InterChange president Devon Anders has been named chairman of the newly-formed Shenandoah Valley Chapter of the Virginia Maritime Association.

The group’s stated goal is to promote commerce in the ports of Virginia. Anders was “highly recommended for the chairmanship” according to Ashley McLeod of the Virginia Maritime Association. McLeod added that Anders is “familiar with the valley, and he understands the purpose of the association and how the valley connects with the ports,”

“Virginia Inland Port is an underutilized port,” Anders told Virginia Business. “The I-81 corridor is one of the busiest [truck routes] out there, and a lot of the goods being transported originate at the ports. Virginia Inland takes part of the load off of the road system.”

The chapter held its first official meeting in April, with future meetings to be scheduled.

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