World Shipping opens Ontario office to serve Canadian ports

(CLEVELAND) — World Shipping Inc. has expanded its Great Lakes vessel operations agency network to include Canadian ports. Effective March 1, World Shipping will open a fully staffed agency office in Hamilton, Ontario, to provide vessel owners and operators the same service at Canadian ports as the company has provided to U.S. Great Lakes ports since its founding in 1960.

The Canadian Great Lakes vessel operations network includes the ports of Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto, Oshawa, Picton, Welland Canal, Port Weller, Port Colborne, Thorold and Nanticoke.

The expansion of the Great Lakes vessel operations network closes a gap in the Eastern region of the Great Lakes by creating a continuous network of vessel operating offices servicing Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal ports, providing the customers of World Shipping with the opportunity to use a single agent, while transiting beyond the St. Lawrence Seaway for all Great Lakes ports on both the U.S. and Canadian side.

The Canadian Great Lakes vessel operations network will be managed by Canadian J.F. Walker, who will serve as general manager at the vessel operations office in Hamilton, Ontario. “J.F. brings a wealth of experience stemming from 14 years in the vessel husbandry industry. His knowledge and reputation has earned widespread industry respect — we are extremely pleased to have him as a part of our team,” said Fred Hunger, chief executive officer, World Shipping.

Inspired by opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, Jack Hunger founded World Shipping in 1960. Over 55 years later, his legacy continues with The World Group of Companies providing innovative cargo transportation and freight services. Headquartered in Cleveland, The World Group companies include World Shipping, ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers. World Shipping is an independent shipping agency specializing in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics.

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By Professional Mariner Staff