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WDS Expands Warehouse Network with Opening of Brand New Facility in Savannah, Georgia Next to the Port of Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (June 7, 2016) – World Distribution Services is proud to announce the opening of their new facility close to the Gateway of American Commerce, the Port of Savannah, in Savannah, Georgia. The expansion in Savannah adds to the world-class logistics network and well-established warehousing footprint that WDS has in the United States.

“We look forward to elevating our service offerings through our expansion in this market,” says WDS Vice President, John Morrow.  “This facility exhibits many exciting features such as: 100,000 square feet, 12 dock doors, 28’ clear height, expansive trailer parking and easy access to all major freeways. Our proximity to port allows for quick freight turnaround times and the ability to meet last minute export shipments.”

Morrow continues: “This strategic expansion demonstrates the commitment WDS has to offering shippers and freight forwarders a single source for logistics solutions using the interconnected warehousing network that WDS has built across the U.S. With the Savannah facility, we now have a new hub for American commerce.”

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz expands on this, providing impressive stats about the “Gateway to American Commerce. “The Port of Savannah is centrally located to serve the U.S. Southeast – the fastest growing region in the nation. This is illustrated by the fact that 22% of the U.S. population and industry is best served by the Port of Savannah and 44% are within easy reach of the inland connectivity infrastructure. As cargo demands parallel the population growth of this region, efficient access to trade via Georgia’s ports will become even more vital.”
Port of Savannah
Dale Young, Regional Operations Manager for WDS reflects the same enthusiasm for the partnership between WDS and the Port of Savannah. “We are very excited to begin offering services to our valued customers in the Savannah market! The work that the Georgia Ports Authority has done to grow the Port of Savannah and position it to take advantage of new market opportunities now and in the future, played a large role in our decision to locate our new facility here in Savannah. The Port has been a great partner throughout this process, and we look forward to growing that partnership and becoming an active member in the local maritime logistics community.”The new facility will be located at 47 Sonny Perdue Drive Garden City, Georgia.
Port of Savannah
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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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