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About Us

UWL is a full service, asset-based, global third-party logistics company (3PL).

We are fully licensed and bonded to provide customs house brokerageair freightocean freight (FCL, LCL)bulk liquid logistics (including FlexiTanks), supply chain solutions, vessel chartering services, and project cargo logistics internationally.

We also own and operate World Distribution Services (WDS), which provides road and rail freight, overweight cargo solutions, domestic truck brokerage (FTL/LTL), and warehousing and distribution services. We use technology to tie these services together to provide worldwide integrated solutions.

UWL is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with additional management offices in North America and South America.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to delivering customized supply chain solutions that exceed expectations to customers across the globe.

Our Core Values

We are People Oriented and operate in a transparent, collaborative environment.
We are Family and endeavor to do the right thing by respecting others and abiding by the golden rule.
We are Creative and focus on delivering Customer Centric Solutions.
We are Passionate and professional.
We create Positive Energy for our teams, families, customers, and suppliers – striving to develop lasting relationships.

The Strategic UWL Network

UWL has owned offices strategically located in the United States and Brazil

We also collaborate and partner exclusively with the Top 5 regional and independent agents. Today, we have over 30 partners across all continents. 
All of our partners are fully certified and licensed to conduct business in the countries they are located in.


A Tradition of Logistics Excellence

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.

The World Group, headquartered in Cleveland, OH, is a network of transportation and logistics companies possessing various areas of expertise in the global intermodal supply chain. 

Within The World Group, we provide seamless end-to-end solutions with maximum control of the supply chain.

The World Group consists of:


  • Full Service, Licensed NVOCC
  • Licensed & Bonded, Asset-Based Freight Forwarder
  • Ocean Freight (FCL & LCL)
  • Air Freight
  • Customs House Brokerage
  • Global Supply Chain Visibility
  • Road and Rail: Overweight Cargo Solutions, Domestic Truck Brokerage, FTL & LTL Services
  • Warehousing & Distribution: Transloading, Nationwide Transportation Services, Heavy Lift & Out-of-Gauge Services, High-Speed Crossdocking, Order Fulfillment
  • Bulk Liquid Logistics
  • FlexiTanks

World Distribution Services

ContainerPort Group

  • Leading provider of intermodal, full truckload (FTL), bulk liquid (ISO-tank) and container yard (CY) services
  • Largest drayage provider east of the Rockies
  • Fleet of 1,300+ trucks
  • 8 container depots

World Shipping, Inc.

  • Vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics
  • The largest and most experienced in the Great Lakes for vessel operations
  • The maritime concierge and one-stop-shop for all Great Lakes Ports
  • Serving shippers and receivers of international cargo since the inception of modern container shipping