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We’ve come a long way since our founding in 2003 — and the best is yet to come

Movement is life

Our journey to One Odyssey
Movement shapes our world. It connects our economies, businesses, and communities. Movement fuels change.

Born from the frustration of fractured supply chains, Odyssey emerged with a revolutionary vision: a single, multimodal entity eliminating disjointedness and optimizing every step. Leveraging our expertise in chemicals and industrial markets, along with a powerhouse team, we weren’t just dreaming – we were poised to deliver intelligent solutions tailored to the industry’s deepest needs.

Since our founding in 2003, Odyssey has evolved alongside the world, embracing change as a new opportunity. Starting with a single client and transforming into a multimodal logistics powerhouse with more than 6,000 customers, we’re constantly seeking better ways to move the world’s cargo — safely, sustainably, and with greater savings.

As Odyssey continues to move forward, our focus remains on steady and resilient growth, equipping us to dream up and deliver the best multimodal shipping solutions for our customers — and our customers’ customers, for years to come.

Want to hear more about our journey to One Odyssey? Let’s get moving.

The early years: 2003 – 2010

We started as a chemical logistics firm with just five employees. Business quickly boomed — numerous service and technology acquisitions and equity offerings followed. By the time the aughts had closed, we were a global logistics and transportation service provider across industries.
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We expanded beyond North America into Europe, annually recognized within the industry as a top 3PL company and logistics provider. Regardless of economic fluctuations and recessions, we consistently posted double-digit growth rates, and affirmed our commitment to sustainability by earning certification as a Partner Company in the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® Initiative.

Building up: 2010 – 2015

The next five years brought a series of strategic acquisitions — all with the view of expanding logistics options for our customers. We focused on bringing in the best of the best, including industry leaders in International IMC (Interdom) and chemical sampling and fulfillment (Chemical Marketing Concepts).
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These acquisitions expanded our company’s size to over 2,000 employees, and offerings beyond process and chemicals logistics into LTL, ISO tanks, and metals, while also expanding our intermodal networks both domestic and abroad.

Building out: 2015 - present

We continued broadening our customers’ options for freight through new facilities and acquisitions — including AFF Global and RPM Consolidated — that continued to give us better positioning throughout the supply chain and a specialization in Jones Act markets. We extended our metals service internationally, built on Load-and-Roll pallet technology, specialized equipment and the ability to run metal coil on intermodal. Our chemical sample fulfillment facility opened in Shanghai, cementing our place in the region.
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All this growth culminated in consolidating Odyssey into four operating divisions: Intermodal, transport and warehouse, integrated marine logistics, and managed services — showing customers around the world the breadth and depth of service Odyssey could provide.

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Moving toward the future

After 20 years of moving some of the world’s most valuable cargo through complex supply chains, the most important lesson we’ve learned is to avoid complacency. By constantly moving forward, we’ve maintained our reputation for excellence in logistics, and we’ve thrived during the massive economic shocks of the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whatever the years ahead hold, we’re focused on continuing to expand the reach of our customers’ freight by giving them access to more and better options.

The world will keep moving. And so will we.

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Managed Transportation

At Odyssey, we help our customers build more resilient supply chains — end to end. Our managed transportation solutions can be tailored for even the most complex industries. 

Explore how we can support the growth goals for your business, so you can navigate today’s evolving supply chain landscape with confidence.

Careers at Odyssey

See your impact at Odyssey. Join us as we push the supply chain and logistics industry forward. 

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Industries we serve

Streamline your supply chain with our resilient transportation solutions, meticulously aligned with your industry’s demands.

When you partner with Odyssey, you benefit from unmatched reliability, expertise and resilience.