Posts Tagged: Ocean

Understanding the New Ocean Carrier Alliances

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Over the span of 10 years, the ocean freight transportation industry has been challenged by global supply and demand disparity throughout the market, affecting both carriers and shippers. On occasion, there is overcapacity in the market, causing a major decline in the rates.  There are also occurrences in which demand quickly increases, causing the rates… Read more »

Logistics Plus Comments on Ocean Carrier Options Article

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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 »

Marine Projects Logistics Services

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The Logistics Plus Marine Projects Logistics team provides complete solutions for the entire Maritime and Shipyard Industry. A couple of our recent logistics projects include: Transporting a 6.5 meter high RRM vertical ruel tank from Norway to Istanbul Moving 30 meters long, 24 meters wide 17 meters high, and each 1,014 metric tons, 4 x NH3 vessel gas tanks… Read more »

Logistics Playbook: Mode Selection

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Choosing the right mode for freight transportation is a very important part of any logistics playbook. You will ship your product by either ground, air, ocean or rail transport. The factors that come into play in mode selection include the following: Availability – is equipment and capacity readily available? Speed – is the transit time for… Read more »

SOLAS Container Freight Rules Take Effect July 1

As widely reported in the trade media, and as Logistics Plus reported late last year, on July 1, 2016, a new regulation from SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea convention of the International Maritime Organization or IMO) takes effect requiring shippers whose name appears on the bill of lading to verify the gross mass of… Read more »

Any Mode, Any Time, Anywhere!

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As depicted in the circle image of the Logistics Plus (LP) logo, we have the experience and expertise to help shippers move their goods by any transportation mode, including GROUND, AIR, OCEAN, or RAIL. How did we acquire these capabilities? It all started twenty years ago with our first customer, GE Transportation (GET), a division of General Electric… Read more »

5 Things Shippers Should Know About New Container Rules

The International Maritime Organization (IMO.org) has recently approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention requiring the verification of container weights. Here are five things shippers should know – and do – in regards to the forthcoming revised rules for container weights: Verify All Container Weights! All shippers will be responsible for… Read more »

Air Freight Forwarding versus Ocean Freight Forwarding

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Logistics Plus (LP) provides logistics services within and across all national borders and using all modes of transportation. Air freight forwarding and ocean freight forwarding services come into play more often than not on international shipments. On the LP International team, Emily Grein is our lead air freight specialist and Kristen Smith is our lead… Read more »

Logistics Plus Coordinates Cargo from Germany at the Port of Monroe

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Slideshow and Video included below) Logistics Plus Coordinates Big Cargo Shipment from Germany at the Port of Monroe in Michigan First European cargo shipment received at the Michigan Port in over 50 years ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, July 15, 2015 – Logistics Plus Inc., a worldwide provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain solutions,… Read more »

Door-To-Door International Shipping

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When you work with a capable logistics partner, door-to-door international shipping shouldn’t be complicated for shippers; but behind the scenes it’s a complex process. A shipment exported from the United States to a foreign country becomes a maze of modes and regulations before it arrives at your customer’s door.  According to Emily Grein, international manager… Read more »