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TankBag Launches Innovative Liner for ISO Tank Containers – Optimizes Fleet Utilization, Eliminates Prior Cargo Restrictions & Guarantees Product Integrity For Bulk Liquid Shippers

CLEVELAND, OH (March 31, 2016) – TankBagproudly announces the launch of its Single-Use Liner for ISO Tanks, providing an innovative solution for bulk liquid shippers & operators to optimize their fleet. TankBag for bulk liquid logistics eliminates prior cargo restrictions critical for product integrity and cleaning costs for tough to clean products.

Waldemar Finke, General Manager, TankBag (USA) LLC, further explains the new product’s benefits: “It’s becoming more and more difficult for operators to provide the right tank, in the right place.  TankBagprovides essentially a brand new tank for every load – meeting FOSFA, FDA, EU Food, and Kosher requirements, as well as sensitive pharmaceutical product requirements.  Further, it enables operators to have a clean tank available without expensive positioning, providing clean tanks in areas where cleaning is not an option, or where the cost of cleaning is prohibitive.  It will dramatically reduce the number of empty container transports while increasing fleet utilization.”

 

Innovation for Bulk Liquid Logistics

Fred Hunger, Chief Executive Officer, TankBag, elaborates on Finke’s statement, explaining: “TankBag is a game changer for ISO tank shippers, the operators, and the bulk liquid logistics industry as a whole.  We have examples where shippers utilizing IBC’s due to product integrity issues, can now realize the economies of scale achieved with ISO tanks.  So this innovation can also have the impact of expanding the ISO tank market.  All the strength and safety of an ISO Tank is now enhanced with TankBag – and is backed by the tested and proven approach of our R&D methodology and manufacturing process.”

Simple Process. Tested & Proven Results.

The TankBag liner is loaded and discharged by a pump using a loading hose through the manlid.  The simple loading process will be completed in 30-45 minutes. Discharging is straightforward and takes approximately the same amount of time.

The product is manufactured using a high-quality food-grade polyethylene, made from 100% virgin resin. The polypropylene valve, coupling and flanges are all made using proprietary molds by TankBag (USA) LLC. This innovative product provides all the strength and safety of an ISO Tank plus the tested and proven product safety of the TankBag.

TankBag ISO Tank liners are available immediately.

View product information and watch the demo video at www.TankBag.net.

 

About TankBag (USA) LLC.

TankBag offers an innovative solution for shippers of bulk liquids – a liner for ISO Tanks that eliminates prior cargo restrictions and difficult (and expensive) ISO Tank cleaning. TankBag turns every ISO Tank into a guaranteed FOSFA, FDA and EU food compliant and Kosher certified tank container. With TankBag, clean ISO Tanks are available even in the absence of tank cleaning facilities. It reduces the number of empty container transports, while optimizing ISO Tank fleet utilization. The product is manufactured using a high-quality food-grade polyethylene, made from 100% virgin resin. The polypropylene valve, coupling and flanges are made using proprietary molds by TankBag (USA) LLC. This allows the company to monitor production and deliver a superior product to the customer. For more information, please visit www.TankBag.net.

TankBag (USA) LLC is a subsidiary of World Shipping Inc., an industry leader since 1960 with over 55 years of market experience dedicated to providing innovative cargo transportation and freight services while delivering the highest level of customer service available in the industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group provides seamless end-to-end solutions with maximum control of the supply chain. For more information, please visit www.WorldShipping.com.

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World Shipping, Inc. Expands Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network, Opens Office in Hamilton, Ontario to Service Canadian Ports

The Maritime Concierge for all U.S. Great Lakes Ports Now Provides Vessel Operations to Canadian Ports

 

CLEVELAND, OH (February 29, 2016) – World Shipping, Inc. proudly expands their Great Lakes Vessel Operations Agency Network to now include Canadian ports in addition to all U.S. Great Lakes ports. Effective March 1, 2016, World Shipping Inc. will open a fully staffed agency office in Hamilton, Ontario to provide vessel owners and operators the same world-class service at Canadian ports as the company has provided to U.S. Great Lakes ports since its founding in 1960.

 

The Canadian Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network includes the Ports of:

  • Hamilton
  • Mississauga
  • Oakville
  • Toronto
  • Oshawa
  • Picton
  • Welland Canal
  • Port Weller
  • Port Colborne
  • Thorold
  • Nanticoke

 

A Single Vessel Operations Agent

The expansion of the Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network closes a gap in the Eastern region of the Great Lakes by creating a continuous network of vessel operating offices servicing Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal ports, providing the customers of World Shipping, Inc. with the opportunity to use a single agent, while transiting beyond the St. Lawrence Seaway for all Great Lakes ports on both the U.S. and Canadian side.

 

Canadian Leadership

The Canadian Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network will be managed by Canadian, J.F. Walker. J.F. will serve as General Manager at the Vessel Operations Office in Hamilton, Ontario. “J.F. brings a wealth of experience stemming from 14 years in the vessel husbandry industry. His knowledge and reputation has earned widespread industry respect – we are extremely pleased to have him as a part of our team,” says Fred Hunger, Chief Executive Officer, World Shipping, Inc.

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J.F. Walker

 

Vessel Agents Since 1960

Inspired by opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, Jack Hunger founded World Shipping, Inc. in 1960. Over 55 years later, his legacy continues with The World Group of Companies providing innovative cargo transportation and freight services while delivering the highest level of customer service available in the industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.

World Shipping, Inc. is an independent shipping agency specializing in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics. As the maritime concierge for all Great Lakes Ports, ship owners, ship operators, time charters, voyage charterers will experience best-in-class customer service, ensuring each port call and every voyage is performed in the safest, quickest and most cost efficient manner. The World Shipping, Inc. vessel operations and port agency staff provide the largest, most comprehensive geographic scope and depth of experience in the Great Lakes.

 

U.S. Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network include the Ports of:

  • Ashtabula
  • Bay City
  • Buffalo
  • Burns Harbor
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Conneaut
  • Detroit
  • Erie
  • Green Bay
  • Lorain
  • Ludington
  • Marinette and Menominee
  • Milwaukee
  • Muskegon
  • Ogdensburg
  • Oswego
  • Port Huron
  • Toledo

 

Please contact J.F. Walker, General Manager via phone at 289-775-4823 or email at walkerjf@worldshipping.com for more information.

For more information, please visit www.worldshipping.com

 

About World Shipping, Inc.

Since 1960, World Shipping, Inc. has been active in serving shippers and receivers of international cargo operating in multiple segments, including freight forwarding, ocean freight, trucking, rail operations, warehousing and distribution, bulk liquid international logistics, and customs clearance. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.

 

For more information, please visit www.worldshipping.com.

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Global Freight Forwarder UWL Launches New FlexiTank Product, Expands Offerings for Bulk Liquid Logistics

CLEVELAND, OH (January 25, 2016) – Asset-based freight forwarder, UWL, has launched a new proprietary solution for shipping non-hazardous bulk liquid cargo – the UWL FlexiTank. This solution – along with current third party offerings that the company already has in place – improves quality and expands options for clients all while saving them money.

UWL’s Chris Booij, Global & Europe Director, UWL FlexiTanks & Bulk Liquid Logistics, cites this as an important addition to the company’s growing breadth of services: “With the expansion of our [UWL’s] bulk liquid offerings with the new UWL FlexiTanks, we are able to provide competitive products and services for our growing, global customer base in the bulk liquid industry. This allows us to meet, and often, exceed their goals, objectives and expectations. We do not strive for the highest market share in the industry, but instead, to simply provide the best customer service in the industry.”

Booij further explains that the UWL FlexiTank product line offers UWL’s customers a unique, competitive advantage. “Through our expertise and dedication, we are able to make a difference in our customers’ business. Our unique structure as an asset-based forwarder allows us to offer cross-functional products and services to customers in order to minimize costs and maximize effectiveness and efficiency”.

Steve Williams, Regional Director, North America, UWL FlexiTanks & Bulk Liquid Logistics, further expands on the strategic, global UWL network and expertise and professionalism of its staff. “Operating as a global NVOCC, UWL offers a ready-built operating network and infrastructure staffed with seasoned logistics professionals that are able to provide supply chain solutions to the chemical, food and logistics management industry on a worldwide basis. Adding UWL FlexiTanks as a packaging alternative for bulk liquid transport is a natural fit for our already extensive scope of service offerings. This provides our customers with a ‘one-stop-shop’, but with the same professionalism and dedication to excellence that all UWL clients have come to expect.”

Eelco Cossee, UWL Vice President, underscored Booij and William’s sentiments: “Bulk liquid shippers around the world trust UWL’s comprehensive supply chain solutions and end-to-end service offering. The UWL FlexiTank launch shows our current and prospective customers that we never stop innovating in ways that will positively affect the results that matter most – ease, value & reduced costs.”

UWL FlexiTanks are available immediately. View product photos and download product information at www.shipuwl.com/FlexiTanks.

About UWL 

UWL is a full service, asset-based global 3PL. We are fully licensed and bonded to provide freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, ocean freight (FCL, LCL), bulk liquid logistics, supply chain visibility, vessel chartering services and project cargo and airfreight internationally. We also provide road and rail freight, overweight cargo solutions, domestic truck brokerage (FTL/LTL), warehousing and distribution using our network of 20 warehouses strategically located across the U.S. We use technology to tie these services together to provide worldwide, integrated solutions. UWL is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with additional management offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.

UWL is a subsidiary of World Shipping Inc., an industry leader since 1960 with over 55 years of market experience dedicated to providing innovative cargo transportation and freight services while delivering the highest level of customer service available in the industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group of Companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services and Newport Tank Containers. The World Group provides seamless end-to-end solutions with maximum control of the supply chain.

For more information, please visit www.shipUWL.com.

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Building Enthusiasm with the Next Generation of Shipping Executives

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences recently invited Jackie Csiszar, Director Business Development, World Shipping, Inc. to speak at their quarterly Dinner & Discussion series in Columbus. As a logistics veteran that has spent the last 19 years leading Business Development for World Shipping, Jackie is passionate about speaking with students about the scope of opportunity within the industry. She was particularly interested in showcasing the type of careers available and giving insight into what makes this business exciting.

Many people – upon hearing ‘logistics’ – think the implications of what we do starts and stops with transportation. While that is certainly a part of it, there are many different aspects to this industry. What we do goes beyond loading cargo into containers – it’s about the global economy and how we drive business around the world.

In addition to giving students a sense of the logistics landscape, Jackie enjoyed the format of the series being conversational in nature. This allowed her to connect with the students in a two-way dialogue, giving them the chance to ask engaging questions.

Jackie was very impressed with the students she met with; they were extremely bright and curious. Being involved with education opportunities such as these, fuels Jackie’s passion and appreciation for this industry. She is committed to helping develop those entering the field and looks forward to continuing the partnership between The Ohio State University and World Shipping for years to come!

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UWL Receives DDTC Broker Registration, Opens New Business Channel to Service Defense-Related Customers

CLEVELAND, OH (January 12, 2016) – Asset-based freight forwarder, UWL, has announced that they recently received a Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) broker registration. This notable classification is a necessary step in providing ITAR compliant services to customers. This classification allows them to assist customers in need of safely, securely and legally transporting defense-related articles and services included on the United States Munitions List (USML).

UWL’s Albena Dimitrova, Director, Global Network, cites this as an important addition to the company’s growing breadth of services: “At UWL we find ourselves constantly innovating to meet customer needs. We strive to make sure that there is no move in which we do not have the proper expertise or certifications to meet desired outcomes. Obtaining our DDTC broker registration opens us up to work with new customers – and assist current customers in new ways. We’re thrilled to be able to offer this new service.”

UWL will be represented at the Shot Show Convention taking place January 19th through 22nd. This show is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics as well as related products and services. The Shot Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

This certification goes into effect immediately. Business inquiries may be directed to Jane Colazzo, SVP Global Sales.

For more information, please contact marketing@shipUWL.com

About The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

The Department of State is responsible for the export and temporary import of defense articles and services governed by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”; see the AECA Web page) and Executive Order 13637. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR,” 22 CFR 120-130) implements the AECA. The ITAR is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO) as an annual hardcopy or e-document publication as part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and as an updated e-document.

ITAR is a set of US Government regulations that control export, import, and temporary movement of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). The DOS interprets and enforces ITAR to safeguard US national security and further US foreign policy objectives. All US exporters and brokers are required to register with US DOS to provide the US Government with necessary information on who is involved in certain manufacturing and exporting activities.

Shipments subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) require filing Electronic Export Information (EEI) to obtain an Internal Transaction Number (ITN) from the US Government regardless of value per Department of State 22 CFR 123.22 Filing, retention, and return of export licenses and filing of export information. UWL can assist you with exports of commodities subject to ITAR regulations once all requirements have been met. Streamline your process to save time and extra steps with shipping through UWL.

About UWL 

UWL is a full service, asset-based global 3PL. We are fully licensed and bonded to provide freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, ocean freight (FCL, LCL), bulk liquid logistics, supply chain visibility, vessel chartering services and project cargo and airfreight internationally. We also provide road and rail freight, overweight cargo solutions, domestic truck brokerage (FTL/LTL), warehousing and distribution using our network of 20 warehouses strategically located across the U.S. We use technology to tie these services together to provide worldwide, integrated solutions. UWL is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with additional management offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.

UWL is a subsidiary of World Shipping Inc., an industry leader since 1960 with over 55 years of market experience dedicated to providing innovative cargo transportation and freight services while delivering the highest level of customer service available in the industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group of Companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services and Newport Tank Containers. The World Group provides seamless end-to-end solutions with maximum control of the supply chain.

For more information, please visit www.shipUWL.com.

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Transportation & Logistics International – Fall 2015 Cover Story – “End-to-End Service” World Shipping, Inc.

No matter where in the world a product or piece of machinery needs to go, World Shipping can get it there. “We’re a middle-market company that’s focused on high-service delivery to the discerning international shipper,” President and CEO Fred Hunger says.

World Shipping’s advantage in the logistics market stems from the ability to coordinate and connect its subsidiary companies, each of which specializes in aspects of the supply chain. “We tie together our assets, such as trucks, chassis, tank fleet, warehouses with our customs house brokerage, import/export teams, international offices and deep-sea operations. There’s virtually no international logistics move that we can’t solve or perform with our group,” Hunger explains.

The typical World Shipping customer is focused on manufacturing and marketing products and needs a partner to provide shipping solutions. “They’re relying on us to provide a global, effective distribution system for them,” Hunger says of clients. World Shipping’s subsidiaries have offices in more than a dozen countries, allowing the company to provide customers with a local structure and to work closely with manufacturing clients to lessen the time it takes to deliver a product to market. “Our company has a proud history of providing world-class customer service. We now look to build on that legacy with key investments in technology and skin in the game in terms of assets to service clients,” Hunger adds. “[We are] growing globally while maintaining our continued focus on service and quality.”

Fred Hunger’s father, Jack Hunger, founded World Shipping in 1960 following the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway the year before. The series of canals and locks made the Atlantic Ocean accessible to Great Lakes communities and provided business opportunities for logistics companies, such as World Shipping, to coordinate the rising delivery of goods to the region. By the 1960s, containers had become a more significant part of the shipping industry and World Shipping transitioned its business to liner agents for steam ships to enter the global trade market. “Over time we have grown strategically into a complete international logistics company,” Hunger says.

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Shipping Industry has Looming Weight Problem

“A new safety regulation from the International Maritime Organization requiring shippers to verify container weight is roiling exporters around the world,” the WSJ Logistics Report’s Loretta Chao writes. The shippers say the new requirements will add complexity to cargo handling and that getting containers accurately weighed at docks is too complicated to hold one party entirely responsible. But shippers may have no choice—carriers and port terminal operators say if shippers do not provide certified weight information by July 2016 when the rule kicks in, they will turn away containers at the gates or leave goods on shore. With wide variations in how container weight is set, misreported measures have led to accidents from toppling stacks of boxes to capsizing ships.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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SOLAS Container Weight Verification Rules Update

SOLAS Container Weight Verification Rules Become Effective July 1, 2016. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted new requirement under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention that require shippers to provide a verified weight for every packed container as a condition for vessel loading. These new industry requirements from Maritime Safety Committee become effective worldwide on July 1, 2016. The shipper (named on the carrier’s bill of lading) may use one of the two methods to determine the verified weight of the packed container:

  1. Method No. 1:The shipper may weigh or have a third party weigh the packed, sealed container.
  2. Method No. 2: The shipper may weigh or have a third party weigh each package stuffed in the container including the packing and securing material and adding those weights to the container’s tare weight marked on the door end of the container (Estimating the weight of the container’s contents is not permitted).

Under either Method 1 or Method 2, the weighing equipment used must meet the accuracy standards of the country where the equipment is used. Also under either method, the declaration of the verified weight must be signed and dated by the shipper or by its duly authorized representative and to provide to the carrier via either electronic interchange channels or a physical shipping document.

Source: World Shipping Council

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