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Logistics Plus Wing Eating Contest

June 19, 2018

Last week, several Logistics Plus employees participated in a wing eating contest at Quaker Steak & Lube in Erie, Pennsylvania. The contest consisted of four teams, each made up of four brave employees who took on the challenge of eating six “Triple Atomic” flavored chicken wings. Aside from the competitors, there were a handful of… Read more »

2018 Best of Varsity Cup Awards Event Video & Photographs

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Last night, Logistics Plus joined Erie Times-News, and many others, to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 All-Area high school student athletes at the annual Best of Varsity Cup Awards at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. The awards banquet is way of saying thank you to the thousands of outstanding high school athletes,… Read more »

We’ve Moved – New Logistics Plus Offices near Monterrey, Mexico

June 15, 2018
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Greetings from San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL (just outside of Monterrey) … the new home of the Logistics Plus Mexico headquarters! The moving process, as expected, wasn’t as flawless as we were hoping; but with the team’s help things are getting together and falling into their place. Here are a few pictures of the new facilities…. Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Additional 25% Duty on Imports From China

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Global Trade Alert Message: USTR issues tariffs on Chinese products in response to unfair trade practices. The first set of commodities for which additional duty has been levied via USTR: List 1 The second set of commodities which will undergo a further review and public comment period before a final determination is made via USTR: List… Read more »

Examples of Project Cargo Managed in June 2018

June 14, 2018

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team has been busy this month. So far in June, and as outlined below, we have managed a variety of projects, including the successful deliveries of windmills, locomotives, and sailboats (photos included in the video below). LP Houston safely loaded a mud pump (38 tons) from Oklahoma to Tunisia. LP Turkey… Read more »

Windmill Towers and Generators Safely Discharged in the Netherlands

June 13, 2018
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The Logistics Plus Belgium and Logistics Plus Turkey offices worked hard together to ship a near-full charter vessel of 10 complete windmill sets (40 sections of windmill towers and 5 windmill generators) from Izmir, Turkey to Harlingen, Netherlands. This time-lapse video has been condensed to show most of the discharge procedure in Harlingen, but at… Read more »

How to File a Freight Claim and the Legal Rules That Apply

June 11, 2018

Learning how to correctly file a freight claim is important because it can save time and money for your company. A freight claim is a legal demand for the payment of money, stemming from the breach of a contract of carriage. Following strict guidelines and processes is the only way to correctly deal with these… Read more »

Warehousing and Fulfillment Alternatives to FBA

June 8, 2018
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Companies that sell through Amazon must contemplate whether it makes sense to use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) services or consider third-party warehousing alternatives to FBA. When making this important business decision, it is crucial that companies understand the benefits of third-party logistics (3PL) while recognizing some of the potential downfalls associated with FBA. Here are… Read more »

10 More Locomotives Successfully Handled by LP India

June 4, 2018
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Logistics Plus India has completed the job of successfully handling another lot of 10 locomotives for GE Transportation that were received last week. Twenty-four (24) locomotives have now been successfully received and handled so far from a total order of 54. A few short videos and images are included in the Logistics Plus YouTube Channel video… Read more »

Logistics Plus Open Golf Tournament

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This past weekend, 24 Logistics Plus employees participated in the “LP Open” golf tournament at Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course.  Check out the pictures and videos posted to the Logistics Plus Flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/logisticsplus/sets/72157695906028771/

Adam Mook Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

June 1, 2018

In case you missed it, Adam Mook, global trade compliance department manager for Logistics Plus, was featured on today’s 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 »

What is Project Cargo and How is it Transported?

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What is Project Cargo? Project cargo, also known as project forwarding or project logistics, is the transportation of large, complex, or high-value pieces of equipment, including break bulk shipments, that can move by land, sea, or air. This process involves single or multiple shipments with the help of cranes, trucks, rail, planes, and ships.  Furthermore,… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Steel and Aluminum Exemptions Expire Tonight

May 31, 2018
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Global Trade Alert Message: Exemptions for 25% duty on steel and 10% on aluminum for Mexico, Canada, and the EU expire midnight tonight! Trump imposes tariffs on closest allies, Mexico and Europe announce retaliation via Washington Post Mexico declares tariffs on pork, cranberries and a host of other U.S. products via Washington Post

LP India Receives 10 Locomotives at Mundra Port

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Logistics Plus India received ten new locomotives at Mundra Port this week as part of our project logistics work with GE Transportation. Locomotives were received under hook and placed on the tracks using two cranes – lowering and aligning each locomotive on the track inch-by-inch. Cool!

Logistics Plus Dallas Warehouse Open For Fulfillment Business!

May 25, 2018
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Logistics Plus Fulfillment Solutions (LPFS) has opened a new fulfillment center in Dallas, TX. We now have three primary ecommerce fulfillment centers located in Olean, NY, Ontario, CA, and now, Dallas, TX. Logistics Plus can manage your inventory and provide nationwide Amazon FBA prep and storage, direct fulfillment, and omnichannel fulfillment solutions at any or… Read more »

Loaders, Transformers, Tubes, and Platforms – More Cargo Projects

May 24, 2018
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The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team continues to handle some interesting cargo projects for clients around the world. Here are more cargo projects and photographs recently shared on our global projects director’s LinkedIn page. Logistics Plus Turkey safely delivered 3 x wheel loader to Dar es Salaam. Logistics Plus safely loaded the first locomotive platform and… Read more »

Logistics Plus Sponsors Best of Varsity Cup 2018

May 18, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Sponsors Best of Varsity Cup 2018 Presented by Erie Times-News/GoErie.com Event to honor the top performers from 48 high schools across 8 counties in 22 sports. ERIE, PA (May 18, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce… Read more »

From $120 thousand to $120 million: LP Achieves Record Growth

May 16, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From $120 thousand to $120 million: Logistics Plus Achieves Record Growth 2017 U.S. sales were 1000 times greater than its first year of business. ERIE, PA (May 16, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, reports that its final 2017 U.S. sales were… Read more »

Logistics Plus CIO Discusses Technology Changes

May 15, 2018
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Logistics Plus CIO, Emile Zafirov, was recently interviewed by the Erie Times-News for a small feature in an upcoming edition of its Lake Erie Lifestyle magazine. Here is a full transcript of that interview. ************************************************************* How has technology changed LP’s capabilities in the last 5, 10 years? “Technology has become a major differentiator in our industry…. Read more »

Jeremy Chaffee Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

May 4, 2018
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In case you missed it, Jeremy Chaffee, director of domestic operations for Logistics Plus, was featured on today’s 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, Jeremy… Read more »

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