The Virginia Port Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It owns Norfolk International Terminals, Newport News Marine Terminal, Portsmouth Marine Terminal and Virginia Inland Port that are operated by its affiliate, Virginia International Terminals. The authority organizes various training programs that include participating in live burn evolutions and exercises, on-site tours of large ocean going vessels, and climbing steep ladders and gangways. The Virginia Port Authority works in partnership with The Virginia Maritime Association. The Virginia Port Authority is one of the largest intermodal facilities on the East Coast and Virginia. It is located in Front Royal, Va.