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Thoughts on What Makes a Good Logistics Provider

February 24, 2021
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There’s an article we saw posted last week on the Global Trade magazine website entitled “What Makes a Good Logistics Provider?” written by Chris Hale, the Founder & CEO of Kountable, Inc. Mr. Hale’s company operates a platform that vets trade service providers, constructs deals and manages trade execution for a large volume of trades… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective April 10, 2021

February 23, 2021

The Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB) has published a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®). These changes became effective 04/10/2021.  Some notable changes are listed below. Subjects 2 and 3 – Foodstuffs Group – Bakery Goods, Coffee, Tea or Herbal Tea, Cookies or Crackers, Foodstuffs, NOI, Snack Foods, NOI: These items were… Read more »

What It Means To Be A 21st Century Logistics Company Video

Last week we posted an article titled “What it means to be A 21st Century Logistics Company.” In that article, we included some example traits of what you can expect when you work with a 21st-century logistics provider like Logistics Plus. If you didn’t have a chance to read the article – no worries, here’s… Read more »

Navigating Logistics Challenges In The Post-Brexit Era

February 22, 2021

After years of negotiation and uncertainty, we are officially in the post-Brexit era. To preserve their mutually beneficial trading relationship, the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) reached a deal that went into place on January 1, 2021. While the agreement is beneficial for both parties, questions remain about its impact on the logistics… Read more »

What it means to be A 21st Century Logistics Company

February 18, 2021

Yesterday we announced that Logistics Plus is being profiled in the Inbound Logistics 2021 Logistics Planner.  The profile and accompanying advertisement introduced our newest descriptor … A 21st Century Logistics Company ™.  So what does it mean to be a 21st-century logistics company? First and foremost, it means that Logistics Plus is a reliable partner… Read more »

Logistics Plus Profiled in the Inbound Logistics 2021 Logistics Planner

February 17, 2021

Logistics Plus has been profiled as a top third-party logistics (3PL) company by Inbound Logistics for its 2021 Logistics Planner. In its 29th year of publication, the recognized industry planner helps companies find the right technology solutions and transportation and logistics partners to drive supply chain efficiency. With both print and digital editions, the annual… Read more »

Freight Rates on the Rise: Is it Time for a Freight Analysis or RFP?

February 15, 2021
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As widely reported by freight industry media outlets, such as Freightwaves, Logistics Management, Journal of Commerce, and others, general freight rates – including those for less-than-truckload (LTL) services – continue to rise.  Most experts are predicting high, single-digit rate increases in 2021, along with higher diesel fuel prices.  Renewed economic demand, increases in e-commerce shipping,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Adds New MyFreightTrends Analytics to eShipPlus TMS

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Logistics Plus is proud to announce that a new business intelligence tool called MyFreightTrends ™ has been embedded inside its cloud-based eShipPlus ™ transportation management system (TMS). The new tool is now universally available to all eShipPlus users. The off-the-shelf report provides customers with detailed dashboards and analytics regarding their North American freight shipping, including:… Read more »

Global Trade Alert: Aluminum Tariffs Reinstated on UAE

February 12, 2021

Global Trade Alert Message: In one of Joe Biden’s first trade actions, he reinstated a 10 percent duty on aluminum imports from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This tariff was previously in effect until former President Trump removed it just one day before leaving office. The United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s biggest… Read more »

Logistics Plus Receives Annual Approval for TSA Security Program

February 10, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Receives Annual Approval for TSA Security Program It is the 11th straight year that Logistics Plus has received TSA approval as an Indirect Air Carrier. ERIE, PA (February 10, 2021) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is pleased to share… Read more »

Rafael Pignataro Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

February 5, 2021

Logistics Plus General Counsel Rafael “Ralph” Pignataro was featured on the weekly Business Spotlight program from 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, Ralph discusses his background, how he came to work… Read more »

How to Select the Right Warehousing and Fulfillment Partner

February 4, 2021

More than ever, choosing the right warehousing and fulfillment partner is crucial to your business’s success. As the e-commerce world continues to grow, consumers expect fast delivery times and quality services. First and foremost, your warehousing partner is responsible for storing your product safely. They will also act as an extension of your operation before… Read more »

A 21st Century Project Cargo Management Company

February 3, 2021

As a 21st Century Logistics Company™, Logistics Plus has built a worldwide reputation over the past 25 years as a safe, reliable partner for heavy-lift, break bulk, and project cargo logistics.  It’s just one of our many supply chain specialties.  So, we are again showcasing our project cargo expertise in the January-February 2021 issue of… Read more »

25th Anniversary Social Media Contests

February 2, 2021

As we begin to celebrate our 25th year of business, Logistics Plus has launched a series of 25 weekly social media contests leading up to our official 25th anniversary in August 2021. The first week of the contest began on Monday, February 1 and the final contest ends Sunday, August 1. How it works Each… Read more »

Ricardo Rodriguez Participates in Career Street Interview

January 26, 2021

Logistics Plus Logistics Engineer Ricardo Rodriguez recently participated in an interview with Career Street. Ricardo discussed his career path, educational background, day-to-day activities, challenges he’s faced, and much more. These are just a few of the questions Ricardo was asked: What is your educational background? What has led to your current career? How do you… Read more »

Lifelong Bills Fan Jim Berlin Interviewed on Erie News Now

January 21, 2021

Logistics Plus founder & CEO Jim Berlin was interviewed by Erie News Now to talk about his lifelong support and excitement for the Buffalo Bills.  Jim’s support of the Bills dates back to 1969 when he attended college at the University of Buffalo. Just two weeks ago, Jim was one of the lucky fans who… Read more »

Gretchen Seth Discusses Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution on Erie News Now

January 20, 2021

Logistics Plus Senior VP of International Gretchen Seth was interviewed by Erie News Now to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine distribution and how private sector companies like Logistics Plus could help. The current Covid-19 vaccine distribution has been widely criticized as the supply is limited and distribution remains delayed. When asked if she thinks private sector… Read more »

Recent Cargo Projects Managed by Logistics Plus Turkey

January 12, 2021

Project cargo requires precise engineering and planning for the safe transportation of over-sized and over-dimensional cargo. This was especially the case over the last month as the Logistics Plus Turkey team completed deliveries of 14 transformers to the Middle East, two locomotives to Finland, and a full charter to Egypt. Bahadir Erdil, Global Projects Director… Read more »

Logistics Plus CEO Comments About Amazon in Erie

January 6, 2021

Logistics Plus Founder and CEO Jim Berlin spoke to local media yesterday about the recent announcement that Amazon will be opening a new, final-mile fulfillment center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jim, and other local area leaders, say that an expansion like this can help other companies realize how Erie is an ideal location. According to Jim,… Read more »

Logistics Plus Receives CTPAT Partnership Renewal for 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Receives CTPAT Partnership Renewal for 2021 This is the 13th straight year that Logistics Plus has been CTPAT approved by CBP. ERIE, PA (January 6, 2021) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is pleased to share that the U.S. Customs… Read more »