Trade has grown remarkably over the last two centuries, completely transforming the global economy. In fact, roughly one-quarter of total global production is now exported—a reality that puts unique pressures on the world’s supply chains, logistics, and transportation networks. 

Where companies once focused their operations on the countries where they were based, advances in technology and communications make it feasible for companies to transact with one another around the world. With the average company selling in at least a few different countries, the need for reliable international freight forwarding and customs brokerage services has grown exponentially. 

With decades of experience helping companies achieve their international trade goals, Odyssey Logistics & Technology provides a wide array of services focused on international markets. Globally, we move cargo valued at over $60 billion, which involves both domestic lanes and shipments through over 100 ports across the globe, and we have offices in key locations in Europe and Asia. With our extensive network, we offer Door-to-Done™ service for virtually any cargo type.

International Freight Forwarding:

Our clients benefit from the combined technology, process, regulatory & compliance expertise delivered through a its three consolidated subsidiaries, Global Transportation Services, Inc. (GTS) International Forwarders, Inc. (IFI) and Odyssey International.

Odyssey’s combined international freight forwarding expertise, in-depth knowledge of federal and state import & export rules and regulations, and thorough understanding of the many compliance programs that exist today, enable companies to transport their goods without costly penalties or unexpected delays.

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Customs Brokerage:

Odyssey offers a full suite of customs brokerage services through its subsidiary, Global Transportation Services. Our customs brokerage services, local transportation, and warehouse programs are integrated with our import operations, allowing for full visibility and forecasting of cargo release by all team members throughout inland transit to final delivery.

Odyssey helps our clients to successfully navigate complex trade regulations and avoid additional costs and delays.  Our Customs Brokerage experts are ready to manage your import processing and compliance assessment to ensure compliant, accurate and timely entry services.

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Odyssey subsidiary, Global Container Line, Inc. is a licensed non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) offering a variety of services for our clients’ FCL/LCL needs from North America to virtually any port in the world. Through an extensive network of global and niche ocean carriers, we offer customers access to global markets at extremely competitive freight rates while keeping shipping costs variable; a strategic advantage when doing business in an ever-changing global economy. 

We tailor shipping solutions for our clients based on specific cost and service initiatives. Whether you need standard or refrigerated containers, special equipment, overweight cargo, slow steaming or direct service, our boutique-style operations will safely ship your freight through over 120 ports worldwide.

Our international clients benefit from the reach of our service solutions in more than 30 countries. With our extensive network, we can offer door-to-door service for virtually any cargo type, including chemicals and metals.

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AEO status is an internationally recognized quality mark indicating that your role in the international supply chain is secure and that your customs controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

The ‘Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism’ program initiated in 2001 was designed to support the highest level of cargo security through strategic importers (road, rail, sea) broker partnerships through actions that improve security without hampering international trade.

An EPA – Industry partnership launched in 2004 in which logistics companies, shippers and carriers voluntarily self-regulate and commit to using equipment that meets increased fuel efficiency and decreased carbon emissions specifications. The collaboration helps the environment and lowers costs.

Global Transportation Services, Inc.

GLOBAL is a one-stop shop; a fully integrated, asset-light based company delivering a complete set of international freight forwarding services

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International Forwarders, Inc. (IFI)

International Forwarders, Inc. is a freight forwarder and customhouse broker, established in 1948, providing full-service international logistics management and customs brokerage services to our clients worldwide.

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Odyssey offers ocean transportation contracting (NVOCC -non-vessel operating common carrier).

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