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Adam Mook Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

June 1, 2018

In case you missed it, Adam Mook, global trade compliance department manager 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 segment,… Read more »

What is Project Cargo and How is it Transported?

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What is Project Cargo? Project cargo, also known as project forwarding or project logistics, is the transportation of large, complex, or high-value pieces of equipment, including break bulk shipments, that can move by land, sea, or air. This process involves single or multiple shipments with the help of cranes, trucks, rail, planes, and ships.  Furthermore,… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Steel and Aluminum Exemptions Expire Tonight

May 31, 2018
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Global Trade Alert Message: Exemptions for 25% duty on steel and 10% on aluminum for Mexico, Canada, and the EU expire midnight tonight! Trump imposes tariffs on closest allies, Mexico and Europe announce retaliation via Washington Post Mexico declares tariffs on pork, cranberries and a host of other U.S. products via Washington Post

LP India Receives 10 Locomotives at Mundra Port

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Logistics Plus India received ten new locomotives at Mundra Port this week as part of our project logistics work with GE Transportation. Locomotives were received under hook and placed on the tracks using two cranes – lowering and aligning each locomotive on the track inch-by-inch. Cool!

Logistics Plus Dallas Warehouse Open For Fulfillment Business!

May 25, 2018
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Logistics Plus Fulfillment Solutions (LPFS) has opened a new fulfillment center in Dallas, TX. We now have three primary ecommerce fulfillment centers located in Olean, NY, Ontario, CA, and now, Dallas, TX. Logistics Plus can manage your inventory and provide nationwide Amazon FBA prep and storage, direct fulfillment, and omnichannel fulfillment solutions at any or… Read more »

Loaders, Transformers, Tubes, and Platforms – More Cargo Projects

May 24, 2018
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The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team continues to handle some interesting cargo projects for clients around the world. Here are more cargo projects and photographs recently shared on our global projects director’s LinkedIn page. Logistics Plus Turkey safely delivered 3 x wheel loader to Dar es Salaam. Logistics Plus safely loaded the first locomotive platform and… Read more »

Logistics Plus Sponsors Best of Varsity Cup 2018

May 18, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Sponsors Best of Varsity Cup 2018 Presented by Erie Times-News/GoErie.com Event to honor the top performers from 48 high schools across 8 counties in 22 sports. ERIE, PA (May 18, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce… Read more »

From $120 thousand to $120 million: LP Achieves Record Growth

May 16, 2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From $120 thousand to $120 million: Logistics Plus Achieves Record Growth 2017 U.S. sales were 1000 times greater than its first year of business. ERIE, PA (May 16, 2018) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions, reports that its final 2017 U.S. sales were… Read more »

Logistics Plus CIO Discusses Technology Changes

May 15, 2018
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Logistics Plus CIO, Emile Zafirov, was recently interviewed by the Erie Times-News for a small feature in an upcoming edition of its Lake Erie Lifestyle magazine. Here is a full transcript of that interview. ************************************************************* How has technology changed LP’s capabilities in the last 5, 10 years? “Technology has become a major differentiator in our industry…. Read more »

Jeremy Chaffee Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

May 4, 2018
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In case you missed it, Jeremy Chaffee, director of domestic 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 segment, Jeremy… Read more »

International Alert: GRI Announcement

May 3, 2018
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General Rate Increase (GRI) To Our Valued Customers, We would like to inform you that carriers will implement the following General Rate Increase (GRI) for all dry, reefer, non-operative reefer, flat rack and open-top containers from East Asia to all USA and Canada destinations, as set out below.  The amounts of the surcharge are as… Read more »

LP Employees in Lake Erie Cyclefest’s Super Mario Indoor Bike Race

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We hope you’re free next Monday evening, May 7, to join LP employees Tim Scharf, Ryan McGregor, Kelly Dempsey, and Owen Rader (Holly‘s husband) at the Brewerie for the city’s first-ever indoor bicycle race. They’ll be racing against world-class cyclist Mario Mazza – seriously don’t ask how they got roped into this one – but… Read more »

International Trade Alert: Exemptions for 232 Tariffs Extended One Month

May 1, 2018
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Exemptions for the EU, Argentina, Australia, Brazil,  South Korea, Canada, and Mexico have for steel imports have now been extended. Exemptions for the EU, Argentina, Australia, Brazil,  Canada, and Mexico have for aluminum imports have now been extended. For steel: |May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018: All countries of origin except Canada, Mexico, Australia,… Read more »

Important New NMFC Classification Rules In Effect April 28, 2018

April 25, 2018
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As a reminder, new National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) freight classification changes will be going into effect this weekend on April 28, 2018.  According to 2018-1 Public Docket files and a February 16, 2018 Notice of Disposition document the commodities affected include … Ink, Dry Ink or Toner Privacy Stalls or Partitions Compressors, refrigeration or air conditioning Coffee Makers… Read more »

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
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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

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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 of this year’s 3PL Excellence Survey will be presented in its July 3PL issue. Give… Read more »

Turning Internships into Careers

April 11, 2018
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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

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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 »