UWL World & North American Headquarters
UWL Local Offices

Nashville
10579 Cedar Grove Rd., Suite 120
Smyrna, TN 37127
Office: 615-994-0900
Michelle Street - General Manager
Cell: 615-969-6280

Tulsa
202 East 2nd Avenue, Suite 106
Owasso, OK 74055
Office: 918-910-2770
Chris Krawczyk - Director of Sales
Cell: 918-671-5790

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

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 companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services and Newport Tank Containers.

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

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The Global Network of Logistics Professionals

UWL Offices Strategically Located in the United states, Europe, Latin America & Asia

UWL is a full service, licensed NVOCC and freight forwarding company providing integrated logistics solutions to customers around the globe. Our capabilities include freight forwarding, ocean transportation, air freight, project cargo, warehousing and distribution, road and rail, bulk liquid logistics, and customs house brokerage.

Our experienced team is dedicated to finding solutions that increase efficiency and value for our customers. As a division of World Shipping, Inc., an industry leader since 1960, UWL leverages over 55 years of market experience from our family of companies dedicated to providing cargo transportation and freight services around the globe.

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

The Strategic UWL Network

We collaborate and partner exclusively with the Top 5 regional and independent agents. Today we have 30 partners across all continents. Our offices are strategically located in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. All of our partners are fully certified and licensed to conduct business in the countries they are located in.

 

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New vessel rotations implemented in April as part of a shakeup in global shipping alliances are causing shippers and port stakeholders to brace for delays at West Coast ports, the Journal of Commerce (JOC) reports. The reorganization, in effect on April 1, significantly altered the makeup of the ocean carrier alliances, reducing the number of […]

An Interview with Vickey Ison of UWL
April 29, 2016

Vickey Ison, Ocean Import Manager, UWL North America We recently sat down with Vickey Ison, Ocean Import Manager, to hear about her experience working at UWL. When did you begin working at UWL and how did you progress to where you are today? I started working for UWL in February of 2014 as an inside […]

An Interview with Dave Pycraft of UWL
November 4, 2015

Dave Pycraft, Business Development Manager, UWL North America   When did you begin working at UWL and how did you progress to where you are today? I joined the team in Fall of 2012 in Procurement & Inside Sales. I helped to build the tool that houses rates, even up until today. It was exciting […]

Press Release   UWL Experiences Unprecedented Growth, Expands Staff in Q3 2015 to Meet Customer Demand CLEVELAND, OH (September 24th, 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 […]

Market Updates

By Kellie Lynch UWL is now incorporating bulk liquid transloading into its scope of logistics services.  Transferring bulk liquid between a wide range of units, including ISO tanks, FlexiTanks, rail cars, and packaged units is now easy and affordable with our new rail sided transloading services.  If you are unfamiliar with transloading, it is the […]

Press Release Asset-Based Forwarder UWL Secures European AEO Certification CLEVELAND, OH (November 18, 2016) – Global 3PL Provider of NVOCC & Freight Forwarding Services, UWL, has secured its European Union Authorized Economic Operator (EU AEO) certification. The EU AEO is comparable to the US Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program. With over 50 years […]

On top of the already announced December 1st GRI, the carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound GRI/PSS for a December 15th GRI/PSS of $400 per 40′ (other sizes per formula), and a January 1st GRI of $1000 per 40′. UWL will continue to negotiate with our core carriers to mitigate these charges for all of […]

Press Release Asset-based Forwarder UWL Coordinates Customs Brokerage Services with Great Lakes Vessel Husbandry Business of World Shipping, Inc. 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), […]

The carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) for December 1, 2016 in the amount of $600 per 40′ (other sizes per formula). UWL will continue to negotiate with our core carriers to mitigate these charges for all of our customers as well as keep our customers and friends up to speed […]

“K” Line, MOL and NYK Announce Merger
October 31, 2016

Three Japanese ocean carriers have agreed to spin off their container shipping divisions and merge them together under an agreement released on October 31, 2016. “K” Line, MOL and NYK will create a joint venture company with the goal of improving scale and efficiency, utilizing the best practices of the three companies. The 300 billion […]

Amid Hanjin Bankruptcy and Disruptive Global Shipping Conditions, UWL Continues to Provide Stable, Logistics Solutions for All Shippers In response to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, UWL has booked new cargo with alternate carriers to minimize disruption for customers. UWL will continue to provide market intelligence to its customers to ensure they are informed of marketplace dynamics. Please find […]

According to American Shipper: The ports of Savannah and Brunswick will be closed for operations tomorrow, Sept. 2, 2016, as a result of expected severe weather caused by Hurricane Hermine, which was recently upgraded from a tropical storm to a category 1 hurricane. Deepwater seaports in the southeastern United States are bracing for expected severe […]

Due to Hanjin Shipping filing for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 – the carriers have announced a Trans-Pacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI) for October 1, 2016: $1,500 per 40′ (other sizes per formula).  In addition due to the immediate loss of space in the market (26,500 TEU per week) the previously announced September 15th PSS of $600 per […]

Hanjin Shipping Unravels, Files for Bankruptcy Protection UWL Strengthens Position in Logistics Industry, Offering Immediate Solutions for Customers As ocean carriers around the world struggle with overcapacity amid a slump in global trade, Hanjin Shipping files for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Immediately in response to this announcement, UWL has booked new cargo […]