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UWL celebrates their 10 year anniversary


CLEVELAND, OH (April 27, 2017) – The evolution of World Shipping, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, OH, reached another milestone as their ocean NVOCC, forwarding and airfreight subsidiary, UWL, Inc. celebrated its 10-year anniversary in the first quarter of 2017.

Responding to the global market shift in the shipping industry, World Shipping created United World Line, now UWL, Inc., to serve as its asset-based, worldwide 3PL division in 2007. UWL is a completely full service, one stop shop for any clients’ global shipping needs. The company offers air and ocean services through a large network of ocean carriers, airlines and distribution channels. UWL’s advantages are significant, with World Shipping’s 55+ years of international container handling experience and full integration with other World Group asset-based companies.

“This anniversary is a celebration of UWL’s success since its founding,” commented President Duncan Wright, “This is a company that grew from the passion and vision that thrives at World Shipping, and their ability to evolve with the changes occurring within the Great Lakes region and as customer’s global logistics needs grew.”

Over the past 10 years, UWL has continued to grow while maintaining its dedication to personalized customer service. “Our focus has always been on providing exceptional service, flexibility and solutions to our customers. We continue to stay agile and responsive to the constant changes in the international shipping sector,” Wright explained. “We believe in long-term partnerships, transparency and trust. Our close customer relationships allow us to deliver unique solutions combining our global logistics expertise, domestic warehouse and distribution platform with our customized technology platform.”

When asked why he feels UWL has seen tremendous growth, Wright says: “One of the greatest keys to our success is our people, and the genuine heart at World Shipping. We have always operated as a customer centric organization, with unparalleled service at the local level. This a culture we are also pushing out into our regional expansion across the USA and we continue to operate as one company, not as a company of fragmented pieces.” UWL’s unique ethos is a driving force and will sustain them for many years to come.

Innovation, client-centricity and a world-class team approach have defined the global 3PL NVOCC & freight forwarding company since its inception. The future for UWL is very bright, and the Cleveland-based company has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. UWL now has over 170 employees and continues to grow its team of supply chain professionals, working to stay one step ahead – WE’RE 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 8 owned and operated 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.

Jenna Porostosky (UWL)
Tel: 440-895-8228

CPG Opens in Memphis

ContainerPort Group Expands Operations into Memphis, Tennessee

CLEVELAND, OH – March 30, 2017 – ContainerPort Group, Inc. (CPG) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest terminal location in Memphis, Tennessee.

CPG expands into Memphis with access to the world through its central location and world-class transportation infrastructure. It is an ideal area for CPG’s intermodal drayage, with strong rail and road presence. Memphis is one of only four U.S. cities to be served by five Class I railroads and holds the 4th largest inland port in the US.

The new terminal location is positioned near the BNSF, with easy access to all other Memphis area rail ramps and convenient to local interstates 240 and 55. The 2.5-acre terminal offers intermodal trucking services and includes a seasoned staff and growing fleet, providing customers the consistent, reliable service seen throughout CPG’s full network since its founding in 1971.

The address and contact information for CPG Memphis is:

ContainerPort Group, Inc.
4727 Pleasant Run Road
Memphis, TN 38118
(901) 563-6300
Terry Gummersheimer, Regional Director-Midwest

About ContainerPort Group:
ContainerPort Group, Inc. is a leading provider of services to the container shipping industry and is celebrating over 45 years of operation. CPG provides drayage services, full service depot operations (CY), warehousing and logistics to ocean carriers, railroads, shippers/receivers, and freight intermediaries with concentration on international cargoes. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, CPG operates facilities and terminals in 19 distinct geographic markets throughout the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Northeast and Southeast regions.

Jim Kramer, Senior Vice President-Commercial
(440) 895-8145

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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