Yearly Archives: 2019

Matt Bosko Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

December 13, 2019

In case you missed it, Matt Bosko, a Logistics Specialist, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Matt discusses his career… Read more »

LP China Participates in International Transportation Expo

December 11, 2019

Members of the Logistics Plus China team recently attended a three day international transportation conference. From December 6th to 8th, the LP China team participated in the 2019 Zhejiang International Intelligent Transportation Industry Expo, the Future Transportation Conference 2019, and the Yangtze River Delta Region Comprehensive Transportation Development Forum. All three events were hosted at… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Discusses Trade Wars on Marketplace Podcast

December 5, 2019

Gretchen Blough, Licensed Customs Broker and Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on a recent airing of the Marketplace podcast hosted by National Public Radio (NPR). Gretchen has made several appearances on Marketplace Podcast in the past year due to her unique insight into the ongoing U.S. trade wars and tariff changes. In the latest… Read more »

Tracking the Vite et Reves’: Month 2 Update

December 4, 2019

In case you missed the first month update, Pieterjan (PJ) De Smedt, a close friend of Global Project Manager Frederik Geirnaert, set sail with his family of five on a trip from Greece to Australia. After hearing about this journey, Logistics Plus offered to equip his ship with one of our own tracking devices to… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Reimposed

December 3, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: President Trump has accused Brazil, Argentina, and France of economic actions that he believes disadvantage U.S. companies and American farmers. The President announced Monday that the U.S. will be reimposing steel and aluminum tariffs on these three countries, opening new trade war fronts. The President also stated that the Federal Reserve… Read more »

Choosing the Best LTL Carrier For Your Freight

December 2, 2019

Now that peak shipping season is here, how do you decide which is the best LTL carrier for your freight? As the average demand for goods rise during peak season, shippers are forced to reconsider their shipping strategies as they look to save time and money. The continuous rise of e-commerce shopping has led to… Read more »

2019 Holiday Schedules for U.S. Ground Services

November 25, 2019
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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 is the holiday schedule for U.S.-based Logistics Plus offices and warehouse locations, as well as the top U.S. ground (parcel and LTL) carriers. If you have… Read more »

Safe Harbor Warehousing

November 21, 2019
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Just after midnight on New Years Eve 2020, nearly $130 million dollars of Investment Tax Credit (ITC) from commercial and industrial solar projects will be dealt to investors. Taking advantage of the current 30% ITC qualification may be beneficial as the ITC qualification drops to 26% on January 1st, 2020.  To help you receive your… Read more »

Tracy Coffy Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

November 18, 2019

In case you missed it, Tracy Coffy, Human Resources Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Tracy… Read more »

Raquel Rowan Highlighted in AHN Saint Vincent Ad Campaign

November 12, 2019

As a part of its new #LivingProof cancer treatment advertising campaign, AHN Saint Vincent Hospital featured Raquel Rowan, a Logistics Plus export document specialist, in commercial and billboard advertisements. Recently, Raquel courageously fought and defeated cancer! As a part of Saint Vincent’s tradition, Raquel got to “ring the bell,” signalling she has finished her final… Read more »

Garrett Bowden Speaks At Erie Rise Career Day

November 11, 2019

Last weekend, Garret Bowden, FF&E Project Manager at Logistics Plus, took a moment to speak at the Erie Rise Leadership Academy for their annual career day.  The charter school is located on the east side of Erie and houses eighteen classrooms from kindergarten through 8th grade. In the morning, Garrett spoke with 2nd through 4th grade… Read more »

Should I Outsource Freight Claims Management?

November 8, 2019
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If you regularly ship a high volume of products, you’ve probably had to deal with freight claims before. We all know that managing freight claims can be time consuming, frustrating, and a hassle to complete. From completing and submitting paperwork, to waiting on each claim to be settled, a lot of time and effort stands… Read more »

Sundreysh Sarup Attends Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok

November 6, 2019
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Sundreysh Sarup, Managing Director for Logistics Plus India Pvt. Ltd., had the privilege to attend the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand this past Monday. Sundreysh was invited to be a part of a delegation led by Kenneth Juster, the United States Ambassador to India (see first photo below). This event was co-organized with the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Promotes Organic Living

November 5, 2019
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In October 2019, Logistics Plus Dubai joined hands with Organic & Real to promote their products and living a healthy lifestyle. Organic & Real is one of the largest online platforms in the region for certified organic, natural, vegan, gluten free, and specialty food products. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, they provide more than 5,000 products… Read more »

The Year in Trade 2018: U.S. Global Trade Trends

November 1, 2019

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) just released its annual “The Year in Trade” report for 2018. This detailed report features all of the global trade trends from 2018. Some of the key elements to this report are exchange rate trends, administration of U.S. trade laws, global trade agreements, new trade relations, and global… Read more »

Port-To-Port International Shipping

October 29, 2019

When working with a reliable global logistics partner, port-to-port international shipping – transporting cargo from one sea port to another – should be made easy for shippers. Behind the scenes, an ocean freight forwarder such as Logistics Plus will navigate through different sailing options, complex regulations, customs documentation, and more. As a Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier… Read more »

The Voyage of Vite et Reves’: Tracked by Logistics Plus

October 24, 2019

Pieterjan (PJ) De Smedt, a close friend of Global Project Manager Frederik Geirnaert, decided to buy a sailing boat to take his family of 5 on a trip from Greece to Australia. After hearing about this journey, Logistics Plus offered to equip the ship with one of our own tracking devices to showcase our tracking… Read more »

Logistics Plus Millennials Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

October 18, 2019

In case you missed it, Ryan Markiewicz, Moustafa Elhadary, Megan Stetz, and Kayla Frost were featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Teamwork On Full Display for Recent Projects

October 17, 2019

In February 2019, Patric Drewes and Sandra Dinklage visited a new client to introduce the new Logistics Plus Project GmbH team. Not long after, Logistics Plus was awarded two projects from this client, both of which were bale finishing systems weighing about 200 freight tons each. From morning to night, the Logistics Plus Project Cargo… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a Best Medium-Sized Workplace by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

October 17, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named a Best Medium-Sized Workplace by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Logistics Plus ranked #54 among the top 100 on the annual list presented by Fortune Media. ERIE, PA (October 17, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud… Read more »

Meet the Logistics Plus Coburg Team

October 16, 2019

Logistics Plus is proud to announce that we now have five employees on-site at the Waldrich plant in Coburg, Germany. Waldrich Coburg GmbH is an industrial manufacturing company that makes precision machine tools, some of which weigh more than 250 tons! The new LP Coburg team is looking forward to assisting Waldrich Coburg with all… Read more »

The 2019 MBA Annual Event Recap

October 10, 2019

Last night, a group of Logistics Plus employees attended the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) 114th Annual Event at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. Logistics Plus was once again a proud sponsor for this years event. As a long-time member of the MBA, Logistics Plus also manages the MBA Logistics Program on behalf… Read more »

Logistics Plus Participates in the Drive for Eco-Friendly Shipping

October 2, 2019

On September 25th, CMA CGM, one of the largest container shipping companies in the world, launched the CMA CGM Jacques Saade. This ship is the worlds largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ship in the history of maritime transport. The Jacques Saade has a capacity of 23,000 TEU’s and is fully powered by LNG,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Provides Ocean Tracking for 1-Year Sailing Trip

October 2, 2019
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Bon voyage! Pieter Jan De Smedt, a very close friend of Frederik Geirnaert (global project manager for the Logistics Plus Project Cargo Division) is embarking on a one (1) year sailing adventure around the world in a Catana 401 named Vite & Rêves. The crew, a family of five, departed Lavrion, Greece late September with the… Read more »

Kelly Dempsey Presented with an LP Hero Award

October 1, 2019

In case you missed it, Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, presented our very own Kelly Dempsey with an LP Hero Award yesterday. Last week, Kelly – an international manager for imports – selflessly donated one of her kidneys to her father in order to save his life. Kelly is a true hero… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Tariffs Scheduled to Increase

October 1, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: In early September, President Trump announced that he was delaying plans to impose an additional 5 percent duty on more than $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. The section 301 China tariffs is now scheduled to increase from 25% to 30% on October 15th. The increase in tariffs is for lists… Read more »

Logistics Plus Supports Women in Logistics Leadership (WiLL)

September 30, 2019
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Julie Shafer, an Erie, PA-based business development manager for Logistics Plus, recently attended the First Annual Women in Logistics Leadership (WiLL) Conference sponsored by the University of Houston and hosted by Fluor Corporation at their corporate office in Sugarland, TX. The platform was founded by several women at logistics companies who have a passion for… Read more »

Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study examines leading trends for the logistics industry

September 27, 2019
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The 2020 24th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released last week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge Conference in Anaheim, Calif. by Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, and Penske Logistics.  Dr. C. John Langley initiated this study in the mid-nineties as to capture the evolution of the third-party logistics providers as… Read more »

Adam & Gretchen Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

September 20, 2019

In case you missed it, Gretchen Blough and Adam Mook, Managers of the Customs and Compliance division at Logistics Plus, were featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an… Read more »

Logistics Plus a Finalist for 2019 Commitment to Erie Award

September 20, 2019
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Logistics Plus was one of four finalists in the top “Commitment to Erie, more than 50 employees” category at the 8th Annual Commitment to Erie Awards held on Thursday, September 19 at the Bayfront Convention Center. We are proud to have been considered for another award in recognition of the commitment that Jim Berlin, and… Read more »

Logistics Plus Renews U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership

September 17, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership It’s the ninth consecutive year that Logistics Plus successfully completes its SmartWay emissions reporting. ERIE, PA (September 17, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has submitted… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Announces Tariff Exclusions

September 13, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: China announced this week the first exclusions from its additional 25% tariff on imports of U.S. goods. After the announcement, President Trump delayed the increase of Section 301 tariffs from 25% to 30% until October 15th on $250 billion worth of goods imported from China. The China tariff exclusions will take… Read more »

2019 Beast on the Bay Recap

September 12, 2019

On September 7th, nearly 20 Logistics Plus employees participated and conquered the 2019 Barber Beast on the Bay! As the official medal sponsor for the event, Logistics Plus was proud to help support the Barber National Institute for the work they do in the Erie community. The Barber National Institute helps children and adults with… Read more »

2019 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 9, 2019

September 8-14th, 2019 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). This year, Logistics Plus and National Truckload (NTL) would like to thank the 3.5 million professional truck drivers that are delivering for America. As one of the most demanding and important jobs in America, truck drivers are responsible for delivering our goods safely, securely, and… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named to Global Trade Magazine’s Top 50 3PLs List

September 5, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named to Global Trade Magazine’s Top 50 3PLs List for 2019 Announcement featured in the September/October 2019 issue of Global Trade Magazine. ERIE, PA. (September 5, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been named… Read more »

Logistics Plus Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Turkey

September 4, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Turkey 10 years later, LP Turkey remains one of the company’s fastest growing divisions. ERIE, PA. (September 4, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to celebrate its 10th year of business… Read more »

Jim Berlin Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

August 30, 2019

In case you missed it, Jim Berlin, Founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Jim discusses… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Talks Tariffs on Marketplace Podcast

August 27, 2019

Gretchen Blough, Licensed Customs Broker and Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on a recent airing of the Marketplace podcast hosted by National Public Radio (NPR). Gretchen has made several appearances on Marketplace Podcast in the past few months due to her unique insight into the ongoing U.S. trade wars and tariff changes. In this… Read more »

2019 Tall Ships Erie & Anniversary Party Recap

August 26, 2019
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Erie never gave up the ship* … and Logistics Plus never gives up the shipment! In that spirit, Logistics Plus was the proud sponsor of the Picton Castle, one of many vessels that participated in the 2019 Tall Ships Erie Festival from August 22nd to the 25th. The Tall Ships festival is a three-day maritime… Read more »

Logistics Plus Partners with WPSE Radio for Prep and Pro Football

August 23, 2019
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Logistics Plus has proudly partnered with WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio to help bring a full slate of area high school football games – and Cleveland Browns professional football games – to radio airwaves in Erie, PA. As a presenting sponsor, Logistics Plus will be mentioned prominently throughout each broadcast starting with today’s Browns game… Read more »

Logistics Plus Celebrates Safe and Sound Week

August 19, 2019

The Logistics Plus Ontario, CA Warehouse recently celebrated Safe and Sound Week by offering lunch, games, prizes, bingo, and quizzes to our employees. Safe and Sound Week is an annual event that was held from August 12th to the 18th. Check out some photos below from the event: What is Safe and Sound Week? A… Read more »

U.S. Logistics Costs Rose 11.45% Over the Course of 2018

August 15, 2019
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According to the “30th Annual State of Logistics Report” recently released at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and covered by Logistics Management (LM) magazine, U.S. logistics costs rose 11.45% over the course of 2018. That puts U.S. business logistics costs for 2018 at $1.64 trillion—or 8% of gross domestic product (GDP) for the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named to Inc. 5000 2019 List of Fastest-Growing Companies

August 15, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named to Inc. 5000 2019 List of Fastest-Growing Companies It’s the 5th time that Logistics Plus has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list. ERIE, PA. (August 15, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been… Read more »

LP Chemical SCM Pvt Ltd Opens Branch Office in Chennai, India

August 13, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Chemical SCM Pvt Ltd Opens Branch Office in Chennai, India The new LP CSCM Chennai branch will be under the leadership of Mr Sujith KS. CHENNAI, INDIA (August 13, 2019) – Logistics Plus Chemical Pvt Ltd, a Logistics Plus division in India that focuses exclusively on serving the supply chain… Read more »

Logistics Plus Successfully Completes Shiplift Project

August 9, 2019

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team has successfully shipped a 4,000 freight ton shiplift and transfer system from Iskenderun, Turkey to Shuaiba, Kuwait. The shipment was broken down into three platform sections, each weighing more than 100 metric tons each. Platform Section 1: 118 metric tons Platform Section 2: 145 metric tons Platform Section 3:… Read more »

Logistics Plus Offers Smoking Cessation Program

August 7, 2019

With the help of the Erie County Department of Health and the Northwest Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Program, Logistics Plus has successfully implemented a smoking cessation program for employees. Over the past several months, members from the Department of Health have conducted weekly meetings and lunch discussions to offer tips and suggestions to stop smoking. Employees… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Featured on Marketplace Podcast

August 5, 2019

Gretchen Blough, Licensed Customs Broker and Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on a recent airing of the Marketplace podcast hosted by National Public Radio (NPR). Gretchen was interviewed for her unique insight into the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. In this segment, Gretchen discussed the effects tariffs have on consumers,… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective August 24, 2019

August 5, 2019
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Please see the latest supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®) by the Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB). These changes have an effective date of 8/24/2019. A few of the notable changes are listed below. Item 171 – Artificial construction of a density to obtain a lower class (the bumping clause) has been cancelled… Read more »

10 Things You Learn By Working In Logistics

August 1, 2019
Managed Transportation

Most people don’t dream about working in the logistics industry as a child. In fact, many people aren’t even aware of the logistics industry at all. That doesn’t change the fact that it is an important industry that accounts for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell in the United States. The logistics industry… Read more »

Harald Aamodt Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

July 26, 2019

In case you missed it, Harald Aamodt, General Manager of Logistics Plus Supply Chain Solutions was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In… Read more »

Examples of Project Cargo Managed in June & July 2019

July 23, 2019

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team has kept busy in the summer months of June and July, 2019. In just these two months, we have managed a variety of projects, including the successful deliveries of windmills, heat boilers, transformers, and more (photos included in the video below). LP Saudi Arabia successfully delivered a heat boiler from… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Imports from EU Subject to Tariffs

July 16, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: Nearly a hundred additional products with a trade value of about $4 billion have been added to a list of goods imported from the European Union that could be subject to additional tariffs in a long-running dispute over aircraft subsidies. In April, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued… Read more »

Logistics Plus Joins MACH-3000 Alliance

July 9, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Joins MACH-3000 Alliance Global Furniture Logistics Network As a new partner, Logistics Plus will provide MACH-3000 Alliance members with world-class logistics solutions. ERIE, PA. (July 9, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been officially… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Talks Tariffs on Marketplace Podcast

July 2, 2019

Gretchen Blough, Licensed Customs Broker and Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on a recent airing of the Marketplace Podcast hosted by National Public Radio (NPR). Gretchen was interviewed for her unique insight into the ongoing trade war and U.S. policy changes. She has heard all the concerns and confusion from customers who pay… Read more »

2019 National Logistics Day – Erie Event Recap

July 1, 2019
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On Friday, June 28th, Logistics Plus celebrated the first annual National Logistics Day at our Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. Logistics Plus helped to create National Logistics Day as a way to recognize and appreciate the importance of the logistics industry in both our national and global economies. At its inaugural event, Logistics Plus was… Read more »

Logistics Plus Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

June 28, 2019

In case you missed it, Scott Frederick, Jim Berlin, and Gretchen Blough were featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Jim, Scott,… Read more »

Today, June 28th, is NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY!

June 28, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, June 28th, is NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY! A day to recognize and appreciate the importance of the logistics industry. ERIE, PA. (June 28, 2019) – As previously announced by Logistics Plus Inc., and as recognized by the Registrar at National Day Calendar, today, June 28th, is NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY – a new… Read more »

2019 Best of Varsity Cup Awards Recap

June 27, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Logistics Plus was a proud sponsor of the Best of Varsity Cup Awards at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. Logistics Plus joined the Erie Times-News (GoErie.com), and many others, to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 all-area high school student athletes from ​45 high schools across… Read more »

New WPSE Radio Partners for Business Audio Clips

June 26, 2019
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Logistics Plus can be heard in a new rotation of audio clips recorded by WPSE Radio for its Partners for Business™ interview series. The WPSE Partners for Business interview series is an ongoing dialogue with northwestern Pennsylvania CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executives that airs throughout the day. It includes news, information, and profiles of companies, industries,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Receives 2019 Top Supply Chain Projects Award

June 25, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Receives 2019 Supply & Demand Chain Executive SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects Award Recognition earned for increasing supply chain visibility and improving routing reliability for a Fortune 100 global manufacturer. ERIE, PA. (June 25, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain… Read more »

Logistics Plus Introduces New, Instant Shippers Interest Cargo Insurance Options for eShipPlus

June 21, 2019
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Logistics Plus is pleased to announce a new feature for its eShipPlus™ transportation management system. Beginning Monday, June 24th, Logistics Plus customers and users of eShipPlus will be able to view instant low-cost shippers’ interest cargo insurance options as part of every less-than-truckload (LTL) freight quote. It is not uncommon to find that the included carrier liability… Read more »

National Logistics Day Officially Honored

June 20, 2019

Pennsylvania House Resolution 395 was unanimously passed (with 200 Yea votes) officially honoring June 28th as National Logistics Day. National Logistics Day is a new annual day to recognize and appreciate the importance of the logistics industry in both our national and global economies. Proudly representing Logistics Plus at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex were… Read more »

Logistics Plus Announces #NationalLogisticsDay Photo Sweepstakes

June 17, 2019
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Logistics Plus Announces #NationalLogisticsDay Photo Sweepstakes Logistics-related photos with the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag earn qualifying entries. ERIE, PA (June 17, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has announced a fun, new #NationalLogisticsDay photo sweepstakes as part of its celebration leading up to National Logistics Day on… Read more »

Logistics Plus Recognized as Finalist For Heavy Lift Awards

June 12, 2019
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Logistics Plus has been selected as a Project Logistics Provider of the Year finalist for the 2019 Heavy Lift Awards presented by Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPI) magazine. The award is based on the following five criteria: Unique techniques and approaches Planning procedures and working with clients Safety and environmental considerations Use of… Read more »

Slide Show of June 2019 Union Station Photographs

June 12, 2019
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Check out this slide show from the Logistics Plus (LP) Flickr page with new photographs, taken by Rob Frank Photography, showcasing a couple of our NTL tractors and the LP trailer in front of Union Station. These photos are still raw and hot-off-the-press (some touch-up work still needs to be done), but we we’re excited… Read more »

Logistics Plus Proclaims June 28th as National Logistics Day

June 6, 2019
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Logistics Plus Proclaims June 28th as National Logistics Day New holiday created to recognize and appreciate the importance of the Logistics Industry. ERIE, PA (June 6, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has partnered with the Registrar at National Day Calendar to proudly proclaim June… Read more »

New ‘Logistics Careers Plus More For Dummies’ Book

June 4, 2019
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Logistics Plus Presents New ‘Logistics Careers Plus More For Dummies’ Book Book aimed to help logisticians explore options and develop a road map for their careers. ERIE, PA (June 4, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has partnered with… Read more »

Danny Yunes Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

May 31, 2019

In case you missed it, Danny Yunes, Global Operations & Strategy for Logistics Plus, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Represented at International Energy Conference

May 30, 2019

Logistics Plus Turkey recently attended the 25th International Energy & Environment Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Global Projects Manager, Bahadir Erdil represented Logistics Plus at the conference. The conference, hosted by the ICCI, is the largest and most sustainable international energy fair in Turkey. In addition, the fair includes 173 exhibitors and attracts more than 14,000… Read more »

Game of Modes: Transportation is Coming (and Going)

May 24, 2019

Logistics Plus is a leading worldwide provider of transportation, warehousing, fulfillment, global logistics, business intelligence, technology, and supply chain solutions. As depicted in the circle image of the Logistics Plus (LP) logo, we have the experience and expertise to help shippers move their goods by any transportation mode, including ground, air, ocean, and rail. If… Read more »

Logistics Plus “Wolfpack” at Breakbulk Europe 2019

May 22, 2019
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Logistics Plus again had strong representation at this year’s Breakbulk Europe conference in Bremen, Germany. Breakbulk Events host over 15,000 specialized logisticians annually in event formats that are focused on business development, logistics transactions, new cargo connections and strategy. The events are held around the world in locations known as project cargo hubs for the… Read more »

NDIA Swing For Freedom Golf Invitational

May 20, 2019

Logistics Plus was a proud sponsor of the annual Swing For Freedom Golf Invitational held in Washington, D.C. on May 10th. This event, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), is a benefit for the United Service Organizations (USO). Since 1941, the USO has served as the vital bridge between Americans and their military… Read more »

Logistics Plus Dammam Completes Discharge of Heat Boiler

May 15, 2019

The Logistics Plus (LP) Dammam, Saudi Arabia team successfully completed the discharge and delivery of a a 88 ton heat boiler. The heat boiler was discharged from an AN124 aircraft at the Dammam airport and delivered to a plant site in Jubail. The LP Dammam team was first responsible for the coordination of timely import… Read more »

Logistics Plus Sponsors Best of Varsity Cup 2019 Presented by Erie Times-News/GoErie.com

May 14, 2019
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Logistics Plus Sponsors Best of Varsity Cup 2019 Presented by Erie Times-News/GoErie.com It is the third-consecutive year that Logistics Plus has been a marquee sponsor. ERIE, PA (May 14, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that, for the third consecutive year,… Read more »

Vote Logistics Plus for the 2019 Top 10 3PL Awards

May 10, 2019
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Each year, in its July issue, Inbound Logistics magazine publishes its definitive resource on third-party logistics (3PL) and the outsourced logistics market. Prior to the issue, they ask their readers which third-party logistics companies provide excellent service, and publish the results. The results of this year’s 3PL Excellence Survey will be presented in its July 3PL… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Tariffs Increase

May 9, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: As a part of the September 2018 tariff announcement, the United States has chosen to modify the Section 301 tariffs by increasing duties from 10 to 25 percent. The increase will take place on May 10th. The Federal Register noted that, “The Trade Representative has further determined to establish a process… Read more »

Sundreysh Sarup Presents at Trade Winds India 2019

May 6, 2019
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Sundreysh Sarup, managing director for LP India, presented at the Trade Winds India 2019 conference hosted by the American Embassy on May 6th. This 2019 U.S. Commercial Service Trade Winds program includes an Indo-Pacific focused business forum in New Delhi, India consisting of regional and industry specific conference sessions as well as pre-arranged consultations with… Read more »

Kortnie and Molly Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

May 3, 2019

In case you missed it, Kortnie Harmle, Logistics Specialist, and Molly Schoullis, Project Manager, were featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Featured on Marketplace Podcast

May 1, 2019

A member of the Logistics Plus (LP) team recently appeared on the Marketplace Podcast from Marketplace.org. Gretchen Blough, licensed customs broker and brokerage manager for Logistics Plus Customs Broker Solutions, was interviewed regarding the classification of tariffs and the impact it has on consumers. A link to the full replay of the podcast titled The Economics of Kidnapping is available here…. Read more »

Logistics Plus and Rhenus Project Logistics Update

April 29, 2019
Company Directors met in New York to seal the deal

As previously announced here, Logistics Plus and Rhenus Project Logistics joined forces to complete the modernization of two lignite-fired coal power plants in Turkey. The project includes 5 stators, 5 rotors, and hundreds of truckloads, flatbeds, containers, and lowbeds from around the world. With the project now underway, Logistics Plus Inc. and Rhenus Project Logistics… Read more »

LP India Safely Handles Windmill Blades at Tuticorin Port Trust

April 27, 2019

Here are some great images of the fabulous job that the Logistics Plus India team recently did safely handling the delivery of Windmill Blades at Tuticorin Port Trust. This is one of the 12 major ports in India. It was declared to be a major port in 1974. It is second-largest port in Tamil Nadu… Read more »

Examples of Project Cargo Managed in March & April 2019

April 25, 2019

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team has been hard at work in the months of March and April, 2019. One specific project, managed by LP Turkey, successfully delivered geothermal power plant equipment from the far East to a job-site in Turkey. The equipment delivered included 76 bundles in 4 different batches. Watch the video for this… Read more »

Logistics Plus Blood Drives

April 23, 2019

With the help of the Erie Community Blood Bank, the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters has hosted six blood drives a year since 2014. During this span, Logistics Plus employees have collected 300 units of blood and have assisted the lives of over 900 people at local Erie hospitals. Tracy White, human resources administrator at Logistics… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Matt Reichert

April 12, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Matt Reichert, Operations Manager of Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions (LPLS) located in Erie, PA. The video above is part of our “Employee Spotlight” interview series that showcases many of our diverse employees from around the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named to 2019 Transport Topics ‘Top 3PL’ Lists

April 8, 2019

Logistics Plus was once again named in the annual Transport Topics magazine Top 3PL listings published this week.  For the fifth-consecutive year, Logistics Plus was named as a Top Freight Brokerage Firm (98); and for a third-consecutive year, Logistics Plus was named a Top Dry Storage Warehousing Firm (74). You can click the images below… Read more »

Matt Reichert Featured On WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

April 5, 2019

In case you missed it, Matt Reichert, Operations Manager of Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment,… Read more »

R.I.P. Matt Albert

April 5, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of our wonderful WeWork friend, Matt Albert passing. Matt passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2019. Matt was truly the definition of genuine and all things good. He was such a great person. He had such a positive outlook on life and had the go-getter spirit. He had such… Read more »

Logistics Plus Appears in latest issue of Erie Reader

April 1, 2019

Logistics Plus was included in the March 27, 2019 – April 9, 2019 issue of Erie Reader – it’s annual Industry, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship issue. Thank you to Rebecca Styn for the nice piece she wrote about Logistics Plus as part of The Bloom of Local Business feature. An image of the Logistics Plus excerpt… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Aaron Bisbee

March 29, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Aaron Bisbee, a Truckload Logistics Specialist who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. The video above is part of our “Employee Spotlight” interview series that showcases many of our diverse… Read more »

The Role of Business Intelligence In The Supply Chain

March 27, 2019

Business Intelligence (BI) is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and turning it into useful, digestible information. To do this, BI uses a wide variety of tools and applications that allow companies to collect data from internal and external sources to generate dashboards, reports, and visualizations that are easy to understand. The data captured by… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Kristin Gordon

March 22, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Kristin Gordon, Accounting and Operations Support, who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. In our interview with Kristin, we discovered that she will be running in the 2019 Boston Marathon – how… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Jason Hewitt

March 15, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Jason Hewitt, a Data Integrity Manager who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. This video is included in a series of new “Employee Spotlight” interviews over the coming weeks and months… Read more »

‘Great Place to Work’ Certification Facts and Radio Comments

March 13, 2019
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Logistics Plus recently announced that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work® (#GPTW) for a second consecutive year. The GPTW certification process includes two key inputs: An anonymous, online “Trust Index© Survey” that was sent to all of the company’s U.S.-based employees; and A comprehensive “Culture Brief” that provides a more qualitative overview… Read more »

Logistics Plus Re-Certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’

March 12, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Re-Certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ In anonymous surveys, 100 percent of Logistics Plus employees say it is a great workplace. ERIE, PA (March 12, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has been… Read more »

Bethe Carlson Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

March 8, 2019

In case you missed it, Bethe Carlson, Freight Claims Management, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Bethe discusses her role… Read more »

Logistics Plus Recognizes 2018 LTL Carriers of the Year

March 7, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Recognizes 2018 LTL Carriers of the Year Estes Express earns national award; Dayton Freight receives regional award. ERIE, PA (March 7, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, recently recognized two of its less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers for superior results and performance… Read more »

Four tips for a successful new product launch by DC Velocity

March 6, 2019
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Logistics Plus recently had the opportunity to participate in an article for DC Velocity magazine. The article, written by Toby Gooley, contributing editor for the publication, offers manufacturers and retailers the following four (4) tips on managing the logistics for a new product launch or rollout (a new, developing area of expertise for Logistics Plus). Provide… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Sam Recco

March 1, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Sam Recco, a Personal Trainer who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. This video is included in a series of new “Employee Spotlight” interviews over the coming weeks and months that will… Read more »

NMFC Update Effective April 27th, 2019

February 22, 2019
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Please see the following disposition bulletin from the recent meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB). The National Motor Traffic Association (NMFA.org) is releasing a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®) on 3/28/2019 with an effective date of 4/27/2019. The attached file reflects the changes approved at the CCSB public meeting on… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Matt Bosko

February 22, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Matt Bosko, a Project Manager who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. This video is included in a series of new “Employee Spotlight” interviews over the coming weeks and months that will… Read more »

Logistics Plus in Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International

February 18, 2019
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Logistics Plus appears prominently in the January/February 2019 issue of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPFI) magazine. HLPFI is firmly established as the leading media presence for professionals involved in heavy-lift, project cargo, project forwarding and break bulk logistics. One of our project cargo photographs is displayed on the opening pages of its cover story on… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Ray Robson

February 15, 2019

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Ray Robson, a Logistics Counselor who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. This video is included in a series of new “Employee Spotlight” interviews over the coming weeks and months that will… Read more »

Logistics Plus Presents to Penn State Behrend Class

February 14, 2019
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As part of its ongoing Penn State Behrend partnership, Scott Frederick, vice president of marketing for Logistics Plus (joined by Ryan Markiewicz, a marketing specialist), delivered a presentation earlier this week to a small group of B2B marketing students attending a class taught by adjunct professor Tamara Philabaum. The one-hour discussion included an overview of… Read more »

More Project Cargo Examples to Kick Off 2019

February 13, 2019

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team has been busy in the beginning months of 2019. In January and February, and as outlined below, we have managed a variety of projects, including the successful deliveries of windmills, substations, storage tanks, and more (photos included in the video below). LP Germany loaded 8 tank arms (30m long and 55… Read more »

North American Alert: NEMF Files for Bankruptcy

February 12, 2019
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New England Motor Freight, Inc. (NEMF), the 19th largest less-than-truckload carrier in the United States, yesterday announced that the Company and ten related entities have voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on February 11, 2019. NEMF intends… Read more »

International Alert: Strike in Belgium

February 11, 2019
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To our valued customers, We would like to inform you that a national strike has been announced in Belgium for Wednesday, February 13th. Most, if not all, ports and airports will be closed and other disruptions are also expected. The Logistics Plus Belgium office will remain open, but operations may face delays. We apologize in… Read more »

Ryan McGregor Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

February 8, 2019

In case you missed it, Ryan McGregor, Business Intelligence & Supply Chain Solutions Specialist, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Ryan… Read more »

Supply Chain Visibility – Why is it Important?

February 7, 2019
Supply Chain Connect

Supply chain visibility is a key element to success for any business. It allows the products, components, and parts of an organization to be tracked and monitored at all times. The overall goal of supply chain visibility is to strengthen the supply chain by using different technology solutions that make data readily available to customers, suppliers,… Read more »

Logistics Plus 2019 Holiday Party Photographs

February 6, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the Logistics Plus 2019 Holiday Party in Erie, PA on January 25th. The Logistics Plus Annual Holiday Party is just a small way for us to show our appreciation to our many dedicated employees, supportive partners, and awesome customers! To both our repeat and first-time attendees, we sincerely hope you enjoyed your evening… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Tariffs Set to Increase in March

February 4, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: The United States originally announced that the third tranche of the 301 tariffs for Chinese goods was scheduled to increase from 10 percent to 25 percent on January 1, 2019. On December 1, 2018, it was announced that the increase would take place in 90 days instead. Therefore, the third tranche… Read more »

Jim Berlin Guest Stars on the Eversprint High Value Sales Show

January 31, 2019

Earlier this week, Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, guest starred on the Eversprint High Value Sales Show hosted by Malcolm Lui, Eversprint’s Managing Member. In this interview, Jim shares how he and his team accelerated their high value sales by: Going the extra mile to help their customers. Finding and building relationships with… Read more »

Chinese New Year

January 29, 2019

Due to the Chinese New Year, Logistics Plus China will be closed from February 4th to 10th. Our China office will resume normal operations on February 11th. We wish you all the best in the Year of the Pig! Have a safe and happy new year!

Jim Berlin’s Vietnam, Cambodia, and China Trip

January 24, 2019

Jim Berlin, Founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, recently traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, and China. On his trip, Jim was able to visit the Logistics Plus Shanghai team whom he celebrated his birthday with, along with exploring the different cultures and beautiful sights these countries have to offer. You can view all the pictures with… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: FYI

January 14, 2019

Global Trade Alert Message: Due to the current government shutdown, several links to online government resources are temporarily broken or disabled. This may include links to government resources that are posted on the Logistics Plus website. We are aware of these issues and we apologize for any inconveniences.

Yuriy Ostapyak Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

January 11, 2019

In case you missed it, Yuriy Ostapyak, Director of Global Operations, was featured in a recent airing of Business Spotlight on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact across the region. In this segment, Yuriy discusses his… Read more »

Meet the Logistics Plus Bremen Team

January 10, 2019

The Logistics Plus (LP) Projects GmbH team began operations on January 1st, 2018 in Bremen, Germany. The new LP Bremen team is looking forward to assisting all customers in the global Logistics Plus network. Sandra Dinklage, Team Lead of Project Logistics said, “Our team will be your partner for project cargo, FCL and LCL ocean freight,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Opens New “Logistics Plus Chemical SCM” Entity in India

January 8, 2019
LP-News-Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Inc. Opens New “Logistics Plus Chemical SCM” Entity in India New India division devoted to serving the supply chain management needs of the chemical industry ERIE, PA (January 9, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, has launched a new division… Read more »