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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 »

Logistics Plus Participates in the Drive for Eco-Friendly Shipping

October 2, 2019

On September 25th, CMA CGM, one of the largest container shipping companies in the world, launched the CMA CGM Jacques Saade. This ship is the worlds largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered container ship in the history of maritime transport. The Jacques Saade has a capacity of 23,000 TEU’s and is fully powered by LNG,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Provides Ocean Tracking for 1-Year Sailing Trip

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Bon voyage! Pieter Jan De Smedt, a very close friend of Frederik Geirnaert (global project manager for the Logistics Plus Project Cargo Division) is embarking on a one (1) year sailing adventure around the world in a Catana 401 named Vite & Rêves. The crew, a family of five, departed Lavrion, Greece late September with the… Read more »

Kelly Dempsey Presented with an LP Hero Award

October 1, 2019

In case you missed it, Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, presented our very own Kelly Dempsey with an LP Hero Award yesterday. Last week, Kelly – an international manager for imports – selflessly donated one of her kidneys to her father in order to save his life. Kelly is a true hero… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Tariffs Scheduled to Increase

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Global Trade Alert Message: In early September, President Trump announced that he was delaying plans to impose an additional 5 percent duty on more than $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. The section 301 China tariffs is now scheduled to increase from 25% to 30% on October 15th. The increase in tariffs is for lists… Read more »

Logistics Plus Supports Women in Logistics Leadership (WiLL)

September 30, 2019
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Julie Shafer, an Erie, PA-based business development manager for Logistics Plus, recently attended the First Annual Women in Logistics Leadership (WiLL) Conference sponsored by the University of Houston and hosted by Fluor Corporation at their corporate office in Sugarland, TX. The platform was founded by several women at logistics companies who have a passion for… Read more »

Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study examines leading trends for the logistics industry

September 27, 2019
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The 2020 24th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released last week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge Conference in Anaheim, Calif. by Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, and Penske Logistics.  Dr. C. John Langley initiated this study in the mid-nineties as to capture the evolution of the third-party logistics providers as… Read more »

Adam & Gretchen Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

September 20, 2019

In case you missed it, Gretchen Blough and Adam Mook, Managers of the Customs and Compliance division at Logistics Plus, 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… Read more »

Logistics Plus a Finalist for 2019 Commitment to Erie Award

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Logistics Plus was one of four finalists in the top “Commitment to Erie, more than 50 employees” category at the 8th Annual Commitment to Erie Awards held on Thursday, September 19 at the Bayfront Convention Center. We are proud to have been considered for another award in recognition of the commitment that Jim Berlin, and… Read more »

Logistics Plus Renews U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership

September 17, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Renews with the U.S. EPA SmartWay Transport® Partnership It’s the ninth consecutive year that Logistics Plus successfully completes its SmartWay emissions reporting. ERIE, PA (September 17, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has submitted… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: China Announces Tariff Exclusions

September 13, 2019
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Global Trade Alert Message: China announced this week the first exclusions from its additional 25% tariff on imports of U.S. goods. After the announcement, President Trump delayed the increase of Section 301 tariffs from 25% to 30% until October 15th on $250 billion worth of goods imported from China. The China tariff exclusions will take… Read more »

2019 Beast on the Bay Recap

September 12, 2019

On September 7th, nearly 20 Logistics Plus employees participated and conquered the 2019 Barber Beast on the Bay! As the official medal sponsor for the event, Logistics Plus was proud to help support the Barber National Institute for the work they do in the Erie community. The Barber National Institute helps children and adults with… Read more »

2019 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 9, 2019

September 8-14th, 2019 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). This year, Logistics Plus and National Truckload (NTL) would like to thank the 3.5 million professional truck drivers that are delivering for America. As one of the most demanding and important jobs in America, truck drivers are responsible for delivering our goods safely, securely, and… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named to Global Trade Magazine’s Top 50 3PLs List

September 5, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named to Global Trade Magazine’s Top 50 3PLs List for 2019 Announcement featured in the September/October 2019 issue of Global Trade Magazine. ERIE, PA. (September 5, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been named… Read more »

Logistics Plus Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Turkey

September 4, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Celebrates 10 Years of Business in Turkey 10 years later, LP Turkey remains one of the company’s fastest growing divisions. ERIE, PA. (September 4, 2019) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to celebrate its 10th year of business… Read more »

Jim Berlin Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

August 30, 2019

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 discusses… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Talks Tariffs on Marketplace Podcast

August 27, 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 few months due to her unique insight into the ongoing U.S. trade wars and tariff changes. In this… Read more »

2019 Tall Ships Erie & Anniversary Party Recap

August 26, 2019
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Erie never gave up the ship* … and Logistics Plus never gives up the shipment! In that spirit, Logistics Plus was the proud sponsor of the Picton Castle, one of many vessels that participated in the 2019 Tall Ships Erie Festival from August 22nd to the 25th. The Tall Ships festival is a three-day maritime… Read more »

Logistics Plus Partners with WPSE Radio for Prep and Pro Football

August 23, 2019
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Logistics Plus has proudly partnered with WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio to help bring a full slate of area high school football games – and Cleveland Browns professional football games – to radio airwaves in Erie, PA. As a presenting sponsor, Logistics Plus will be mentioned prominently throughout each broadcast starting with today’s Browns game… Read more »

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 »