Global, 13 January 2021: ECU Worldwide, the world leader in LCL consolidation and a major player in the global multi-modal transport business, has entered into a Joint Venture with its agent partner Uni Logistics Systems (ULS) to strengthen its presence with its own office in South Korea. After two decades of successful years of profitable partnership, the two entities will now operate together as ECU Worldwide Korea Co Ltd. Effective January 1, 2021, backed by the leadership of Mr. H. H. Lee Managing Director, ECU Worldwide Korea, the new office has been handling all customer shipments arriving across different destinations in South Korea.
“South Korea is a key trade hub in the Asia Pacific region, and an important growth driver for our network. With its strategic location and leadership position in the South Korean market, ECU Worldwide Korea Co is ideally suited for businesses across both South Korea and the region, providing transportation solutions to our regional and global customers,” said Tim Tudor, CEO, ECU Worldwide.
ECU Worldwide Korea Co Ltd is uniquely positioned to help businesses leverage South Korea’s connectivity to and from APAC especially for Japan, North Asia, and the Americas. Customers are likely to benefit from ECU Worldwide Korea Co Ltd’s Direct Service to 37 ports in Japan including ferry console service from Busan to Hakata and Tokyo. Going forward, its Export capability extends to 137 Direct Service trade lanes with 182 weekly services. Additionally, its Import capability extends to 92 Direct Service trade lanes and 132 weekly service offerings. This gives ECU Worldwide the opportunity to offer extensive coverage and to enhance customers’ supply chain agility.
In addition to creating synergies with ECU Worldwide’s global network operating in more than 180 countries, ECU Worldwide Korea Co Ltd is well-equipped to bolster businesses with its key presence in niche export trade lanes that offer connectivity to strategic hubs like Miami, San Juan, Ensenada, Lazaro Cardenas, Paranagua, Rio De Janeiro, Rio Grande, San Pedro Sula, etc. in the Americas and Akita, Chiba, Hiroshima, Imabari, Kumamoto, Naha, Naoetsu, Sendai Tokushima, and Yokkaichi in Japan.
With its own warehouse for both exports and imports, a team of expert professionals to provide customs clearances, warehousing, and multimodal transportation solutions, and supported by ECU Worldwide’s state-of-the-art digital platform ECU360 v2.0 offering door-to-door quotes and deliveries for 57 countries, ECU Worldwide Korea Co Ltd is geared to empower customers in the region with more convenient and truly seamless global logistics solutions.