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The UWL Advantage

We live in an "always-on" society, where technology has blurred the lines of impossible versus possible. Shippers want speed in moving cargo, accuracy in solving complex logistics challenges, and need to accomplish both at a fair price. That's why our customers trust UWL to manage their supply chain from start to finish.

UWL has earned a favorable reputation in the 3PL arena by focusing on its core strengths: providing exceptional freight forwarding expertise in ocean freight, air freight, U.S. Customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution.


What makes us unique?

UWL's scope of in-house services is unparalleled.
As a division of the World Group of companies, we leverage over 55 years of collective experience from our family of companies dedicated to providing cargo transportation services across the globe. Our integrated capabilities allow our customers to make one call – and we take care of the rest. Whether you require freight forwarding or warehousing, domestic transportation, assistance with customs, or all of the above -- We're on it!

Our customer-oriented culture focuses on high-level service and care.
We believe in providing our customers a single point of contact with whom you can work. We provide a "live" person with whom you can connect. Every member of our team is knowledgeable in the market and dedicated to providing personalized, courteous, and attentive assistance. Our goal is to exceed your expectations – every time, everywhere.

Our Proven Process
We Listen

How can we make your supply chain more efficient?

Initial introductory meeting to learn more about your business, identify your needs & identify your pain points

Document & communicate all action items

We Provide Solutions

Show value by proposing ideas, solutions & their associated benefits

Follow up on all action items

Introduce additional members of the UWL Management Team

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Onboarding & solution implementation 

20-30 minute meeting with the UWL Service Team

Outline your requirements for communication, reporting, overseas introductions, visibility, etc.


Continuously evaluate your supply chain for improvement

Quarterly KPIs & Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs)

Transparency & open communication

Risk reduction through proper utilization of our Assets

Results & Partnership

More than just a service provider, UWL becomes your trusted logistics partner

Your dedicated UWL LC is familiar with your business & supports your unique logistics needs

Help is only a phone call away

UWL takes care of our people, our people take care of our customers, our customers take care of our people
Our Mission

We Move the World with People Who Care.

Our Promise

Delivering Service that Inspires.

Driven by Values, Designed for You

We Value Safety. This means taking reasonable steps to safeguard ourselves, our employees, and our customers. Together we strive for a productive, healthy, and safe workplace.
We are Family and endeavor to do the right thing by respecting others and abiding by the golden rule.
We value Passion and Professionalism.
We are People Oriented and operate in a transparent, collaborative environment.
We value Creativity and focus on delivering customer-centric solutions.
We create Positive Energy for our teams, families, customers, and suppliers – striving to develop lasting relationships.

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.

World Shipping Founder Jack Hunger and team in a conference room in the 1980s
World Group consists of:


World Distribution Services

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
UWL Benefits:
  • On-time performance
  • Custom integration with all TMS platforms
  • Competitive transit time
  • Booking confirmation within 2 hours of request
  • Hazardous materials handling
  • In-house letter of credit services
  • Procurement specialists
  • 100% compliance with AES filings
  • Licensed NVOCC, freight forwarder, & Customs House brokerage 
  • Compliance training on export regulations & Incoterms
  • Documentation within 48 hours of departure
  • Freight & duty payment services
  • Proof of departure & delivery tracking
  • Cargo insurance
  • Real-time Track & Trace
  • Market Updates to keep our customers informed
  • State-of-the-art software platforms
  • Fully integrated EDI – INTTRA

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.


How can we help?

Give us a call at 440-356-5353 or send us an email to get started.

*Note: UWL does not handle shipments of personal effects for private individuals.