Odyssey Logistics & Technology Launches Robust Tank Truck Service Offering
Through Web-based access, carriers can easily schedule pick-up appointments, ensuring that loading and unloading rack resources are efficiently used and providing carriers with the ability to select the time slots that are most suitable. Plant personnel and customer service staff have convenient access to each loading rack’s daily schedule over the web. Business rules such as rack operating hours and restrictions on which chemicals can be loaded on each rack are enforced. Odyssey staff members oversee the process and resolve any conflicts that may arise. This service allows chemical companies to reduce the workload required at each plant to manage rack schedules. Additionally, the new tool replaces ad-hoc methods, such as spreadsheets, providing the shipper with a leading edge tool for managing rack appointments directly linked to the shipper’s orders.
In February 2004 Odyssey announced the acquisition of assets and business of Omni Logistics, the market leader in bulk trucking services in the United States, making Odyssey the largest non-asset owning bulk trucking company in the country. The acquisition added a sophisticated bulk transportation network to Odyssey’s existing service offering, creating new logistics and transportation efficiencies for its customers.
“Odyssey’s highly sophisticated bulk truck offering enables us to provide our customers with exceptional service, delivering materials and product faster, more accurately and in compliance with industry rules and regulations,” said Bob Shellman, CEO of Odyssey Logistics & Technology. “Odyssey’s chemical industry expertise paired with cutting edge solutions allows our customers to become leaders in their industry.”
About Odyssey Logistics & Technology
Odyssey Logistics & Technology provides global logistics management services to the chemical industry and other process manufacturers. Odyssey enables its customers to outsource any part of the management and transportation of their raw materials and finished goods, helping these companies save money through reduced transportation and infrastructure costs, measurable customer service and process improvements, and enhanced data quality and management. The Odyssey team of chemical engineers and logisticians brings unparalleled expertise to the logistics supply chain in all modes of transport. The Odyssey Global Logistics Platform is a first-of-its kind transportation management infrastructure that serves as the technology backbone to its service offering. Odyssey International is a licensed export freight forwarder and wholly owned subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology, managing exports to more than 80 countries. The company is backed by investors Trident Capital, LogiSpring, Boston Millennia Partners, CMEA Ventures and RRE Ventures. For more information, visit www.odysseylogistics.com on the Web.