Your 2018 Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions

What supply chain new year’s resolutions should be on your company’s list for 2018? There’s nothing quite like the start of a New Year to get moving on those goals, tasks, and mission that your company has been pondering but not acting upon. As supply chains and logistics operations become more complex and intertwined with… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/12/2017

Irma weakened to a tropical depression Monday night, with 35 mph winds and heavy rainfall as it continued northwest along its path. As Florida begins to assess damage left by Irma, officials in Georgia expanded the state of emergency to include all counties as the state grappled with flooding and power outages. Despite Irma’s westward… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/11/2017

As Hurricane Irma lays its assault on the Florida peninsula, it threatens the region’s primary commerce corridors with tropical conditions forecasted to reach Memphis and Charlotte over the next few days. Also, Harvey relief efforts may be impacted by the latest storm. Recovery from both systems could last months. Transportation Mode Updates from Carrier Assessments… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/08/2017

The catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey had a major impact on families and businesses in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Over the past two weeks much work has been done to restore service in the affected areas but there remains progress to be made, particularly in places like Houston where the damage was significant…. Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 09/01/2017

The Texas Coast and parts of western Louisiana have been left in dire conditions one week after Hurricane Harvey made its initial landfall, devastating the region. Record rainfall inundated the area since Friday and the long-term consequences have yet to be realized as companies check in on staff, assess damage, and prepare for recovery. Transportation… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 08/31/2017

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread flooding and wind destruction along the Texas Coast and western Louisiana over the past several days. The system knocked out power, displaced residents, and closed major roads, all of which have forced commercial vehicle operations to curtail or halt activity in the region. Service delays and disruptions may continue indefinitely… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 08/30/2017

Hurricane Harvey will have a significant effect on the transportation industry in the coming weeks, the largest of which will primarily be regionalized. Analysts predict that Harvey will likely be far more impactful to the freight markets than other major hurricanes had been previously. It may be a while before the totality of the damage… Continue Reading

Kemira Signs Agreement with Odyssey Logistics & Technology for Logistics Operations in North America and Europe

Chemical industry experience, global safety management process cited as key differentiators Danbury, Conn. (October 25, 2016) – Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey) today announced that it has entered into a multi-year managed logistics service agreement with Kemira, a global chemicals company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, serving customers in water-intensive industries. Odyssey will operate Kemira’s… Continue Reading

The Real Cost of Chassis Management

Importers scratch their heads over the issues of chassis management. For years, ocean carriers in the U.S. have explored different strategies for exiting the container chassis business, which involves using a chassis/container unit as a road trailer for transportation. There are multiple reasons for the change in strategy. –  The assets take up too much… Continue Reading