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LTL Freight Classification Changes

July 27, 2015
Freight Classification

The National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) is the standard used to classify and rate less-than-truckload (LTL) commodities for interstate, interstate, and foreign commerce. Commodities are grouped into one of 18 classes – from a low of class 50 to a high of class 500 – based on an evaluation of four transportation characteristics: density, handling,… Read more »

Erie Gives | Logistics Plus Gives

July 24, 2015
Erie-Gives

A couple months ago, Logistics Plus formally kicked off its campaign in support of the American Heart Association (AHA) Erie County Heart Walk. Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, is chairing the overall 2015 Erie County Heart Walk fundraising program for the community. The goal is to raise $225,000 before the event takes place on September… Read more »

U.S. Trade with India Continues to Grow

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The United States International Trade Commission just released its updated “The Year in Trade 2014” report. The report, which covers global trade trends and activities, indicated that the value of U.S.-India two-way merchandise trade has increased 5% since 2013. In 2014, merchandise exports to India were valued at $21.6 billion. Leading U.S. exports to India included diamonds,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Helps Western Shelter Systems Deliver Relief to Nepal

July 17, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Helps Western Shelter Systems Deliver Relief to Nepal 42 Tons of Humanitarian Aid Products Air Freighted from Oregon to Nepal ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 17, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, helped successfully coordinate 42 tons of humanitarian aid products from Oregon… Read more »

Logistics Plus Coordinates Cargo from Germany at the Port of Monroe

July 15, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Slideshow and Video included below) Logistics Plus Coordinates Big Cargo Shipment from Germany at the Port of Monroe in Michigan First European cargo shipment received at the Michigan Port in over 50 years ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 15, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions,… Read more »

Amazon Prime Day is Today!

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As most of you probably know by now, Amazon Prime Day is today. This one-day shopping event is intended to be a 20th anniversary celebration for Amazon with even more deals than ‘Black Friday.’ The sales is limited to Amazon’s “Prime” members only and, as such, is also intended to stimulate more Prime memberships. With… Read more »

Logistics Plus Profiled by WiseTech Global

July 13, 2015
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Logistics Plus was recently profiled by WiseTech Global – one of our key technology partners that is a multi-award winning global developer of cloud-based software solutions for the international and domestic logistics industries. Its leading product, CargoWise One, provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive end-to-end logistics solution in the world and forms an integral link in the global… Read more »

Door-To-Door International Shipping

July 9, 2015
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When you work with a capable logistics partner, door-to-door international shipping shouldn’t be complicated for shippers; but behind the scenes it’s a complex process. A shipment exported from the United States to a foreign country becomes a maze of modes and regulations before it arrives at your customer’s door.  According to Abi Lopez Kuzma, international… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a ‘2015 Great Supply Chain Partner’

July 7, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named a ‘2015 Great Supply Chain Partner’ Logistics Plus will appear in the 2015 July/August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 7, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a ‘2015 Great… Read more »

Logistics Plus and Lynx Fulfillment: Case Study

June 30, 2015
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I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Patrick Randolph, the co-founder and managing partner for Lynx Fulfillment (see slide show below). There’s some good things going on at Lynx Fulfillment, and much of its past and future successes are tied to Logistics Plus. If you didn’t know, Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics… Read more »

Logistics Plus Transports Wind Power Turbines to Finland

June 29, 2015
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Logistics Plus project manager, Frederik Geirnaert, reports that over the past 2 months Logistics Plus Belgium has organized the transport of 3 complete sets of wind power turbines to Rauma, Finland. The 3 sets of tower base frames, hubs, nacelles and generators (the latter weighing a solid 51.5mt) have been shipped from factory in the Netherlands to Finland by RORO… Read more »

Logistics Plus Attends Sino-Americas Regional Conference

June 22, 2015
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Logistics Plus employees, representing both LP Mexico and LP International, are attending the Sino-Americas Regional Conference 2015 in Miami, Florida this week. Logistics Plus is also a sponsor for the event. The conference began on Sunday, June 21 and ends on Wednesday, June 23. Organized jointly by WCA ltd and China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA), this event… Read more »

Logistics Plus Ships Project Cargo from U.S. to Middle East

June 19, 2015
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Earlier this week, the Logistics Plus international project cargo team used their logistical expertise to coordinate an important move for a Fortune 500 customer. The move entailed picking up a large generator and related components at a warehouse in Wisconsin and delivering them to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was imperative that the shipment be picked up before… Read more »

Customs Brokerage 101

June 17, 2015
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Logistics Plus recently issued an announcement that its Customs Broker Solutions division had obtained Remote Location Filing (RLF) status from the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency.  RLF status allows Logistics Plus to file customs clearance information at all ports in the United States from a centralized location (i.e., from our global headquarters in Erie, PA). If… Read more »

Logistics Plus Turkey Opens New Office in Ankara

June 11, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Turkey Opens New Office in Ankara New Office Represents its Fourth Location in the Country of Turkey ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, June 11, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, continues to expand its global presence with the opening of a new office in… Read more »

Logistics Plus Rappels for Gaudenzia

June 10, 2015
Gaudenzia 2015

Today three representatives from Logistics Plus rappelled “Over the Edge” down a 14-story, 200-foot tall building in downtown Erie, PA in support of Gaudenzia.  Gaudenzia helps people affected by chemical dependency, mental illness and related conditions to achieve a better quality of life — allowing them to live as productive and accountable individuals. Logistics Plus… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employees Zumba Their Way to Fitness

June 8, 2015
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Logistics Plus continues its strong focus on employee fitness and wellness. In addition to being an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite, we also have a full-time head personal trainer on staff, and a complete fitness center at our Erie Union State Global Headquarters. However, that wasn’t quite enough for some of the Erie-based employees that had… Read more »

Freight Shipping 101

May 27, 2015
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Are you new to freight shipping? In today’s lean workplace environment, it’s not uncommon for managers to ask employees to wear “multiple hats.” Operations people may be asked to make sales calls, accounting professionals may be asked to fill-in for operations, or office personnel might be asked to arrange for freight shipping. This latter example… Read more »

Logistics Plus Opens New Offices in Egypt

May 21, 2015
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Opens New Offices in Egypt Includes main office in Cairo, branch office in Alexandria, and warehouse in Badr City ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, May 21, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, continues to expand its global presence with the opening of two new… Read more »

Logistics Plus Sponsors MBA Annual Event

MBA Annual Event

Last night, a small group of Logistics Plus representatives attended the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) 110th Annual Event at Erie Insurance Arena. Logistics Plus was one of a handful of proud corporate sponsors for this year’s event which featured “A Conversation With T. Boone Pickens” — the legendary oilman and energy activist — moderated by John Hofmeister, founder and… Read more »

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