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New Berlin’s Wall Website Created for Logistics Plus Founder and CEO

December 29, 2017
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Hello world! We (the Logistics Plus family) would like to welcome you to BerlinsWall.com. We created Berlin’s Wall as a writing outlet for our respected, founder and CEO, Jim Berlin. The website, which is still a bit of work in progress, was created to be both a written and visual expression for our leader (see… Read more »

LP Dubai Coordinates Air Charter Cargo Project to South Africa

December 27, 2017
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The Logistics Plus Middle East & Africa team (LP Dubai, UAE) shared details on yet another successful project cargo assignment. Between December 3rd and December 18th, LP Dubai handled the following full air charter together with Imperial Logistics South Africa: 5 units of IL76 1 unit of Airbus 300 2 units of Boeing 777 Shipper: One of the… Read more »

Recent Cargo Projects from LP Middle East & Africa

December 26, 2017
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The Logistics Plus Middle East & Africa team would like to share a couple cargo projects and related photographs they recently completed. Project 1 Receiver: Alba, Bahrain Material: 1 x 235MVA transformer + Accessories Transformer weight: 113MT Total Volume: 361cbm Our scope: Direct receiving and handling, custom clearance, transport and offloading on stools and beams… Read more »

Slide Show of New Logistics Plus Branded Trailer Photographs

December 21, 2017
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Check out this slide show with new photographs, taken by Rob Frank Photography, showcasing our newly branded Logistics Plus (LP) trailer (some with our founder and CEO, Jim Berlin). Although Logistics Plus is mostly a non-asset 3PL (no trucks), it does own an asset-based trucking division called National Truckload (NTL). As shown here, our new LP… Read more »

Holiday Themed Generators; and More Project Cargo

December 20, 2017
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Check out the lights on these two generators (each 5.7×5.7×2.85m lwh and 30mt heavy) that the Logistics Plus Project Cargo Team recently picked up from inland China. It would seem that even our project cargo has the holiday spirit this time of year! The two generators will be loaded to vessel in China on Christmas Day… Read more »

New Logistics Plus Branded Trailer on Display in Erie

December 18, 2017
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Check out this short video clip showcasing a newly branded Logistics Plus (LP) trailer. The trailer is being pulled by a National Truckload (NTL) division tractor, of course. LP is the parent company to NTL (stay tuned, we have some new photographs on the way soon too). www.logisticsplus.net | www.nationaltruckload.net

Happy Holidays from all of us to you!

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a happy New Year from the entire Logistics Plus team (as included in the video below)! As a reminder, our U.S. operations will be closed for the holidays on December 22nd, 25th, and January 1st. If you worked with us this past year, we thank you for… Read more »

Jim Berlin Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

December 15, 2017
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In case you missed it, Jim Berlin was featured on today’s Business Spotlight program on WPSE AM 1450/FM 107.1 Radio. Business Spotlight is a new 30-minute program airing Fridays at noon. Each segment focuses on a business or organization that is making an impact within NW Pennsylvania. Today’s segment was mostly about how Logistics Plus… Read more »

Best Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity

December 13, 2017
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Thank you to the folks at Wonolo (stands for Work. Now. Locally.) for including Logistics Plus in their “Best Ways to Boost Warehouse Productivity” blog post. The most productive warehouses have systems and processes that enable their operations to run like well-oiled machines. But with so many moving parts, fluctuations in demand, increased customer expectations, and… Read more »

Sundreysh Sarup: Running Helps Me Stay Positive via LiveMint

December 10, 2017
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(Check out this online article from LiveMint featuring Sundreysh Sarup, Managing Director for Logistics Plus India) Like most people, Sundreysh Sarup started running to get fitter and lose weight. He began walking and slow jogging in 2012, and gave himself a year to train for his first half marathon in Delhi in 2013. Since then,… Read more »

LP India Attends U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program Meeting

December 9, 2017
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The Logistics Plus India division is an exclusive member of the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP). Yesterday Sundreysh Sarup, Managing Director for LP India, attended an evening event that included Hon Minister of State Mr. Jayant Sinha, and senior officials from the U.S. Embassy. Sundreysh was joined by fellow LP India colleagues Ankush Rajurkar and Suraj Joshi… Read more »

Bold Union Station gamble pays off for Erie | Erie Times-News

December 7, 2017
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(Editorial piece published December 7, 2017) Bold Union Station gamble pays off for Erie Erie Times News Editorial Board Erie Insurance, UPMC Hamot, Saint Vincent Hospital and Scott Enterprises have put in motion downtown Erie development plans worth hundreds of millions of dollars, all of it progress to be celebrated. Not be lost amid that… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a Top 3PL Provider by Multichannel Merchant

December 5, 2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named a Top 3PL Provider 2018 by Multichannel Merchant Recognition is a testament to the company’s growing retail business segment ERIE, PA (December 5, 2017) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been selected by Multichannel… Read more »

Erie’s Union Station marks 90th year via Erie Times-News article

December 4, 2017
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Many thanks to Jim Martin and the editors of Erie Times-News for recognizing that this Erie landmark’s milestone is worthy of a feature article. When Erie’s historic Union Station reaches the century mark in another ten years, may it be healthy and strong, well into years of 100% utilization, and confidently on its way toward its 200th… Read more »

Ankush Rajurkar Joins Logistics Plus India as COO

December 1, 2017
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Please join us in welcoming Ankush Rajurkar to the Logistics Plus family! Ankush is a Mechanical Engineer with further education in production and finance.  He has held various positions in GE India, New Holland, John Deere, Whirlpool India, Piaggio India, Larsen & Toubro. During his 27-year career, he has worked in manufacturing, logistics & supply… Read more »

Union Station Celebrates Its 90th Birthday December 3rd

November 28, 2017
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Through its partnership with Erie Times-News and GoErie.com, Logistics Plus is being featured in multiple issues of the publisher’s Lake Erie Lifestyles magazine. The first segment appeared in the August 2017 issue and discussed how Logistics Plus attracts and retains young talent within the Erie community. The second segment appeared in the September 2017 issue and highlighted how Logistics Plus supports #MyErie. The new,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Comments on Ocean Carrier Options Article

November 27, 2017
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The folks at Global Trade magazine recently published a new article titled “What’s My Line? Determine Key Factors About Ocean Carriers Before Answering That.” The article discusses how shippers can work with 3PLs to better educate themselves on ocean carrier options and ensure they’re using the best carrier to suit their needs. Since Logistics Plus is… Read more »

Logistics Plus Case Study by Armstrong & Associates

November 22, 2017

Earlier this month, Logistics Plus had the honor of hosting a visit from Richard (Dick) Armstrong, the Chairman of Armstrong & Associates. Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading third-party logistics (3PL) market research and history of… Read more »

2017 Holiday Schedules for U.S. Ground Services

November 17, 2017
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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 »

2018 Third-Party Logistics Study – Key Takeaways

November 15, 2017
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In case you haven’t had a chance to read the 2018 Third-Party Logistics Study, here are some key takeaways from the results and findings of the 22nd annual report by Dr. C. John Langley and Infosys: Global Results Have Been Mixed. Overall 3PL revenues, estimated at $802B in 2016, have declined slightly over the past several… Read more »