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Asset-based Forwarder UWL Coordinates Customs Brokerage Services with Great Lakes Vessel Husbandry Business of World Shipping, Inc.

Asset-based Forwarder UWL Coordinates Customs Brokerage Services with Great Lakes Vessel Husbandry Business of World Shipping, Inc.

CLEVELAND, OH (November 2, 2016) – UWL, Inc., 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), is a critical service provided by logistics companies to ensure that import cargo is correctly cleared with US customs. They are licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department after passing a rigorous written examination and an extensive background investigation.

“We are no longer just clearing traditional containerized imports and airfreight, but are now clearing the international bulk vessels coming into the Great Lakes today,” states Shannon Dillinger, licensed CHB at UWL. Dillinger, who offers 18 years of experience, utilizes her quality team of logistics professionals to remain competitive. “Where a traditional container vessel would require thousands of clearances, a single bulk vessel may only require a few or sometimes just one, if all the cargo is on one Bill of Lading. The main difference, however, is that you have to be on call 24 x 7 for these types of clearances and the vessels are not arriving in exact schedules like the liner vessels. This type of service takes on a whole new level for our brokerage team, as we now have to be a 24 x 7 operation.”

It is no surprise to observers that UWL would expand their comprehensive services, as World Shipping, Inc. has been in the vessel agency business for over 55 years and handles both saltwater and laker vessels in the Great Lakes. Jackie Csiszar, World Shipping’s Director-Vessel Operations, told us, “Today, we are the largest vessel agency in the U.S. and Great Lakes, with recent expansion into Lake Ontario, Canada. This new service allows the World Shipping Group of companies to expand our services to the customer. Our big advantage is that we work seamlessly internally, as we know the exact movement, berthing of the vessels and our customs brokerage team is just down the hall from my team, so we all work in unison.”

World Shipping has continued to grow significantly in 2016 and has added many jobs locally at their corporate headquarters. Today, they are now the largest logistics company in the Cleveland area.

Customs House Brokerage business inquiries may be directed to Shannon Dillinger at or 440.895.8212.


About UWL

UWL is a top 20 American-owned NVOCC and leading provider of global 3PL services. They take pride in delivering seamless supply chain solutions backed by a team of creative problem-solvers. The company specializes in ocean transportation, air freight, road and rail, warehousing and distribution, project cargo, and customs house brokerage. UWL takes pride in its owned assets: a national network of distribution centers, dependable trucking capacity, and WorldScope, a user-friendly data management platform that delivers transparency and visibility customers can count on. Wherever your freight needs to go, UWL can help get it there. To find out more, visit our website at


About World Group

World Group was founded over 60 years ago as a pioneer in vessel agency services on the Great Lakes. Today, they are home to a portfolio of globally trusted brands that deliver customers end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions, including ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and World Shipping, Inc. With industry-leading products in ocean drayage and domestic trucking, freight forwarding and air freight, customs house brokerage, vessel husbandry, and warehousing and distribution, customers around the globe use their services to simplify their supply chains and reliably move freight. 

World Group offer career opportunities across the country for innovators in the transportation industry. Their award-winning culture is anchored in people who live and breathe our core values daily. Learn how you can join the World Group family by visiting our careers page. 

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