World Shipping, Inc. - Vessel Operations - Great Lakes Vessel Agents - Canadian Vessel Agents

D.D. Jones Transfer & Warehouse Company Absorbed by World Distribution Services

CHESAPEAKE, VA (March 6, 2015) – World Distribution Services has reached an agreement with Robert W. Jones Jr., President of D.D. Jones Transfer & Warehouse Co., to assume the company’s warehousing and distribution operations. The agreement joins together two entities that have been providing warehousing, distribution and transportation services to the Port of Virginia community for many years.

Founded in 1928 in the City of Norfolk by Robert Jones’ Grandfather, D.D. Jones Transfer & Warehouse grew into one of the region’s largest and most successful warehousing providers, having developed a reputation for old-fashioned service, responsive communication and exceptional dependability.

“We couldn’t be more excited to expand our presence through the relationship we have formed with D.D. Jones Transfer & Warehouse Company,” says WDS Vice President John Morrow. “The addition of the DD Jones business and staff increases our capacity and capabilities locally and showcases the strategic expansion plans we have developed for WDS in 2015 and beyond.”

World Distribution Services, a division of The World Group of Companies, is a leading provider of creative supply chain solutions. WDS leverages over 55 years of collective experience from its family of companies. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, WDS offers 13 strategic warehousing locations across the United States specializing in international and domestic warehousing and distribution, CFS deconsolidation, transportation and out-of-gauge services. The company also operates seven intermodal Class I rail facilities & the Columbus CTF that offers bulk agricultural transload services, specialized heavy & oversize transloading capabilities and private intermodal rail service.

World Distribution Services will operate the former DD Jones facility at 630 22nd St in Chesapeake and has retained the experienced staff to make the transition as smooth as possible for the former DD Jones customers.



World Distribution Services (WDS) is a leading provider of creative domestic and global supply chain solutions, specializing in warehousing and logistics. WDS possesses the facilities, network, equipment, expertise and, most importantly, a team of professional, talented staff whose mission is to exceed customers’ expectations.

In addition to the WDS corporate headquarters (located at 1340 Depot Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44116), WDS offers 14 strategic warehousing locations across the United States including most major East Coast, Gulf and West Coast port locations. The company also operates seven intermodal Class I rail facilities in the US Midwest & the Columbus, OH that offer bulk transload services, specialized heavy & oversize transloading capabilities and private intermodal rail service.

WDS is a division of The World Group of Companies, leveraging over 55 years of collective experience in providing cargo transportation services across the globe.

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ContainerPort Group, Inc. - Container Trucking - Intermodal Container and Cargo Solutions

ContainerPort Group Promotes Vince Kraus to Directorial Role

CLEVELAND, OH (January 20, 2015) – ContainerPort Group, Inc. (CPG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Vince Kraus to the newly created position of Director of Terminal Services.

Kraus’ expanded role will have him managing terminal services in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Louisville, Indianapolis & St. Louis. He will continue to report to Glenn Fehribach (Senior Vice President – Midwest) in his new role.

This promotion underscores a seminal moment in CPG’s continued growth & evolution in its container-yard (CY) service offerings that are so critical to the international supply chain (in particular to the ocean carriers, leasing companies, chassis owners, as well as the truck drayage community).

“Vince is ideally suited to lead our Terminal Services group with his 19+ years of hands-on experience in the business,” says Fehribach. “Over his career, he has worked in nearly all of CPG’s container-yards at one time or another (in addition to several rail yards), either working on or managing everything from gate inspections to running a yard hostler to operating a container lift machine to M&R administration.”

Kraus’ hard work was recognized and rewarded in 2006 when he was named Terminal Manager in Louisville, again in 2009 when he was named Regional Manager (Louisville, Indianapolis, and St. Louis) & more recently in 2013 as Regional Manager (Cincinnati, Columbus, and Louisville).

Kraus is well respected within the World Group of Companies & importantly, by many of their steamship line, leasing company, and chassis-pool customers. Vince is also involved in the intermodal industry through his service on IANA’s Safety Task Force Committee.


About ContainerPort Group

ContainerPort Group, Inc. headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a leading provider of services to the container shipping industry and is celebrating its 43rd year of operation. CPG provides both motor carrier services and terminal services (depot, CY, equipment maintenance, rail ramp operations) to shipping lines, railroads, shippers/receivers, and freight intermediaries with concentration on international cargoes. CPG operates facilities and terminals in 16 distinct geographic markets throughout the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southeast regions.



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