Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation, a global logistics and transportation service provider for chemical and process industries, announces the opening of its European office in Antwerp, Belgium. Odyssey Logistics Europe BVBA will be located at Haven 1053, Nieuwe Weg 1, B-2070 Zwijndrecht, Belgium. Several major companies have already signed contracts with Odyssey in Europe to manage and provide services in all logistics operating modes, including truck, rail and ocean transportation, and warehouses and terminals. Odyssey’s clients in Europe will take advantage of the Odyssey Global Logistics PlatformSM, a software platform developed in-house by Odyssey technology personnel using well-known and proven software technologies. The system includes a full-function Transportation Management System tailored for the needs of the chemical and process industries. It offers extensive web-based functionality, allowing customers, carriers and other supply chain participants to interact with Odyssey, and provides clients with a single interface across the supply chain, covering both North America and Europe.
“I am pleased to announce that Odyssey Europe opened for business with several significant clients in January, 2008. We believe that this new service offering will be well received throughout the region and we anticipate significant growth.” said Bob Shellman, CEO of Odyssey.
The European office will be led by Chris Andries, Managing Director; with other key roles held by Jan Peeters, Director Logistics Procurement; Toine Matthijssen, Director Client Services and Business Development; Desiree Dirven, Manager 3rd Party Logistics Operations; Pieter Cooremans, Logistics Coordinator; Olivier Lenssens, Customs and Logistics Coordinator; Jos Kauwenberghs, Finance Manager, and Geertrui Cerpentier, Manager Logistics EH&S and Packaging Compliance.
This expansion will give Odyssey the opportunity to provide a global integrated logistics solution that combines technology, people and process into one offering, servicing many more clients and giving them worldwide coverage.
Odyssey Logistics & Technology provides international logistics management services to the chemical industry and other process manufacturers. Odyssey delivers a comprehensive portfolio of logistics services so that clients’ products are delivered safely, reliably and economically, with the advantage of shipment visibility and actionable data across all modes. Odyssey presents a unique scope of industry knowledge, experience and technology, applied to client supply chain operations in two distinct outsourced logistics contexts: managed services and third party services. The Odyssey team of chemical engineers and logisticians brings unparalleled expertise—-they are chemical and process industry insiders, intimately familiar with the supply chain complexities and hazardous materials requirements. The technology backbone, The Odyssey Global Logistics PlatformSM, features a net-native transportation management infrastructure that supports highly integrated, flexible and data-rich service offerings.