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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

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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

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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
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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!

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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 »