Jiangsu Uniwill Logistics Co., Ltd.
Nanjing, China Site Visit
January 2, 2013
Mr. Johnson Cui, General Manager
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Nanjing, Jiangsu Uniwill Logistics Co., Ltd. has over 1,000 employees and branch offices along the Yangtze River including Changshu, Changzhou, Jiangyin, Jiujiang, Nantong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Taicang, Taizhou, Wuhu, Wuxi, Yangzhou, Zhangjiagang and Zhenjiang.
For freight forwarding, Uniwill Logistics’ main market is between China and Europe and North America. Although it has an extensive network along the Yangtze River, it does not have offices in coastal ports like Guangzhou, Qingdao, Shenzhen and Tianjin. Therefore, agents are used. Uniwill Logistics has an established agent network in overseas markets as well.
Uniwill Logistics has an NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) license for ocean freight and solid relationships with the top 20 ocean carriers. The main export port utilized is Shanghai. Its annual ocean freight volume is 120,000 TEUs (20′ container/trailer equivalent units) including both exports and imports. Uniwill Logistics also has experience in break bulk cargo and project logistics.
The main gateway airports used for air freight forwarding are Shanghai and Nanjing. Its annual air freight volume is around 6,000 tons for both exports and imports. Uniwill Logistics can book space from airlines directly in Nanjing.
For inland transportation, Uniwill Logistics has around 100 trucks, including some bonded trucks, and can meet customers’ requirements for distribution.
Uniwill Logistics has 60,000 square meters of warehouse space used mostly for bonded warehousing. Uniwill Logistics has good KPI (key performance indicator) performance and passed the standards per the EEIQ (entry-exit inspection and quarantine) office in Nanjing. Most of the food imports were approved to be stored in its warehouse before doing EEIQ declaration.
For customs clearance, Uniwill Logistics has a license for customs declaration and is a qualified customs broker confirmed by China Customs. It’s knowledgeable and experienced in helping customers solve many problems that arise in China Customs.
In addition, Uniwill is a domestic carrier leader along the Yangtze River. It has 15 container ships (ranging in size from 120 TEUs to 600 TEUs) to service the Yangtze River line from the Jiujiang Port to the Shanghai Port. Its Yangtze River cargo volume is around 280,000 TEUs annually. Most of the containers are exports transshipped via Shanghai (Waigaoqiao Port and Yangshan Port). Uniwill acts as the global carriers’ agent in Yangtze River domestic shipping. The port-to-port transit time from Nanjing to Waigaoqiao is 24-30 hours and from Nanjing to Yangshan is 30-33 hours. The waiting time for terminal handling is anywhere from five hours to two days.
Uniwill is a domestic carrier leader along the Yangtze River and is a good NVOCC player in East China. It has long-term relationships with its customers including Chery Automobile, Giti Tire, Midea, and Nanjing Automobile. With bonded warehousing and inland transportation, Uniwill Logistics achieved positive gross revenue growth after the economic crisis, which makes it more competitive in the market. We believe it will continue to perform well in the future.
Sources: A&A Primary Research, http://www.uniwill-logistics.com/