720 feet of direct rail access/rail track provided by CSX. With 3,480 feet of total pier space serviced by four cranes, direct cargo loading on and off ships to and from the CSX break bulk rail service, covered storage, container storage, and accessibility from 3 major Virginia roadways, NNMT provides a prime venue for shipments through the Port of Virginia.
Just west of Washington, D.C., in Warren County, VA, is the Virginia Inland Port. Cargo from the other three state-owned terminals travels to VIP five days a week, bringing the Port of Virginia 220 miles closer to the U.S. Market, and 75 international shipping lines. The facility also contains 17,820 of on-site rail serviced by Norfolk Southern. It is within 1 mile from I-66 and within 5 miles of I-81.
VIP is also a U.S. Customs-designated port of entry, and the full range of customs functions is available to customers.
Managed by the Virginia Port Authority -- Operated by PCI of Virginia, LLC
· Twice weekly Marine Highway service from Hampton Roads to Richmond via James River Barge Line.
· Superior distribution and rail transshipment location at I-95 / I-64 / I-85 convergence.
· Efficient, damage-free cargo handling by dependable and experienced labor force.
· Prime development opportunities within a secure facility.
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