Lake Success, New York – Ocean World Lines (OWL), <http://www.owlusa.com/> a global, single source NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and a subsidiary of Pacer International, Inc., opens its third office in Poland today located at the country’s capital and largest city of Warsaw.
OWL’s Warsaw branch office is situated one kilometer from the largest airport in Poland and offers air, ocean, trucking, warehousing and customs clearance services with specific expertise in the region. The office acts as a regional hub to control and manage all import and export activities for OWL’s customers who have their registered offices and management located in Warsaw.
“Not even a year has passed and OWL is opening its third office in Poland – this is obviously a thriving part of the world,” said Cord Brügge, managing director, Ocean World Lines Europe. “The first two offices are situated in the port cities of Gdynia and Szczecin, whereas Warsaw is located in the central part of Poland and is the biggest city with its population of 1.7 million citizens. We needed this location to be closer to our clients and to provide them with direct care on the highest level.”
The new Warsaw office is part of OWL’s continued expansion in Eastern Europe. “We are seeing more and more manufacturing in this region which has led to a shift in sourcing from Asia to Eastern European factories,” said Bruegge.
“By opening offices in Gdynia, Szczecin, and now Warsaw we are increasing the geographic locations our customers have to select from in one of the hottest economies in Europe,” said Bruegge. “When you look at how fast Poland is developing, our growing presence there will help us better serve our customers’ shipping needs and offer the most flexibility.”
The new office is located at: Ocean World Lines Poland Sp. z o.o., Sabały 58, 02-174 Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 260 kilometers (162 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometers (186 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains . Its population as of June 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855, and the Warsaw metropolitan area at approximately 2,631,902. Warsaw is the 9th largest city in the European Union by population.
Warsaw is also known as the "phoenix city" as it recovered from extensive damage during World War II (during which 80% of its buildings were destroyed), being rebuilt with the effort of Polish citizens. Warsaw has given its name to the Warsaw Confederation, Warsaw Pact, the Duchy of Warsaw, Warsaw Convention, Treaty of Warsaw and the Warsaw Uprising.
About Ocean World Lines
Ocean World Lines, a subsidiary of Pacer International, is one of the largest fully bonded NVOCCs in the world. OWL, known in the industry by its iconic owl logo, maintains more than 45 service contracts with the top ocean carriers and handles today’s most complex global supply chain requirements.
Founded in 1979, OWL works with importers, exporters and freight forwarders to move all types of cargo and provides global ocean and air door-to-door service. OWL offers a single source experience for its customers coupled with leading-edge technology for a truly value-based solution.
With over 250 employees worldwide, OWL has offices located in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Qingdao, Singapore, Tokyo, Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Long Beach, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Norfolk, San Francisco, Seattle, Gdynia, Szczecin, Ipswich, Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg, as well as a network of agents worldwide.
About Pacer International
Pacer International, a leading global door-to-door solutions provider, offers a broad array of services to facilitate the movement of freight from origin to destination through its intermodal and logistics operating segments. The intermodal segment offers container capacity, integrated local transportation services, and door-to-door intermodal shipment management. The logistics segment provides truck brokerage, warehousing and distribution, international freight forwarding, and supply-chain management services. For more information on Pacer International visit www.pacer.com