CNA Select Risk, which includes excess and surplus business, and wholesale property accounts, said that it will invest in the Transportation unit to expand underwriting appetite and identify new industry specializations to meet the needs of its customers.

The company said that the Transportation unit features a newly-created Center of Excellence in Atlanta and a focus on writing new types of risks.

According to CAN Select Risk, the Center of Excellence houses all transportation experts in one location, enabling the Transportation unit to maximize efficiencies and feature one point of contact for its distribution partners. The unit has also added five new, experienced transportation underwriters who each bring relationships and underwriting acumen to the team.

In addition, the unit is working to meet the needs of its distribution partners and clients by continuing to focus on a range of related risk opportunities such as specialty auto, public transportation and trucking.

CAN said that the unit is also writing new types of risks such as Intermodal business that covers short haul trucking between ports and other distribution points; and a new Limousine Program which targets small fleet limousine business countrywide.