Sustainability Progresses from Talking Point to Action Item

If designed and executed properly, sustainability can do more than protect and improve the environment, it can help shippers and carrier partners build stronger, more profitable supply chains. There is a shift happening in the supply chain and logistics industry that’s elevating sustainability from simply an aspiration to our must-do lists. This is in part… Continue Reading

The Nation’s Truck Drivers Keep the Wheels Turning

For the 2023 Driver’s Appreciation Week, Odyssey Logistics recognizes the efforts of the many dedicated truck drivers who keep the nation’s supply chains in motion all year round.  Trucks move about 73% of all of the nation’s freight by weight, but these hulking vehicles don’t do it on their own. More than 3.54 million drivers… Continue Reading

Odyssey Caribbean’s Jacksonville Closure

Due to the projected path of Hurricane Idalia, the Jacksonville, FL terminal for Caribbean Shipping Services (Odyssey Caribbean), a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics, will be closed Wednesday, August 30, 2023, with an anticipated re-opening at 7:30 AM on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Port of Jacksonville Updates We will continue to monitor conditions and post the… Continue Reading

Navigating Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain

Here are four ideas that will help logistics pros determine which solutions are ideal for their company. The pandemic tested the resilience of global supply chains — often right up to their breaking point. It was a hard time for the industry. But the pressures also forced creativity and evolution, pushing many professionals beyond complacency… Continue Reading

5 Reasons Companies Should be Using Multimodal Shipping

The transport of goods using road, rail, sea and/or air, multimodal shipping is growing in popularity as shippers look for ways to improve the efficiency of—and drive the costs out of—their supply chains.  Because the best possible mode of transportation is selected for each leg of the freight’s journey, a multimodal approach provides high levels… Continue Reading

Odyssey’s Cloverleaf Sustainability Update

All eyes are on sustainability right now as customers, suppliers and other stakeholders expect the companies they work with and/or buy from to implement more environment, social and governance (ESG) strategies. The transportation sector is particularly well positioned to make improvements on the sustainability front.  “Sustainability and environmental concerns are becoming increasingly important in the… Continue Reading

Using Freight Technology to Unlock Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility – the tracking of in-transit parts, components or products from manufacturer to final destination-, supply chain visibility has long been seen as the “Holy Grail” of supply chain management. For decades the notion sounded great in theory, but in reality very few organizations knew how to address, attain or harness it.  Fast-forward… Continue Reading

Riding the Wave: Strategies for Building Resiliency Amid El Niño

There are many unforeseen events that can derail the supply chain. Extreme weather conditions and shifts in carrier capacity are two of the usual culprits. The industry typically has little time to implement contingency plans to keep shipments moving during sudden events. We all learned this lesson during the global pandemic. But now that the… Continue Reading

Managing the Complex Food & Beverage Supply Chain

As the food and beverage industry continues to evolve, manufacturers and distributors need reliable transportation options that help them get their shipments from origin to destination quickly, safely and securely. When they work with multimodal logistics partners, food and beverage companies can rest easier knowing that all of those boxes have been checked.  This year,… Continue Reading