UWL Moves 54,400 Tons of Gypsum for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympiad - Global Trade Magazine
  August 31st, 2015 | Written by

UWL Moves 54,400 Tons of Gypsum for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympiad

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  • The bulk cargo move of 54,400 tons of gypsum was the first of its kind for UWL Brazil.
  • UWL exec: “Our team went above and beyond to get the job done and over-exceeded customer expectations.”
  • UWL, a subsidiary of World Shipping Inc., is a full service, asset-based global 3PL.

UWL Brazil moved 54,400 tons of gypsum, a raw material that is commonly used in the creation of hotels and buildings, from the port of Garrucha to the Itaguai port, for the continued construction of the venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic games. The 2016 Olympiad is less than a year away.

The bulk cargo move was the first of its kind for UWL Brazil. To initiate the project UWL needed a bulk cargo ship that was both modern and fast. They found their match in the M.V TR Omaha, built in 2014 and weighing over 36,353 tons.

Roberto Prudente, Vice President of UWL Brazil attributes the success of the move to UWL’s dedication to world-class service and the perfect execution of his team.

“Our team went above and beyond to get the job done and over-exceeded customer expectations,” said Prudente. “It was a necessity that the move be completed quickly and we were able to deliver on that.”

UWL is a full service, asset-based global 3PL, providing freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, ocean freight, bulk liquid logistics, supply chain visibility, vessel chartering services, project cargo, and airfreight internationally. UWL, a subsidiary of World Shipping Inc., is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with additional management offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.

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