Yearly Archives: 2020

Flags Raised Atop Logistics Plus Building

March 26, 2020
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Yesterday, Logistics Plus raised the last of its 50 country flags atop Union Station – home to our global headquarters in Erie, Pennsylvania. Local Erie News Now media was there to cover the occasion.  Shown below is what they posted to their website after covering it in last night’s news. www.erienewsnow.com/story/41939440/flags-raised-atop-logistics-plus-building If you are interested,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Warehouse Warriors Still Getting Things Done!

March 25, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses have been forced to shut down or limit operations. That is not the case at Logistics Plus warehouses across the world. Our warehousing experts remain hard at work during these turbulent times to ensure that our customers get the urgent products and supplies they need…. Read more »

Logistics Plus Indonesia Continues to Deliver Healthcare Equipment

March 23, 2020

The Logistics Plus Indonesia team continues to work in high-risk atmospheres due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The LP Indonesia team is responsible for the continuous deliveries of healthcare equipment and spare parts to nearly every hospital in Indonesia. They are now preparing to deliver an MRI machine to a hospital in Lampung, South… Read more »

Yuriy Ostapyk Participates in 2X eCommerce Podcast

March 21, 2020
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Logistics Plus COO and director of global operations, Yuriy Ostapyk, participated in a 2X eCommerce Podcast panel discussion this past week. This was the second episode of a COVID-19 series that addresses how the ecommerce industry should respond to the Coronavirus global epidemic. On this episode, host Kunle Campbell interviews three experts that serve the… Read more »

Logistics Plus CEO Lauds Employees for Helping Today’s Heroes

March 21, 2020
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Logistics Plus founder and CEO Jim Berlin, in an interview with Erie News Now yesterday, says nurses and doctors are today’s heroes and his employees are helping them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Click the first image below to watch part 1 of the TV segment. Click the second image below to read the full story… Read more »

Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions COVID-19 Training

March 20, 2020

Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions hosted the Erie County Department of Health for a coronavirus (COVID-19) training session on Tuesday. This session covered the facts, symptoms, tips and preventative measures that need to be taken during this pandemic. The presenter was Rich Knecht, a registered nurse and the former director of public health preparedness for the… Read more »

Keeping Your Loading Docks Healthy

March 19, 2020

Covid-19: Tips for Shippers & Consignees As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many truck drivers are finding that it’s increasingly difficult to deliver freight. Some drivers are being denied into buildings, some are being required to fill out extra forms and bills are being left in the back of trailers.  Listed below are… Read more »

COVID-19 hurting businesses: Jim Berlin on WJET-TV and YourErie.com

March 19, 2020
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Yesterday WJET-TV stopped by the Logistics Plus global headquarters to interview founder & CEO, Jim Berlin, regarding COVID-19 virus challenges and how the company is getting creative to help its customers. You can watch the TV segments below; or view and read more online here: https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/covid-19-hurting-businesses/

Logistics Plus Coronavirus (COVID-19) Message

March 16, 2020
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March 16, 2020 To All, Logistics Plus continues to closely monitor daily developments related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our team is focused on the wellness and safety of our employees, customers and partners; and we will continue to provide relevant, appropriate updates as appropriate. The safety of our employees and their families continues to be… Read more »

Jim Berlin Comments on COVID-19 in Erie Times-News

March 13, 2020
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Jim Berlin was interviewed earlier this week about COVID-19 by Jim Martin, of Erie Times-News. That interviewed appeared in yesterday’s local newspaper, which you can read here. You can subscribe to Erie Times-News here.

Coronavirus Message from Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions

March 13, 2020
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Dear Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions (LPLS) Clients, Due to the current climate surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions has taken the following measures to ensure both public health and community wellness. All LPLS staff are undergoing COVID19 training with the Erie County Health Department. This will allow all staff members to be properly… Read more »

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates from Logistics Plus

March 13, 2020
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Here are some FAQ coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Logistics Plus team: Are customers worried more now with the possibility of goods from Europe being banned?  What would the scenario look like? Yes, Logistics Plus customers are definitely very worried, and some companies are affected more than others. Here is what we have been sharing… Read more »

Logistics Plus India Participates in Wings India 2020

March 12, 2020

The Logistics Plus (LP) India team is proud to represent Logistics Plus at the Wings India 2020 conference in Hyderabad, India. The LP India team is proudly displaying a few of the different capabilities Logistics Plus offers, especially those that pertain to the aviation industry. On top of participating in the event, Logistics Plus is… Read more »

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

March 10, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Re-Certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for Third Straight Year In anonymous employee surveys, 96% percent say Logistics Plus continues to be a great workplace. ERIE, PA (March 10, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is pleased to announce… Read more »

Logistics Plus Forges Alliance With Malaysian Business Council

March 9, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Forges Alliance With Malaysian Business Council for EXPO 2020 Alliance meant to enrich experience for attendees of the EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE. Dubai, UAE (March 3, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that its Middle… Read more »

LP Presents PIAA HS Championship Basketball this Weekend

March 6, 2020
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Logistics Plus is proud to support and present this weekend’s slate of PIAA High School Championship Basketball games. Game times for this weekend include: Friday: Mercyhurst Prep Girls at 7:15pm Saturday: Villa Maria Girls at 12:45pm Saturday: Fairview Boys at 2:15pm Saturday: McDowell Boys at 3:45pm Listen to these games live and exclusively on on WPSE… Read more »

Yuriy Ostapyak Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

March 6, 2020

In case you missed it, Yuriy Ostapyak, COO & 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,… Read more »

Yuriy Ostapyak Provides Coronavirus Global Supply Chain Updates

March 6, 2020
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread globally and supply chains are feeling the effects. As a leading worldwide provider of logistics and supply chain solutions, Logistics Plus is uniquely positioned to have our hand on the pulse of this situation. Yuriy Ostapyak, COO & Director of Global Operations for Logistics Plus, recently provided comments… Read more »

Jim’s Speech from the GPTW4ALL Awards Banquet

March 5, 2020
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As announced yesterday, Logistics Plus Inc was proud to announce that Jim Berlin, its founder and CEO, was recognized Tuesday, March 3rd, with a “CEO Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award” by Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, at its 3rd annual Leadership Awards Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons… Read more »

Jim Berlin Honored with CEO Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award

March 4, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jim Berlin Honored with CEO Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award The award was presented last night at the 3rd annual Great Place to Work Leadership Awards Gala Dinner. ERIE, PA (March 4, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is… Read more »

Logistics Plus Belgium Delivers Cryogenic Storage Tank

March 3, 2020

Logistics Plus Belgium completed the successful delivery of a cryogenic storage tank from Antwerp to Ghent. The tank, measuring 15 x 4 x 4 meters and weighing 30 tons, was transported by the Logistics Plus project cargo team. This is now the 5th tank in the last 2 years that has been delivered to Belgium…. Read more »

Jim Berlin Discusses the Coronavirus on Bloomberg Radio

March 2, 2020
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Jim Berlin, the Founder & CEO of Logistics Plus, was interviewed live on Bloomberg Radio on Friday, February 28th to discuss the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on global supply chains. In particular, Jim discussed how the logistics industry is tightening up, the long-term effects, and the shortage of transportation options. You can listen… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Discusses Coronavirus on Marketplace Podcast

February 26, 2020

Gretchen Blough, Licensed Customs Broker and Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on a recent airing of the Marketplace podcast hosted by Kai Ryssdal of National Public Radio (NPR). Gretchen makes regular appearances on Marketplace due to her unique insight into the ongoing U.S. trade wars and tariff changes. In this latest segment, Gretchen discusses… Read more »

Introduction To Incoterms® 2020 Online Webinar

February 25, 2020

Adam Mook, Compliance Department Manager for Logistics Plus, recently completed an Introduction to Incoterms® 2020 Webinar. Approximately every 10 years, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) releases an updated version of Incoterms®. This year, the new Incoterms® 2020 rules went into effect on January 1, 2020. You can watch the entire webinar on the Logistics… Read more »

Logistics Plus Recognizes 2019 LTL Carriers of the Year

February 25, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Recognizes 2019 LTL Carriers of the Year Estes Express, FedEx Freight, Ward Transport & Logistics, and Dayton Freight all receive honors. ERIE, PA (February 25, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, recently recognized four of its less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier-partners for… Read more »

Logistics Plus Dubai Takes Step Towards Technological Development

February 24, 2020

Since inception, the Logistics Plus Dubai (LP Dubai) team has embraced turnkey, innovative technology solutions to ensure efficiency and effective management within the organization. Recently, the LP Dubai team hosted Criterion Technology to introduce and familiarize themselves with the latest innovative software developments and products in the industry. The ultimate goal for LP Dubai was… Read more »

Freight Pricing: Contract Rates Versus Spot Rates

February 19, 2020

In order to effectively manage your freight spend, it’s important to understand the different pricing options you have when negotiating freight rates. Both contract rates and spot rates offer a different value proposition, and one is not always better than the other. The only way to gain full control over your freight spend lies in… Read more »

Bahadir Erdil featured in Jan/Feb 2020 issue of HLPFI Magazine

February 18, 2020

Bahadir Erdil, Global Projects Director for Logistics Plus, was featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International magazine. The article, titled Great Expectations?, was featured in the Country Report: Turkey section (page 42-49) of the magazine. This article focuses on why Turkey’s location makes it an ideal transhipment point for cargo… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Featured in Inbound Logistics Magazine Article

February 17, 2020

Gretchen Blough, Licensed Customs Broker and Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, was featured in the January 2020 Special Edition of Inbound Logistics Magazine. The article, titled Small Ports Big Benefits, was written by Sandra Beckwith and provides the benefits of utilizing smaller, lesser-known ports for shipping. Interview comments from Gretchen are included in the 4th benefit… Read more »

Coronavirus Service Alert

February 13, 2020
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Coronavirus Service Alert The coronavirus outbreak in China has been causing a ripple effect across global supply chains over the past several weeks. As a global logistics provider, Logistics Plus is uniquely positioned to have our hand on the pulse of this situation. Below are several key status updates and insights as of February 17th,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Partners With RIO to Restore Integrity to World’s Oceans

February 10, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Partners With RIO to Restore Integrity to World’s Oceans Restoring Integrity To The Oceans, Inc. is dedicated to making the oceans safe for all life above and below the water for generations to come. ERIE, PA (February 11, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics… Read more »

Jim Berlin Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

February 7, 2020

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… Read more »

Introduction to the Logistics Plus FF&Eplus™ Management System

February 6, 2020

Logistics Plus is a leading supply chain solutions provider for the furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) and the operating supplies and equipment (OS&E) industries. From purchase order to installation, our FF&Plus™ management system is a highly-customizable, turnkey solution for project managers, buyers, designers, and installers.  FF&Eplus™ has been developed through years of experience working with… Read more »

2020 Logistics Plus Holiday Party Photographs

February 5, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2020 Logistics Plus Holiday Party in Erie, PA on January 24th. The 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… Read more »

The Logistics Behind The Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 3, 2020

The average Super Bowl halftime show only lasts around 13 minutes, but the multi-million dollar production takes months of extreme planning and coordination with thousands of people working behind the scenes. As one of the world’s most viewed performances, the show can’t afford a single mistake or disruption. What’s the main challenge? Setting up a… Read more »

Freight Bill Auditing: Recapture Your Lost Revenue

January 28, 2020

As freight rates become increasingly complex due to changing fuel surcharges, accessorials and discounts, it’s easy for freight carriers to make mistakes on their invoices. To solve this problem, freight bill auditing is used to capture lost revenue from errors or inaccuracies with freight invoicing.  Although it may seem like a cumbersome task to shippers,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team Featured in AJOT

January 27, 2020

Bahadir Erdil, Global Projects Director for Logistics Plus, was interviewed for a recent article that appeared in the American Journal of Transportation (AJOT). The AJOT is a media source dedicated to providing shippers, carriers, transportation intermediaries, and logistics professionals with coverage of news and events that shape the world of international trade and transportation. The… Read more »

The Benefits of LTL Freight Consolidation

January 22, 2020

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight consolidation is a freight strategy that involves combining multiple LTL shipments – all with a common destination – into a full truckload and then shipping it to its final destination. Simply put, rather than shipping direct from the origin to destination with multiple LTL shipments and/or carriers, the shipper is sending all of… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: USMCA Set To Replace NAFTA

January 16, 2020
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Global Trade Alert Message: The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, or USMCA, was officially passed by the Senate today. This new agreement replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is a major overhaul of the trade rules pertaining to the countries of North America. The biggest changes in the agreement were centered around agriculture,… Read more »

12 Services That You May Not Know Logistics Plus Provides

January 14, 2020
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Logistics Plus is well-known for being an industry-leading freight broker, international freight forwarder, warehousing partner, and third-party logistics (3PL) provider. What you might not know is that, in addition to our traditional 3PL service offerings, we also offer a variety of unique supply chain solutions based on the needs of our clients. Here are 12… Read more »

Brenden Lalli Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

January 10, 2020

In case you missed it, Brenden Lalli, Director of IT PMO & Global Product Development, 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… Read more »

3 New WPSE Partners in Business Radio Clips

January 8, 2020
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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 »

Recent Project Cargo Highlights

January 7, 2020

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team finished 2019 strong. In the last few months, our cargo experts have managed a variety of projects, including the successful deliveries of gas tanks, stators, heavy reels, transformers, and more (photos included in the video below). LP Turkey successfully delivered sulfur furnace tanks to the Netherlands. LP USA and Canada… Read more »

Logistics Plus Completes Urgent Hand-Carry Delivery To China

January 3, 2020

Matt Heinzman, Asia Trade Lane Manager for Logistics Plus, completed an urgent hand-carry delivery to Shanghai, China for one of our global customers. The customer, needing the parts delivered urgently, called Logistics Plus to schedule the pickup and delivery of goods from Chicago to Shanghai. The challenge for this delivery was that, due to the… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective January 4, 2020

January 2, 2020
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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 1/4/2020. A few of the notable changes are listed below. Drugs, Chemicals, Medicines and Other Articles Named — Item 60000, RVNX $3.35 per lb, class 70. Item 60000 is… Read more »