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World Shipping Announces Retirement of Dennis Mahoney

CLEVELAND, OH – August 22, 2017 – World Shipping, Inc. announced today that Dennis “Doc” Mahoney has elected to retire from his position as Vice President, Operations, after 24 years of service with the company.

“Over his long career, Mahoney has assembled an unrivaled reputation for his passion and devotion to building our Vessel Operations Division into what it is today,” said Frederick Hunger, World Shipping’s CEO. “The industry as a whole has been the true beneficiary of his talent. We wish him and his wife Debbie all the best as they enjoy the fruits of retirement.”

Mahoney has worked in the maritime industry for over 40 years and has spent his career as a vessel agent with Great Lakes Overseas, worked as a stevedoring foreman at Great Lakes International, and managed the Cleveland office of Fedmar International. Since 1993, Mahoney has lent his talents to the World Shipping team, where we have all benefited from his persistence and dedication to finding solutions.

Mahoney enjoyed the diversity of the job, stating, “it takes an appreciation and understanding of what it takes to get the job done to realize the importance of everyone’s role.” He was instrumental in expanding the vessel operations department in Chicago, and more recently in Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). With the leadership of Jackie Csiszar, Director of Vessel Agency Operations, World Shipping will continue its success as the maritime concierge for all Great Lakes Ports.

About World Shipping, Inc.

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

 

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

 

CONTACT:

Jenna Porostosky (World Shipping, Inc.)

Tel: 440-895-8228

Email: marketing@worldgrp.net

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Jack E. Hunger, founder of World Shipping, Inc., passes away

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CLEVELAND, OH – June 19, 2017 – The global shipping industry lost one of its early pioneers recently with the passing of Jack E. Hunger. Hunger, a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) in 1957 went on to form World Shipping, Inc., one of the industry’s pioneering companies in the Great Lakes Vessel and Liner Agency business. Over the years, World Shipping represented many premier liner companies in the US Midwest. The company now has a global reach through its forwarding operations (UWL), and is active in the warehousing (WDS) and trucking (CPG) sectors though its subsidiary operations. Notes of remembrance can be sent to the company at info@worldshipping.com.

 

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

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

CONTACT:
Jenna Porostosky (World Shipping, Inc.)
Tel: 440-895-8228
Email: marketing@worldgrp.net

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Asset-based Forwarder UWL Coordinates Customs Brokerage Services with Great Lakes Vessel Husbandry Business of World Shipping, Inc.

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CLEVELAND, OH (November 2, 2016) – UWL, LLC, an asset-based global forwarder, continues to quickly accelerate their growing portfolio since coordinating their customs brokerage services with parent company, World Shipping, Inc. A customs house broker (CHB), is a critical service provided by logistics companies to ensure that import cargo is correctly cleared with US customs. They are licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department after passing a rigorous written examination and an extensive background investigation.

“We are no longer just clearing traditional containerized imports and airfreight, but are now clearing the international bulk vessels coming into the Great Lakes today,” states Shannon Dillinger, licensed CHB at UWL. Dillinger, who offers 18 years of experience, utilizes her quality team of logistics professionals to remain competitive. “Where a traditional container vessel would require thousands of clearances, a single bulk vessel may only require a few or sometimes just one, if all the cargo is on one Bill of Lading. The main difference, however, is that you have to be on call 24 x 7 for these types of clearances and the vessels are not arriving in exact schedules like the liner vessels. This type of service takes on a whole new level for our brokerage team, as we now have to be a 24 x 7 operation.”

It is no surprise to observers that UWL would expand their comprehensive services, as World Shipping, Inc. has been in the vessel agency business for over 55 years and handles both saltwater and laker vessels in the Great Lakes. Jackie Csiszar, World Shipping’s Director-Vessel Operations, told us, “Today, we are the largest vessel agency in the U.S. and Great Lakes, with recent expansion into Lake Ontario, Canada. This new service allows the World Shipping Group of companies to expand our services to the customer. Our big advantage is that we work seamlessly internally, as we know the exact movement, berthing of the vessels and our customs brokerage team is just down the hall from my team, so we all work in unison.”

World Shipping has continued to grow significantly in 2016 and has added many jobs locally at their corporate headquarters. Today, they are now the largest logistics company in the Cleveland area.

Customs House Brokerage business inquiries may be directed to Shannon Dillinger at s.dillinger@shipUWL.com or 440.895.8212.

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.

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Creating Efficiency – All the Way Through to the Last Mile

Guest Author: Jackie Csiszar, Director Business Development, World Shipping, Inc.

For those of us who work in – and with – the intermodal industry, one thing is clear. Often, the most challenging – and expensive – parts of the process are the first and last miles. I often hear from customers who, prior to working with my team and I at World Shipping, Inc., have experienced gaps in efficiency across the supply chain that cause them deep delays and balloon costs. The World Group difference has always been to innovate on behalf of our customers – connecting modes and expanding the services that count.

Recently I had the opportunity to speak about this topic at the 10th Annual Ohio Conference on Freight, held on August 22-24 at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. The session I was a part of (called “Multi-Modal and the Last Mile” with fellow colleagues Bill Eisele of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Gregg Thauvette of the The Great Lakes Towing Company) explored the ways that our companies and organizations have worked to enhance performance and create connectivity from start to finish.

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It was an honor to share our experience as a leader in finding solutions for moving cargo throughout all modes of transportation – domestically and worldwide. Since 1960, when the St. Lawrence Seaway opened and our founder Jack Hunger recognized the need for vessel operations, we quickly grew into the leading vessel husbandry company in the Great Lakes. Today, we continue to understand the importance of that “first mile” as we service a wide array of customers – a testament to early innovation and a dedication to superior customer service.

We have built strong partnerships with our customers, each of the ports on the Great Lakes that we service (this year, adding all Lake Ontario Ports to our network), U.S. and Canadian Government Officials, along with many vendors who service these vessels. These types of relationships combine with our extensive track record in this region to allow us to be the premier partner to anyone moving freight – or thinking about doing so – in the region. This directly translates to our ability to help customers save money while conducting “last mile” transactions in the Great Lakes

Finally, I had a chance to showcase one of World Shipping’s newest examples of innovating to stay a step ahead of customer requests: The WDS Container Transload Facility (CTF). This one-of-a-kind logistics hub located in Columbus, Ohio perfectly brings together all services to support the process through the “last mile.”

It was a pleasure to be invited to share our story at the 10th Annual Ohio Conference on Freight. I look forward to more opportunities to come!

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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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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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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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Local Veterans Honored by International Logistics Company, World Shipping, Inc.

CLEVELAND, OH (November 11th, 2015) – World Shipping, Inc. honored local veterans during a ceremony and celebration on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 11:00am. U.S Air Force veteran, Chris Castell, presented World Shipping, Inc. with the U.S flag he earned while serving oversees as Director of Supply Chain, Logistics & Operations. Castell served in the U.S Air Force for over 15 years before entering into a successful career in supply chain management and logistics, as a civilian. Castell now works for the Rocky River-based company as Director of Operations, North America at NewPort Tank Containers (A World Group Company).

“I am so proud to work for a company that is passionate about recognizing employees that have honorably served our country. Not all employers take the time to celebrate their teams. The fact that the World Shipping, Inc. does take the time to acknowledge our employee milestones, shows that we are a company that operates with integrity.”

John Hunger, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for World Shipping, Inc. emphasized the importance of taking the time to honor employee veterans; “We as a company believe in the importance of showcasing the achievements of our employees. One of the greatest achievements that we’ve been able to identify, are the 27 individuals within our organization that are United States Veterans. These men and women have stood up for our country and have allowed us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today. The very minimum of what we can do is recognize them for their service.”

 

The veterans honored during the ceremony included:

  1. Russ Graef, ContainerPort Group, President
  2. Stephen Peters, ContainerPort Group, Recruiting Coordinator
  3. Randy Ross, ContainerPort Group, Network Engineer
  4. Fabian Negron, NewPort Tank Container, Customer Service Representative
  5. Scott Globokar, ContainerPort Group, Inspector
  6. Betty Knight, NewPort Tank Container, Customer Service Representative
  7. Robin Nelsen, UWL, Customer Service Representative

Not in attendance:

  • Shane Stoneburner, World Distribution Service, Supervisor
  • David Hertvik, UWL, Vice President, Finance

The timing of the ceremony was significant, as it represented the historical events that transpired causing Veterans Day to come into existence on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the month of 1918. Each employee veteran was given a Veterans Day pin so they could be visibly recognized for their dedication to their country and their company. Following the ceremony complimentary refreshments from The Manna food truck were provided for employees to enjoy.

About World Shipping, Inc.

Since 1960, World Shipping has been active in serving shippers and receivers of international cargo operating in multiple segments, including vessel agency operations, 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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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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