2017 GoalZero Performance Award – Lyondellbasell

Linden Bulk Transportation LLC, a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, was the only carrier to receive the 2017 GoalZERO Performance Award from LyondellBasell at their annual safety conference. GoalZERO is a program developed by the LyondellBasell team to help cultivate a workplace free from injuries, incidents and defects. For carriers, the GoalZERO Performance Award… Continue Reading

Canadian Pacific Railway Labor Negotiations

Update: 4/20/2018 – CP Customer Advisory: “Labour Disruption Averted” “We reached an agreement with both the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which averts the potential work stoppage of 12:01 am Eastern time, April 21, 2018. As such, CP’s embargoes for shipments routing to and from CP… Continue Reading

Dense Fog in Northern China Causes Vessel Delays

The North Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo are gradually reopening after a period of dense fog caused extensive delays, the effects of which we expect to be feeling for the weeks to come. Reports indicate that an intense fog has been impacting the Shanghai and Yangtze River Delta area over the past two to… Continue Reading

Georgia Ports Authority Breaks Ground on Mason Mega Rail Terminal

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) broke ground on a massive new intermodal facility expansion at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. According to the Georgia Ports press release, the $126.7 million Mason Mega Rail Terminal will increase the Port of Savannah’s rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year,… Continue Reading

2018 Logistics Calendar

In logistics, business activity tends to ebb and flow along with the major holidays and peak seasons. With extremely tight capacity, working with your logistics provider and planning ahead will make a big difference in getting the coverage you need. While some events can not be planned for, such as severe weather, below are a… Continue Reading

Nearly $500 Million Granted to National Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced earlier this month that nearly $500 million dollars have been granted to a combined 41 individual infrastructure projects across the United States. As part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery project (TIGER), this most recent round of funding will target improvements to maritime, road, rail, and civilian… Continue Reading

North America Tank Truck Capacity UPDATE: March 2018

The following document provides information about the status and outlook of North American Tank Truck capacity, as well as some recommendations on how to manage in the current environment to help secure capacity and control costs:

Which Trucking Trends Will Impact Your Company in 2018?

New report highlights some of the most important developments that shippers should be watching as the year progresses There’s no end in sight to the driver shortage, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is now in full force, and the regulatory landscape isn’t getting any less murky for carriers. These are just a few of… Continue Reading

Nor’easter: 03/07/2018

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 – A nor’easter will hit the East Coast hard again for the second time in less than a week, significantly impacting commuting conditions, specifically along the I-95 corridor. A combination of heavy snow and strong winds from the system may lead to more tree damage and power outages in the storm-weary… Continue Reading

Both U.S. Coasts Experiencing Severe Weather : 03/02/2018

Both coasts are bracing for major winter storms over the next several days. A nor’easter began pounding part of the US East Coast and is expected to deliver up to a foot of snow in parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and northern New England. According to the Weather Channel, the region will be hit by… Continue Reading