Tony Salino is New Director of Ocean Carrier Sales at Port of Virginia

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Tony Salino

Posted May 8, 2019

Brings an Extensive Record of Ocean Carrier Sales and Port Experience

NORFOLK, VA – Tony Salino is The Port of Virginia’s® new director of ocean carrier sales bringing to the position extensive experience in transportation industry, having worked for multiple ocean carriers and most recently, one of Virginia’s U.S. East Coast peer ports.

The announcement was made this week by Thomas D. Capozzi the chief sales officer of Virginia International Terminals, LLC. Capozzi manages and coordinates the port’s global commercial business activity.

Salino’s last position was director of refrigerated business development for the North Carolina State Ports Authority. His work experience also includes time spent with ocean carriers Zim, CMA-CGM, NYK and Evergreen. He received a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

“Tony has a strong reputation within ocean carrier and shipper community and brings some specialized knowledge and experience in the refrigerated cargo segment, which is an area where we are investing in order to increase our capabilities and volumes,” Capozzi said. “He knows many of the ocean carrier executives and understands the important issues. His knowledge of the industry will allow him to be an immediate contributor.

“Virginia handles a higher percentage of rail business than any other port on the East Coast and it is a significant part of our growth strategy. Tony and Joe O’Brien, our vice president of ocean carrier sales, will be leading these efforts as we develop our rail-growth strategies. He’ll be a solid addition to the team and integral to marketing a growing Port of Virginia to the world’s ocean carriers.”