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As announced last week, Logistics Plus begins its 20th year of operations this month. To celebrate the company’s rich history, we’ll periodically share an artifact, picture, story or news clipping from the past. Hopefully some (or many) of you will find this interesting – or at least a little nostalgic. To kick things off, here’s a fun little artifact – one of the… Read more »
Energy News from around the World Today Logistics Plus Turkey (aka, LP Turkey) sent its second issue of LP Turkey Energy News to customers and other interested parties throughout the region. The new issue is pictured below. Click here to read the online version.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Begins 20th Year of Operations Company has been providing transportation and logistics solutions since August 1996 ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, August 24, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, will be celebrating the company’s 20th year of operations over the next twelve months. The company… Read more »
Logistics Plus (LP) provides logistics services within and across all national borders and using all modes of transportation. Air freight forwarding and ocean freight forwarding services come into play more often than not on international shipments. On the LP International team, Emily Grein is our lead air freight specialist and Kristen Smith is our lead… Read more »
Earlier this month, Logistics Management magazine unveiled the results of its 32nd Annual Quest for Quality Awards recognizing some of the highest-quality carriers in the industry. This year, its survey results yielded 125 providers of transportation and logistics services. To determine who wins the vote, Logistics Management readers evaluate companies in all modes and service disciplines, choosing the top performers in categories… Read more »
Businesses that ship less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments would benefit from using a transportation management system (TMS). Most large companies with big freight expenditures are already using a TMS, either with or as a part of their enterprise systems. However, those same benefits are also available to smaller companies with lower freight spends – often by… Read more »
India is celebrating its 69th year of Independence this month. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947. Independence Day in India is a day when Indian people pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when major government buildings are… Read more »
As we announced back on July 7, Logistics Plus was named a 2015 Great Supply Chain Partner by SupplyChainBrain magazine. The official July/August magazine article came out earlier this week. A copy of the article and the official, final listing of top supply chain partners also appears on the SupplyChainBrain.com website. The article points out that… Read more »
Last week Thursday, Logistics Plus was given the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at an Erie Seawolves baseball game in Erie, PA. The person selected for this honor was Jesus Mireles de la Cruz “La Guera,” the father-in-law of Logistics Plus employee Alfredo Ayala. In addition to being Alfredo’s father-in-law, Jesus is also a… Read more »
As a reminder, today is Erie Gives day! Erie Gives celebrates the local community where Logistics Plus was founded and maintains its global headquarters today. We have well over 100 employees working in the community area, most that give back freely to the community through weekly raffles, volunteering for charitable events, and generous donations. Please… Read more »
Thank you to the Logistics Plus (LP) customers and non-customers that recently responded to our “logistics survey” request. Your feedback is extremely helpful and will allow us to examine some of our services and processes to make improvements where we can. While we cannot share all of the results or individual details, here are a… Read more »
Logistics Plus Turkey sharing Energy News from around the World Today Logistics Plus Turkey division (aka, LP Turkey) started sharing important and interesting energy news from around the world in a brief e-newsletter with customers and other interested parties. In addition to general freight forwarding and project cargo solutions, Logistics Plus Turkey also specializes in logistics solutions for… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »