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Kemira signs agreement for logistics operations in North America and Europe

Chemical industry experience, global safety management process cited as key differentiators

October 25, 2016 – Odyssey Logistics (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 external road transportation activities in North America and Europe.

“Our goal is to provide strategic and operational value by optimizing Kemira’s logistics processes,” said Bob Shellman, president and CEO, Odyssey. “Our specialized chemical experience and supplier network enables Odyssey to manage a company’s multifaceted logistics requirements and we look forward to increasing efficiencies for Kemira.”

In addition to operating all North American and European external road transportation activities, the Odyssey Global Logistics PlatformSM will seamlessly integrate into Kemira’s instance of SAP™ enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Odyssey’s patented technology infrastructure provides a single, cohesive transportation management system and will enable Kemira to have complete transparency of all transportation activities through one portal.

“Odyssey is a leader in the chemical logistics industry, and its global safety management process and client references were instrumental in our decision criteria,” said Esa-Matti Puputti, Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence, Kemira Oyj. “Their expertise and commitment to safety, sustainability and providing end-to-end logistics solutions for its customers are consistent with our priorities, making this a natural partnership. We look forward to working with Odyssey to drive long-term value for Kemira, our customers and shareholders.”

“Odyssey’s Managed Logistics Services safely manages and optimizes every aspect of logistics and supply chain operations,” added Toine Matthijssen, managing director, Odyssey Logistics Europe BVBA. “This helps with informed decision making for logistics processes, as well as ongoing process improvements that yield sustained cost savings. Couple that with our chemical industry track record, and we deliver powerful solutions to global companies such as Kemira.”

About Kemira
Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers‘ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2015, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.4 billion and around 4,700 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
About Odyssey Logistics

Odyssey Logistics is a global logistics provider with a freight network exceeding $3B. Our portfolio of multimodal logistics services includes intermodal, rail, ground transportation, warehousing, LTL and LCL consolidation, managed services and consulting. Our adaptive approach to solving modern logistics challenges differentiates us in the markets we serve. In addition to being certified by the American Chemistry Council as a Responsible Care® partner company we consistently exceed customer expectations by integrating analytics, carrier relationships, specialized assets, sustainability strategies and deep international expertise. Our unique approach ensures that customer shipments keep moving at full speed, even in the face of ever-changing market headwinds. Our Cloverleaf® program turns our deep commitment to sustainability into a growth engine for all stakeholders, including customers, carrier partners, consumers, investors and colleagues. Odyssey prioritizes community giving through its Project Outreach program and supports numerous charitable organizations, including Junior Achievement®. For more information visit

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