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UniGroup launches new worldwide logistics division

In an announcement made today, UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of transportation companies comprising United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and UniGroup Worldwide UTS, has introduced a new global logistics company called UniGroup Worldwide Logistics
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
August 08, 2011

As the current global workforce continues to remain in a fluid pattern of activity, logistics providers are reinventing themselves to provide value-added relocation services.

In an announcement made today, UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of transportation companies comprising United Van Lines, Mayflower Transit and UniGroup Worldwide UTS, has introduced a new global logistics company called UniGroup Worldwide Logistics.

“UniGroup Worldwide Logistics represents all of our current corporate clients and to provide tailored solutions to those that have not utilized our services before” said McClure.

“In addition to better serving our customers, the launch of UniGroup Worldwide Logistics is an important part of our plan to continue to diversify our company, which is traditionally known for moving household goods,” said UniGroup President Richard McClure.

According to McClure, the company is also positioned as a “total transportation and logistics provider” for existing clients, and those which seek its services.

“While we have been providing special product solutions for a number of years, with the current state of the economy and U.S. mobility near all-time lows, we are launching new ways to utilize our skills, assets and third party relationships during these challenging economic times. Logistics and specialized transportation services are a critical component of our company’s future,” he said.

In an interview with LM, analysts earlier suggested that such a service was overdue. The Hackett Group recently reported that “pockets of excellence” were in short supply when it came to making companies truly global.

“There’s no question that companies are facing a real roller coaster when it comes to input costs in the coming year,” said Hackett Senior Research Director Pierre Mitchell.

UniGroup Worldwide Logistics specializes in tailored supply chain solutions with a variety of global services including truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed and specialty transportation: freight forwarding; distribution services; project management, IT relocations and third-party logistics.

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Patrick Burnson
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Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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