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Ocean Freight
UWL is a leading freight forwarder, providing ocean freight services through all major U.S. & International ports

Our company's history is rooted in deep relationships with ocean carriers.  In the 1960s, our parent company, World Shipping got its start as a liner agency for vessels transiting the Great Lakes, representing more than 35 carriers over the span of 50 years. 

We've developed strong, long-standing relationships with the leading steamship lines which give us the flexibility to choose the best carrier to move your sea freight, versatility on pricing to ensure we find the lowest rates, and access to equipment where you need it.

Our national Customs house brokerage license, best-in-class customer service, and time-definite services for sensitive delivery requirements translate to improved ROI for your company.

With strategic ocean carrier partnerships and an extensive network worldwide operating in all major and remote trade lanes, we provide accurate, timely cargo handling and delivery.


UWL provides reliable, timely ocean freight services through our long-standing relationships with leading steamship lines and ocean carriers
Ocean Freight Services
Door-to-door sea freight transportation

UWL offers import and export ocean freight services through all major U.S. and international ports

End-to-End Solutions
Looking for a reliable 3PL company who can handle your shipment from the ocean booking all the way through its final delivery? 
We're on it!

In addition to providing air freight and ocean freight services, UWL can handle your container drayage needs, too!

Our nationwide network of trusted transportation partners ensures that we can find the trucks to move your containerized cargo when and where you need them.

Our road and rail solutions integrate seamlessly with our other services, allowing UWL to provide truly multimodal, door-to-door solutions.

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UWL provides intermodal container drayage services for ocean moves through our trusted network of trucking partners

UWL provides intermodal container drayage services for ocean moves through our trusted network of trucking partners
UWL provides warehousing and distribution services through our sister company, World Distribution Services
Storage & Distribution Solutions
Need warehousing or distribution help once your import products arrive in the United States? 
Yep! We do that too.

Through our sister company World Distribution Services, we are able to provide warehousing and distribution services in strategic locations near major ports along the East and Gulf coast, with additional 4PL warehousing partners on the West Coast.

We offer transloading, cross-docking, retail consolidation/deconsolidation, inventory management, order fulfillment, and more value-added services to fulfill your warehousing and distribution needs. 

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UWL provides warehousing and distribution services through our sister company, World Distribution Services

Licenses & Memberships

UWL is a full-service, licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Transportation Intermediary (OTI), Licensed & Bonded Freight Forwarder, and is C-TPAT compliant & certified.  

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Request a quote today!
If you need help importing or exporting your ocean freight, contact us today!

Give us a call at 440-356-5353 or send us an email using the form below and one of our team members will be happy to help you!

*Notes: UWL does not handle shipments of personal effects for private individuals.
As a C-TPAT certified company, UWL is prohibited from doing business with truck brokers per C-TPAT regulations.

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