WDS Savannah

WDS completes relocation into larger warehousing & distribution facility in Savannah, GA

 

CLEVELAND, OH – May 24, 2017 – World Distribution Services (WDS) is pleased to announce the relocation of its larger and newly built warehousing and distribution facility in Savannah, GA, close to the Gateway of American Commerce, the Port of Savannah. The state-of-the-art 150,000 square-foot facility, with contiguous expansion space, is now fully operational.

Located just 5 minutes away from the Port of Savannah with easy access to the Interstate, the new WDS Class-A facility boasts 20 dock doors, increased security with cameras, dock height and ground level access, and indoor loading, crossdock and transload capabilities. It is also Liquor Permitted, USDA and FDA Certified. All of these features enable WDS to provide exceptional warehousing and distribution services for customers in the machinery, chemical, automotive, food, beverage, and apparel industries. Previously WDS was leasing a 100,000 square-foot warehouse in Savannah, GA that has now transitioned to the new location with room to grow.

The transition was spurred to meet the increasing need for warehousing and distribution space in the region. According to JOC, growing Asian import traffic and e-commerce have been fueling the demand for space, with the port of Savannah having its busiest year ever in loaded container traffic in 2016, handling 2.94 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, a 2.5 percent increase over the prior year.

“We are pleased to have taken another step forward in executing our strategic expansion plans on the US East Coast,” said Senior Vice President, John Morrow. “A critical part of this development was to ensure we secured additional contiguous space to grow into. The recent deal includes 100,000 square feet of expansion space in addition to the current 150,000 sq. ft. warehousing space. This will allow us to continue our commitment supporting our clients’ distribution needs in the Southeast. Our clients’ businesses are growing, and so is their need for warehousing space. We are here to meet that need now and in the future.”

As part of The World Group, WDS also expanded their logistics network with their intermodal drayage company, who have added a significant number of trucks into the market to support WDS and World Shipping clients. WDS continues to bring competitive advantage to the Savannah market and enjoys becoming an active member in the local maritime logistics community.

The new facility is located at:

World Distribution Services
100 Morgan Lakes Industrial Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia 31322

 

ABOUT WORLD DISTRIBUTION SERVICES – WDS

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 in Cleveland, Ohio, WDS offers 11 strategic warehousing locations across the United States including most major East Coast, Gulf and West Coast port locations. The company also operates three intermodal Class I rail facilities in the Midwest and Columbus, OH that offer bulk transload services, specialized heavy and oversize transloading capabilities and private intermodal rail service. WDS is a division of The World Group, leveraging over 55 years of collective experience in providing cargo transportation services across the globe.

For more information, please visit www.worldds.net.

Contact:

John Morrow (WDS)
Senior Vice President
Tel: 757-741-5825
Email: morrowj@worldds.net

Contact:
Dale Young (WDS)
Director of Warehousing & Distribution
Tel: 757-853-5411
Email: youngd@worldds.net

WDS Savannah

WDS is expanding its warehousing and distribution facility to satisfy industrial needs in Savannah, GA

In response to the growing industrial warehousing demand in Savannah, GA, World Distribution Services (WDS) announced the relocation and expansion of its warehouse and distribution facility in the Southeast region. The newly built, Class-A, 150,000 square-foot facility is ahead of schedule, with an anticipated opening date set for June 1, 2017.

“It’s important we announce our elevated service offerings through a new Savannah, GA expansion” said Dale Young, Director of Warehousing & Distribution for WDS. “The market remains tight for space and the timing is great for us to launch this new facility,” Young explained, “This is a great opportunity for us to provide the space our customers need for their growing businesses in the region.”

Savannah, GA is the 2nd largest port terminal on the East Coast and a significant logistical hub for both importers and exporters. The new warehouse is strategically located 9 miles from the port, directly off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway in Pooler, GA. Senior Vice President, John Morrow states, “WDS is pleased with their progress to date. The warehouse’s close proximity to the Port of Savannah adds further value to their services and high speed connectivity to the highway systems.”

WDS currently has an existing 100,000 square-foot warehouse in Savannah, GA that will soon be transitioning to its new location. As part of World Group of Companies, WDS also expanded their logistics network with their intermodal drayage company, who have added a significant number of trucks into the market to support WDS and World Shipping clients. WDS continues to bring competitive advantage to the Savannah market and enjoys becoming an active member in the local maritime logistics community.

The WDS Savannah warehouse and distribution facility will be located at:

WDS Savannah
100 Morgan Lakes Boulevard
Pooler, GA 31332
T: 757-853-5411
E: sales@worldds.net

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 in Cleveland, Ohio, WDS offers 11 strategic warehousing locations across the United States including most major East Coast, Gulf and West Coast port locations. The company also operates three intermodal Class I rail facilities in the Midwest and Columbus, OH that offer bulk transload services, specialized heavy and 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.

Contact:
John Morrow (WDS)
Senior Vice President
Tel: 757-741-5825
Email: morrowj@worldds.net

Contact:
Dale Young (WDS)
Director of Warehousing & Distribution
Tel: 757-853-5411
Email: youngd@worldds.net

World Distribution Services - WDS - Container Transloading Facility - CTF

WDS Significantly Expands Capacity at State-of-the-Art Container Transloading Facility

World Distribution Services announces that they have more than doubled their agricultural commodity transload capacity through the addition of a second high speed conveyor system at their state-of-the-art Container Transload Facility (CTF) in Columbus, Ohio. This facility utilizes a wide range of services offered by The World Group of Companies. Services include:

  • Bulk Transloading Services: Bulk Hopper Trucks & Rail Cars
  • Bulk Agriculture Trucking
  • Drayage & Regional Trucking in Support of CTF Activity
  • Exclusive On-Site Intermodal Rail Service in conjunction with Norfolk Southern
  • Maximum Cargo Weight Loading Opportunities – Up to 58,000 Pounds (26 Tons) per 40′ Container
  • Full SOLAS Compliance at No Additional Cost
  • IPI & OCP Service Options
  • 48-hour Rail Service to on Dock Port of Norfolk Via Norfolk Southern
  • Rail Service to U.S. East & West Coast Ports as well as Canadian Ports
  • On-Site USDA & FGIS Inspection Services
  • On-Site Empty Container Storage for Containers Being Transloaded at CTF
  • On-Site Container Repair Services for Containers Being Transloaded at CTF
  • Overweight & Out-of-Gauge Transload Services
  • Blocking & Bracing
  • Transload & Storage of a Wide Range of Commodities Including Steel, Lumber, Machinery, Equipment Project Cargo & More
  • On-Site Customer Service Department to Coordinate All Shipments
  • Full-Service Production Reporting

“The benefit for customers,” says Jackie Csiszar, Director, Business Development, “is that we streamline the process. Now agricultural goods, steel and other Midwestern commodities can be easily moved between points in the United States and points around the world in one simplified step. The location is extremely convenient for customers – particularly in the Midwest.”

This world-class facility acts as a hub for intermodal services – connecting Columbus to the Port of Norfolk and other USEC, USWC and Canadian Ports via a private, on-site intermodal rail operation featuring 48-hour transit time to on-dock Norfolk.

“Our all-inclusive pricing model puts the shippers’ priorities first. We are able to reduce costs by leveraging our ample supply of on-site empty intermodal containers with our cost effective transload services and our exclusive on-site rail intermodal operation that virtually eliminates all container drayage cost.

This transload service – coupled with competitive rail rates from Columbus to on-dock Norfolk rail operations for export moves and our close partnership with the Port of Norfolk – allows us to provide a world-class experience that is second to none,” explains Csiszar. “Additionally, all of these cost savings created by our integrated system go back to the customer’s bottom line. We take pride in finding new solutions in response to internal and external challenges – CTF provides a solution to streamline the process and ensure our customers’ ROI is optimized.”

CTF service is available immediately. Business inquiries may be directed to Jackie Csiszar at csiszarj@worldshipping.com or +1-440-895-8296.                                                                         

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.

WDS offers 11 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 in addition to its private intermodal rail facility at the CTF in Columbus, OH.

WDS, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is a division of World Shipping, Inc., leveraging over 55 years of collective experience in providing cargo transportation services across the globe.

Learn more at www.worldds.net including a short video on our CTF operation that can be found under the Locations tab at Columbus – CTF.

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

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.

Ohio Conference on Freight - World Shipping, Inc.

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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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.

Read more below.

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UWL Experiences Growth, Expands Staff in Q3 2015 to Meet Customer Demand

CLEVELAND, OH (September 24, 2015) – The full service, asset-based global 3PL, UWL, continues to see significant growth leading into Q4 2015 and expands team to consistently deliver world-class customer service. An increased customer base has prompted UWL’s need to grow its team of best-in-class supply chain professionals. Recent additions include three Regional Sales Directors:

Joe Pugh

Joe Pugh – Joins UWL as Director of Regional Sales with 20+ years of logistics operations and sales management experience. Pugh has held multiple executive positions within various organizations that included such responsibilities as supply chain diagnosis, custom house brokerage, ocean and air freight sales and operations, pre- and post-distribution network optimization and vertical industry specific sales management. He attended the Belmont College of Business.

Chris Krawczyk

Chris Krawczyk – Joins UWL as Director of Regional Sales with 8+ years of global logistics sales and operations experience for imports and exports. Krawczyk has held positions in both Operations and Sales with a focus on Trans Pacific East Bound General Cargo and Fireworks. He graduated Cum Laude from Missouri State University.

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Dylan Royal – Joins UWL as Director of Regional Sales with 6+ years of global logistics sales and operations experience. Royal started his career in logistics with an ocean carrier before transitioning to a Regional Sales Manager role with an NVOCC and Customs Broker in Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Memphis with a BBA and concentration in Finance.

About UWL UWL ‎Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Jane Colazzo, is excited to share this news: “Our growth is a testament to the fact that we are all about serving our customers and exceeding expectations at UWL. Our team brings decades of experience to each opportunity either through past work with our parent company World Shipping or within the industry. Our customers appreciate our expertise, responsiveness and commitment to quality work and also the high service levels not being offered by the consolidating steamship lines and largest NVOs.”

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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UWL Europe Moves Office to Support Growth and Expanded Service Offerings

CLEVELAND, OH (September 1, 2015) – UWL Europe celebrates the milestone of substantial growth by moving to a new office, followed by extended service offerings to meet customer demands. Throughout the past year, UWL Europe has doubled its staff, resulting in the need for a larger office space. With expansion of both office space and staff, UWL will begin increasing their product offerings later this year. Vice President, Eelco Cossee was intentional with the business growth by creating a new process model where team members are aligned by product and service.

“We are extremely excited that we have been able to double our resources this past year and it has given us the opportunity to move to a new location and expand our services to meet the demands of our clients. It was of the utmost importance to us to find the right people to match our growing products. We were able to find the right fits from both internal and external candidates looking to specialize or focus their skill-set in a particular area. I am optimistic about our future and know that we will continue to expand.”

The new office is strategically located between the Rotterdam and Antwerp ports, two of Europe’s largest ports and freight gateway. The Moerdijk industrial park and port is connected to the two ports by road and inland vessels, making it an ideal logistic hub. In addition to a larger footprint to accommodate the increase in staff, the new space features a new complete set of computer hardware, telephone system and a state-of-the-art meeting room to host both customers and internal team gatherings. “We wanted our new space to have a polished look and feel for our visitors and our internal team,” said Cossee when describing the new office.

On September, 18th 2015 Moerdijk Port Authority President, Mr. Ferdinand van den Oever will officially commemorate UWL Europe’s new office followed by an invitation-only open house.

The new office space is located at:

Plaza 4a, Port M009
4782 SK Moerdijk
The Netherlands
E: infoeur@shipUWL.com
T: +31(0) 88 – 205 4300

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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