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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 »

600 MW Electric Converter Station System Project

December 31, 2019
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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the Logistics Plus global project cargo team! Here is a short video of a cool year-end “600 MW Electric Converter Station System Project” that was coordinated with Hareket. The project involved the safe movement of 5 transformers, each 219 metric tons; and 3 reactors, each 65 metric tons…. Read more »

LP Indonesia Completes Their Last Project of 2019

December 27, 2019

Logistics Plus Indonesia successfully completed a project for an industry leading health care manufacturer to close out 2019. The Indonesia team was responsible for the warehousing, air suspension, trucking, and positioning of an MRI machine at the Budha Tsu Chi hospital in Jakarta. This was the final week handling this project, as the two unit… Read more »

Penn State Behrend Analytics Project for Logistics Plus

December 26, 2019

A Penn State Behrend Supply Chain Analytics class had the opportunity to participate in a real life data-driven project with Logistics Plus this semester. This project served as a hands-on learning experience for students as they were challenged with a relevant business problem, attempting to find a solution. The students began the project by familiarizing… Read more »

Logistics Trends to Watch in 2020

December 23, 2019

Technology, solutions, and services are constantly evolving in the logistics industry. As the decade comes to a close, it’s amazing to reflect on the ways our industry has changed the past ten years. Competition is heating up, demand is growing, and technology is advancing. Heading into 2020, expect things to be no different with technology… Read more »

Logistics Plus Completes Difficult Project Cargo Mission

December 20, 2019

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team completed the successful delivery of a liquid bio-gas storage tank from Turkey to job-site in Norway. The Logistics Plus Belgium and Turkey teams carefully collaborated, planned, and executed every single detail of this “recon” mission. In order to complete the delivery of this massive tank in poor weather conditions,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2020

December 19, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL for 2020 Third Consecutive Year Logistics Plus Has Been Named to the List. ERIE, PA (December 19, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been named a Multichannel Merchant… Read more »

Top 10 Ways To Use Business Intelligence Tools to Manage Logistics

December 18, 2019

Technology and analytics are playing an increasingly larger role in business management. Having user-friendly business intelligence tools (BI) that help you manage your logistics activities is also becoming important. Logistics Plus provides its clients with end-to-end supply chain visibility using interactive dashboards, predictive analytics, custom reporting, shipment tracking and tracing, freight invoicing, and global control… Read more »

Logistics Plus Dubai Assists With Urgent Project

December 17, 2019

Yossava Trans Logistics recently nominated Logistics Plus Dubai to handle one of their critical air shipments for a project called “Sambu II Expansion Project PT JGC INDONESIA.” Project Scope: On short notice, two units of firefighting foam skids and accessories (6 units total) were required to be shipped together to the client. In order to… Read more »

The 2019 LPLS Language Summit Recap

December 16, 2019

On December 11th, Logistics Plus Linguistic Solutions (LPLS) hosted its first annual Language Summit at the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. The summit consisted of introductions to the LPLS team, three main topics and areas of concern (details below), a Q & A session, an optional tour of Logistics Plus, and a complimentary… Read more »

Happy Holidays and a Happy 2020 New Year from Logistics Plus!

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Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year from from the entire Logistics Plus team! As a reminder, our U.S. operations will be closed for the holidays on December 24th and 25th, and on January 1st. If you worked with us this past year, we thank you for being our customer,… Read more »

Matt Bosko Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

December 13, 2019

In case you missed it, Matt Bosko, a Logistics Specialist, 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, Matt discusses his career… Read more »

LP China Participates in International Transportation Expo

December 11, 2019

Members of the Logistics Plus China team recently attended a three day international transportation conference. From December 6th to 8th, the LP China team participated in the 2019 Zhejiang International Intelligent Transportation Industry Expo, the Future Transportation Conference 2019, and the Yangtze River Delta Region Comprehensive Transportation Development Forum. All three events were hosted at… Read more »