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Logistics Plus Safely Delivers 13 Beer Tanks to Downtown Izmir

April 16, 2018

The Logistics Plus Turkey Team successfully delivered 13 brewery tanks to a factory in downtown Izmir, Turkey. Dimensions for this project cargo were 9 units of 22.00m x 6.66m x 6.82m each 31 tons, and 4 units of 20.00m x 5.11m x 5.25m each 24 tons. The project required significant engineering and precision. 13 brewery… Read more »

The First Annual Logistics Plus Employee Talent Show

April 15, 2018
First Annual Logistics Plus Employee Talent Show

On Friday, April 13th, 2018, Logistics Plus held its first annual employee talent show. The turnout for this inaugural event was fantastic and the display of talent was equally impressive. Thank you to Mike Callan for handling the MC duties and providing some great comedic relief. Thank you to our talented participants, which included Bethe… Read more »

Chris Oyesiku Receives Distinguished Edinboro U. Alumni Award

April 13, 2018

Congratulations to Christopher Oyesiku for being recognized with an Edinboro University Distinguished Alumni Award from its College of Science and Health Professions. Chris is currently System Development & Integrations, Team Lead for Logistics Plus, and an instrumental member of our technology team.  Edinboro University will formally recognize Chris (and two other graduates) during a formal ceremony… Read more »

Vote Logistics Plus for the 2018 Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards


Each year, in its July issue, Inbound Logistics magazine publishes its definitive resource on third-party logistics and the outsourced logistics market. Prior to the issue, they ask their readers which third-party logistics companies provide excellent service, and publish the results. The results will of this year’s 3PL Excellence Survey will be presented in its July 3PL issue…. Read more »

Turning Internships into Careers

April 11, 2018
Turing Internships into Careers

Through its partnership with Erie Times-News and GoErie.com, Logistics Plus is being featured, once again, in the current issue of the publisher’s Lake Erie Lifestyles magazine. This new segment discusses the career opportunities Logistic Plus offers local college students through its ongoing internship program. A reprint of the feature, which is shown below, is also available online at www.goerie.com/lifestyle/lake-erie-lifestyle. You can click… Read more »

LP’s Gretchen Blough Appears on Make Me Smart Podcast


A member of the Logistics Plus (LP) team recently appeared on the Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly podcast from Marketplace.org. Gretchen Blough, licensed customs broker and brokerage manager for Logistics Plus Customs Broker Solutions, was interviewed regarding her “front-row seat to the current international trade drama.” A link to a replay of the podcast… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named to 2018 Transport Topics 3PL Lists

Logistics Plus was once again named in the annual Transport Topics magazine Top 3PL listings published on April 9, 2018.  For the fourth-consecutive year, Logistics Plus was named as a Top Freight Brokerage Firm (83); for a second-consecutive year a Top Dry Storage Warehousing Firm (93); and for the first time, for our National Truckload (NTL) division,… Read more »

6 Logistics Technology Trends for 2018 and Beyond

April 10, 2018

The primary goal of technology innovation is to make tasks less costly and more efficient. This is particularly the case in the logistics field, where capacity is short, labor is scarce, and customer demands more stringent then ever before. There have already been huge improvements made in the logistics industry and things will only progress… Read more »

Yuriy Ostapyak Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

April 6, 2018

In case you missed it, Yuriy Ostapyak, director of global 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 new segment,… Read more »

International Trade Alert: Steel and Aluminum Import Tariffs


Import Tariff and Exemptions On March 8, 2018, the President issued proclamations 9704 and 9705 on regulating imports of steel and aluminum into the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The tariff provides for extra import obligations for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018. US Trade… Read more »

International Trade Alert: Tariff Increases for Imports from China

April 4, 2018

The US Trade Representative (USTR) has released the proposed list for tariff increases for imports from China.  Importers will have an opportunity to provide input through a 30 day comment period, including a hearing. The full USTR statement is here: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/april/under-section-301-action-ustr The list of proposed commodities are on pages 13-58 here, while the comment procedure… Read more »

Video: 15 Key Outsourced Fulfillment Partner Questions

Here is a short video presentation in follow-up to the Logistics Plus outsourced fulfillment article that recently appeared exclusively on the Inbound Logistics magazine website (for those of us too busy, or lazy, to read it 🙂). You have questions. We have answers. Contact us today!

Logistics Plus Attends U.S. Army Global Force Symposium

April 3, 2018

Blaine Kurtz, director of aerospace and defense for Logistics Plus, recently attended the U.S. Army Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama. The conference provided an opportunity to explore and showcase ground-breaking ways that Army personnel are filtering the structure, processes, and governance of its modernization enterprise. The theme for this year’s event “Modernizing and Equipping America’s Army… Read more »

15 Key Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Outsourced Fulfillment Partner

March 23, 2018

Check out this outsourced fulfillment article from Patrick Randolph, fulfillment director for Logistics Plus, that is appearing exclusively on the Inbound Logistics magazine website (click image below to be taken directly to the online article).  

‘Great Place to Work’ Comments Made on WP$E Radio

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Our business partners at WP$E AM 1450/FM 107.1 continue to air Logistics Plus audio clips as part of its WP$E Partners for Business™ interview series. In a recent interview, Jim Berlin, founder and CEO, and Scott Frederick, vp of marketing, provided some comments regarding the recent announcement that Logistics Plus has been certified as as a great workplace by the independent… Read more »

Freight Classifications & Density Webinar

March 22, 2018

Logistics Plus recently recorded a new webinar as part of its ongoing series of complimentary logistics-related presentations for the Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) and its members. The new webinar is focused on Freight Classifications and Density and was delivered by Kathy Fiedler, operations administrator for the Logistics Plus North American Division (NAD) and author of… Read more »

Video: Top Reasons Why You Need Logistics Plus

March 21, 2018
Top Reasons Why You Need LP Play

Watch this short video on the “Top Reasons Why You Need Logistics Plus.” If you’re not into videos, you can also read this similar online post we published a few months back.  Interesting in learning more?

Current State of the Air Cargo Industry Heading into 2018

March 20, 2018
loading air freight cargo plane

The air freight industry has experienced some radical shifts throughout the years, and 2018 will be no exception. Headwinds are in store for international air freight transporters as they manage available air capacity, especially during peaking season. Capacity is likely to become harder to find. If large shippers acquire a larger slice of the available… Read more »

Shout-Out to the Logistics Plus China Shipyard Team

March 19, 2018

Here is an “LP Proud” shout-out to the Logistics Plus China Shipyard Team! Steven and Sam – with the very welcome support of Nico (for containerized shipments) and Xin (who keeps track of everything from Antwerp) – have arranged, and continue to arrange, a large number of deliveries of parts and equipment to various shipyards… Read more »

Logistics Plus Certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’

March 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ In anonymous surveys, 95 percent of Logistics Plus employees say it is a great workplace ERIE, PA (March 15, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce that it has been… Read more »

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