Expedite Plus: When Time Won't Wait


February 18, 2021

Global Chip Shortage – Expedite Plus can Help with Global Time Critical Solutions

  • The semiconductor industry is facing serious supply issues as global demand spikes.

  • The modern world relies on semiconductors for everything from working at home to military applications.

Quotes from Industry Leaders:

  1. We’re seeing such tight demand across the entire semiconductor supply chain right now, which we think is an important issue that the United States needs to work with partners around the world to address…We’ve seen GM shutting more production lines down this week. Having cars not manufactured is a bit of an annoyance, but if we can’t get critical chips we need for fighter jets, military applications, and artificial intelligence applications that the economy is increasingly running on, it’s a big problem. ” – NZS Capital Cofounder Brad Slingerland on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”
  2. “Despite our mitigation efforts, the semiconductor shortage will impact GM production in 2021. We are currently assessing the overall impact, but our focus is to keep producing our most in-demand products. Semiconductor supply for the global auto industry remains very fluid.” – General Motors in a statement to Reuters.
  3. “It’s early days, we’re doing a lot. Ford knows how to scramble. We’re adjusting yield management, moving the chips that we do have to the most profitable vehicles, our electric vehicles. You know, protecting production of strategically important vehicles. We’re working through it right now.” – Jim Farley, Ford CEO on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”.
  4. “We write to express our concerns about the impact that the global shortage of automotive-grade semiconductor chips will have on auto manufacturing in the United States. This shortage threatens our post-pandemic economic recovery, the consequences of which stand to be especially acute in dominant auto manufacturing states like ours. We believe that the incoming administration can continue to play a helpful role in alleviating the worst impacts of the shortage on American workers, and we urge you to work with us to address the global semiconductor shortage.”- Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and a group of bipartisan Senators, in a letter to Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese.
  5. “We expect semiconductor industry supply constraints on both wafers and substrates to only partially ease in second-half 2021, with some leading-edge (computing, 5G chips) tightness to extend into 2022.” – BofA Securities semiconductor stocks analyst Vivek Arya in a note to clients.
  6. “We have seen, I think, probably shortage across the entire industry. There is a couple of factors driving that. One is the shape recovery, I think, across many of the sectors that were present now. We saw acceleration of digital transformation also consistent with this trend of the enterprise transformation of the home…So that’s driving a situation that demand is outpacing supply.” – Cristiano Amon President of Qualcomm in fiscal year Q1 2021 earnings call.


March 17, 2020

Dear Valued Customers:

Subject: COVID-19 Emergency Response; Business Continuity

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is an unprecedented situation. Here are some of the initiatives underway at the EXPEDITE PLUS.

Travel and Contact

Travel restrictions have been imposed on our people across our network to minimize, if not eliminate, all business travel. We have increased the use of video and conference calls where practical. Further, we have advised our people to minimize any personal travel. Restrictions are being imposed on anyone returning from outside the country to reduce the risk of transmission of any virus.

All our facilities have been instructed to increase the frequency and thoroughness of cleaning, with particular emphasis on ‘common touch’ areas of the workplace. Our trucks and mobile technology equipment are also subject to increased wipe down.

We have posted notices on all our facilities denying access to any non-essential outside visitors or contractors. As well, any who have travelled from outside the country or anyone with symptoms is denied access to the EXPEDITE PLUS premises.

We have instructed all personnel within our workforce who are capable of working from home, to do so. Again, this is to minimize the risk of spreading any known or unknown infection.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

Our BCP has been validated and implemented. As part of this, we have established a committee that is meeting (by call) no less than two times per day, seven days per week.

During these times, the safety, health and wellness of our people, their families, and communities is of the utmost importance. Your continued support and cooperation through the coming weeks and months are appreciated.

Service update – all of our offices are open, and all service offerings continue to be available.

Dale Nicholson
EXPEDITE PLUS, Vice President

April 2016

Expedite Plus Asia Attends 11th Annual Automotive Logistics – China

A delegation from the Expedite Plus Asia Team attends the 11th Annual Automotive Logistics – China, held for the first time in the South-Western City of Chengdu, a symbol of the Automotive Industry’s Western Development.
Visit the link below for the Conference Report.

September 2014

15th Annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference

September 2014 – Expedite Plus delegation from Canada, Mexico and Asia attends the 15th Annual Automotive Logistics Global Conference, held at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit from 16th to 18th of September. The event was attended by leading OEM’s, Tier suppliers and Logistics Service Providers. For more info: View the report from the event

January 2014

Expedite Plus becomes a member of WCA Time critical.

Milton, ON – April 9, 2014

Expedite Plus Expands Time-Critical Delivery Services in Asia
Opens First Hong Kong Office and Establishes Presence in Mainland China

Expedite Plus, a leading provider of time-critical delivery services based in Toronto, Canada, has expanded its global reach with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong and service centres in Shanghai and Beijing. Located at 3/F CS Logistics Centre, 2-16 Lam Tin Street, Kwai Chung NT, Hong Kong, the office will serve as a hub in Asia and strengthen the company’s ability to manage urgent shipments throughout Asia and the rest of the world.


Mississauga, ON,  October 23, 2011

Expedite Plus had a client with a very serious situation.

Their supplier was stricken by a natural disaster, (Flooding) and the Expedite Plus client needed to move product out of the disaster area quickly due to the conditions and get it to their manufacturing plants in other countries.

Mississauga, ON, September 25, 2007

Cisco Awards EXPEDITE PLUS 2007 Excellence in Transportation and Logistics Award

Prestigous Cisco award presented to Expedite Plus for responsiveness needed to deliver material in the shortest timeframes available. Victor Deschenes, CEO of Expedite Plus, confirms that the recognition shows that Expedite Plus is succeeding at their goal of providing great shipping and logistic services on a large scale.

Expedite Plus, Global Critical Delivery Solutions, today announced that it has received the 2007 Excellence in Transportation and Logistics Award from Cisco. This prestigious award was presented during Cisco’s sixteenth annual supplier appreciation event held September 12 in San Jose, California.

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