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Yuriy Ostapyak Appointed COO of Logistics Plus Inc.

August 6, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Yuriy Ostapyak Appointed COO of Logistics Plus Inc. The announcement was made by Logistics Plus Founder & CEO Jim Berlin earlier this week. ERIE, PA (August 6, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that Yuriy Ostapyak has been… Read more »

Leading Supply Chain and Logistics Publication Names Logistics Plus a Top Supply Chain Partner for Second Time

August 4, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Leading Supply Chain and Logistics Publication Names Logistics Plus a Top Supply Chain Partner for Second Time Recognition based on an online poll sent to supply chain professionals. ERIE, PA (August 4, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce… Read more »

More 2020 Project Cargo Examples

July 29, 2020
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The Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team has yet to slow down in 2020. In the past several months, our cargo experts have managed a variety of projects, including the successful deliveries of transformers, gas tanks, generators, engine sets, and more (photos are included in the short video below). Additionally, Logistics Plus was recently selected as a… Read more »

New Logistics Plus North American Division (NAD) Intro Video

July 28, 2020
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Logistics Plus has published a new introductory video focusing on its North American Division (NAD) freight management solutions. The 3-minute video, shown below, can also be viewed on the Logistics Plus YouTube Channel or on the Videos menu of the Logistics Plus website.  Ready for a freight quote? If you have any questions, feel… Read more »

Logistics Plus Delivers PPE to Frontline Heroes

July 27, 2020
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This is a reprint of the article that appeared in the August 2020 edition of Lake Erie Lifestyle magazine by Erie Times-News. Logistics Plus Delivers PPE to Frontline Heroes Every employee at Logistics Plus prides themselves on finding solutions to the most difficult of transportation issues. So, the Logistics Plus team didn’t hesitate to begin… Read more »

Yolanda Corrales Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

July 24, 2020

In case you missed it, Yolanda Corrales, Project Cargo Manager, 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, Yolanda discusses her role… Read more »

Logistics Plus Takes On New Route For Delivery

July 23, 2020

On behalf of our customer, the Logistics Plus Belgium team successfully delivered three generator engine sets from Finland to a shipyard in China. These generator sets measured to be 905cm long, 282 cm, wide, and 415 cm high. In total, the shipment weighed 180 tons. In order to ensure a punctual delivery, the Belgium team… Read more »

Become a Freight Agent With Logistics Plus

July 22, 2020

With our Freight Agent Program dating back to our early beginnings in 1996, Logistics Plus now has 24 years of proven experience helping freight agents be successful. The Logistics Plus Freight Agent Program gives you the freedom and flexibility of running your own freight brokerage business while having access to the resources of an industry-leading… Read more »

The New USMCA Certificate of Origin Form and Instructions

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The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on July 1, 2020. Parties wishing to import “originating goods” duty-free into the United States, Mexico, and Canada utilizing the preferential benefits of the USMCA free trade agreement must have a valid certificate of origin on file at the time of claim,… Read more »

6 Types of Freight Claims and 6 Reasons for Denial

July 21, 2020
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As a freight broker/intermediary, Logistics Plus has no legal liability for loss and damage claims that occur as a result of carrier services we source for our customers; although we do offer to assist our customers with the processing of freight claims. No one likes to deal with missing or damaged goods or filing freight… Read more »

Logistics Plus Medical Customer Testimonials

July 17, 2020

Over the past several months, the Logistics Plus Medical team has sourced and delivered over 10 million pieces of PPE around the world, including KN95 masks, disposable surgical masks, gloves, face shields, goggles, hand sanitizers, thermometers, and air purifiers (including a 1 million face shield order for a state procurement agency). As a part of… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a Finalist For 2020 Heavy Lift Awards

July 14, 2020
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Logistics Plus has been selected as a Project of the Year finalist for the 2020 Heavy Lift Awards presented by Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International (HLPI) magazine. The Project of the Year award is based on the following three criteria: Unique techniques and innovative approaches to overcome project challenges The use of multiple transport modes… Read more »

Accurate Shipping Weights – Why Do They Matter?

July 13, 2020

Just because you have filled out the paperwork, packed your goods, and arranged a pickup, you can’t always expect your shipment to run smoothly.  An important factor in the success of your shipment relies on the details and specs you provide on the Bill of Lading (BOL). One potential barrier to a smooth shipment is… Read more »

Logistics Plus Assists With Electricity Transmission Project

July 8, 2020

The Logistics Plus Bremen team is proud to have successfully delivered the first shipments for the latest Siemens electricity transmission project in Iraq. In total, Logistics Plus handled 9 power transformers and accessories from the transformer factory site to the port of export. Siemens is currently building thirteen 132/33kV substations and delivering 35 power transformers… Read more »

LTL Shipping: Overlength, Linear Foot, and Cubic Capacity Rules

July 7, 2020
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Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can be somewhat complex and confusing. It is important for shippers to provide their LTL carrier – or 3PL/broker – with accurate bill of lading (BOL) information to avoid unexpected charges. Sometimes those surprises can come in the form of fees associated with overlength, linear foot, cubic capacity rules. The following is… Read more »

Logistics Plus Joins CargoNet as an Additional Safety Measure

July 6, 2020

As part of our commitment to combat cargo crime and ensure of the security of our customers’ cargo, Logistics Plus and National Truckload (NTL) have become CargoNet members to help prevent, report, and combat cargo theft and other transportation industry crimes. By joining CargoNet, Logistics Plus and NTL logistics specialists have better access to: Real-time… Read more »

Jeremy Chaffee Joins Penn State Behrend as an Executive in Residence

June 29, 2020
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Congratulations to Jeremy Chaffee for recently being named as a Penn State Behrend Executive in Residence (EIR). Appointed by the director of the Black School of Business to renewable one-year terms, EIRs bring business and industry perspectives to the classroom environment, research projects, and learning-by-doing experiences. The EIRs are involved in speaking engagements and guest… Read more »

2 New WPSE Partners in Business Radio Clips

June 28, 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 »

Scott Frederick Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

June 26, 2020

In case you missed it, Scott Frederick, Vice President, Marketing & LTL Carrier Relations, 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 Completes Challenging Project Cargo Move

June 25, 2020

The Logistics Plus project cargo team completed the successful delivery of a DMU 340 G machine from Pfronten, Germany to Waterville, Canada. In order to complete this project, our team had to jump over various hurdles including the location of the job site, the dimension of the machine bed, the lack of cranes available, and… Read more »