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Autoclaves Project From Houston to Little Rock

May 23, 2022

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team successfully transported two autoclaves and work tanks from a barge in Houston to the client’s job site in Little Rock. First, the Logistics Plus team received the barge to the port of Houston. Our team then transported the autoclaves and work tanks to Little Rock river terminal and ultimately… Read more »

Global Logistics Alert: U.S. Tariffs Lifted on Ukraine Steel

May 18, 2022

Alert Message: The United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the U.S. has temporarily suspended 232 tariffs on Ukrainian steel for one year. Ukraine’s steel industry is uniquely vital to the country’s economic strength, employing 1 in 13 Ukrainians with good-paying jobs. The thought behind this move is that creating export opportunities for… Read more »

Logistics Plus Appears in the May-Jun 2022 Issue of HLPFI Magazine

May 16, 2022

Logistics Plus is, once again, in Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International magazine. Our newest advertisement (shown below) appears in the May/June 2022 issue that came out earlier this week.  Copies of this issue will also be available at the 2022 Breakbulk Europe conference taking place May 17-19. Members of the Logistics Plus Project Cargo… Read more »

LP Belgium Transports Modular Vaccine Manufacturing Facility

May 11, 2022

The Logistics Plus Belgium team successfully transported a fully functional modular vaccine manufacturing facility from Belgium to West Africa. Our team first arranged and supervised the handling of the modules upon arrival in Zeebrugge, Belgium. The Belgium team then transferred the modules to Antwerp for loading onto the vessel to Senegal, West Africa. Due to… Read more »

Logistics Plus Opens New 542,000 Square Foot Phoenix, AZ Warehouse

May 10, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Opens New 542,000 Square Foot Phoenix, AZ Warehouse Located near the Luke Air Force Base, F-35s provide a breath-taking backdrop to this commercial facility. ERIE, PA (May 10, 2022) – Logistics Plus Inc. (LP), a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Joins The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

May 3, 2022

The Logistics Plus Chicago office is proud to announce that they have joined the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Chamber, Logistics Plus gains access to a plethora of networking, professional development, and business advocacy events in the Chicagoland area. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is the only independent voice for business… Read more »

Gretchen Seth Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

April 29, 2022

Logistics Plus Senior Vice President Gretchen Seth 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, Gretchen discusses her background, the company’s Ukraine relief efforts, her… Read more »

Meet the Logistics Plus Japan Team

April 28, 2022

The Logistics Plus (LP) Japan team began operations in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The new LP Japan team is looking forward to assisting all customers in the global Logistics Plus network. This office provides full-service logistics and supply chain solutions including freight forwarding, trucking, warehousing and fulfillment, customs, and more. Upon opening, the Logistics Plus… Read more »

Naval Warship Engines On The Move

April 27, 2022

The Logistics Plus Project Cargo team successfully transported several Naval warship engines for the ESB and T-AO programs. The two programs vary based on the type of warship and their purpose. The T-AO fleet involves large oilers, while the ESB program involves landing platform vessels. More details about each program are listed below. ESB Program… Read more »

How Logistics Plus Resolves Inventory Dilemmas

April 22, 2022

A recent article published by CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quarterly, written by Jonathon Byrnes and John Wass, suggests that implementing a balanced inventory management strategy is essential. The biggest question facing managers today is whether their supply chains should be just-in-time (low inventories) or just-in-case (high inventories). You can read the full article here: How To… Read more »

Logistics Plus Employees Offer ‘Erie for Ukraine’ Donation Help

April 16, 2022
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Today Gretchen Seth and Julie Slomski (along with Laura Schaaf of the Barber Center) volunteered to sort and pack donations for Erie for Ukraine. Gretchen provided a first-hand account of the experience, along with the photos below. “Once again, the support of ordinary people has been incredible! Someone dropped off four huge pallets of hand sanitizer… Read more »

Logistics Plus Hosts Ukraine Fundraiser at The BrewErie

April 15, 2022
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Last night, Logistics Plus hosted a fundraiser at The BrewErie at Union Station. It was a fun night filled with appetizers, brews, games, and giveaways (and a few Jell-O shots 😳). By the end, we helped raise another $2,159 for Ukraine relief efforts💛💙 (and we sold out all the Jell-O shots … thanks Yuriy)! Thank… Read more »

Gretchen Blough Talks About The Unexpected on Marketplace

April 14, 2022
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Logistics Plus Customs Brokerage Manager Gretchen Blough makes another appearance on Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, to talk about customs and tariffs. For customs broker Gretchen Blough, business has been a “little crazy.” And Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — and the disruptions it’s caused to the global supply chain — are only part of the… Read more »

Logistics Plus Ranks as a Top Freight Brokerage Firm and a Top Dry Storage Warehousing Firm

April 12, 2022
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Logistics Plus Ranks as a Top Freight Brokerage Firm and a Top Dry Storage Warehousing Firm The 2022 rankings are based on updated annual lists published by Transport Topics magazine. ERIE, PA (April 12, 2022) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, has again… Read more »

LP Marketing Team Featured on WPSE Business Spotlight

April 1, 2022

The Logistics Plus Marketing team 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, Scott Frederick (VP of Marketing & LTL Carrier Relations) and Ryan… Read more »

Erie United For Ukraine Campaign Launched

March 30, 2022

Today, the two new leaders of The Erie Community Foundation and United Way of Erie County announced the #ErieUnitedForUkraine campaign. This campaign supports the international effort by United Way Worldwide, a multinational effort to direct much-needed donations to United Way organizations in the countries welcoming Ukrainians fleeing the horrors of war. The announcement was made… Read more »

Logistics Plus Chicago Team Dinner

March 29, 2022

If you work in the logistics industry, you know how busy and chaotic it can be. This is no different for the Logistics Plus Chicago team. Over the past few months, the team has been managing air charters, massive roll-out projects, and new fulfillment opportunities (on top of all the traditional warehousing work they handle)…. Read more »

Logistics Plus Warehouses Handle Covid Test Kit Project

March 25, 2022

The Logistics Plus Chino, CA and Chicago, IL warehouses have been managing a massive rollout project. In January of this year, a top supplier in the medical device industry contacted Logistics Plus and asked if it could assist with importing, sorting, and distributing large freight shipments of Covid test kits. Within days of the request… Read more »

Erie Catholic School Students Make 886 Cards for Families in Ukraine

March 24, 2022
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The students at Erie Catholic School System’s six elementary schools made cards for Logistics Plus Ukraine employees and their families and many additional cards for other families in Ukraine. Bridget Philip, President of Erie Catholic School System, and Tami Faram, its Director of Strategic Advancement, had the honor of presenting the cards to Yuriy Ostapyak,… Read more »

Global Logistics Alert: U.S. Lifts Tariffs On British Steel

March 23, 2022

Alert Message: The United States and Britain have ended a four-year dispute over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. The two countries have pledged to work together to counter China in a deal that also removes British tariffs on U.S. exports including motorcycles, whiskey, and other products. Additionally, Chinese-owned steel companies in Britain must undergo annual… Read more »