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Odyssey Logistics acquires Capital Transportation Solutions

Purchase launches company into the fast-growing retail sector of managed logistics services

June 29, 2011 — Odyssey Logistics announced today that it has recently acquired Capital Transportation Solutions (CTS), a non-asset-based third-party logistics provider specializing in less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation spend management. CTS provides unique truck brokerage services to exporters, importers and domestic shippers to lower their costs and increase their productivity through the use of proprietary strategies and “On Demand” software.  Purchasing CTS diversifies Odyssey Logistics into the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sectors and offers Odyssey Logistics the capability to provide services to smaller process and chemical customers.

“The acquisition of CTS is a part of an overall growth strategy that expands our portfolio of service and technology,” said Odyssey Logistics President and Chief Executive Officer Robert H. Shellman. “As we leverage our deep experience in the chemical and process industries, we will continue to extend our reach into new vertical markets. This move dramatically increases our footprint in the third-party LTL market, allowing us to better serve our current and future clients.” Shellman also expressed the commitment of Odyssey Logistics and CTS to the state and local community. “We look forward to remaining a partner in the area and continuing to contribute to the local economy’s success.”

“Becoming a part of Odyssey Logistics provides us both expansion opportunities into new areas,” said John Pas, CEO and founder, Capital Transportation Solutions. “Odyssey has a large LTL portfolio and synergies exist that will offer both cost savings and efficient methods of freight management.”

The acquisition of assets and business of CTS and its 126 employees was made by Capital Transportation Solutions LLC, a wholly-owned affiliate of Odyssey Logistics, which will maintain operations at the CTS facility in Kennesaw, GA.  According to a May 2010 Inbound Logistics article, Georgia has designated logistics a strategic growth area for the state. The Georgia Department of Economic Development officials cite that the state is at the crossroads of north-south and east-west travel in North America, within a two-hour plane ride, or a two-day truck trip, to deliver cargo to 80 percent of the U.S. market as well as a national gateway for international cargo coming in through the deep-water ports of Savannah and Brunswick.

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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