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UTi Helping Sedgman Reestablish Presence in North American Market

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has joined forces with longtime client and leading resource sector services company Sedgman Limited (ASX:SDM) to transport a mineral processing plant in several sections from China to the United States.

The sections, which weigh a combined 10,000 tons, will be shipped to and assembled in New Jersey in early 2016. When complete, the innovative modular wet concentrator plant will be capable of processing 232 tons per hour of heavy mineral sands to produce a concentrate of zircon and ilmenite ready for downstream separation and processing.

"Our expertise in mining and projects, our strong presence in China, the United States and Australia, and our outstanding relationship with Sedgman made UTi the natural choice for this initiative," said Chris Coles, UTi Asia Pacific Director of Energy, Mining and Projects. "This engagement follows the successful completion of a project for Sedgman in Australia last month and builds on a relationship dating back to a project in Mozambique in 2009."

Sedgman is an internationally recognized expert in the design, construction and operation of mineral processing plants. "This project is strategically important to Sedgman and we are pleased that UTi will be supporting it," said Peter Watson, Sedgman Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. "Sedgman was an active participant in minerals processing in the United States up until 2006 and this project gives us a solid foundation to reestablish our presence in the North American market."

About Sedgman

Sedgman Limited (ASX:SDM) provides solutions to the global resources industry. Services range from concept, pre-feasibility and design through to construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and asset management. Established in 1979, Sedgman was listed on the ASX in 2006 and has approximately 600 employees. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, with offices in Perth, Townsville, Newcastle and Mackay, Sedgman has international offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Ulaanbaatar, Santiago, Vancouver and Johannesburg. Sedgman delivers projects and operations across Australia, Africa, Asia and the Americas.

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 kquinlan@go2uti.comSource:UTi Worldwide