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Jim Berlin Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

December 14, 2018

In case you missed it, Jim Berlin, Founder and CEO of 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, Jim… Read more »

7 Reasons to Use An Order Fulfillment Service

December 13, 2018

Maintaining order fulfillment as an in-house operation can cause major headaches. As a result, many companies are transitioning to outsourced order fulfillment services in order to expand and grow their business. An outsourced order fulfillment service includes a third-party logistics provider that fulfills orders on behalf of its clients. Typically, these clients include online retailers, e-commerce… Read more »

NMFC Update Effective December 29th, 2018

December 4, 2018
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Please see the attached Disposition bulletin from the recent meeting of the Commodity Classification Standards Board.  All subject items were approved as docketed or modified as reviewed by the CCSB with the exception to Subjects 5 and 6 which were deferred until the February 2019 meeting.  The supplement with the changes to the NMFC will… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: U.S. Will Hold Off On Raising China Tariffs

December 3, 2018
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Global Trade Alert Message: The United States will hold off on raising China tariffs to 25 percent as President Trump and President Xi of China have agreed to a 90-day truce. The White House announced that “President Trump has agreed that on January 1, 2019, he will leave the tariffs on $200 billion worth of… Read more »

John Allen: The One-Armed, Guitar-Playing,
Forklift-Driving, Dallas LP’er

November 30, 2018
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Everyone, meet John Allen. “Today started out like most days, but with a little more stress than usual. Folks were a bit on edge and I was trying to find a way to get everyone back on pace. We pulled out the burgers in the freezer and then John Allen said, ‘Just give me a… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Adrienne Sanders

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Adrienne Sanders, WeWork Install Coordinator & Claims Management, who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. This video is included in a series of new “Employee Spotlight” interviews over the coming weeks and… Read more »

Intermodal Freight Shipping Benefits

November 29, 2018

Intermodal shipping is a method of moving freight using more than one mode of transportation. The most common form of intermodal shipping is using truck and rail, but it can also involve ships or planes. The intermodal process most often begins with a container being moved by truck to a rail, and then back to… Read more »

Helping NW PA Businesses Navigate Changing Import Tariffs

November 26, 2018

Logistics Plus appeared again in November’s edition of the Lake Erie Lifestyles magazine, a monthly publication circulated by Erie Times-News and GoErie.com. The theme of the entire issue is “Buy Local.” In the article, Gretchen Blough, Customs Brokerage Manager for Logistics Plus, discusses the recent tariff changes and how they might impact local businesses. “It’s our job to guide customers… Read more »

2018 Holiday Schedules for U.S. Ground Services

November 20, 2018
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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 »

Year-End Message From Logistics Plus Chicago

November 19, 2018
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As this year ends, 2019 is poised to be a banner year for the Logistics Plus Chicago office.  Christian Marz has been holding down the fort for LP in Chicagoland for the past few years; but this past July, the LP Chicago office added a new member to its Business Development team … Rob Boissevain. … Read more »

Gretchen Blough Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

November 16, 2018

In case you missed it, Gretchen Blough, Customs Brokerage 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, Gretchen discusses… Read more »

UPS Freight Reactivated in eShipPlus

November 13, 2018
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Attention LTL Shippers and eShipPlus Users: The UPS Small Package National Master Agreement (NMA) and UPS Freight Master Agreement has been ratified. The freight agreement goes into effect immediately and UPS Freight has been reactivated in eShipPlus. As previously communicated, UPS Freight temporarily suspended pickups until a new labor agreement was in place. As a… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Suraj Joshi

November 9, 2018

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Suraj Joshi, Director of Trade Lane Development who works from the Logistics Plus Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. This video is included in a series of new “Employee Spotlight” interviews over the coming weeks and… Read more »

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

November 11th, 2018: 100th anniversary of Armistice Day 100 years ago on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the armistice was signed in Compiegne that marked the end of the “Great War”. The armistice stopped the madness of the first world war that saw up to 15 million people, originating from… Read more »

LP Belgium Employee Celebrates 25 Years

November 7, 2018

On November 6th, the Logistics Plus Belgium team held a special dinner party in honor of long-time employee Hilde Van De Woestyne. In 1993, Hilde joined Ivo Van Mechelen at what was then called Cantabrico Belgium, to “help out with a little bit of this and that.” Helping with “this and that” quickly turned into doing… Read more »

Rhenus Project Logistics and Logistics Plus Join Forces

November 6, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Joint Statement: Rhenus Project Logistics and Logistics Plus Join Forces Partnership will improve the worldwide services of both companies by combining resources. ERIE, PA (November 6, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc. (America) and Rhenus Project Logistics (Germany) announced today that they have joined forces for the modernization of two lignite-fired coal power… Read more »

New Logistics Plus Impact Labels Alert Potential Concealed Damage

From containers in shipment, to equipment in warehouses, to individual packages … Logistics Plus has you covered with affordable transportation and product-monitoring solutions. Nothing is worse than dealing with the hassle of damaged product deliveries – and concealed damage is among the hardest to spot.  If concealed damage is not identified at the time of… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employee Spotlight Featuring Chris Dennis

November 2, 2018

As a certified Great Place to Work®, we have some of the best employees in the industry. One of those employees is Chris Dennis, Managing Director of Logistics Plus Canada. Chris works from the Logistics Plus office in Cambridge, Ontario. This interview is part of our “Employee Spotlight” series showcasing many of our diverse employees from around… Read more »

LTL Delays Expected due to UPS Freight Situation

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North American Alert: Attn: LTL Shippers & eShipPlus Users, Current events with UPS Freight is threatening to cause delays throughout the less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping industry across North America. As previously communicated, UPS Freight and the Teamsters Freight National Bargaining Committee recently concluded a round of discussions on October 25, 2018.  UPS Teamster employees will go to… Read more »

Logistics Plus Acquires H.C. Bennett Company

November 1, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Acquires H.C. Bennett Company As part of its new FPA Services offering, Logistics Plus will now provide International buyers with a complete Purchase Order Management Program. ERIE, PA (November 1, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is pleased to announce… Read more »