August 4, 2017 4:15 PM, EDT
Odyssey Opens Chemical Sampling Facility in Shanghai

Danbury, Conn.-based Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp., a global logistics provider, has announced the recent opening of a newly expanded facility for chemical sample fulfillment in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, China. The new facility, the company said in a release, “is strategically located near major chemical manufacturers, and can support increased throughput by up to 40%.”

“Chemical manufacturers in this region are paying closer attention to safety and are partnering with professional dangerous good logistics service providers for their sampling needs. Up to now, this vital service has been a cottage industry,” said Lawrence Hu, president of Odyssey Logistics & Technology Asia-Pacific. “This is an investment in the future of this region and continues to strengthen our leadership position by providing our customers with innovative and responsible solutions to their chemical sample challenges.”

Hu also noted that among manufacturers in Asia there is a growing trend toward ensuring safer handling and labeling of chemical products. “Odyssey not only has the expertise, but it also has the demonstrated processes and technology to provide this niche service to the chemical industry. This facility was designed to better serve our chemical sample customers and support growing demand for safe chemical handling,” he said.

The new facility has DG class A, B and C storage and handling capabilities as well as large storage spaces to accommodate anticipated growth.

Chemical Marketing Concepts is a subsidiary of Odyssey Logistics & Technology, which ranks No. 50 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America.