Columbia Coastal Transport Adds To Fleet

Thursday, August 03, 2000
Columbia Coastal Transport has added five additional vessels to its fleet of container barges that provide container feeder and project cargo services. The additional barges, which range in capacity from 112 to 660-teus, were previously owned by Hale Trans of Baltimore, Md.

The newly attained barges will be updated with Columbia's specifications, and will be outfitted with new lashing gear and state-of-the-art power packs for transporting reefer cargo. The new vessels joining the fleet include the 630-teu Liberty Trader; the 520-teu Baltimore Trader; Norfolk Trader and Philadelphia Trader, each with 420-teu capacity; and the 224-teu New England Trader.

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