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Lanxess Corporation signs five-year North American agreement with Odyssey Logistics

Industry experience, patented technology and cost transparency cited as key differentiators
March 30, 2011 — Odyssey Logistics, announced today that it has entered into a five-year managed logistics service agreement with Lanxess Corporation, a leading specialty chemicals company with North American headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. Odyssey Logistics is a global logistics and transportation service provider for the chemical and process industries.

Odyssey Logistics will manage inbound and outbound logistics for most of Lanxess’ business across North America, including complete transportation services such as carrier selection and qualification, contract negotiations, claims and non-conformance management and reporting, as well as tendering and freight audit and payment services.

The Lanxess enterprise resource planning system has been integrated with the Odyssey Global Logistics PlatformSM, a patented technology infrastructure that provides a single, integrated transportation management system. This will enable Lanxess to view transportation activities, regardless of mode, through a single portal provided by Odyssey Logistics. As a result, Lanxess expects to improve its logistics performance and operate more efficiently.

“We are very focused on quality and safety as well as the efficiency that can drive steady improvements for our business, and with the selection of Odyssey, we believe that we are on the path to continuous improvements,” said Lanxess Head of Logistics Management Eric Smith.

“We are very pleased that Lanxess has selected Odyssey Logistics,” said Kevin Land, vice president of global solutions, Odyssey Logistics. “The Odyssey team are specialists in the chemical and process industries and we are aware that every shipment we handle for Lanxess is crucial for its business and company reputation.  We look forward to working with Lanxess and adding value to their portfolio by incorporating our industry expertise with quality and efficiency.”

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 5.06 billion in 2009 and currently around 14,700 employees in 24 countries. The company is represented at 45 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.
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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