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What is an importer of record (IOR)?

November 24, 2020

By definition, an importer of record (IOR) refers to an importer (an entity or an individual) who is responsible for ensuring that legal goods are imported following the laws and regulations of the importing country. The importer of record is responsible for filing legally required documents and paying the assessed import duties and other taxes… Read more »

‘CEOs Speak’ by Charlie Katz Featuring Jim Berlin from Logistics Plus

November 23, 2020
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Bitbean’s Executive Creative Director Charlie Katz interviewed hundreds of CEOs from across the nation to learn how they plan to navigate and build their businesses in spite of the challenges. Those interviews, including one with Logistics Plus Founder & CEO Jim Berlin, have been consolidated into one definitive eBook called “CEOs Speak: Shaking Their Fists… Read more »

NMFC Changes effective December 19, 2020

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The Commodity Classifications Standards Board (CCSB) has published a new supplement to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC®). These changes became effective 12/19/2020.  Some of the notable changes are listed below. Controllers, Motor Controllers, Switchboards or Switchboard sections – New Item, new classifications Battery Chargers, Item 61270 – This item canceled and moved into Item… Read more »

Logistics Plus Expands IOR Services to over 190 Countries

November 19, 2020
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Logistics Plus Expands Importer of Record Services to over 190 Countries Services cater to manufacturers, network security firms, cloud service providers, and value-added resellers across many industries. ERIE, PA (November 19, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, has announced an expansion of its Importer of… Read more »

LP Air Charter Group Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

November 13, 2020

In case you missed it,  Russell Means and Axel Kaldschmidt of the Logistics Plus Air Charter Group were featured in a recent 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… Read more »

Jim Berlin Featured on ‘Giving You The Business’ News Segment

November 11, 2020

Jim Berlin, Founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, was featured on Erie News Now Giving You The Business news segment this week.  Erie News Now has partnered with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership to highlight different Erie area businesses every Monday. In this segment, Jim discusses the various solutions Logistics Plus provides our clients, the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Again Named a Global Trade Top 50 3PL

November 10, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Again Named a Global Trade Top 50 3PL It’s the second consecutive year Logistics Plus has been named to the ‘Fantastic Fifty’ list. ERIE, PA (November 10, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been… Read more »

North American Alert: Hazmat Discretion on Sanitizers Expired

November 9, 2020
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and PHMSA announced that they are NOT extending enforcement discretion specific to hand sanitizers, cleaning agents, and recurrent training requirements as predicted. The formal announcement issued in the spring of this year officially expired on October 31st.  As a reminder, these were temporary measures put in place to ease… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employees Complete Dale Carnegie Program

November 6, 2020

Logistics Plus employees recently completed the Dale Carnegie Skills for Success program at our global headquarters in Erie, PA. This foundational leadership program was provided by Logistics Plus to 23 employees that volunteered to strengthen their abilities in people, communication, management, and leadership skills as well as building confidence and managing stress more effectively. The… Read more »

Logistics Plus Significantly Expands Warehousing Capacity in 2020

November 5, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Significantly Expands Warehousing Capacity in 2020 Over 1 million additional square feet added to its U.S. footprint this year. ERIE, PA (November 5, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, has been aggressively expanding its warehousing and fulfillment capacity in the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Assists With Siemens Mobility Project

November 4, 2020

The Logistics Plus Europe Project Cargo team is proud to announce that they have been nominated as the project logistics solution provider for the Siemens Mobility Desiro HC project to Israel. Over the past several months, our project engineering team worked hard to find the most efficient loading solution for Siemens railways. As a result, our… Read more »

Logistics Plus Acquires New 130K Square Foot Warehouse in Erie, PA

November 3, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Acquires New 130K Square Foot Warehouse in Erie, PA The new 1803 Pittsburgh Avenue facility gives the company nearly 300K total square feet of warehousing in Erie. ERIE, PA (November 3, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, has purchased a… Read more »

Logistics Plus Delivers 4 LNG Cargo Tanks to Wisconsin

October 28, 2020

The Logistics Plus Europe Project Cargo team successfully delivered four liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo tanks from Shanghai, China to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Combined, the four gas tanks have a total volume of 15,472 freight tons. The tanks are assigned for installation in the largest LNG bunker barge under construction in the United States. “The… Read more »

Cargo Air Charter Basics from Logistics Plus

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While air charters are a common alternative to commercial passenger flights, they’re also an alternative method for transporting cargo. Aside from the cost, one of the most apparent differences between a standard air freight shipment and a cargo air charter shipment is that instead of renting space on a plane you’re renting the entire plane!… Read more »

2020 Holiday Schedules for U.S. Ground Services

October 27, 2020

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 months. 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… Read more »

Logistics Plus Creates New Group Focused on Air Charter Solutions

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Creates New Group Focused on Air Charter Solutions The new, dedicated LP Air Charter Group is being headed up by two industry veterans. ERIE, PA (October 27, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, has created a new, dedicated “LP… Read more »

Alcohol Warehousing & Distribution Services

October 21, 2020

Whether it’s imported or domestically produced, Logistics Plus is now able to offer alcohol warehousing and distribution solutions at our new Chicago warehouse (and soon from our southern California warehouse as well). After completing the rigorous review process, Logistics Plus officially received the proper licensing from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control to store and… Read more »

Danny Yunes Featured on WPSE Radio Business Spotlight

October 16, 2020

In case you missed it, Danny Yunes, Global Operations & Strategy for Logistics Plus, was featured in a recent 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, Danny… Read more »

Logistics Plus Once Again Named a Best Medium-Sized Workplace by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Once Again Named a Best Medium-Sized Workplace by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Logistics Plus ranked #74 on the annual list of Top 100 Best Medium Workplaces. ERIE, PA (October 16, 2020) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud… Read more »

Five Tips for Effective Supply Chain Management

October 13, 2020

Supply chain management is an activity taken on by companies, or their logistics and supply chain partners (like Logistics Plus), to develop and operate supply chains in the most effective and efficient ways possible. The concept of supply chain management focuses on one core idea: practically every product in the world reaches an end-user. The… Read more »