NNS Suppliers


NNS 2020 Holiday Shutdown

ATTENTION: Supply Chain/Distribution

SUBJECT: Holiday Shutdown

Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding will be closed for the Holiday from Wednesday December 23rd thru January 4th 2021.

Newport News Shipbuilding will not be accepting deliveries from December 18, 2020 beginning at 2:30 pm through January 4, 2021 at 7:00 am with the following exceptions.

Last day for deliveries at Main Receiving 2175 Aluminum Ave., Bldg. B will be the 18th of December at 2:30 pm for (Locals and LTL) carriers. UPS and FEDEX deliveries will be accepted until December 22nd at 2:30 pm.

Main Receiving 2175 Aluminum Ave., Bldg. B will be open December 29th and 30th 6 am to 2:30 pm for FedEx and UPS deliveries only. These deliveries should only be for main receiving and not include any packaged addressed to West Park 300.

Any suppliers or truckers attempting to make deliveries during the holiday shutdown period should be directed by Security to return to Receiving after January 4, 2021 or contact Lockwood Brothers.

Warehouse for deliveries:
Lockwood Brothers Warehouse
400 City Line Road (Avon Building)
Hampton, Virginia  23661
P.O.C.  Bucky Wright   (757) 722-1946/ (757) 879-0693 cell
John Schaffner (757) 788-3031/ (757) 303-0339 cell

Local Carriers will be advised to hold any less-than-truckload shipments during the shutdown for delivery on January 4, 2021. NO shipments will be received after December 18, 2020 unless priority expedited and prior approval from Ray Shazier 757-871-2290.

The NNS Treasury in Building 520 (230 41st Street) will be open until 12:00 noon every day except December 25th, 26th and January 1st. Please email DL NN Cash Management ([email protected] -co.com) to schedule deliveries/pickups.

The Payroll Department mailing address 4101 Washington Ave, Bldg. 802/1 Suite 128, Newport News VA 23607 and for deliveries 5200 Mercury Blvd, suite 128 Hampton VA 23605. Payroll will be closed throughout shutdown with the exception of December 28th thru the 31st. Please call 757-634-5912 for deliveries/ pickups.

The Mailroom will be open December 23rd, 29th and the 30th from 6am to 2:30 pm POC is LaNard Smith 757-663-9445. The Mailroom will be closed December 31st and January. 1st 2021.

Shipping will be open December 23rd, 29th and the 30th from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm POC is Maurice Clark 757-871-3609.

The Tool Room, Westpark 300, Westpark 500 and the Foundry will be closed throughout the shutdown and will open January 4th, 2021.

Facilities will be closed throughout shutdown with the exception of December 29th and the 30th from 6 am to 2:30 pm and the POC is David Hill 757-688-2741.

To avoid demurrage during the Holiday shutdown, railcars must be received, unloaded, and released to the railroad by Friday December 18, 2020.

For additional questions or concerns over the shutdown please contact;

Diane J. Grigsby, Traffic Administrator 3

Tel: 757 380-4965, Cell: 757 570-6520 Fax: (757) 380-2980 [email protected]

Marcia Capelli

Manager, Traffic Administration

To view full letter, click HERE.


NNS Freight Routing Guide Updated Effective Date: Monday, August 17, 2020

To Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) Partners: (to include Navy personnel, vendors, contractors, suppliers and any other non-NNS person with access to our facility):

Safety is a core company value at Newport News Shipbuilding, and our safety concerns extend beyond our employees to include visitors, contractors, vendors and suppliers. Given recent developments around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and confirmed cases in Hampton Roads and across the commonwealth, we are taking precautionary measures in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.

  • If you have been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19) or been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed, do not enter the facility.
  • Until further notice, any person who has traveled internationally within the last 14 days will not be permitted in Newport News Shipbuilding facilities until completion of a 14-day self-quarantine since returning to the United States.
  • Additionally, consistent with CDC guidance, no one will be permitted on NNS property if they have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (such as fever of 100.4 degrees or greater OR cough OR shortness of breath). They must stay home until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines such as cough suppressants.

If any supplier personnel with badge access meets the above criteria, the supplier must email that person’s information to [email protected] so we can deactivate their badge. These precautionary measures also apply to third-party logistics providers that are often used by our supplier community to deliver goods to NNS. Suppliers relying on these third-party providers are responsible for ensuring they are aware of this change and abide by it. Suppliers with specific questions should email [email protected], which will be regularly monitored by supply chain management personnel.

For non-suppliers, each organization should establish a central point of contact to provide information on any person with badge access who meets the above criteria so we can deactivate their badge. Information must be emailed to [email protected]

We are actively monitoring this evolving situation and will issue updates to this guidance as appropriate. This communication and future updates regarding access to NNS facilities for non-NNS personnel will be available at nns.huntingtoningalls.com/411.

Thank you for patience during these difficult and unprecedented times.


Jennifer Boykin

President, Newport News Shipbuilding


Download Message from NNS Regarding COVID-19

The NNS Freight Routing Guide has been updated on Monday, August 17, 2020 and can be accessed through the Routing Guide link below.

Traffic Office Contact Information:

Call the Traffic Information Line at 757-380-3030 for information on the following

  • Call Option 1: Receiving Location Information (Hours of Operation and Directions)
  • Call Option 2: Prohibited Items
  • Call Option 3: Drive Access Requirements
  • Call Option 4: Contact Traffic Representative
  • Call Option 5: Return to the Main Menu

Any additional questions can be emailed to [email protected] or you can call: 800-426-1910

Freight Shipping Requirements:

It is MANDATORY when shipping material to NNS that the requirements of the NNS Freight Routing Guide be followed unless otherwise specified in the NNS Purchase Order. The requirements must be flowed down for third party shipments as well. The NNS Freight Routing Guide provides the requirements for shipment of material to NNS. It includes:

  • Contact information
  • How to setup a shipment to NNS
  • Access to the A3 Transportation Management System
  • FedEx shipment requirements
  • Shipping label bar-coding requirements
  • Delivery location hours
  • Directions to NNS primary delivery locations
  • Import/Export requirements
  • Citizenship validation requirements for drivers entering the main NNS location
  • Prohibited items that cannot be with the driver if delivering within the main NNS location
  • Other freight related requirements

Download the latest NNS Freight Routing Guide

Shipping Documents Requirements:

All shipping documents for material shipped to NNS must have the information identified in the NNS Freight Routing Guide and specific information must be also bar-coded on Shipping Label and Packing List. Bar-coding can only be bar-coded documents from the A3 Transportation Management system or bar-coding approved by NNS. Refer to the NNS Freight Routing Guide for specific bar-coding detail.

A3 Transportation Management System (TMS):

Suppliers must use the A3 Transportation Management System (TMS) for shipments 150 pounds or greater. A3 Transportation Management will select the appropriate approved NNS freight provider given location and weight of the material being shipped. Suppliers delivering to Main Receiving with their own trucks must schedule timeslots with A3 Transportation Management for ALL deliveries. The NNS Freight Routing Guide provides detail on requirements and directions on access to the system. Training on use of the system can be found at the following links:

A3 Transportation Management User Guide for Suppliers

Import / Export:

Contact NNS International Logistics at [email protected] before making any Imports to NNS or Exports on our behalf.

Helpful Import / Export Information

Driver Requirements:

Access Requirements – Drivers entering the main NNS facility must be US citizens. Prior to arrival the shipping company must provide on Company letterhead certification that the driver is a US citizen, the delivery location, and the delivery location contact information. Additional information on this requirement can be found in the NNS Freight Routing Guide.

NNS Prohibited Items – Given the nature of NNS’ business we have very stringent Security requirements. That includes the prohibition of certain items when entering the NNS facilities. These prohibited items include:

  • Cameras
  • Camera Phones
  • iPads / Tablets with Cameras
  • Weapons of any kind including firearms and knives
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Laptops (unless permanently attached to the vehicle)
  • Passengers (unless other drivers)

Newport News Shipbuilding is NOT permitted to hold the above mentioned items for the driver.