Danbury-based Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. has broken ground on the construction of a new 121,680-square-foot metals transload facility in Joliet, Ill. The site will be operated by Odyssey subsidiary CMI Logistics LLC.
The new facility — which features 10 docks, six drive-through doors, 16 trailer positions, nearly 6,000 square feet of office space, 51 car parking spots, and reinforced slab floors — is expected to be operational by the early second quarter of 2017.
“This is an investment in the future of our business and will better serve our metals industry clients,” said Odyssey President and CEO Bob Shellman. “The additional square footage over our current facility will increase our throughput by 20 percent, provide for a larger container staging area and improve operational efficiencies.
“This facility not only will allow us to continue to grow our domestic intermodal business, it will enhance our international capabilities, serving both our import and export metals customers,” he added.
CMI is a leading intermodal service provider for metal products, including heavy coils. The company moves approximately 35,000 containers annually throughout North America and abroad.
Odyssey, a global logistics solutions provider with a freight network valued at over $2 billion, offers international transportation management, intermodal services, trucking services, and managed services and consulting. It maintains operations in North America, Europe and Asia.