Great World dba GWL was founded by John Ting in 1980. His vision was simple: a global logistics company that provided a complete door to door service. Building on that vision, GWL became one of the first companies in the Bay Area to combine freight forwarding and U.S. Customs clearance. Over 30 years, we have cultivated a strong network of partners throughout the world, from Asia to Latin America to Europe to the United States.
Great World dba GWL is dedicated to fostering educated importers and exporters, empowering them to make informed decisions regarding their logistical needs.
Our Core Service Values are:
Communication – Great World places a strong emphasis on ease of communication and transparency. We believe an educated and informed importer / exporter is one who will make the best decisions for their company. Importers and exporters are encouraged to consult with us on a regular basis. Our team members are trained to be proactive in watching out for our customer’s needs.
Great World dba GWL is always striving to find ways to make the shipping process run faster and smoother. This includes using the latest technologies and constantly reviewing our operating procedures.
Integrity – Great World takes pride in our honesty, fairness, and accountability. Doing the right thing is our top priority.
Great World dba GWL advantages
Air freight is the fastest way to move cargo. Transit times from port to port typically range from one to three days.
Ocean freight is the most economical shipping solution. Transit times from port to port typically range from one to four weeks.
Ground transportation (truck or rail) can be a daunting task trying to find the right mix of speed and affordability.
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Regardless of the size or complexity, Great World can find the right solution to load, store, pack, and fulfill your goods.
FDA and OGAs
In addition to Customs, Great World clears other government agencies such as USDA, CPSC, DOT, EPA, F&W, FCC, ATF.
Most importers are required to purchase a Customs Bond, which serves as a guarantee that fees due to Customs will be paid.
Great World helps exporters submit Electronic Export Information (EEI) within minutes via AES.