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:
A fully integrated, asset-light based company delivering a complete set of international freight forwarding services, Odyssey’s subsidiary Global Transportation Services, Inc. (GLOBAL) opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington in 1986.
Since inception, GLOBAL has been selective in locations with strategic niches with our client partners. We take pride in valuing our employees, and our employees take pride in our company. Their professionalism is the cornerstone offering to our global customers.
Our customers rely on our comprehensive knowledge of import and export processes and regulations that enables us to design custom, cost-effective end-to-end international transportation solutions for any size load.
Odyssey efficiently manages all aspects of your international transportation and freight forwarding needs. By facilitating the shipment and delivery of goods across geographical borders, we help streamline your supply chain and let you focus on what you do best: running your business.
Odyssey 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.
Odyssey Logistics’ international shipping clients benefit from the reach of our service solutions in more than 30 countries; our subsidiary, International Forwarders, Inc. (IFI), is a member of Global Ocean Agency Lines, giving us access to an extensive global network.
IFI is also C-TPAT certified, enabling customers to partake in its benefits including expedited processing. With our extensive network, we can offer door-to-door service for virtually any cargo type, including chemicals and metals.
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.