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UTi Worldwide: Photo Release -- UTi Launches Two-Way China-Europe Rail Service to Provide Clients More Cost-Effective Options

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc.
(Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has
launched regular, guaranteed weekly rail freight service between China and
Europe to provide clients more cost-effective transport options in these
markets and beyond.

Photos accompanying this release are available at




The UTi "Iron Silk Road" rail service's first link is between Harbin and
Hamburg, featuring lower rates than air freight and shorter transit times
than ocean freight (15 days, eastbound or westbound). Other major
destinations in northern China and northern Europe, including ports, are
accessible within a few days without additional on-carriage charges. The
service also offers environmental and security benefits compared to air and
ocean transport. UTi is offering promotional pricing through 30 September
2015 to encourage current and prospective clients to try the Iron Silk Road
rail service. Interested companies should contact their local UTi office or
account representative.

The service's first runs (eastbound, 41 containers; westbound, 46 containers)
included automotive equipment, consumer goods and other freight. The Iron
Silk Road rail service's kickoff ceremony was featured on China national
television. Harbin is the capital of China's northeastern Heilongjiang
province, which the nation has targeted for economic development. The UTi
rail service is part of a joint venture agreement with strategic partner
Changjiu Logistics, the leading independent automotive logistics company in
China; Harbin Railway Bureau; and Dalian Port Investment Corp. The joint
venture company's name is HAO Logistics Co., Ltd.

"We are excited to provide economical and reliable rail service between China
and Europe to our clients," said Ditlev Blicher, UTi President, Freight
Forwarding. "This is only the first link in our Iron Silk Road rail service
and only one of the many ways we are serving the logistics requirements of
automotive, aerospace and other manufacturers."

Blicher said that UTi also offers VMI/production logistics for automotive OEMs
and Tier 1s, and aftermarket parts and accessories distribution, in China.
"The establishment of HAO Logistics helps attract more investment into
Heilongjiang province, and we believe it will elevate UTi's brand awareness
and penetration in the northeastern region of China as well," he said.

About UTi Worldwide

UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services
and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract
logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload
brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a
large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients
operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the
energy and mining, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical, and
technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network,
proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation
providers and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver
competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.

CONTACT: Katie Quinlan
Director, Global Strategic Marketing & Communications
+49 (0) 173 710 6425


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Source: UTi Worldwide via Globenewswire


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