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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

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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 »