Agriculture shipping and supply chain management are critical components of the agricultural industry. Transporting agricultural products from one location to another, either within the country or internationally, requires coordinating and managing a complex network of suppliers, growers, distributors, retailers, and customers.
An effective agriculture export shipping and supply chain management system ensures that agricultural products are transported safely, securely, and efficiently to their destination. UWL is the freight forwarder of choice for many companies in the agricultural industry for our experience, commitment to customer service, and comprehensive range of services.
We have a long history of working with some of the largest players in the agricultural industry, and we offer a full range of services to meet the unique needs of our clients. From international export shipping to shipment analytics and visibility, we make sure your agricultural products get where they need to go on time and in good condition. Our team will get your products to market quickly, minimizing delays and maximizing profits.
Ocean freight is the most popular method of transport for agricultural shipments due to its cost-effectiveness and reliability. UWL offers a unique, high-speed ocean service for exporters with carrier partner Swire Shipping, called the Sun Chief Express, which operates between the Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Vietnam and Thailand. The Sun Chief Express service supports both dry and refrigerated cargo, and agricultural commodities commonly shipped via this service include whey powder, apples, dragon fruit, seafood, protein, and more.
Additionally, we offer bulk agricultural transloading services at our Columbus, OH Container Transload Facility (CTF) which has specialty equipment for transloading dried distiller’s grains (DDGs) and other products from truck to train. This facility is uniquely positioned adjacent to the largest container depot in Columbus, provides on-site USDA/FGIS inspection services and operates a private, certified truck scale on site – all of which serve to maximize efficiency and minimize truck turn time. Agricultural exporters who use the CTF take advantage of its fast, 48-hour service from Columbus to Port of Virginia’s docks via Norfolk Southern.
UWL’s team of experienced professionals are familiar with the challenges of shipping agricultural products and can provide expert advice on the best shipping and international logistics solutions. Our 360-degree approach to ocean freight management includes everything from route planning and vessel selection to cargo tracking and insurance. We also offer a full range of value-added services, such as warehousing, distribution, and transloading, to ensure your products are ready for market. When you work with UWL, you can expect:
UWL's WorldScope supply chain management system gives you visibility into every step of the shipping process, from origin to destination. WorldScope provides real-time tracking and reporting, so you can always know where your goods are and when they will arrive. With WorldScope, you can track your shipments in real-time, receive alerts if there are any delays, and generate reports to track your performance.
UWL is your partner for all your agricultural shipping needs. We offer a full range of sea freight services to meet the specific needs of our clients in the agricultural industry. We can provide you with expert advice on the best shipping and logistics solutions for your business. Contact us today to get started.
*Note: UWL does not handle shipments of personal effects for private individuals.