UWL - The Asset-Based Freight Forwarder - NVOCC

UWL Successfully Moves 54,400 Tons of Gypsum for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympiad

CLEVELAND, OH (August 28, 2015) – On June 22nd, 2015 UWL Brazil quickly and efficiently moved 54,400 tons of gypsum, a raw material that is commonly used in the creation of hotels and buildings, from the port of Garrucha to the Itaguai port, for the continued construction of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games. With the 2016 Olympiad less than a year away, this project was especially timely and important. It was also the first of its kind for UWL Brazil – a bulk cargo move. To initiate the project UWL needed a bulk cargo ship that was both modern and speedy. They found their match in the M.V. TR Omaha, built in 2014 and weighing over 36,353 tons. Roberto Prudente, Vice President of UWL Brazil attributes the success of the move to UWL’s dedication to world-class service and the pristine execution of his team.

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“Our team and especially Operational Manager Roberto Reis, went above and beyond to get the job done and over-exceeded customer expectations. It was a necessity that the move be completed quickly and we were able to deliver on that.”

Roberto Reis is proud of performing such a significant transportation and confirms what the UWL brand says, “We are on it!”

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

World Shipping Continues to Grow Quarter After Quarter in 2015, Invests in Cultivating Future Industry Professionals

CLEVELAND, OH (July 9, 2015) – World Shipping, Inc. experienced a significant period of growth in Q4 2014 that has continued into the first half of 2015. An increased customer base and business volume has prompted World Shipping to grow its team of best-in-class supply chain professionals as well as continue to maintain the more comprehensive in-port service on the Great Lakes.

“We feel fortunate to work with an increased network of customers and we continue to expand our service offering to meet their ever-changing needs. In the evolving landscape of vessel operations, it is critical that our team is a step ahead and is always anticipating needs before they arise,” says World Shipping Vice President of Operations, Dennis Mahoney.

As a company, World Shipping is dedicated to growing expert team members internally, building succession plans to support growth of the company and its seasoned staff. Recent staffing additions include two roles within the support team: Jordan Brumm (Vessel Operations, Chicago Office) and Agron Dedvukaj (Vessel Operations, Detroit Office). In addition, the Vessel Division’s commercial manager, Ms. Jackie Csiszar, is currently attending The University of Denver’s Transportation Institute, and will receive her Masters of Science in Transportation Management degree in June of 2016.

About World Shipping, Inc.

World Shipping, Inc. is an independent shipping agency specializing in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics. Our vessel operations and port agency staff is the largest and most experienced in the Great Lakes. World Shipping is the maritime concierge for all Great Lakes Ports including: Cleveland, OH; Ashtabula, OH; Erie, PA; Oswego, NY; Buffalo, NY; Detroit, MI; Toledo, OH; Ludington, MI; Port Huron, MI; Bay City, MI; Chicago, IL; Burns Harbor, IN; Milwaukee, WI; Green Bay, WI; Menominee, WI. Since 1960, World Shipping 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, United World Line, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.

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

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

ContainerPort Group Recognized with Two Awards at Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Annual Global Carrier Conference

CLEVELAND, OH (June 4, 2015) – ContainerPort Group has been awarded two distinctive awards by Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for best-in-class service:

  • 2014 Dray Carrier of the Year – Region One (in recognition of CPG’s service commitment to Lowe’s)
  • 2014 100% On-Time Service Platinum Carrier Award (for consistently providing Lowe’s with the highest level of delivered service)

Each year Lowe’s Home Improvement recognizes excellent service amongst their vast network of supply chain partners during the annual Global Carrier conference and awards ceremony. It is notable that, as one of Lowe’s newer vendors, CPG has exceeded expectations exponentially and surpassed the competition – both key factors in receiving both designations.

Lowe’s is the second largest home improvement retailer in the world with company revenues totaling $56.2 billion in 2014. With 1,840 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and an extensive supply chain network of more than 30 distribution centers, best-in-class partners are an essential part of the supply chain solution to ensure consistency and efficiency. ContainerPort Group is proud to support Lowe’s Home Improvement as a customer and is committed to providing world-class service for years to come.

For more information, visit www.containerport.com

 

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 44th 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 17 distinct geographic markets throughout the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southeast regions.

For more information, visit www.containerport.com.

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About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at lowes.com, lowes.ca and lowes.com.mx.  With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has 1,840 home improvement and hardware stores and more than 265,000 employees.  Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.

For more information, visit www.lowes.com.

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

ContainerPort Group Named Evergreen Shipping’s Container Yard of the Year, Midwest Region

COLUMBUS, OH (May 22, 2015) – ContainerPort Group has been awarded the Container Yard of the Year Award from Evergreen Shipping for their efforts throughout the past year.

“Evergreen Shipping Agency Corporation places great emphasis on providing high-quality service,” says President Roy Amalfitano. “Our goal is to satisfy our customers by meeting and exceeding their expectations and keeping them competitive in global trade. This philosophy is one of the keys to our success. We depend on [CPG] to play a significant role in helping us to achieve this goal.”

“It is an absolute honor to win this award,” says CPG Senior Vice President, Commercial, Jim Kramer. “We look to increase our world-class offerings with our valued partner, Evergreen Shipping, throughout our strategic best-in-class network.”

 

For more information, visit www.containerport.com 

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 44th 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 17 distinct geographic markets throughout the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southeast regions.

For more information, visit www.containerport.com

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About Evergreen Shipping

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp. is North America General Agent for three of the world’s leading ocean carriers Evergreen Marine, Italia Marittima, Hatsu Marine. Serving the international ocean logistics needs of U.S. importers and exporters since 1974, providing customer service, sales, marketing, logistics and administrative support.

For more information, visit www.evergreen-shipping.us

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

WDS Goes for the Checkered Flag with Formula E Championship

CLEVELAND, OHIO (May 12, 2015) – WDS had the honor of being selected to handle the logistics for the domestic leg of the Formula E Championship racing circuit. This race circuit is comprised of ten stops around the globe starting in Beijing, China and finishing in London, UK with stops in famed cities such as Monte Carlo along with two stops in Miami and Los Angeles. This opportunity is as unique to WDS as Formula E racing is to that industry, as Formula E is the only fully-electric racing series. WDS was provided with the opportunity to work closely with the race coordinators and local officials to showcase our ability to handle project logistics for the two races in the US that took place in Miami, FL and Long Beach, CA. WDS was asked to coordinate all local transportation (port drayage), grounding of containers for safe unloading at the race location, material handling and after each race to assemble the materials for movement to the next location via domestic line haul (MIA to LAX) and export (LAX to Monte Carlo).

Jason Strickland of WDS, working alongside with our project logistics vendors, was in Miami, FL from March 2nd – March 7th to receive the 15 import containers arriving from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jason coordinated the local drayage and the use of cranes to assist with grounding the containers so that the cargo could be unloaded safely. This cargo was comprised of all the pit garages, the TV compound, pavilions, and the race control systems that were positioned at the finish line. Within 4 days (2 days ahead of schedule), all of the containers were unloaded, removed from the site and the materials assembled for the commencement of the race on March 14th. The Formula E race officials were extremely pleased with the preparation and execution of the project. Nice job Jason!

After the Miami race was completed, WDS coordinated the cargo loading onto flatbeds and the delivery to Long Beach, CA for the last race in the US on April 4th. Again, with the expert coordination from Jason our local vender team, the complex was rebuilt on site. After the race was completed, Jason was again on site in Los Angeles on April 5th to April 8th, to manage and coordinate all of the logistics and onsite labor. 15 containers were brought to the Long Beach Grand Prix site and grounded using multiple cranes so that the cargo could be safely loaded for export. Once the containers were successfully loaded and braced, Jason scheduled the returning of the containers to make an aggressive port cutoff date and saw them off to the next stop on the global circuit in Monte Carlo!

Our customer, Formula E race officials, the local officials and WDS vendors all have been very complimentary of the planning, coordination and execution by WDS team. We fully expect to handle this project next year and have similar opportunities going forward.

I personally want to thank Jason Strickland for his commitment to ensuring that this project was handled so professionally! Jason spent a considerable amount of time away from his family to guarantee that this project was executed the WDS way! Job well done!

Written by: John Morrow, Vice President, WDS

ABOUT WORLD DISTRIBUTION SERVICES

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.

Learn more at www.worldds.net

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

ContainerPort Group Opens New Terminal in Atlanta, GA

CLEVELAND, OH (April 24, 2015) – ContainerPort Group, Inc. (CPG) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest transportation terminal in Atlanta, Georgia.

The terminal location was previously in operation as a division of Delta Express for 12 years. Customers have been transitioned to CPG where they can expect the results they’ve seen in prior years with the added support that comes with being a part of the CPG family.

Features of this facility include:

  • 8-acre terminal centrally located to all Atlanta-area rail ramps: BNSF, CSX, FEC & NS.
  • 20 seasoned Owner/Operator Trucking professionals that have moved from Delta Express to CPG.
  • Intermodal regional trucking services, specializing in ISO boxes.
  • Mounted container storage.
  • Access to SACP chassis pool.

The Atlanta terminal is conveniently located at:

ContainerPort Group, Inc.

4220 MLK Jr. Drive

Atlanta, GA 30336

E: cpgatl@containerport.com

Jason Haynes, Operations Manager
Robert Whitlow, Regional Manager – South Atlantic

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 44th 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 17 distinct geographic markets throughout the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southeast regions. For more information, visit www.containerport.com

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

ContainerPort Group Welcomes Lisa McCaffrey to Team

CLEVELAND, OH (April 22, 2015) – ContainerPort Group, Inc. (CPG) announces the addition of Lisa McCaffrey as she joins the CPG team as Regional Business Development Manager – Ohio Valley.

“CPG’s Ohio Valley operations play a pivotal role in our company’s inland service offerings, and I am thrilled to have Lisa’s abilities to aid in growing that business. Her experience will ensure that we continue to provide the best service possible to our customers in this area,” says CPG Senior VP Commercial, Jim Kramer.

McCaffrey joins CPG from parent company World Shipping, where she worked as an agency representative for CSAV and United Arab Shipping. With nearly 25 years of experience in the global shipping business, she has elevated from her initial role – where she provided sales support – to traveling the world as she built critical relationships with multinational corporations, implemented sales strategies, conducted contract negotiations and all the while exceeded her customers’ expectations.

In her new role, McCaffrey will continue to work out of CPG’s Cleveland office with account responsibilities for trucking services in that market as well as Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati and Louisville.

“Great customer relationships are built on trust,” says McCaffrey, “Once you build that trust, your client knows that you’ll deliver for them time and time again. I always listen to the customer to know their needs – and then I build upon them to give them service they won’t receive through a competitor.”

For more information, visit www.containerport.com

 

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 44th 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 17 distinct geographic markets throughout the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southeast regions.

For more information, visit www.containerport.com

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World Distribution Services - WDS

World Distribution Services Expands in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Market

CINCINNATI, OH (March 30, 2015) – World Distribution Services is proud to announce the opening of their new facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, taking place on April 1, 2015. WDS has held a presence in the Cincinnati/Kentucky region for over 15 years. This move marks a new chapter for the company, allowing WDS to expand the warehousing footprint and more readily compete in the Ohio Valley market. The expansion in Cincinnati adds to an already well established warehousing footprint WDS has in the Ohio Valley in Cleveland and Columbus.

“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: 41,200 square feet of warehouse space with room to expand to 160,000 square feet, T5 lighting throughout, 7 dock doors, 28’ clear height, expansive trailer parking and easy major freeway access.”

Morrow continues: “This strategic expansion demonstrates how committed WDS is to the Ohio Valley market as well as our dedication to meeting our customers’ needs in 2015 and beyond.”

The new facility will be located at 3023 East Kemper Road, Building 13, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241.

ABOUT WORLD DISTRIBUTION SERVICES

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.

Learn more at www.worldds.net

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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.

 

ABOUT WORLD DISTRIBUTION SERVICES

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.

Learn more at www.worldds.net

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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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