Contract extended to Jan. 28; labor action could have shut down Port of Richmond
Negotiators delay strike, which could shut down Port of Richmond
Barge traffic is a key component of the Port of Richmond’s business. It handles three container barges that run between the capital and Hampton Roads weekly. The Virginia Port Authority leases the Port of Richmond from the city.
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“Everybody’s breathing a sigh of relief.”
Joe Harris,spokesmanfor the Virginia Port Authority in Norfolk
Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 5:48 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.
Longshoremen and their employers extended their negotiations Friday and delayed a strike which would, by shutting down the state’s maritime terminals in Hampton Roads, effectively close the Port of Richmond too.
“Everybody’s breathing a sigh of relief,” said Joe Harris, spokesman for the Virginia Port Authority in Norfolk.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:48 pm.