Container barge service from Norfolk to Richmond is still in business

Published in The Virginian-Pilot

Just over a year ago, Norfolk Tug Co. launched what was billed as the green alternative to trucks ferrying containers between Hampton Roads marine facilities and the Port of Richmond.

The barge service, named the 64 Express, was supposed to take trucks off the highway, thus alleviating traffic congestion and reducing pollution because the barge uses fewer gallons of diesel fuel than either trucks or railroads.

A year later, the barge still operates.

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