UTi Worldwide Inc was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on January 30, 1995 under the International Business Companies Act as an international business company and operates under the British Virgin Islands legislation governing corporations. The Company's segments include: Freight Forwarding and Contract Logistics and Distribution Segment. Freight Forwarding the Company do not own or operate aircraft or vessels and, consequently, contract with commercial carriers to arrange for the shipment of cargo. In Contract Logistics and Distribution Segment; provides services primarily relating to value-added warehousing and the subsequent distribution of goods and materials in order to meet clients inventory needs and production or distribution schedules. The Company operates a network of freight forwarding offices and contract logistics and distribution centers in a total of 59 countries. In addition, it serves its clients in 92 additional countries through independent agent-owned offices. The Companys business is managed from main support offices located in Long Beach, California, and several other locations. The Companys primary services include air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics and truckload brokerage. It also provides other supply chain management services, including consulting, the coordination of purchase orders and customized management services. Through its supply chain planning and optimization services, it assists its clients in designing and implementing solutions that improve the predictability and visibility and reduce the overall costs of their supply chains. As a freight forwarder, it conducts business as an indirect carrier and occasionally as an authorized agent for an airline. It acts as an indirect carrier with respect to shipments of freight. It arranges for, and in many cases provides, pick-up and delivery service between the carrier and the location of the shipper or recipient. When it acts as an authorized agent for an airline or ocean carrier, it arranges for the transportation of individual shipments to the airline or ocean carrier. As part of its freight forwarding services, it provides customs brokerage services in the United States and other countries in which it operates. As part of its customs brokerage services, it prepares and files formal documentation required for clearance through customs agencies, obtain customs bonds, facilitate the payment of import duties on behalf of the importer, arrange for payment of collect freight charges, assist with determining and obtaining the commodity classifications for shipments and perform other related services. The Companys contract logistics services include receiving, deconsolidation and decontainerization, sorting, put away, consolidation, assembly, cargo loading and unloading, assembly of freight and protective packaging, warehousing services, order management, and customized distribution and inventory management. It has applied for federal trademark or service mark registration of the marks UTi, Inzalo and its U design. Competition within the freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution, and supply chain management industries is intense. The Companys airfreight forwarding business in the U.S. is subject to regulation, as an indirect air carrier, under the Federal Aviation Act by the Department of Transportation, although airfreight forwarders are exempted from this Acts requirements by the applicable regulations. In the U.S., the Company is subject to federal, state and local provisions regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise seeking to protect the environment.