UWL Expands Warehouse Network with Opening of Brand New Facility in Savannah, Georgia Next to the Port of Savannah
CLEVELAND, OH (June 8, 2016) – UWL is proud to announce the opening of their new facility close to the Gateway of American Commerce, the Port of Savannah, in Savannah, Georgia. The expansion in Savannah adds to the world-class logistics network and well-established warehousing footprint that UWL has in the United States.
“We look forward to elevating our service offerings through our expansion in this market,” says UWL Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Jane Colazzo. “This facility exhibits many exciting features such as: 100,000 square feet, 12 dock doors, 28’ clear height, expansive trailer parking and easy access to all major freeways. Our proximity to port allows for quick freight turnaround times and the ability to meet last minute export shipments.”
Colazzo continues: “This strategic expansion demonstrates the commitment UWL has to offering shippers a single source for logistics solutions using the interconnected warehousing network that UWL has built across the U.S. With the Savannah facility, we now have a new hub for American commerce.”
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz expands on this, providing impressive stats about the “Gateway to American Commerce. “The Port of Savannah is centrally located to serve the U.S. Southeast – the fastest growing region in the nation. This is illustrated by the fact that 22% of the U.S. population and industry is best served by the Port of Savannah and 44% are within easy reach of the inland connectivity infrastructure. As cargo demands parallel the population growth of this region, efficient access to trade via Georgia’s ports will become even more vital.”
Colazzo reflects the same enthusiasm for the partnership between UWL and the Port of Savannah. “We are very excited to begin offering services to our valued customers in the Savannah market! The work that the Georgia Ports Authority has done to grow the Port of Savannah and position it to take advantage of new market opportunities now and in the future, played a large role in our decision to locate our new facility here in Savannah. The Port has been a great partner throughout this process, and we look forward to growing that partnership and becoming an active member in the local maritime logistics community.”
The new facility will be located at 47 Sonny Perdue Drive Garden City, Georgia.
UWL is a top 20 American-owned NVOCC and leading provider of global 3PL services. We take pride in delivering seamless supply chain solutions backed by a team of creative problem-solvers. We specialize in ocean transportation, air freight, road and rail, warehousing and distribution, project cargo, and customs house brokerage. Our proof is in our owned assets: a national network of distribution centers, dependable trucking capacity, and WorldScope, a user-friendly data management platform that delivers transparency and visibility you can count on. Wherever your freight needs to go, we can help get it there. To find out more, visit our website at www.shipuwl.com.
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