Odyssey International Services, Inc.: About

Our History:

Odyssey International Services, Inc. provides clients with the combined power of three historically proven international logistics service providers through one single point of contact. These three industry powerhouses, Global Transportation Services, Inc., International Forwarders, Inc. & Odyssey International LLC, now under one consolidated organization: Odyssey International Services, Inc., represent the best in Customs Brokerage, International Freight Forwarding, NVOCC, and IAC services.

  • Established in 1948, International Forwarders, Inc. (IFI), brings 70+ years of experience successfully providing full-service international logistics management and customs brokerage services to the industry. IFI joined Odyssey in 2010 and provides clients of the the Odyssey International Services team expertise in handling both hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals, textiles, food products, alcohol, ATF cargo, and a diverse range of other goods as well as a distinct presence on the east coast.
  • Global Transportation services, Inc. opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington in 1986 and has been providing best in class freight forwarding & international logistics solutions ever since. Over the years, Global has been selective in locations with strategic niches with its client partners. As part of the Odyssey International Services team clients will receive the same level of professionalism and unparalleled service.
  • Odyssey International LLC (OI) has provided clients with expert freight forwarding services to more than 100 countries for years. Through the use of the Odyssey Global Logistics Platform, they provide visibility into each step in the export process, as well as container tracking through our direct connectivity with ocean carriers.

Together, we offer a full suite of fully integrated services focused entirely upon providing customized and consultative services to our clients, streamlining the shipping experience and reducing the costs of our clients’ supply chain.

Who we are:

What sets us apart:

  • Our niche business is the Pacific Northwest (PNW) gateway – we deliver unparalleled service for shipments moving inbound from Asia through the PNW to the Midwest and East Coast.
  • We save our Upper Midwest customers on average 10 days over the typical LAX modal by routing their cargo through the PNW and utilizing daily trains
  • We give our customers a First-to-Market advantage over their competitors
  • We utilize our own assets and manage premier carriers to ensure On Time Delivery – 99% of our customer’s shipments are delivered on the requested day
  • We value our employees and strive to promote dedicated and experienced team members who provide our customers exceptional service
  • We focus on building long term partnerships with our customers and average 87% customer retention in the last two decades

Why you should do business with us:

  • We realize every company is different. We spend the time to understand your business so that we can design the best possible solutions to meet your specific business needs
  • Our experience helps us proactively identify and avoid possible issues. However, if things go haywire, we rise to the challenge to solve even the most complex problems
  • We provide you value by moving your cargo quickly and utilizing our full range of experienced professionals
  • Our network of creative team members gives you more options for maximum saving opportunities while providing you visibility and control of your supply chain
  • We provide you with key KPIs and business intelligence to help you make smart decisions for your supply chain
  • Our company culture cultivates and encourages continued education for both our employees and our customers. We can provide your team with personalized training and consultations to enhance your supply chain, C-TPAT validation, and customs compliance