Greensville County is a phenomenally accessible convenient location, featuring access to major roadways, airport, rail, and seaport venues that place nearly 50 percent of the nation’s economic activity within a 500-mile radius.
Numerous freight and trucking service providers operate in Greensville County because of our highly accessible location. Greensville County is accessible through six interchanges directly adjacent to I-95, one of the nation’s primary interstates.
But I-95 is not the only convenient form of road transportation: US 301 runs parallel to I-95 and passes through the neighboring City of Emporia where it intersects with Highway 58. Highway 58 connects Greensville County to I-85 to the west and the Ports of Virginia to the east.
Three international airports service the area – Richmond International (RIC), Norfolk International (ORF), and Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). All three airports offer freight and air express service, which make travel and shipping convenient and easy.
Richmond International Airport
Richmond International (RIC) is within an hour’s drive of Greensville County, and carriers include AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and JetBlue Airways.
Norfolk International Airport
Norfolk International (ORF) can be reached within a 90-minute drive and carriers include AirTrain Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, and US Airways.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) is accessible within a 90-minute drive and carriers include Air Canada, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport
General aviation services are available through the Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport, located three miles east of the city limits on US 58. Features of this airport include the following:
- Modern terminal building
- Localizer approach system
- One lighted, hard-surface runway -- 5,009 feet long by 100 feet wide
- Charter service and hangar facilities
- Expanded parking apron
- Jet fuel service and AvGas fuel
- Accommodations for executive, business, and jet-sized aircraft
- Conference room & pilots’ lounge
- Free courtesy car service
- United States Customs service
Rail & Seaport Service
Rail and seaport service bring even more accessibility to Greensville County by way of freight and intermodal transportation.
Two of the country’s largest railroad systems serve the area: Norfolk Southern and CSX.
Norfolk Southern routes run east to west and operate 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia with connections to every major Eastern port. CSX operates 21,000 miles of track, providing access to 70 ports and nationwide transloading and distribution services on a North-South route. Both of these railroad systems provide efficient options for manufacturers who ship raw materials and finished good across the nation.
Two ports provide inland access to seaport service: the Port of Virginia and the Port of Richmond.
Port of Virginia
A leader in quality and environment, the Port of Virginia is easily accessible within 90 minutes and also offers intermodal capabilities. At 50-feet, Port of Virginia offers the deepest shipping channels on the United States East Coast and is fully prepared to accommodate the 10,000+ TEU vessels.
More than 30 international steamship lines service the Port, making Virginia a true maritime hub, and both Norfolk Southern and CSX offer on-dock, double-stack intermodal service to key inland markets in the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and the Southeast. The Port of Virginia maintains ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.
Port of Richmond
Port of Richmond, just 56 miles to the north of Greensville, offers another alternative for accessing inland markets, providing twice weekly Container-on-Barge service from Hampton Roads to Richmond.