Congratulations Francisco on Becoming a U.S. Citizen!

Congratulations Francisco on Becoming a U.S. Citizen!

Congratulations to Francisco Tijerina on becoming an official U.S. citizen today! Francisco joined Logistics Plus in 2002, and today he heads up business development and operations for the LP Mexico division. What a great achievement for one of the nicest and humblest guys you could know (he’s so humble, he begrudgingly allowed us to share his internal note and photos below).


Francisco-US-Citizen-9-7-18To my LP colleagues:

Just wanted to share with you my happiness.

September 7th, 2018, marks a very important milestone in my life.

Today I had the honor of becoming an American Citizen, in a very deep and special ceremony.

Joe Schember,  Erie’s Major, was within the special guests, and gave a really welcoming speech, it was for sure a nice touch. I’ve been in other ceremonies, where friends got their citizenship, and maybe because this was mine, but I felt this was different. He made us, me and the other 48 people – from 22 different countries – receiving the citizenship, feel not just welcome, but also needed in Erie. Of course he also reminded us of the responsibilities we are receiving as well.

16 years ago I started this journey, with many dreams and little expectations (I was young and naive!!!), and today I celebrate each moment that has helped me to get to this point.

Thanks to every and each one of you, you have been with me through this journey, thought me many things, and it is fair to share the happiness with you.

Thank you…thank you!!!

And…Viva the United States!!!




We’ve Moved – New Logistics Plus Offices near Monterrey, Mexico

We’ve Moved – New Logistics Plus Offices near Monterrey, Mexico

Greetings from San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL (just outside of Monterrey) … the new home of the Logistics Plus Mexico headquarters! The moving process, as expected, wasn’t as flawless as we were hoping; but with the team’s help things are getting together and falling into their place. Here are a few pictures of the new facilities. We had a little blessing ceremony on Monday. Special thanks to Elena, Gilberto and Pepe that made all this happen.

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Here’s are new address information:

We've Moved - New Logistics Plus Offices near Monterrey, Mexico

Logistics Plus selected as a member of new IFLN Global Projects network

Logistics Plus selected as a member of new IFLN Global Projects network


Logistics Plus selected as a member of the new IFLN Global Projects network

Logistics Plus will provide project forwarding services in Mexico and USA as part of the membership

IFLN-Global-Projects and LP LogosERIE, PA (September 18, 2017) – Logistics Plus Inc., a leading worldwide provider of transportation, logistics, and supply chain solutions, is proud to announce it has been selected to be an inaugural member of the new IFLN Global Projects network, representing Houston, Mexico City, New York City, and Monterrey.  The new network was officially announced on September 13, 2017 by Michel Vanlerberghe, president of the International Freight Logistics Network (IFLN).

There are other project cargo networks out there, but this one is different,” says Randy Durham, IFLN’s general manager, and a long-time project cargo specialist. “IFLN Global Projects network only accepts as members those who are highly proficient project forwarders. We want to be the new force in the world of project logistics management.

Only cargo agents with experience and a high degree of capability in the field of project forwarding will form part of the rapidly expanding group. IFLN Global Projects network can put together a team of highly specialized global project members to support any bid or any project cargo shipping task. IFLN will also make the necessary introductions, coordinate member efforts, and liaise with the customer if needed.

As a long-time member of IFLN, we are proud to support IFLN with our 20-plus years of project cargo management and project forwarding expertise in the United States and Mexico,” says Gabriela Garza, Corporate business development and agent relations manager for Logistics Plus. “Membership provides more companies with access to our award-winning services while providing us with additional exposure and coverage to logistics projects in North America.

About IFLN
IFLN is a global organization of freight forwarders and logistics companies headquartered in Houston, Texas -USA. IFLN Global Projects is affiliated with the IFLN Network, a unique alliance of specially selected members that work together to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions and end-to-end logistics from project initiation to sustainable operations. The IFLN Network, established in 2000, consists of 280 specialist freight companies in more than 100 countries with high standards of quality, conduct, and business practices enabling them to compete with multinational logistics companies on a global basis. To learn more about the new IFLN Global Projects network, please contact Randy Durham at, or visit

About Logistics Plus Inc.
Logistics Plus Inc. provides freight transportation, warehousing, global logistics, and supply chain management solutions through a worldwide network of talented and caring professionals. Founded in Erie, PA by local entrepreneur, Jim Berlin, 21 years ago, Logistics Plus is a fast-growing and award-winning transportation and logistics company. With a strong passion for excellence, its 450+ employees put the “Plus” in logistics by doing the big things properly, and the countless little things, that together ensure complete customer satisfaction and success.

The Logistics Plus® network includes offices located in Erie, PA; Alma, AR; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; Riverside, CA; San Francisco, CA; Visalia, CA; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Kansas City, MO; Charlotte, NC; Lexington, NC; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Charleston, SC; Greenville, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; Houston, TX; Laredo, TX; Winchester, VA; Madison, WI; Australia; Bahrain; Belgium; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Egypt; France; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Libya; Mexico; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; South Sudan; Taiwan; Turkey; UAE; and Uganda; with additional agents around the world. For more information, visit or follow @LogisticsPlus on Twitter.

Media Contact:
Scott G. Frederick
Vice President, Marketing
Logistics Plus Inc.
(814) 240-6881

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What to Know about Shipping Between the U.S. and Mexico

What to Know about Shipping Between the U.S. and Mexico

Shipping between the U.S and MexicoShipping between the U.S. and Mexico is not as easy as it may seem. In order to transport shipments between these countries, there are certain regulations and documents that must be legally followed. The most common methods of shipping goods from the United States to Mexico are by truck, rail, air and sea, or a mixture of two or more of these transportation modes.

Here’s what you need to know when you’re shipping from the U.S. to Mexico:

  • An American carrier will transport your cargo to the border and deliver it to the designated carrier who has been selected / hired by the Mexican consignee (the recipient of his goods).
  • The carrier receives your shipment, inspects the cargo, checks all documents and prepares the shipment to enter Mexico on behalf of the Mexican customs agent who is handling your shipment.
  • The Mexican customs agent will formally present the Mexican customs entry on behalf of the Mexican consignee.
  • Now it’s time for your cargo to cross the border! A third party transportation company will ship your shipment across the border, through customs, and then deliver it to the selected Mexican carrier’s facility.
  • Finally, the Mexican carrier transports its cargo inland to its final destination in Mexico, the consignee

Here’s what you need to know when you’re shipping from Mexico to the U.S:

  • A Mexican carrier transports its cargo to the border city.
  • A Mexican customs agent formally presents the entry of the Mexican export customs on behalf of the Mexican sender so that the goods can legally leave the country.
  • A licensed U.S. customs agent then files the U.S. customs clearance so that the shipment can enter the U.S. on behalf of the U.S. importer of record (the consignee).
  • A third party transportation company will ship your shipment across the border, through the U.S. Customs, and deliver the shipment to the selected U.S. carrier’s premises.
  • The U.S. carrier transports the freight to the final destination.

Here are the basic import and export documents you’ll need:

  • Import /export form
  • Commercial invoice
  • Bill of lading
  • NAFTA Certificate of Origin (only if goods qualify for NAFTA)

Every country has its own regulations and shipping requirements so it’s important to be aware of this information before shipping to any country. Contact our team of cross-border experts here at Logistics Plus to learn more about shipping between the U.S and Mexico.


Logistics Plus Mexico 10th Anniversary Celebration Photos

Logistics Plus Mexico 10th Anniversary Celebration Photos

As previously announced, Logistics Plus is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Mexico this year. Although the milestone took place in July, the “LP Mexico” team officially celebrated the anniversary this past weekend. Jim Berlin, founder and CEO of Logistics Plus, was – of course – in attendance at the party which took place in Monterrey, Mexico.  Here are a few photographs from the celebration. As Jim said in his thought for the day for today, “What a great group of people who truly exemplify the spirit of LP. They are the inspiration for today’s thought.  With them, I know we are good. ? Gracias!


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