Odyssey’s Bulk Divisions Honored for Safe and Secure Transportation

The DOW Chemical Company (DOW) has recognized both  Linden Bulk Transportation LLC and Optimodal, Inc., subsidiaries of Odyssey Logistics & Technology, with their North America Gold Road Carrier Safety/ Security Award for the safe and secure transportation of Dow products from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  These awards exemplify Odyssey’s commitment to providing… Continue Reading

What Does the Future Hold for Supply Chain in 2022?

Few organizations escaped the wrath of the supply chain, logistics and transportation issues that surfaced in 2020 and were exacerbated in 2021. From semiconductor chip shortages to a lack of ocean containers to extreme West Coast port congestion, it seemed like every week brought with it at least one more obstacle for companies to overcome…. Continue Reading

4 Supply Chain Pivots to Make Now

With the peak holiday shipping season right around the corner and no immediate end in sight to the current supply chain woes, shippers should be sharpening their pencils and preparing for more disruption through the end of 2021 and into 2022. According to Transport Topics, the shipping industry is already in various forms of panic… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Storm Nicholas

Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Threats with Nicholas Severe Weather in the Ohio Valley into the Northeast The National Weather Service has announced heavy rainfall from Nicholas will impact the north Gulf Coast through early Friday with potentially life-threatening flash and urban flooding and widespread minor to isolated moderate river flooding.  Isolated strong to severe… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: TROPICAL DEPRESSION IDA

Remnants of Ida Bring Dangerous Flash Flood Threats September 1, 2021 – The National Weather Service has announced as the remnants of Ida move into the Northeast U.S.; potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible Wednesday into early Thursday across portions of the Mid-Atlantic to Southern New England.  In addition, there will be a threat of tornadoes… Continue Reading

Measuring the Impact of Sustainability on Logistics & Transportation

Consumer demand for sustainable practices is on the rise and the supply chain is at the center of many of these conversations. “The expectations of stakeholder groups for a supply chain sustainability strategy have transformed in the last 10 years, with increased demands for transparency and action,” Gartner states in 3 Sustainability Trends Shaping Supply… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Storm Henri

Northeast Watching Henri  The National Weather Service has announced hurricane and tropical storm watches are in effect for portions of southern New England as Henri is expected to approach the Northeast Atlantic Coast late this weekend.  Impacts to this region will include storm surge, strong winds, and heavy rain leading to flash flooding. We will… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: TROPICAL DEPRESSION FRED

 HEAVY RAIN FROM FRED The National Weather Service has announced  Post-Tropical Depression Fred will bring heavy rain which may lead to significant flash flooding, gusty winds, and a few tornadoes as it tracks north from the upper Ohio Valley into New England Wednesday and Thursday. We will continue to monitor conditions and post the most… Continue Reading

Market Dynamics of Bulk Shipping

The market dynamics we’re seeing in bulk shipping are the most extreme since Odyssey’s inception. We’ve experienced a great deal of change, but this current environment of driver and capacity shortages is more challenging – especially for our bulk clients. Fortunately, we have a new solution – but first, let’s look at the scope of… Continue Reading

Brake Safety Week Set for August 22-28, 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 22nd through Saturday, August 28th, 2021. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct standard inspections on commercial vehicles focusing on brake systems and components with an extra emphasis on brake hoses/tubing. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation… Continue Reading