Service Announcement: Thanksgiving Cut-Offs & Closures

November 12, 2019 Valued Customers of Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. Please be advised of the following receiving cut-offs and facility closures the week of the Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, 11/27 – 12:00 PM (EST) Receiving Cut-Off Thursday, 11/28 – *Receiving is Closed* Friday, 11/29 – *Receiving is Closed* Our facilities will be closed Thursday (11/28) and… Continue Reading

Odyssey North America Logistics Update

As we enter the final quarter of 2019, we understand the importance of finishing the year strong to meet & exceed your yearly objectives and set yourself up for success as we look ahead to 2020. In order to make sure you are positioned to achieve this we have put together the following “North American… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen

Friday, October 18, 2019: There is a storm surge warning in effect for the Florida Gulf Coast from Indian Pass to Clearwater Beach. Life-threating storm surge and water levels up to 5 feet above ground level are expected later today. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the central and eastern Gulf Coast where force… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Typhoon Hagibis

Friday, October 11, 2019: A powerful Typhoon is expected to hit Japan this weekend. The monstrous storm will bring the heaviest rain and winds the area has seen in over 60 years. In the preparation, the area has shut down stores, factories, subway systems and many airlines with flights to and from Japan. Storm Hagibis… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Depression Imelda

Friday, September 20, 2019: The National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for parts of southwestern San Jacinto, southeastern Montgomery, northwestern Chambers, southwestern Liberty and northeastern and north-central Harris counties. A flash flood emergency was also declared in southwestern Newton County, southern Hardin County, Orange County and southeastern Jasper County. More than 57,000 homes… Continue Reading

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

#NTDAW September 8-14, 2019 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.  During this week, America takes the time to honor all 3.5 million professional men and women truck drivers for their hard work and commitment to delivering goods safely, securely and on time. Odyssey Logistics and Technology and all of our subsidiaries believe truck driver appreciation… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Hurricane Dorian

Friday,  September 6, 2019: Hurricane Dorian Update: Life- threatening storm surge and dangerous winds will continue for the next several hours along portions of the North Carolina coast, portions of southeast Virginia and the southern Chesapeake Bay. Flash flooding is expected for portions of northeastern North Carolina into far southeast Virginia. Dangerous storm surge impacts… Continue Reading

San Juan Port Closure: Effective Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Valued Customers of Caribbean Shipping Services, Inc. Due to Tropical Storm Dorian, the USCG has closed the port in San Juan. Safety is our main priority, therefore our office in Puerto Rico will be closed as well until it is deemed safe. For immediate assistance, please contact our Jacksonville terminal at 904-247-0031 or email at:… Continue Reading

Preparing for an IMO 2020 World

Maritime shipping, one of the greatest contributors to pollution and carbon emissions on the planet, accounts for about 10% of oil used in global transportation, or 4.4 million barrels a day. According to HSBC, an average container vessel, consuming 80 tons a day of high-sulfur fuel, emits the equivalent in sulfur oxides of 46 million… Continue Reading

Electronic Logging Device Mandate

6 Things You Might Not Know About the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate With the final Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate coming later this year, and with Canada now implementing a similar law in 2021, shippers should be thinking about how these new regulations impact their transportation flows and logistics processes. At a time when… Continue Reading