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Air
When time is of the essence, there can be no better choice than U-Freight’s airfreight operations. Our airfreight teams around the world offer specialist expertise in the complete range of air import, export, express courier and door-to-door services.
 
With scheduled and consolidation services for imports and exports, we seamlessly connect the world’s major industrial markets with IATA-accredited services that deliver on our promises.
 
As an aviation security-listed agent, U-Freight's airfreight hubs have access to X-ray machines for cargo screening, roller beds that are convenient for constructing export consoles and deconsolidating import units, plus decompression facilities for oversized cargoes. Direct computerised links to national Customs authorities allow U-Freight’s experts to provide 24/7 services including expedited, courier and time-definite operations to facilitate international cargo across borders worldwide.
Ocean
U-Freight provides worldwide ocean freight services to most of the major economies with efficient forwarding, common carriage, storage and delivery operations from origin to destination. U-Freight also offers cargo consolidation and deconsolidation services via U-Freight's own container freight stations, and project logistics teams. U-Freight also offers specialized ocean freight services for oversized and project cargo. U-Freight's affiliated companies in China are registered with the Ministry of Transport, PRC as NVOCCs.
In the U.S. Trades, U-Freight offers ocean freight services through its affiliated companies that are licensed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries ("OTI"): U OCEAN USA CORP. a freight forwarder and WORLDWIDE CONTAINER TRANSFER CORP. ("WCT") an NVOCC. Both of U-Freight's OTIs offer the same professional and specialized services as outlined above. Worldwide Container Transfer Corp. ("WCT") has opted to utilize a combination of published rates pursuant to 46 C.F.R. §520, and non-exclusive use of Negotiated Rate Arrangements ("NRAs") pursuant to 46 C.F.R. §§532.1-532.9. For access to WCT's FMC tariff,
Sailing schedules are available via email, as well as liner terms Bills of Lading, multiple port and service options, competitive rates and fast transit times. Your cargo benefits from U-Freight's licensed OTIs and comprehensive domestic distribution and storage operations, allowing U-Freight to offer nationwide expedited delivery services to final destination.
Overland
Overland, our experienced and highly trained operators can provide a complete range of groupage, part load and full load services with dedicated express transit and super-express options in numerous markets across the globe, often as timetabled, scheduled departures.
Some of our more specialised services include intermodal, out of gauge and heavy lift options. Our intermodal freight consignments typically combine road and rail freight, benefitting from increased speed, lower CO2 emissions and more cost-effective pricing options. Among our other specialist services, our out of gauge solutions provide for goods which are wider, taller or longer than a traditional transport unit. Additionally, we offer a specialist heavy lift service which can transport items which exceed standard road weight limits.
Our advanced Freight Management Systems enable us to track and trace from origin through to final delivery as well as allowing timed collection and delivery options from a full range of destination services, supported by full in-house Customs operations to make overland move as efficient as possible.
This effective operational structure enables frequent departures with highly competitive transit times across our overland network, all controlled by freight professionals at a regional Hub in your area.
Brokerage
We work very closely with national Customs authorities in every important freight market. This close working allows us to offer extensive and timely advice on Customs procedures, rates of duty, as well as providing a full Customs brokerage service to our clients to ease the shipment of their cargoes across borders worldwide.

We can ‘clear’ goods through Customs barriers for importers and exporters by helping to prepare documents and/or electronic submissions, calculate and pay on behalf of the client taxes, duties and excises, and facilitate communication between the importer/exporter and governmental authorities.

We never forget that the cost of delays at borders can turn a profitable shipment into a loss-making exercise. Our Customs brokerage service helps you get your goods around the world without delay.
Air
When time is of the essence, there can be no better choice than U-Freight’s airfreight operations. Our airfreight teams around the world offer specialist expertise in the complete range of air import, export, express courier and door-to-door services.
 
With scheduled and consolidation services for imports and exports, we seamlessly connect the world’s major industrial markets with IATA-accredited services that deliver on our promises.
 
As an aviation security-listed agent, U-Freight's airfreight hubs have access to X-ray machines for cargo screening, roller beds that are convenient for constructing export consoles and deconsolidating import units, plus decompression facilities for oversized cargoes. Direct computerised links to national Customs authorities allow U-Freight’s experts to provide 24/7 services including expedited, courier and time-definite operations to facilitate international cargo across borders worldwide.
Ocean
U-Freight provides worldwide ocean freight services to most of the major economies with efficient forwarding, common carriage, storage and delivery operations from origin to destination. U-Freight also offers cargo consolidation and deconsolidation services via U-Freight's own container freight stations, and project logistics teams. U-Freight also offers specialized ocean freight services for oversized and project cargo. U-Freight's affiliated companies in China are registered with the Ministry of Transport, PRC as NVOCCs.
In the U.S. Trades, U-Freight offers ocean freight services through its affiliated companies that are licensed by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission as Ocean Transportation Intermediaries ("OTI"): U OCEAN USA CORP. a freight forwarder and WORLDWIDE CONTAINER TRANSFER CORP. ("WCT") an NVOCC. Both of U-Freight's OTIs offer the same professional and specialized services as outlined above. Worldwide Container Transfer Corp. ("WCT") has opted to utilize a combination of published rates pursuant to 46 C.F.R. §520, and non-exclusive use of Negotiated Rate Arrangements ("NRAs") pursuant to 46 C.F.R. §§532.1-532.9. For access to WCT's FMC tariff,
Sailing schedules are available via email, as well as liner terms Bills of Lading, multiple port and service options, competitive rates and fast transit times. Your cargo benefits from U-Freight's licensed OTIs and comprehensive domestic distribution and storage operations, allowing U-Freight to offer nationwide expedited delivery services to final destination.
Overland
Overland, our experienced and highly trained operators can provide a complete range of groupage, part load and full load services with dedicated express transit and super-express options in numerous markets across the globe, often as timetabled, scheduled departures.
Some of our more specialised services include intermodal, out of gauge and heavy lift options. Our intermodal freight consignments typically combine road and rail freight, benefitting from increased speed, lower CO2 emissions and more cost-effective pricing options. Among our other specialist services, our out of gauge solutions provide for goods which are wider, taller or longer than a traditional transport unit. Additionally, we offer a specialist heavy lift service which can transport items which exceed standard road weight limits.
Our advanced Freight Management Systems enable us to track and trace from origin through to final delivery as well as allowing timed collection and delivery options from a full range of destination services, supported by full in-house Customs operations to make overland move as efficient as possible.
This effective operational structure enables frequent departures with highly competitive transit times across our overland network, all controlled by freight professionals at a regional Hub in your area.
Brokerage
We work very closely with national Customs authorities in every important freight market. This close working allows us to offer extensive and timely advice on Customs procedures, rates of duty, as well as providing a full Customs brokerage service to our clients to ease the shipment of their cargoes across borders worldwide.

We can ‘clear’ goods through Customs barriers for importers and exporters by helping to prepare documents and/or electronic submissions, calculate and pay on behalf of the client taxes, duties and excises, and facilitate communication between the importer/exporter and governmental authorities.

We never forget that the cost of delays at borders can turn a profitable shipment into a loss-making exercise. Our Customs brokerage service helps you get your goods around the world without delay.
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Raising a glass to UFL

Old World or New World, as a product, wine is a perishable product and UFL’s expertise in handling perishable traffic guarantees that when a connoisseur enjoys a fine vintage or a bottle is opened at a barbeque, there is a good chance that its safe delivery has been guaranteed by UFL.

While the Group handles wine shipments throughout its network, special investments have been made to support the growing wine business in China. One of UFL Logistics’ facilities in Hong Kong has been officially approved by the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) for the provision of commercial wine storage. HKQAA has partnered with the industry to develop the HKQAA Wine Storage Management Systems Certification Scheme for wine storage companies and wine retailers. The certification means that UFL Logistics (HK) Limited is officially able to provide commercial wine storage services within the company’s warehouse at Kwai Chung.

*Under the law of Hong Kong, intoxicating liquor must not be sold or supplied to a minor in the course of business.

Greening the world thanks to UFL

The growing renewable energy sector is demanding new standards in freight forwarding and offering new challenges to freight forwarders. UFL is pleased to step up to the plate to help deliver a greener world.

The main cargo dimension to renewable energy production is that the locations for generation are often not in traditional industrial or urban centres. Remote landscapes, often precious and protected, are increasingly the locations where turbo, wind and alternative energy production is taking place. With this is coming the provision of transmission lines that connect the green energy to national power grids.

UFL is developing a specialisation in moving the materials and equipment required for the new generations of renewable energy. For example, manufacturers of high-performance silicon solar cells and modules, in both the upstream and downstream sides of their supply chain, handling the logistics management of new and pre-owned capital equipment, raw materials and finished product are now turning to UFL to power their projects.

Second hand is always first class at UFL

Previously owned capital equipment is a special capital handling specification for the transport management of some highly sensitive equipment that our clients entrust to us.

As a ‘logistics-smart’ company, we have taken the experience gained in the computer and electronics sector and our quality policy is geared towards adherence to customer requirements and zero incidences of service failures as we guarantee previously owned equipment arrives as good as new.

Read all about it

UFL Books has an excellent portfolio of global freight and logistics services for international publishing companies enabling us to ship printed materials from one parcel up to full containers.

We offer publishers a full range of value added logistical operations including storage and breakbulk operations; pick and pack and bar-coding. UFL Books delivers multimodal flexibility and local knowledge. All of which allows us to closely monitor your printed materials on the move.

We offer fiscal consultancy and advice services, market intelligence and assistance in product purchase and sales, including all documentation.

Our comprehensive support services help you move your printed materials from origin through to final destination - we deal with books from cover to cover.

Tailor-made services for the fashion industry

UFL's tailor-made services for the worldwide garment industry never go out of fashion. This is because our centralised control co-ordinates transportation with production schedules at factories and pro-actively generating flight or vessel plans for better stock control at the destination to ensure the earliest release of garments.

UFL warehouses have racking for garments on hangers, which then transfer to a fleet of specially designed containers to get them to your markets wrinkle-free and in top condition. We consistently provide value-added options to our fast and reliable services ensuring shipments arrive at destination. These options include: a hand-carry service for "time-sensitive" samples; regular market updates on the worldwide garment market; website shipment tracking and tracing; website airway bill printing; automatic e-mail pre-alerts on every shipment.

We will design a bespoke transportation solution to fit garment suppliers or importers so you can ensure timely delivery to your customers.

FINE ART LOGISTICS

UFL Singapore’s ArtSafe division is setting the standard for fine arts storage in its Changi South facility. However, it is more than just a static storage site – the facility contains an exhibit space for the showcasing of artwork by local artists.

For the future, ArtSafe Singapore is looking to organise a global team to handle art logistics with participation from companies throughout the UFL network. This may involve the movement of fragile, valuable and priceless art pieces to parks, buildings, hotels, museums, art galleries and private collectors around the world. The service will offer museum/gallery-standard specialised and custom-designed art packing and crating; insurance cover; temporary import and re-export customs clearance; as well as air-ride transportation where necessary.

TH Ong, managing director of UFL Singapore, said: “We appreciate the power and value of the arts; and fully understand that nothing short of spotless handling and respectful treatment is the only appropriate treatment for works of art. “Service is what makes the difference at ArtSafe. Clients can comfortably leave all the planning and co-ordination of their art storage and shipment to us.”

For more information about ArtSafe, please visit https://www.artsafesg.com/

UFL plugged into electronic shipping

UFL provides solutions to some of the most complex supply chain requirements of any industry. In a sector characterised by high value components, rapid obsolescence and product complexity, UFL has responded to the needs of IT and electronic goods manufacturers by developing a range of value-added services that reduce cycle times and improve performance.

Our technology solutions are built around core services including inbound logistics to production facilities including vendor hubs; turnkey production of hardware and software kits; integrated warehousing and transportation; delivery and installation, including reverse logistics; and, aftermarket parts distribution and services.

Just the right medicine from UFL

UFL is proud that its biotech and pharmaceutical services represent the highest standards in shipping some of the world’s most delicate and life-saving cargoes.

Pharmaceutical shipments require the type of sophisticated and dedicated shipping services that UFL is proud to offer. UFL has logistics hubs in China and across South East Asia as well as our flagship logistics hub in Shanghai to support significant temperature-controlled shipments in the region as well as being a vital building block in our global network.

Clients will be reassured that our reliable and consistent pharmaceutical logistics services ensure compliance with government agencies’ requirements worldwide. Manufacturers, wholesalers, drug store companies, medical device manufacturers, health authorities, hospital supply companies or other healthcare providers, looking for a supply chain partner will benefit from UFL’s highly disciplined processes, high quality standards and commitment to zero defects in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

UFL gets off the ground

UFL’s provision of supply chain management services to manufacturers, operators and vendors involved in the global aviation and aerospace industry is supported by a hub in Singapore. Experience gained in Singapore has given the company an edge in supplying aviation and aerospace customers throughout UFL’s international network.

Whether it is a critical AOG (Aircraft on Ground) shipment that needs to move from Singapore to San Francisco, or from Hong Kong to London Heathrow, UFL’s network of offices and collection services means that it can offer cost-effective, reliable logistics solutions throughout the sector. The Singapore hub investment reflects that, rather than using facilities in North America and Europe, increasingly aircraft operators are sending aircraft to highly skilled repair locations across Asia, which offer a lower cost base.

UFL specialises in aircraft parts moved for installation on an aircraft; parts shipped in for overhaul and then returned to the original location; parts moved to another location after repair and overhaul; and parts returned after loan to another operator; all supported by real time global tracking, tracing and delivery confirmation services, already provided by UFL’s award-winning AFSA communications systems.

Life in the fast lane with UFL

The UFL Group provides a range of supply chain solutions to the global automotive industry to help manufacturers and suppliers implement leaner, more efficient supply chains that support new model development and shorter product life cycles.

Our services include managing the logistics of inbound services and delivering production line components, inventory services including inventory financing and procurement, configuration and preparation of sub-assembly facilities, as well as the physical movement of assemblies within production plants.

In addition, the group is also able to offer intercontinental freight management services and after-market operations, including supplying spare parts to dealer networks and after-sales operations. 

UFL's pace setting IT services also benefit companies in the automotive sector, which are able to use UFL's computerised inventory management tools to help optimise JIT operations.

Fine Art Logistics
UFL Singapore’s ArtSafe division is setting the standard for fine arts storage in its Changi South facility. However, it is more than just a static storage site – the facility contains an exhibit space for the showcasing of artwork by local artists.
For the future, ArtSafe Singapore is looking to organise a global team to handle art logistics with participation from companies throughout the UFL network.
This may involve the movement of fragile, valuable and priceless art pieces to parks, buildings, hotels, museums, art galleries and private collectors around the world.
The service will offer museum/gallery-standard specialised and custom-designed art packing and crating; insurance cover; temporary import and re-export customs clearance; as well as air-ride transportation where necessary.
TH Ong, managing director of UFL Singapore, said: “We appreciate the power and value of the arts; and fully understand that nothing short of spotless handling and respectful treatment is the only appropriate treatment for works of art.
“Service is what makes the difference at ArtSafe. Clients can comfortably leave all the planning and co-ordination of their art storage and shipment to us.”
Whatever market you plan to transport your FBA shipments, there will be a variety of local procedures to which you will need to adhere, and you will require an importer of record. Rest assured, the U-Freight Group is fully qualified to handle these issues in all the FBA markets that we cover.
Our various eCommerce fulfillment centres around the world are able to pick, pack, label and ship your products whilst adhering strictly to FBA guidelines, as well as offering some tailor-made additional options such as kitting, assembly, inserts and repackaging.
The portfolio of multimodal freight and logistics consol services that we offer worldwide enables us to ship your products direct to destination via the most efficient and cost effective mode - land, sea or air.
U-Freight expedites delivery of our clients inventory to the FBA warehouses by creating a shipping plan, packing their products and sending their inventory to the fulfillment centres that Amazon designates, using a mutually agreed shipping mode and carrier of your choice.
Having to deal with returns is one of the unavoidable consequences of taking your products to market via FBA, with its strict policies on stock that is not sold. Once again, with our long experience as an FBA supplier, together with the broad range of services that our eCommerce fulfillment centers offer, we are able to provide full support.
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WorldACD Air Cargo reports Lunar New Year surge
The U-Freight Group, which has a strong presence in the expedited international airfreight business, notes that in the final week before the Lunar New Year (LNY) on February 10, air cargo rates from China have experienced a significant surge, as revealed by the latest data from WorldACD Market Data, reports the American Journal of Transportation.
2024-02-20
Maersk says Red Sea vessel diversions could extend into second half of 2024
With a comprehensive network of international container shipping services, including LCL and FCL import and export operations, the U-Freight Group notes that A.P. Moller-Maersk, the second-largest global ocean carrier, is advising customers to prepare for a Red Sea crisis that could stretch well into the second half of this year.
2024-02-15
IATA to emphasise air cargo's worth at WCS
With our headquarters, as well as several freight and logistics hubs in Hong Kong, we note that the key messages that IATA'S global head of cargo wants to share at the trade body's 2024 World Cargo Symposium (WCS) which will be held here is that "air cargo's success matters" to the global economy.
2024-02-14
U-Freight welcomes latest decision on container shipping rules
As a leading provider of ocean freight forwarding services, we welcome the news that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will not recommend to the Secretary of State for Business and Trade that the current Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) be replaced by a UK equivalent when it expires on 25 April 2024.
2024-02-13