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2017 Best of Varsity Cup – Event Recap

June 26, 2017
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It was such an honor for Logistics Plus to have sponsored the 2017 Best of Varsity Cup event which culminated with the awards banquet Friday evening at the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. Jim Berlin founded Logistics Plus 20 years ago with one guiding principle: Passion For Excellence. That passion has helped transform Logistics Plus from… Read more »

Video: Flipping Two Parts of a Large Proton Therapy Systems

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This cool video shows an operation by the Logistics Plus Belgium team in Antwerp. We have been involved in a larger project involving the transport and delivery of two large (7 x 4 x 4 meter, 29 metric ton) proton therapy systems to a hospital in Manchester. Since there would be no space to reposition this… Read more »

Logistics Plus Receives Another Top Supply Chain Projects Award

June 22, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Receives 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects Award Cargo project involving the safe delivery of 200-ton stator from Poland to Turkey earns award for second consecutive year ERIE, Pa. (June 22, 2017) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and… Read more »

Congrats to Matthew Reichert: You’re one of Erie’s 40 Under 40!

June 21, 2017
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Where is Erie going and who will take it there? In its annual “40 Under 40” feature, the Erie Reader seeks to answer these questions, giving a face to the present as we face an uncertain future. Whether it’s making a difference one-on-one in a classroom setting or lobbying for change on a national level, these… Read more »

A life lesson in how to always say YES, regardless if it is “your job”

June 13, 2017
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A life lesson in how to always say YES, regardless if it is “your job” or not and what friends are made of. It was your usual beautiful Charleston morning and I was starting my daily routine of getting up, feeding the dogs and getting that first hot cup of coffee to start my morning… Read more »

Logistics Plus Indonesia Delivers MRI Equipment to Hospital

June 9, 2017
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Thanks to Ricky and Tatum from the Logistics Plus Indonesia project cargo team.  Logistics Plus Indonesia handled the transport of MRI equipment from Airport/warehouse to the hospital project site. The project included unpacking and moving MRI equipment into the room so it was ready for final installation. Most of the time, the LP project cargo… Read more »

6 Tips to Save on LTL Shipping

June 8, 2017
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When you need to save on LTL shipping, it can be difficult for shippers to find the lowest rate that will fit their shipping needs.  LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipments involve small freight deliveries that are too large to be considered parcels, yet too small to fill an entire truckload.  LTL freight shipping rates can be… Read more »

WP$E Radio Audio Clips: Internships and Jobs in Erie

June 7, 2017
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Here are some new WP$E radio interview audio clips from vice president of marketing, Scott Frederick, as well as three millennial Logistics Plus employees – Kelly Dempsey, Emily Grein and Garrett Bowden. Kelly, Emily and Garrett discuss their internships and jobs in Erie working for a cool, global company (click the images below to listen to the audio… Read more »

What to Know about Shipping Between the U.S. and Mexico

June 6, 2017
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Shipping between the U.S. and Mexico is not as easy as it may seem. In order to transport shipments between these countries, there are certain regulations and documents that must be legally followed. The most common methods of shipping goods from the United States to Mexico are by truck, rail, air and sea, or a… Read more »

Alert: Shipment and Travel Alert in the Middle East

June 5, 2017
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International Alert: Dear All, Four Arab nations – Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – cut diplomatic ties with Qatar early Monday morning. Saudi Arabia ended all land sea and air contacts with Qatar, and the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt also cut ties with Doha on Monday. We are still waiting on… Read more »

Logistics Plus Provides Warehouse and Pallet Sourcing Advice in Magazine Article

June 2, 2017

Logistics Plus recently participated in an interview with Inbound Logistics magazine to provide insight on pallets and pallet sourcing for our warehouses. The interview was with Sabrina Ragland who is warehouse administrator for the Logistics Plus Dallas Warehouse & Foreign Trade Zone (DFW). The article was written by Sandra Beckwith and you can read the online version of… Read more »

The Benefits of Intermodal Shipping

June 1, 2017
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Intermodal shipping involves the movement of loads using multiple transportation modes (i.e., air, sea, road, or rail). Today, intermodal shipping often refers to a road-to-rail-to-road combination service that has enjoyed significant growth in supply chains across North America. The benefits of intermodal shipping include: A lower cost than standard trucking. Increased levels of security. Greater sustainability…. Read more »

Third-Party Warehousing Alternatives to FBA

May 31, 2017
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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 pivotal that companies understand the benefits of third-party logistics (3PL) while recognizing the potential issues associated with FBA. Here are a few of… Read more »

The Logistics of Selling Internationally with Amazon

May 22, 2017
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Amazon operates eleven (11) global marketplaces around the world (see map below). Selling internationally with Amazon provides retailers with established channels to market their products and grow their business. These marketplaces represent many of the world’s largest e-commerce opportunities. When retailers register to sell in one of these Amazon marketplaces, they gain immediate access to customers who… Read more »

New Audio Clips from WP$E Partners for Business Radio Show

May 18, 2017
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WP$E AM 1450/FM 107.1 is airing new Logistics Plus audio clips as part of its WP$E Partners for Business™ interview series. This is an ongoing schedule of comments by northwestern Pennsylvania CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders aired throughout the day. It includes news, information, and profiles of companies, industries, and professions directed to WP$E’s business and financial… Read more »

Logistics Plus Transports 85 Metric Ton Deck Tank to Philippines

May 16, 2017
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The Logistics Plus China team recently arranged the transport of one deck tank of 15.10 x 5.90 x 6.26 meters, and weighing an impressive 85 metric tons, from Wuxi by barge to Shanghai for loading on seagoing vessel; and then on to the shipyard in Subic Bay, Philippines. This short, time-lapsed clip shows the loading… Read more »

Another Successful Project by Logistics Plus and Carl Polzin

May 15, 2017
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Here is another cool cargo project involving the Logistics Plus Belgium team through our partnership with Carl Polzin. The first part of the shipment saw 5 girders of 7 meter wide and 95mt being trucked to Mannheim barge terminal, loaded to barge, shipped to Rotterdam. The second part of the shipment saw 4 stanchions of 5.1 meter high and 72mt that… Read more »

Logistics Plus Takes First Place in the Breakbulk “Into the Wild” Photo Contest

May 5, 2017
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Logistics Plus Takes First Place in the Breakbulk “Into the Wild” Photo Contest Photo was displayed at Breakbulk Europe 2017 conference and in Breakbulk magazine. ERIE, PA (May 5, 2017) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it was awarded first place in… Read more »

Global Supply Chain Control Towers at Logistics Plus

April 25, 2017
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Global Supply Chain Control Towers are gaining interest among organizations that need greater visibility and control within their increasingly sophisticated supply chains. In a recent Capgemini Consulting report, a supply chain control tower is defined as a central hub with the required technology, organization and processes to capture and use supply chain data to provide… Read more »

More Projects from the Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team

April 24, 2017
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Our project cargo portfolio continues to grow as the Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team is keeping busy all around the world. Here are some recent cargo projects handled by our global team of logistics professionals: Load a dismantled ship unloader from a barge in Taicang, China for transport to Grain Terminal in Haifa, Israel (normally… Read more »

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