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Erie’s new Foreign Trade Zone aims to boost area business By KARA MURPHY Contributing Writer November 29, 2015 06:19 AM ERIE, Pa. — The warehouse looks like any other. It has concrete floors and high ceilings. It’s chilly. Dust motes circle in slices of sunlight. But this space is unique. In fact, there are only about 230… Read more »
U.S. Holiday schedules for Logistics Plus and ground carriers As the holidays approach, we want to help you avoid any unnecessary shipping delays over the next few weeks. Shown below are the holiday hours for our U.S. Logistics Plus offices and warehouse locations, as well as the top U.S. ground (parcel and LTL) carriers. If you have… Read more »
As we announced last month, Jim Berlin/Logistics Plus and LP Linguistic Solutions were both nominated for Disrupt Erie Awards by Innovation Collaborative. Winners were announced Wednesday night at Presque Isle Downs & Casino. As reported by Erie Times-News earlier this morning, the following winners were named: Creative Entrepreneur of the Year: Margo Wolfe and Mark Tanenbaum, Performing Artists’ Collective… Read more »
According to a U.S. Department of Commerce report, over 185,000 U.S. companies imported foreign goods in 2012, an increase of more than 10 percent from 2009. The majority of these businesses were small or medium-sized companies that may, in fact, lack the necessary resources to be a successful importer. If your business imports – or is… Read more »
As we celebrate our 20th year of business, we continue our walk down memory lane by sharing the following Times Erie-News newspaper clipping from December 3, 2003. This article was a follow-up to the formal announcement on October 31 that same year. It details the formal ceremony – held exactly 76 years after the building was… Read more »
The International Maritime Organization (IMO.org) has recently approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requiring the verification of container weights. Here are five things shippers should know – and do – in regards to the forthcoming revised rules for container weights: Verify All Container Weights! All shippers will be responsible for… Read more »
One of the primary promises we make to our customers is to deliver their products to the right place, on time and intact. This has enabled Logistics Plus to earn a reputation for great service while growing on a global scale. After establishing offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa, Logistics Plus has added… Read more »
Energy News from around the World Today Logistics Plus Turkey sent its second issue of LP Turkey Energy News to customers and other interested parties throughout the region. Logistics Plus has extensive expertise providing transportation and logistics solutions to companies in the Energy & Fuel Industry. The new issue is pictured below. Click here to read the online version.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus India Wins 140 MW Solar Logistics Project 800 Containers Being Transported from Malaysia to India for Azure Power ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, November 2, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, announced today that its India division has won a major logistics project for Azure… Read more »
Incoterms® refer to a series of rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers (business-to-business) when they purchase and ship goods internationally. These could include various costs and performance tasks which all businesses involved agree to handle. Background Incoterms were originally designed by the International Chamber of Commerce, in order to establish a more… Read more »
Thank you to our customers, government officials, media partners, and friends for helping us celebrate the grand opening of the ERI FTZ powered by Logistics Plus! The ribbon has been officially cut, and we are now ready to serve the regional business community by providing access to this general purpose Foreign Trade Zone – along with the world-class warehousing,… Read more »
As previously announced, Logistics Plus has a new Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) warehouse! It was an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to make the move; but the mission has been accomplished and the DFW warehouse is now fully operational (see slideshow below). The new facility has 180,000 square feet of storage space, an open floor plan, high ceilings and tall dock doors… Read more »
What are Foreign Trade Zones? A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a secured area, where both domestic and foreign commercial goods receive the same treatment by U.S. Customs and Border Protection as if it were outside the commerce of the United States. This means that merchandise may enter Foreign Trade Zones without a formal customs… Read more »
Time and accuracy are both important when it comes to shipping. That’s why it’s important to provide correct and accurate information when requesting a freight quote for transportation services. If you’re shipping LTL, truckload, expedited, or international, here are some general guidelines to help ensure you receive a prompt and precise rate estimate from your freight broker or… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Moves Into a New Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Warehouse Announces the Hiring of Dawn Fritchie as its Warehouse Manager ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 16, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has moved its Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Texas warehouse to… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Partners with Erie International Airport and Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority to Activate New FOREIGN TRADE ZONE The ERI FTZ will provide regional businesses deferred, potentially reduced or eliminated, Customs duties, and reduced door-to-door transportation expenses. ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 14, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain… Read more »
Logistics Plus is your global headquarters for freight forwarding and project cargo expertise! Other companies may claim to have expertise handling project cargo, but we’ll put our 20 years of project cargo experience up against anyone. Project cargo, also called project forwarding or project logistics, is a specialized field of transportation and logistics that requires specific… Read more »
Freight management solutions are a core competency for Logistics Plus. In fact, the company was founded nearly 20 years ago to provide inbound domestic freight management services to GE Transportation, a division of General Electric (GE) – one of the largest companies in the world. The success we demonstrated in those early years opened up doors… Read more »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Nominated for Two Disrupt Erie Awards Jim Berlin nominated for Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year and LP Linguistic Solutions nominated for Startup of the Year ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, October 6, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that… Read more »
As we celebrate our 20th year of business, we continue our walk down memory lane by sharing the following Times Erie-News newspaper clipping from October 31, 2003. The article is a nice complement to the Great American Stations case study we shared on Wednesday because it covers the announcement of when Logistics Plus purchased an old, vacant train station in downtown… Read more »