We pride ourselves on our ability to provide logistical solutions to companies in a diverse range of industries—industries that value personalized service, consistent delivery, and meticulous attention to detail.
Our teams of professionals offer extensive expertise in global logistics and an unparalleled commitment to providing excellent service tailored to your requirements. With our in-house professional talent, Unitrans can solve any logistical challenge, no matter how complex.
Unitrans is solution-oriented from beginning to end, 24-7. The job is done right, on time, and hassle-free—and always without a second thought from you.
International Logistics since 1977
Unitrans International has been providing tailored international shipping and logistics services across the globe since 1977. For over 35 years, Unitrans' mission has remained steadfast and strong: to provide our clients with personalized logistics solutions and unparalleled service. Peace of mind, every time.
Our team of professionals have highly specialized backgrounds and extensive training in the global logistics industry. Beyond this industry-leading logistics expertise, each Unitrans' employee offers unmatched levels of customer service to every one of our clients.
Corporate Responsibility is the core
component of Unitrans International
Corporation's business culture.
From inception, we ensure that our business solutions are developed in a manner consistent with current safety and environmental standards, as well as the requirements of financial and social responsibility. Unitrans takes particular care to ensure our processes encompass the necessary elements needed to meet our internal and external customer needs and all regulatory requirements.
Global Standards of Excellence
Unitrans International Corporation is the U.S. representative of the World Air Cargo Organization (WACO), which includes members from over 60 countries. WACO members share key operational and information technology standards and must meet the highest financial standards.
Unitrans is also the U.S. licensee of Pharmafreight, a globally recognized, ethically led quality standard for the protection and movement of healthcare products around the world.
Experience the Unitrans' Difference
At Unitrans International Corporation, our top priority is your Peace of Mind. Every Time. That's why, no matter what obstacles arise or how unique or sensitive the task, we'll solve it—and without a second thought from you. That's the Unitrans difference.
UniForce Logistics System
We understand the importance of technology; accurate and rapid flow of information is a critical requirement to ensure the smooth and predictable movement of freight. Our technology strategy is based on ediEnterprise from CargoWise, a world leader in Freight Management Systems.
The ediEnterprise system is a complete global freight solution to manage bookings, local cartage, transport, shipping, customs, warehousing and more. Unitrans exchanges data in real time with our agents, customers and other partners which enables us to provide the very highest level of service.
Unitrans' specialized services in Air, Ocean, Domestic, and Customs/Compliance all mean one less worry for you.
At Unitrans International Corporation, we provide expertise, competitive rates, personalized service, and efficient shipping solutions for all of your airfreight needs.
Whether you need express service, monitored door-to-door service, consolidated services or aircraft charters and onboard couriers, Unitrans has the expertise to provide the most effective shipping solutions. The experience, competitive rates and personalized service that we provide is the right choice for all of your critical air export needs.
Our highly motivated and trained staff is well-versed in the many technical aspects of U.S. government regulations, state and commerce department licensing requirements, foreign government forms, transportation documents and international collection and banking procedures.
We are an authorized IATA agent and also an IAC (Indirect Air Carrier) authorized by the U.S. TSA. Some of our locations are also authorized cargo screening locations (CCSF) which eliminates the need for airlines to further screen your important shipments.
Unitrans International Corporation knows that getting your freight to its destination is only one piece of the puzzle. That's why we're here for you every step of the way – even through customs.
Our Customs House Brokerage (CHB) department has more than two decades of experience in dealing with our customers import needs. By utilizing advanced electronic connections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, as well as other agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we are able to expedite your shipments through customs through any U.S. port. In many cases, this can be done prior to the physical arrival of goods.
Our knowledgeable and licensed staff is also proficient in analyzing and managing the sometimes-complicated technical details involved in import transactions, as well as ensuring your goods are classified properly for each and every shipment. Besides managing the customs clearance of your goods, we also ensure the proper handling of your goods in transit (i.e. temperature control) up to final point of delivery.
Unitrans offers a comprehensive duty drawback program to reclaim funds from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Our licensed Customs Brokers will assist you in identifying and arranging for duty drawbacks. This type of program is available for unused merchandise, textiles and apparel, electronics and other commodities.
FDA & PGA/Regulatory Compliance
Customs and Regulatory Compliance is now critical for exporters and importers alike. Our specialists have extensive experience in compliance with both export and import regulations. We can provide guidance on State Department Licenses, Export Regulations, FDA, ITAR and customs compliance as well as documentation retention policies. Unitrans will assist you every step of the way in becoming and remaining compliant.
Unitrans International Corporation offers the same personalized service, meticulous attention to detail and logistical expertise wherever you ship your goods – internationally or domestically. Your worry-free experience with us is always the same.
Please contact us for more information about our Domestic services
Shipping by ocean is an efficient way to transport your goods anywhere in the world, and when you ship with Unitrans, you get a knowledgeable staff to handle everything for you, as well as a large selection of shipping options.
From order to delivery, our expert and dedicated staff handles all of the details for you, such as negotiating contracts with ocean carriers, booking shipments and preparing documentation.
We also track your cargo to the destination, checking for its safe and timely arrival. The Unitrans team can provide planning and consultation services, including cost analysis, terms of sale and letter of credit advice to simplify your financial transactions.
We are able to provide you with cost efficient solutions to all of your worldwide destinations through our network of specialized agents and steamship partnerships. The selection of shipping options, container specifications and packaging requirements as well as customs classification are additional areas in which our ocean export professionals can provide qualified assistance.
Our knowledge and experience handling logistics for many pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, and medical device companies provides our Life Sciences customers with Peace of Mind, Every Time.
We work with you to develop and implement comprehensive SOP's with the support of our 24/7/365 service teams and Pharma Competence Center (PCC). Our control tower and continuous surveillance system carefully monitor your shipments until they reach their destination. Risks are carefully assessed and minimized by identifying and understanding specific product handling requirements such as validated package transit time, temperature ranges, destination customs clearance and handling timeframes.
Unitrans International Corporation provides tailored products for the aerospace and defense industry including AOG, parts management as well as comprehensive compliance services. Our knowledge of export control, licensing and ITAR regulations will provide you with peace of mind, every time.
Unitrans International Corporation is a long-standing partner for the entertainment industry. We provide highly tailored solutions that include the movement of assets, marketing materials, prints and drives, production equipment and complete stage sets. In addition to our industry-specific logistics expertise, we also understand the importance of discretion and security to assure that your product is not compromised or copied illegally.
Trade shows require a special skillset including extensive knowledge of overseas customs laws as well as documentation in order to facilitate temporary imports of different types. The specialists at Unitrans will ensure that your trade show materials and booth are at the correct locations, on time.
Oil & Energy
Unitrans has extensive expertise in the planning and management of complex logistics projects. This includes machinery and equipment used in the oil and energy industries. Our clients rely on us to arrange complete door-to-door moves, including the chartering of vessels and aircraft, arranging landing rights and special road permits or deliveries to remote locations.
Unitrans has extensive expertise in the planning and management of complex logistics projects. This includes not only machinery and equipment used in the oil and gas industries but also jet engines and complete factory relocations. Our clients frequently rely on us to arrange complete door-to-door moves, including the chartering of vessels and aircraft, arranging landing rights and special road permits, as well as engaging loading and unloading equipment such as cranes.
Warehousing & Distribution
Unitrans provides a variety of warehousing and distribution as well as consulting services based on your specific needs. This includes tailored solutions for US domestic distribution or assistance with setting up a distribution center in Europe.
August 4, 2014Unitrans International Corporation announces opening of Seattle office
March 14, 2014Roadrunner Transportation Systems announces acquisition of Unitrans International
March 27, 2013Unitrans Locations receive Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) Accreditation
February 1, 2013Aquisition of Westwind International and Westwind Maritime International
November 14, 2012DOJ and SEC Issue Resource Guide on FCPA
November 1, 2012Best-in-Class Quality Management System
June 1, 2012EU and US TSA air cargo security
January 6, 2012Unitrans International Corporation Announces Management Buyout
opening of Seattle office
Unitrans International Corporation (“Unitrans”), a leading high quality, non-asset based provider of international logistics solutions based in Los Angeles, California today announced the opening of its latest office in Seattle, WA. Unitrans offers its customers international ocean and air transportation management, customs house brokerage, and domestic logistics solutions, with a focus on complex, cold chain, and high value shipments.
The Seattle office is the latest addition to our US network of offices at key strategic locations and gateways. This new site will deliver Unitrans’ unique formula of expertise coupled with attention to detail to our clients in the Pacific Northwest.
The Seattle area has become an increasingly important area not only for aerospace but also biotech, e-commerce and as an overall transit point to and from Asia.
Unitrans International Corporation
Seattle Office (SEA)
15215 52nd Ave South, Suite 203
Tukwila, WA 98188
Phone: +1 (206) 420-2752
Fax: +1 (206) 432-9334
acquisition of Unitrans International
Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS), announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Unitrans International Logistics (“Unitrans”), a leading high quality, non-asset based provider of international logistics solutions based in Los Angeles, California. The total purchase price of $55.5 million was financed by borrowings under Roadrunner’s credit facility. Unitrans offers its customers international ocean and air transportation management, customs house brokerage, and domestic logistics solutions, with a focus on complex, cold chain, and high value shipments.
Mark DiBlasi, President and CEO of Roadrunner, said, “As we have indicated, one of our key strategic objectives is expanding our international capabilities to meet our customers’ total transportation and logistics needs. The addition of Unitrans diversifies and augments our existing global supply chain solution and brings a well-run company with a proven track record of high service quality.
“Unitrans has an excellent leadership team led by Andrew Schadegg and Chris Amberg. Andrew and Chris have been integral to defining Unitrans’ strategy and shaping its culture, and will remain in place to help us realize significant growth in our international platform.”
In 2013, Unitrans generated revenues of approximately $84 million. Unitrans is expected to be accretive to Roadrunner’s earnings in 2014.
Roadrunner is a leading asset-light transportation and logistics service provider offering a full suite of solutions, including customized and expedited less-than-truckload, truckload logistics, transportation management solutions, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and comprehensive global supply chain solutions. For more information, please visit Roadrunner’s website, www.rrts.com
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains forward-looking statements that relate to future events or performance, including statements regarding Unitrans’ service offerings, the diversification and augmentation of Roadrunner’s service offerings; Roadrunner’s strategic objectives, including expanding its international capabilities, and Roadrunner’s expectation that Unitrans will be accretive to Roadrunner’s earnings in 2014.
These statements reflect Roadrunner's current expectations, and Roadrunner does not undertake to update or revise these forward-looking statements, even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied in this or other company statements will not be realized. Furthermore, readers are cautioned that these statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Roadrunner's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements.
These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to the integration of acquired companies, competition in the transportation industry, the impact of the current economic environment, Roadrunner's dependence upon purchased power, the unpredictability of and potential fluctuation in the price and availability of fuel, the effects of governmental and environmental regulations, insurance in excess of prior experience levels, and other "Risk Factors" set forth in Roadrunner's most recent SEC filings.
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Envirotainer Provider (QEP) Accreditation
Unitrans International Logistics offices in both San Francisco and Los Angeles received their QEP (Qualified Envirotainer Provider) accreditation on March 21st 2013 and further locations will be accredited in the next months.
QEP accreditation is conveyed following successful completion of strict training, procedural and audit requirements established by Envirotainer, provider of active temperature management solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry.
Andrew Schadegg, President and CEO of UNITRANS commented: “We are very excited about accreditation which again confirms that Unitrans performs for patients and the life sciences industry”.
About Unitrans: Specializing in the life sciences industry, Unitrans International Logistics provides tailored solutions focused on air and surface transportation, customs brokerage, cold chain management, regulatory compliance, and strict adherence to integrated SOP’s across complex supply chains.
A world-leader in secure cold chain logistics solutions, primarily within the healthcare and biotech industries, Envirotainer manufactures and leases active temperature-controlled container solutions for air transportation, including validation, support and service. Envirotainer operates through an open, global network of airline companies and logistics partners. The company is represented in nearly 50 countries around the world with headquarters outside of Stockholm, Sweden.Back
Westwind International and
Westwind Maritime Internationals
Unitrans International Logistics is pleased to announce the acquisition of Westwind International and Westwind Maritime International, a specialized logistics provider headquartered near Chicago, Illinois.
Westwind serves customers globally with international freight forwarding, customs brokerage and compliance services.
“Westwind is a high-quality company that delivers valuable expertise to a key part of our long term growth strategy. This includes specialty services for clients in the healthcare, technology and defense industries," said Andrew Schadegg, Unitrans International Corporation’s president.
Along with their proven track record Westwind has strong customer and carrier relationships as well as excellent staff and management.
Schadegg continued, "We see substantial long-term opportunity as shippers increasingly look to logistics providers to provide not only tailored logistics but also comprehensive compliance services.
Together, Unitrans and Westwind will be in a strong competitive position to capitalize on opportunities in international trade”.
Ed Korleski, founder and President of Westwind said “It was our priority to ensure that Westwind be acquired by a company that is strongly positioned for success, while sharing similar cultural values of excellence, performance and attention to detail" and further "Joining with Unitrans allows Westwind to offer its customers a wider service offering, as well as provide employees with growth opportunities in the future” said Korleski. Henry Gayheart, district manager will head the Chicago branch.
With this acquisition Unitrans now adds the important cities of Chicago and Miami to our network of offices.Back
On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities Exchange "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act", which is available to all businesses on the SEC website.Back
Certification also recognizes Unitrans' commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Unitrans International Corporation, an industry-leading international logistics provider, announced today that it was awarded the International Standards Organization's (ISO) certification for quality management.
This standard, officially known as ISO 9001, recognizes Unitrans' quality management practices and dedication to continuous improvement.
"The certification is yet more evidence of our unyielding commitment to continuous quality improvement and our meticulous attention to detail," said Andrew Schadegg, President of Unitrans International Corporation. "Our ISO certification is just one more factor distinguishing us from our competition."Back
The European Union (EU) and the US TSA (Transportation Security Administration) agreed on June 1st 2012 to recognize each others air cargo security procedures.
This agreement also includes Switzerland and streamlines the air cargo security process once implemented.
The TSA press release is available hereBack
Announces Management Buyout
LOS ANGELES, CA – Unitrans International Corporation (“Unitrans”), a leading international logistics provider announced today the closing of a management buyout backed by Andrew Schadegg, Chris Amberg and Palm Beach Capital (“PBC”).
Mr. Schadegg, the current Vice President of Sales, has assumed the role of President, and Mr. Amberg, the current Vice President, San Francisco, has assumed the role of Executive Vice President. In addition, the current executive team of Unitrans remains in place following the transaction.
Unitrans is recognized in the industry as a company that provides an exceptional level of know-how and personalized customer service coupled with efficient logistics solutions to its clients. Andrew Schadegg said, “We are extremely pleased to partner with Palm Beach Capital, as they are uniquely qualified to help align Unitrans with the tremendous opportunity that we have to advance our capabilities and services for our customers."Back
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Unitrans International Corporation
15215 52nd Avenue S
Los Angeles Contacts
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Mr. Andrew Schadegg
Mr. Fred Saxer
Mr. Eduard E. Morf
Mr. Kai Kittscher
Ms. Chandra Kim
Ms. Paige Weiss
Mr. Ken Patimeteeporn
Ms. Janet Closs
Mr. Daniel Guggisberg
Ms. Leticia Eninger
Ms. Jeanet Molina-Abrogar
Mr. Mark Bichsel
San Francisco Contacts
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Mr. Chris Amberg
Mr. Tom Weber
Mr. Shawn Crimmins
Ms. Sophia Mahe
Ms. Tracey Hess
Ms. Cleo Reyes
Ms. Angie Colet Martinez
New York Contacts
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Mr. Rene M. Schaub
Ms. Virginia Coaxum
Mr. Patrick Murillo
Mr. Dave Janzow (PHL)
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Mr. Henry Gayheart
Mr. Timothy Peat
Mr. John Brodersen
Ms. Harriet Schorsch