CP Ships Names Supply Chain Security VP

Container shipping company sees link between security and better customer service

London, UK — May 27, 2003 — Container shipping company CP Ships Limited has appointed Jared Henry as vice president of supply chain security.

One of the world's top container shipping companies, CP Ships provides international container transportation services in the transatlantic, Australasia, Latin America and Asia regions, operating 35 services in 21 trade lanes.

Based in Tampa, Fla., Henry assumes his new responsibilities in conjunction with his existing duties as vice president of customer service. "The two go hand-in-hand," Henry said. "In order to do our part to make the supply chain as secure as possible, we have to continually review and in some cases adapt our customer service processes."

Henry's main focus is ensuring company-wide compliance with security initiatives that are being introduced by the U.S. and Canadian governments, other countries and international bodies. He led the recent effort to comply with U.S. Customs' "24-hour rule," a U.S. regulation requiring carriers and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) to file a cargo declaration 24 hours before cargo is loaded aboard a vessel at a foreign port.

He also heads up CP Ships' Security Task Force, which reports directly to CEO Ray Miles and includes experts from across the group representing specialty areas such as marine, insurance and claims, communications and business process improvement.

Henry joined CP Ships in 2001 as vice president of customer service. Prior to joining CP Ships he held a position with a U.S.-based freight forwarding and logistics company.

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