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Important International Shipping Announcements

December 30, 2014

Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) We want to inform you that carriers will implement the following Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) 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 follow and are applicable to… Read more »

Project Cargo Shipment from China to Spain

December 29, 2014

The Logistics Plus Belgium office was recently approached by Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Systems AS to help them ship an LNG pump on a skid from Qidong, China to the Navantia shipyard in El Ferrol, northwest Spain. Part of the challenge was that the skid was a whopping 11.8 meters long, 6.4 meters wide and… Read more »

Important – Holiday Schedules!

December 18, 2014

Logistics Plus & Freight Partner Holiday Schedules As the holidays approach, we want to help you avoid any unnecessary shipping delays over the next couple of weeks. Shown below are the holiday hours for most Logistics Plus office and warehouse locations, as well as the top parcel and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers – many of which… Read more »

Happy Holidays from Logistics Plus!

December 17, 2014

A Holiday Greeting for Our Customers, Partners and Friends … It has been another fantastic year, and I would like to thank all of our customers and partners for playing an important role in the growth and success of Logistics Plus. Your loyalty and support have helped us to be recognized as one of the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Named a Top Finalist for DevelopErie Employer of the Year Award

December 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Named a Top Finalist for DevelopErie Employer of the Year Award Final winner of the award will be announced January 22, 2015 ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 11, 2014 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, announced today it has been chosen as one of the top… Read more »

Meet Our Global HQ International Staff

December 9, 2014

Logistics Plus Inc. has international shipping experts located at over 36 offices in 20 countries around the world. A lot of our global logistics coordination comes from our “International Division” staff located at our Global Headquarters in Erie, PA. Recently, we were able to pry most of them away from their computers and telephones for a… Read more »

Logistics Plus Dallas Branch Wins 2014 Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Dallas Branch Wins 2014 Award CEO of Logistics Plus presents Jenny Melgert with Branch Manager of the Year award DALLAS, TEXAS, December 9, 2014 – Jenny Melgert, Dallas branch manager for Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, was presented with the company’s 2014 Branch Manager… Read more »

Supply Chain World Magazine Features Logistics Plus

December 8, 2014
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In case you missed it, Logistics Plus Inc. was featured in the Winter 2015 issue of Supply Chain World magazine which hit newsstands a few days ago. The article highlights how Logistics Plus works as a strategic partner with customers around the world to help them manage their supply chains from start to finish. Read the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Aviation Services Take Flight

December 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Aviation Services Take Flight New business development executive aims to expand presence in the U.S. and abroad ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 4, 2014 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation and logistics services, has added industry veteran Harald Aamodt to lead aerospace and aviation business development efforts for the… Read more »

2015 Compliance Workshop Schedule

December 2, 2014

Join us at the Manufacturer & Business Association in Erie PA for our compliance workshops!  Click below to register: February 12th: Complying with NAFTA and other U.S. Free Trade Agreements April 9th: Export Letters of Credit May 14th: Incoterms® 2010 and Preparing Export Quotations June 16th: U.S. HTS Classification & Import Compliance September 10th: Navigating… Read more »

Putting the “Plus” in 4PL Solutions

What’s the difference between a 3PL and a 4PL? Well, before we go there, how about a 1PL and 2PL? A 1PL is simply the owner of the cargo who manages the entire distribution process internally. A 2PL is a for-hire air, ground, rail or ocean carrier that directly provides transportation service to a shipper. As far as… Read more »

Putting the “Plus” in Logistics Plus

November 24, 2014

People often ask us what the “Plus” in in Logistics Plus means. Although it can be difficult to put into words, we often say the “plus” represents all of the extra little things we do to help our customers be successful – whether that means someone working late to track a shipment, assigning a dedicated resource… Read more »

Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame

November 19, 2014

Last week Jim Berlin, CEO and owner of Logistics Plus Inc., and Yuriy Ostapyak, director of global operations, both attended the EY Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, CA where the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ awards were presented. Jim and Yuriy both report that the conference was entertaining and inspirational and they brought back a lot of ideas learned and shared… Read more »

Logistics Plus Warehouse Virtual Tour

November 17, 2014

A new virtual tour of the Logistics Plus Inc. “Skinner Warehouse” is now available online through Google Maps. Local businesses interested in warehousing space can view the facility from various vantage points on the Google+ home page for the Erie, PA warehouse located at 337 West 12th Street. The facility has over 50,000 square feet of storage space… Read more »

Big Week of Media Coverage at Logistics Plus

November 7, 2014

This past week was a busy, and exciting week of media coverage for Logistics Plus at our global headquarters in Erie, Pa. Earlier in the week Yuriy Ostapyak, director of global operations, Michelle Fontaine, global sales manager, and Jenny Melgert, Dallas branch manager, all participated in an interview with an editor for Supply Chain World magazine. Yuriy talked about the company,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Helps Sponsor Local March of Dimes Event

November 4, 2014

Logistics Plus was proud to be a sponsor at last night’s March of Dimes “Signature Chefs Gala“. By the end of the night, March of Dimes had raised over $100,000 in funding to help future babies and parents who might need their support! Shown in the picture below (L-to-R) are Norma Leon, Colin Seth, Sarah McDonald, Gretchen… Read more »

Global Logistics Services in Indonesia

October 30, 2014

Logistics Plus Inc. is a fast-growing worldwide provider of freight management, global logistics, and business solutions. We have a comprehensive network of people and resources located around the world … including Indonesia, where we have offices located in Jakarta and Surabaya. Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia and its largest city. It is located on the northwest corner of… Read more »

Maximize Your Freight Broker Relationship

October 29, 2014

This week Inbound Logistics magazine distributed an article called “10 Tips for Maximizing Your Freight Broker Relationship.” If you saw the article, it almost reads like a checklist for Logistics Plus® freight services. Here are the recommended ten tips from the article along with information on how Logistics Plus stacks up: Find a reliable partner with market… Read more »

Global Trade Compliance Support Services

October 27, 2014

Is your company (or members of your association, chamber, or trade group) involved in the import or export of products or materials? If the answer is yes, then you should consider a Logistics Plus® Compliance Training Program to get a better understanding of the regulations and procedures that must be followed when shipping globally. The Logistics Plus Global Trade Compliance… Read more »

Helping the World Meet Its Energy Needs

October 23, 2014

Logistics Plus is an expert at handling big cargo and big projects, and managing those projects across the entire supply chain. We have managed some pretty interesting projects “from cradle-to-grave,” including transporting locomotives to Indonesia, shipping wind-turbines across Europe, moving tugboats into the Middle East, and helping setup the largest solar energy farm in the world!… Read more »