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World Group Announces Acquisition of Pacific Cascade, Bolsters Service Footprint in Pacific Northwest
Pacific Cascade, founded in 2005 by Jeff Roulst, is an asset-light provider of 3PL services including drayage, warehousing, transloading, fulfillment, and more. They operate over 50 trucks and have garnered multiple motor carrier of the year honors from customers in 2016, 2020 and most recently in 2021. Additionally, in 2015, they were the first drayage provider servicing the ports of Tacoma and Seattle to become fully compliant with updated clean air regulations.
World Group CEO Fred Hunger shared the following: "We are thrilled to welcome Pacific Cascade to the World Group family. Their commitment to customers and focus on core values aligns perfectly with our vision and culture. They bring invaluable experience, a proven track record of success, and deep knowledge of the Pacific Northwest market. Having them in the fold will help us expand the breadth and scale of our existing offerings."
Just this year, World Group's top-10 U.S.-owned NVOCC and freight forwarding brand, UWL, in collaboration with Swire Shipping, launched a direct ocean express service with guaranteed capacity and market-fastest transit times between Southeast Asia and the U.S.
Hunger continued, "In addition to the launch of the Sun Chief express service, we also recently opened a distribution facility in Tacoma just a short 20-minute drive from Pacific Cascade's 267,000 sq ft distribution facility and headquarters. We have quite the synergy within our offerings for this region and we believe it will be the next big thing for customers looking for alternative transportation corridors to LA/Long Beach."
"Having Pacific Cascade as part of our roster will truly boost World Group's strength," added Hunger. "They will help us build on the momentum and investments from the last 12 months in the Pacific Northwest, and together we can continue to accomplish incredible things for our customers."
About World Group
World Group was founded over 60 years ago as a pioneer in vessel agency services on the Great Lakes. Today, they are home to a portfolio of globally trusted brands that deliver end-to-end supply chain solutions, powered by innovative technology for a new level of visibility and data analytics. With industry-leading products in ocean drayage and domestic trucking, freight forwarding/NVOCC, air freight, customs house brokerage, vessel husbandry, and warehousing and distribution, customers around the globe trust World Group brands to simplify supply chains and reliably move freight. Learn more at www.worldgrouplogistics.com.