Hat Trick: World Group Selected as Top Workplace for Third Straight Year

Hat Trick: World Group Selected as Top Workplace for Third Straight Year  

Continued emphasis on culture keeps company growing year over year  


July 6, 2022 – Cleveland, Ohio – World Group is honored to be named a Top Workplace for Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. This is the company’s third straight appearance on the list, which is based solely on employee feedback.  

“As an organization, the culture we have is what drives our business,” said World Group Chairman Fred Hunger. “Our core values are what we use to hire, make key business decisions, and really operate on a day-to-day basis. It’s humbling to me to know that our employees feel so positively about what we’ve built and what we’re continuing to build.” 

Over the last 18 months, World Group has experienced record growth, leading to an expansion of employees across the country. The employee base today is 25% larger versus two years ago, and still the culture has remained strong in all areas.  

“Being in honored in this way, by our employees, tells us that we are doing some things very well from a people standpoint,” says Chief Culture Office Michael Smith. “Growing at the rate we have can sometimes damage an organization. I’m thrilled that we have been growing with focus and a commitment to those core values and our culture. It’s critical that we continue this way into the future.”  

The organizations ongoing success can be attributed also to its longevity. In 2020, World Group’s founding company, World Shipping, celebrated 60 years of business on the Great Lakes. And in October 2021, ContainerPort Group (CPG®) celebrated 50 years of operation in the intermodal drayage space.  

Added Hunger: “To me, we are still just getting started on our journey. There’s a lot more to do and we have the people, the technology, and the know-how to get it done.” 


World Group was founded over 60 years ago as a pioneer in vessel agency services on the Great Lakes. Today, we’re home to a portfolio of globally trusted brands that deliver customers end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions, including ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and World Shipping, Inc. With industry-leading products in ocean drayage and domestic trucking, freight forwarding and air freight, customs house brokerage, vessel husbandry, and warehousing and distribution, customers around the globe use our services to simplify their supply chains and reliably move freight.  


They offer career opportunities across the country for innovators in the transportation industry. Their award-winning culture is anchored in people who live and breathe the core values daily. Learn how you can join the World Group family by visiting their careers page.