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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 and logistics services 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.



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  • Shipping to Brazil: Q&A with Barbara Echelmeier May 21, 2019
    Barbara answers your burning questions about our Brazilian office, challenges of shipping to Brazil, and the benefits of choosing UWL as your Brazilian 3PL partner. Our Brazilian offices just celebrated their eighth year of operation, so we caught up with Barbara Echelmeier, Sales and Operations Manager at UWL Brazil, to learn more about shipping freight to Brazil […]
  • Update: Third tranche of Section 301 Tariffs will increase to 25% for Chinese goods exported to the US on or after May 10 May 13, 2019
    Update 5/10/2019 Good news for importers with freight on the water from China that is on List 3: USTR took the export date into account when implementing the new tariff increase.  USTR officially confirmed that Section 301 Tariffs on List 3 will rise to 25%, effective with respect to goods that are: Entered for consumption, […]
  • Update: Sixth Panama Canal draft restriction postponed to June 12, will impact USEC shipments May 6, 2019
    Recent rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed has led the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to postpone its sixth maximum draft restriction.  ACP announced that the draft restriction of 43 ft (13.11m) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW) for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks, originally scheduled to be implemented on May 28, will be postponed to June 12.  The draft […]
  • UWL Logistics Roundup | April 2019 April 30, 2019
    In April, talks continued between the U.S. and China with a draft agreement expected by the end of May.  Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel received a lot of attention - EU, Mexico, and Canada all urging the U.S. to lift the tariffs.  The Midwest is recovering from historic flooding while the Panama Canal has […]
  • World Distribution Services, a UWL sister company, plans $6M warehouse renovation near the Port of Virginia April 24, 2019
    To bring a much-needed option for secure, high quality warehousing space close to the Port of Virginia, World Distribution Services (WDS), a UWL sister company, has announced that it will invest $6.2 million to renovate a large facility in Virginia Beach.