Charleston Looks To Relieve Truck Traffic With Barge Service

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South Carolina's Charleston region is the latest coastal city looking to tap underutilized waterways for moving freight, and hopefully find more success than earlier projects. The Port of Charleston is looking to add a wharf space to the Wando Welch marine terminal for loading marine containers on barges. The barged containers would be brought to a new intermodal facility being developed in North Charleston from which containers could be hauled to nearby Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) and CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) terminals for inland distribution.  

Container-on-barge service is getting renewed attention across the country, particularly as port cities grapple with increasing amounts of truck congestion. The U.S. Department of Transportation first established the Ma....

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