OWL increases European footprint
Non-vessel-operating common carrier Ocean World Lines said Wednesday it has opened offices in Berlin, Germany, and Gdynia, Poland, to support increasing customer requirements for ocean and air services in the region, as well as Eastern Europe.
OWL's Berlin office is primarily dedicated to air freight, including services for cargo pickup and consolidation, trucking, warehousing, cargo packing and crating, cargo insurance, cargo de-consolidation and distribution.
The Poland office is part of OWL's expansion plans in Eastern Europe and offers a full range of services, including pre-carriage and on-carriage.
OWL has been servicing the European market since 1992 and is represented in all major cities and ports.
Cord Bruegge, OWLs managing director for Europe, said the NVO has seen more manufacturers moving sourcing from Asia to Eastern European factories due to the geographical and time zone advantages, lower transportation costs, quality and competitive pricing.
OWL plans to go further into the Eastern European countries and will add more locations in 2011, including an office in Szczecin, Poland's seventh-largest city situated in the Northwest where the river Odra meets the Baltic Sea.