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History

Intermodalists since 1971

2017: Memphis

CPG opens a new trucking terminal in Memphis, Tennessee on March 30, 2017, expanding its presence in the Southern U.S.

2016: Savannah & Kansas City

CPG opens a new trucking terminal in Savannah on June 1, 2016, and relocates its Kansas City terminal to a larger dedicated facility in October.

2015: Atlanta

CPG opens a new trucking terminal in Atlanta on April 13, 2015.

2014: Charlotte

CPG opens a new depot & trucking terminal in Charlotte in September 17, 2014.

2013: Indianapolis

CPG Indianapolis moves to a larger and more centrally-located facility.

2012: "Mega" Facility in Columbus

CPG opens 70-acre “mega” facility in Columbus.

2011: Joliet

CPG opens offices in Joliet, IL.

2010: NS Greensboro Ramp

ContainerPort Group is awarded the Norfolk Southern ramp in Greensboro, NC.

2007: NWDC Acquisition

ContainerPort Group becomes the leading provider of public warehousing, cargo distribution, special handling and customized logistics serving the Port of Norfolk and Mid-Atlantic region by acquiring Norfolk Warehouse Distribution Centers; CPG is awarded the CSX Cleveland ramp.

2006: NS Louisville Ramp

ContainerPort Group is awarded the Norfolk Southern Appliance Park (Louisville) ramp which greatly enhanced the overall turn time and efficiency of the entire operation. With the addition of Appliance Park, the high volume of trucks is easily accommodated.

2005: BC Transportation Acquisition

ContainerPort Group acquires BC Transportation which includes terminals in Newark, Buffalo, Baltimore, Norfolk, Cleveland and Columbus; this merger ensures even greater capacity and a broader service menu to meet the industry’s growing requirements for reliable motor carrier services. CPG opens a Philadelphia office, further complementing the company’s Northeast presence; CPG is awarded the Norfolk Southern Cincinnati ramp; and opens new Norfolk Southern Sharon OH ramp which further expands its Cincinnati area service capabilities.

2001: NS Louisville Ramp

ContainerPort Group is awarded the Norfolk Southern Louisville ramp, further strengthening its presence in the Louisville marketplace.

1997: Reserve International Acquisition

ContainerPort Group significantly increases its market share through the acquisition of Reserve International and Reserve Distribution.

1996: Detroit

ContainerPort Group opens a facility in Detroit which provides yet another Canadian gateway and serves to meet the demand of customers requiring intermodal services in the “Motor City.”

1994: Indianapolis

ContainerPort Group expands its Midwest presence by opening a terminal in Indianapolis; this provides a much-needed “spoke” to both the Chicago and Cincinnati facilities.

1993: Hamilton Trucking Acquisition

ContainerPort Group expands its network by acquiring Hamilton Trucking, providing easy access to another East Coast port and a Canadian gateway through offices in Norfolk and Rochester. Also this year, Intermodal Container Logistics, a global logistics management company, is formed, specializing in land and sea container logistics and supply chain management.

1990: Louisville & New York/New Jersey

ContainerPort Group opens a terminal in Louisville to provide increased service in the Midwest; additionally, a terminal is opened in the New York/New Jersey port complex to provide an important link to one of the world’s busiest ports.

1986: ContainerPort Group, Inc.

As the future of the intermodal industry and the future of containerization becomes clearer, the operations of Rail Container Services and Midwest Container Services merge to form ContainerPort Group, Inc. -- providing customers a single, recognizable name in quality and complete intermodal service.

1984: St Louis

Midwest Container Services opens a facility in St. Louis, strengthening the Western edge of the network.

1982: Columbus

Midwest Container Services opens a Columbus terminal, providing additional Ohio Valley presence.

1981: Cincinnati & St Louis

Rail Container Services opens Cincinnati and St. Louis facilities. This expansion gives the network its Western border and provides a near seamless link across the country.

1980: Chicago & Columbus

Rail Container Services opens facilities in Chicago and Columbus, strengthening its strategic Midwest intermodal network.

1978: Baltimore

Midwest Container Services opens a Baltimore terminal, providing a unique link between East Coast ports and Midwest customers.

1975: Expansion

Expansion of Midwest Container Services continues as a terminal is opened in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1973: Midwest Container Services

Sister company Midwest Container Services begins operations. Complete inland intermodal services are offered to customers moving containers into the Midwest and interior.

1972: Norfolk & Western

Rail Container Services becomes intermodal ramp contractor for the Norfolk & Western (now NS) railroad in Cleveland. As operators of the N&W rail ramp, RCS is able to provide quick turnaround and ample storage to customers requesting inland intermodal rail and terminal services.

1971: Operations Begin

Operations begin under the name Rail Container Services, a subsidiary of World Shipping, Inc. A comprehensive intermodal and cargo transportation service company is born.