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MCO Transport, Inc. expands operations in Chesapeake

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MCO Transport, Inc., based out of Wilmington, N.C., has expanded into Hampton Roads with a Chesapeake location that will eventually employ 20 to 25 truck drivers.

The company, which handles local day and long-distance container moves, has moved into a Chesapeake facility at 3064 Yadkin Rd. The property includes an office and three-acre truck court. MCO has hired a terminal manager and some drivers and has begun moving product. 

The company said in a press release that it plans to participate in the Port of Virginia’s “Green Operator Program, which recognizes partners for setting and achieving goals that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases relative to the transporting of goods. “ … The Port is pleased to have the opportunity to work with a company that believes in minimizing its impact on the environment while providing the best service possible,” Russell Held, Port of Virginia’s Deputy Executive Director, said in a statement.

Established in 1975, MCO has grown from a special commodities carrier to an intrastate and interstate carrier. It has terminals in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The company said its expansion into Hampton Roads is the result of service demand from existing customers and coordination with the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, which partnered with the Port of Virginia and the city of Chesapeake in bringing the company to the region. “We were impressed with the level of cooperation between the city of Chesapeake, the Alliance and the Port of Virginia,” said Francis McComas, vice president of MCO Transport.

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