ContainerPort Group Commits to Supply Chain Sustainability
Cleveland, Ohio – ContainerPort Group (CPG) today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains.
CPG will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 215.4 million barrels of oil, $29.7 billion in fuel costs, 103 million tons of air pollutants. This is equivalent to eliminating annual energy use in over 14 million homes. By joining SmartWay Transport Partnership, CPG demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
“We take seriously our commitment to supply chain sustainability and we’re excited to partner with SmartWay® and the EPA to ensure ContainerPort Group is always improving and tracking our efficiency efforts,” said Josh Cushman, vice president of sales for ContainerPort's Truckload and Logistics Divisions.
Developed jointly in early 2003 by EPA and Charter Partners represented by industry stakeholders, environmental groups, American Trucking Associations, and Business for Social Responsibility, this innovative program was launched in 2004. Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.
The Partnership currently has over 3,000 Partners including shipper, logistics companies, truck, rail, barge, and multimodal carriers.
ContainerPort Group, Inc. (CPG) has been serving America's Heartland, global gateways and vital transportation corridors with multi modal solutions since its founding in 1971. As a pioneer in international and domestic container drayage - and with a reputation for safety and reliability, we continue to innovate the industry with our trucking, container depot operations, rail, warehousing and logistics services operating east of the Rockies. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, CPG has specific divisions dedicated to Intermodal, Bulk, and Truckload and Logistics. No matter your cargo type – we have a seamless solution from the first to the last mile.
For more information about ContainerPort Group, visit www.containerport.com or call 440-457-8710.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.