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ContainerPort Group Launches Dedicated Division, Names Gary Ernest Vice President
New division demonstrates commitment to customer feedback, additional capacity solutions
CPG's launch of the Dedicated division is a statement of the company's commitment to meeting customer needs by helping them maximize their transportation investments by providing capacity and delivering exceptional intermodal services. The Dedicated division is the brainchild of CPG Senior VP Bob Leef, who formerly led all intermodal operations across CPG and has worked behind-the-scenes on the testing and start-up of this division.
The decision to start the Dedicated division comes during a record-breaking year for the company: an influx of new customers and employees, a growing fleet of owner operators over 1,400 strong, and increased technology offerings, including the Transportation Rate Tool (TRT) for customers and DrayPal, CPG's first custom propriety mobile app for drivers. As of this writing, Dedicated is up and running in Norfolk, Memphis, and Newark, and will soon start operations in Charleston and Savannah, with additional locations planned for the fourth quarter of 2022.
Mr. Ernest's responsibilities will encompass new business and the expansion of the Dedicated division, whose services are designed to provide customers with high-efficiency, premium support to ensure consistent delivery of goods from the dock to doorsteps. Mr. Ernest, a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, began his career in logistics supervising inbound and outbound dock operations for RoadWay Express and brings over 20 years of industry experience to this role. Prior to joining CPG, he was with Smith Transport Inc., where he held the roles of Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Recruiting, and Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pricing during his seven-year tenure.
The Dedicated division gives CPG additional capacity solutions for customers and builds on the strong reputation of CPG's existing intermodal and drayage operations. Partnered with CPG's growing Logistics division, the organization provides nationwide coverage at every port and every rail.
"CPG recognizes the value of a VIP service for customers looking for consistency and reliability. We brought on Gary to grow the team, the footprint, and the portfolio. Our customers rely on us to provide solutions and the Dedicated division is growing to meet that need," said Mr. Palmer, President, CPG.