Virginia Maritime Association Celebrates 100 Years
The Virginia Maritime Association was founded in 1920 and has led, lobbied for, or influenced every major development related to the port or trade over the last 100 years – always working to promote, protect, and encourage commerce through Virginia’s ports. This is a mission we will continue to serve. The VMA has evolved from a Hampton Roads organization involved in solely vessels and waterfront interests, to an organization with a statewide membership, connecting and representing port supply chain interests in every corner of the Commonwealth…from farmers and manufacturers, to waterfront marine highways, to distant markets. Our statewide, regional chapters allow our members to connect, participate in activities, be better informed, and address issues in their regions.
On Thursday, February 13, 1920, the “Norfolk Maritime Exchange” was established with the signatures of 56 business leaders who signed the charter. In celebration of this centennial celebration, the VMA will sign a 2020 Centennial Charter. This charter will be signed by current VMA Officers and Board of Directors, former Executive Vice Presidents as well as all anniversary sponsors. Atlantic Intermodal Services is a proud supporter of The Virginia Maritime Association. AIS President Jeff Banton will be one of the business leaders signing the 2020 charter.
It will be our Centennial Anniversary, kicking off 100 days of celebrating “100 years of Proudness in our Port and Our Industry.” Our industry contributes to the economic well being of the Commonwealth and an even brighter future for our port’s supply chain industry. To read more, visit the Virginia Maritime Association.
Posted: February 12, 2020