DCL.... A Little Background
Direct Container Line, a predecessor company, was founded in August 1978 to service the ocean transportation needs of Australian importers buying food products from US manufacturers. By taking advantage of the transition in shipping to containerization, DCL was able to offer smaller US exporters the most cost-effective way to ship their goods to international markets. Initial trade service from the West Coast of the US to Australia/New Zealand rapidly expanded to cover the total US and worldwide markets.
DCL is now the largest non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), according to figures published in the Journal of Commerce.
DCL has received the President's "E" Award for
Excellence in Exporting, in honor of significant contributions to US
export efforts. We have also received the "E Star" award for continued
leadership in promoting US exports to worldwide markets.
DCL is a member of the OTS Logistics group. OTS and its subsidiaries operate over 90 offices in 100+ countries. In January 2012, OTS Logistics Group was acquired by London based private equity Man Capital LLP.