Award recognizes the organizations’ contributions to economic and environmental vitality of the Puget Sound region
Conceived from a late-night sketch on the back of a napkin, Sun Chief Express has evolved into an award-winning express ocean product serving leading retailers and manufacturers across the globe, including several from the Fortune 500. UWL parent company, World Group, expanded in Kent, Sumner, and Tacoma to support the service, creating over 100 full-time jobs in the Pacific Northwest.
"We are honored to receive the Cargo Anchor Award from the Northwest Seaport Alliance. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into making this idea a reality and I am so proud of what we have accomplished,” said UWL President Duncan Wright.
“A huge thank you to all our customers who not only helped us build the service but continue to support this bold venture. And to our partners along the supply chain – from the terminal operators, landside logistics partners, and of course Steve Balaski and his team the NWSA, we are so grateful for your support,” said Wright.
The first-ever ocean service of its kind, Sun Chief Express directly connects Vietnam to Seattle and is built on three core pillars: speed, guarantees, and reliability.
“It is a very simple model where we are smaller, faster, nimbler, and eco-friendly. We boast the fastest overall transit time from Vietnam to the US in the current market and our performance has been recognized as best-in-class by several noteworthy publications and analysts,” said Harry Stones, Head of Trades US, Swire Shipping.
Sun Chief Express frequently tops the performance charts as one of the “most reliable niche carriers” in leading maritime analyst Sea-Intelligence's monthly reports. The service was also named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Top Supply Chain Projects list in 2023.
UWL and Swire Shipping continue to expand Sun Chief Express to better support client needs. In addition to the Vietnam to Seattle service, the companies have created a hub and spoke model in Southeast Asia to support clients shipping between Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand – markets that are traditionally underserved by mainstream carriers.
UWL & Swire Shipping's IPI solution connects Sun Chief Express cargo arriving in Seattle to markets in key Midwest cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Memphis, and Minneapolis.
UWL is a top 10 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. UWL specializes in ocean transportation, air freight, project cargo, warehousing and distribution, road and rail, chartering, bulk liquid logistics, and customs house brokerage. Proof is in their owned assets: a national network of distribution centers, dependable trucking capacity, and WorldScope, a proprietary user-friendly data management platform that delivers transparency and data that customers count on. Wherever your freight needs to go, they can help get it there.
To learn more, visit www.shipuwl.com.
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