NNS Suppliers


NNS Tobacco Free Policy Notification

Effective Date: 07/11/2022

To: Freight Forwarders – Suppliers

From: Newport News Shipbuilding Traffic Office

Subject: Notification of Tobacco-Free Policy

We believe that open communications with our suppliers regarding significant events that could affect either of our businesses is an important part of maintaining an effective customer-supplier relationship.

Accordingly, we would like to inform you that, effective July 11, 2022, Newport News Shipbuilding will be a tobacco-free facility. This means Newport News Shipbuilding will prohibit the use of tobacco products on company property. Violations of this policy could result in denied access to our facility.

To view full letter, click HERE.

To view Tobacco Free Policy FAQ, click HERE.

NNS Freight Routing Guide Updates

The NNS Freight Routing Guide was updated on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 and can be accessed through the Routing Guide link under Freight Shipping Requirements below.

Diane J. Grigsby

Traffic Administrator 3

Newport News Shipbuilding

4101 Washington Avenue

Newport News, VA 23607

(757) 380-4965 Office

(757) 570-6520 Cell

(757) 380-2980 Fax

Email: [email protected]



NNS Regarding COVID-19

NNS COVID-19 Update Memo from November 18, 2021 – Download Message

NNS COVID-19 Memo from March 15, 2020 – Download Message

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 link:

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.

NNS is a Tobacco-Free Workplace and use of Tobacco products on NNS property is prohibited.

The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vape, hookah, e-cigarettes, clove cigarettes and any form of smokeless tobacco, including chewing tobacco, dip or snuff.  This policy also prohibits herbal smoking and smokeless products while on Company Property.  Violations of this policy could result in denied access to our facility.