There are no official commercial ports in the Port of Hopewell on the James River; however, a 7.6-meter (25-foot) deep channel adjacent to the Port of Hopewell supports weekly shipments between the Ports of Richmond and Hampton Roads. There are two recreational marinas in the Port of Hopewell, one operated by the city and one privately-owned.
The Port of Hopewell's Department of Recreation and Parks operates the Hopewell City Marina with year-round ramps. There are two pump-out stations onsite. Daily and yearly ramp fees apply, and the marina offers both covered and open slips. The Port of Hopewell City Marina offers several tournaments during the year.
Honeywell International owns and operates the Port of Hopewell Plant Pier to receive barges carrying phenol, oleum, and fuel oil to their plant. The three berths have berthing distance of 173.7 and 198.1 meters (570 and 650 feet) with alongside depth of 7.3 meters (24 feet). Two storage buildings at the rear of the Port of Hopewell Plant Pier have total capacity for 70 thousand tons of ammonium sulfate. Four pipelines link the pier to storage tanks at the rear with capacity for 160 thousand barrels of fuel oil, two million gallons of phenol, and 500 thousand gallons of oleum. An 80.8-meter (265-foot) surface rail track serves a tankcar-loading rack on the pier and joins the plant trackage that connect with the Norfolk Southern Railway.
Regional Enterprises Inc. owns and operates the Port of Hopewell Wharf to receive barges carrying asphalt, sodium, hydroxide, and petroleum products. The Port of Hopewell Wharf has berthing distance of 91.4 meters (300 feet) with alongside depth of seven meters (23 feet). Three pipelines connect the Port of Hopewell Wharf to six storage tanks at the rear with capacity for 64 thousand barrels of asphalt, 60 thousand barrels of petroleum products, and seven thousand tons of sodium hydroxide. The Port of Hopewell Wharf is served by two surface rail tracks that connect with the Norfolk Southern Railway.
Although it is not always in use, Tidewater Materials Inc. owns the Port of Hopewell Concrete Plant Wharf which has berthing distance of 121.9 meters (400 feet) with alongside depths of 3.0 and 5.5 meters (10 and 18 feet). There are three aggregate storage bins on the wharf apron that have total capacity for 2700 tons of gravel and 2000 tons of sand.