Newport News is the Perfect Harbor for Maritime Endeavors

Newport News is not just the place where the world’s largest, most complex ships get built, it’s where marine collaborations, ambitions and love of working the water are fostered along 26 miles of flowing coastline. 

Picture this: a city where the tides of innovation flow as freely as the waters of the mighty James River. Newport News, known as the "Maritime Capital of the East Coast," boasts state-of-the-art shipbuilding facilities, a thriving port, and a robust maritime ecosystem that will steer your business toward triumph. The city is anchored by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest shipbuilding company in the United States, renowned for its expertise in constructing aircraft carriers and submarines. By establishing here, you'll have direct access to a skilled workforce, cutting-edge research facilities, and a wealth of industry knowledge.

From shipyards to ship repair facilities, marinas to maritime logistics, a wide range of opportunities can suit every aspect of the maritime sector. Whether you're a shipbuilder, marine equipment manufacturer, marine services provider, or any other water-loving entrepreneur, The City has it all. You can dive into new markets, chart new territories, and ride the waves of success. Embrace the power of automation and digitalization to streamline your operations, increase efficiency, and boost productivity. We’re at the forefront of utilizing advanced technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to optimize maritime processes, from vessel tracking to cargo management.


Maritime businesses at Newport News Seafood Industrial Park include:

  • machine shop, vessel equipment repair, fabrication
  • marine towing 
  • marine construction
  • barge 
  • seafood processors, ancillary retail sales
  • boat building and repair 
  • crab processing
  • fuel depot
  • ice plant

Maritime Industry

Home of the Largest shipbuilding company in U.S. (HII) with over 20,000 employees and $4 billion in revenue