Va. barge line plots new course

outatseaA barge service between Norfolk and Richmond set to launch on December 1 has been sold, according to the Virginian-Pilot.

T. Parker Host, a maritime shipping agency, sold the James River Barge Line to the Norfolk Tug Company for an undisclosed price. The change in ownership will not affect any major aspects of the operation, but the service has been renamed 64 Express.

The barge holds 160 standard shipping containers and will make weekly trips. The service will cater to large industrial customers near the port of Richmond such as Philip Morris and Honeywell.

Hopefully, the service will help ease highway congestion by reducing the number of tractor trailers on the road.

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