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World Shipping, Inc. Expands Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network, Opens Office in Hamilton, Ontario to Service Canadian Ports

The Maritime Concierge for all U.S. Great Lakes Ports Now Provides Vessel Operations to Canadian Ports


CLEVELAND, OH (February 29, 2016) – World Shipping, Inc. proudly expands their Great Lakes Vessel Operations Agency Network to now include Canadian ports in addition to all U.S. Great Lakes ports. Effective March 1, 2016, World Shipping Inc. will open a fully staffed agency office in Hamilton, Ontario to provide vessel owners and operators the same world-class 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
  • Nanticoke


A Single Vessel Operations Agent

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, Inc. 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.


Canadian Leadership

The Canadian Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network will be managed by Canadian, J.F. Walker. J.F. 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,” says Fred Hunger, Chief Executive Officer, World Shipping, Inc.


J.F. Walker


Vessel Agents Since 1960

Inspired by opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959, Jack Hunger founded World Shipping, Inc. in 1960. Over 55 years later, his legacy continues with The World Group of Companies providing innovative cargo transportation and freight services while delivering the highest level of customer service available in the industry. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.

World Shipping, Inc. is an independent shipping agency specializing in vessel operations, APIS/AMS/ACI/ENOA/D, grain forwarding and project logistics. As the maritime concierge for all Great Lakes Ports, ship owners, ship operators, time charters, voyage charterers will experience best-in-class customer service, ensuring each port call and every voyage is performed in the safest, quickest and most cost efficient manner. The World Shipping, Inc. vessel operations and port agency staff provide the largest, most comprehensive geographic scope and depth of experience in the Great Lakes.


U.S. Great Lakes Vessel Operations Network include the Ports of:

  • Ashtabula
  • Bay City
  • Buffalo
  • Burns Harbor
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Conneaut
  • Detroit
  • Erie
  • Green Bay
  • Lorain
  • Ludington
  • Marinette and Menominee
  • Milwaukee
  • Muskegon
  • Ogdensburg
  • Oswego
  • Port Huron
  • Toledo


Please contact J.F. Walker, General Manager via phone at 289-775-4823 or email at for more information.

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About World Shipping, Inc.

Since 1960, World Shipping, Inc. has been active in serving shippers and receivers of international cargo operating in multiple segments, including freight forwarding, ocean freight, trucking, rail operations, warehousing and distribution, bulk liquid international logistics, and customs clearance. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, The World Group companies include World Shipping, Inc., ContainerPort Group, UWL, World Distribution Services, and NewPort Tank Containers.


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