Yearly Archives: 2020

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 »