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Friday Five

The Friday Five: Winter Weather Snarls US Logistics

This week’s top news in logistics: It’s cold outside. Warm yourself in front of the screen with this week’s Friday Five, as record-breaking cold snaps US supply chains, more containers are lost at sea, and China’s largest e-retailer spins off its logistics division as a technologically-advanced independent LSP.
February 19, 2021
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The Friday Five: Freight Congestion to Ring in the Lunar New Year

This week's top news in Logistics; Shippers and LSPs scrambled to get ahead of the Lunar New Years' rush in China, causing extra congestion at key ports leading into the holiday. Meanwhile, the import boom continues to cause congestion across U.S. ports with no immediate sign of slowing. And another LSP falls victim to a cyber attack.
February 12, 2021
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The Friday Five: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

This week's top news in logistics: It’s a case of too many cold storage containers and not enough power outlets, as drawn-out customs processes cause a backlog of frozen seafood in a Chinese port. On the other side of the ocean, American agricultural shippers sound the alarm as carriers choose empty containers over food exports, while heavy M&A activity continues in the trucking industry.
January 29, 2021
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The Friday Five: Containers Overboard!

This week's top news in logistics: Another major container loss was reported as the Maersk Essen encountered heavy seas. Meanwhile, container rollovers hit a new high, shippers grapple with their allocation strategies, and big businesses and ports scramble to counteract COVID-19 amid the ongoing pandemic.
January 22, 2021
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The Friday Five: Ocean Container Congestion Everywhere

This week's top news in logistics: Hapag-Loyd drops west coast port call amidst colossal container-ship traffic jams, container barge feeder services suspended for Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Nippon Yusen switches to Rail to deliver Cars to Europe, DB Schenker suspends Europe-UK road freight services, and XPO rejects French truck drivers’ requests to opt-out of UK trips amid corona concerns.
January 15, 2021
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The Friday Five: EU Shippers claim Carriers Breach Contracts

This week's top news in logistics: European shippers say ocean carriers broke contracts, ask for regulators to step in, Kuehne + Nagel lands Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine deal, Amazon buys 11 jets, UPS expects 9M returns this week alone, & Boeing fined $2.5B for 737 Max conspiracy.
January 8, 2021

The Friday Five: Top 5 of 2020

As we say Goodbye to 2020, for this first Friday Five of 2021, we take a look back at the biggest supply chain moments and best logistics reads from a year like no other. Check out which stories made our Top 5 from 2020...
January 1, 2021
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The Friday Five: Holiday shipping gridlock delaying nearly 10M packages daily

This week's top news in logistics: Holiday shipping boom delays nearly 10M Parcels daily, pre-Brexit business rush floods major U.K. gateways as world struggles with container congestion, Nissan picks Japan to make an electric car for EU, SolarWinds Hack sends warning ripples through supply chains, & Port of LA plucks out toys to load Santa's sleigh.
December 20, 2020
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The Friday Five: U.K. Rolls Out COVID-19 Vaccine

This week's top news in logistics: UK receives COVID-19 Vaccine, Ocean cargo bookings halted until month-end for most, Felixstowe gets dropped for Liverpool, Brazil sues Maersk amid corruption, & Pepperidge Farms warns Cookies in Short Supply This Season.
December 14, 2020

Industry Insights

Industry Insights

Slync.io Announces $60 Million Series B with lead investment from Goldman Sachs Growth

Slync.io, a global leader in logistics operating process and system orchestration for global logistics providers and shippers, today announced the closing of its $60 million Series B funding round.
February 3, 2021
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Slync.io Tees Up Sponsorship with Top Professional Golfer Justin Rose

Justin Rose Will Debut as Global Brand Ambassador for Slync.io at the 2020 U.S. Open, Wearing Company Logo on Chest
September 21, 2020
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Two Slync.io Executives Named 2020 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Slync.io announced today that two executives have been named “Supply Chain Pros to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) magazine.
April 15, 2020
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Slync.io Raises $11 Million Series A Funding Round Amid COVID-19 Chaos

Slync.io, the first purpose-built operating system for global logistics, announced today that it has secured an $11 million series A funding round. The new funds will support hiring and growth as the company continues to expand
March 31, 2020
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Slync.io to be Featured at “El Dorado,” a TPM20 Tech Experience

CEO of Slync.io to discuss the future of logistics and business process automation at TPM20, the biggest conference for international logistics professionals
February 3, 2020
Industry Insights

Where UPS & Walmart are Investing in Tech

The fourth-quarter earnings of UPS and Walmart are strong evidence for the strategic advantage that automation and digitization bring to organizations. Learn from their stories.
March 25, 2019
Industry Insights

Turning AI Buzz Into Action

Supply chain and logistics adoption of AI is taking off because companies are increasingly realizing the technology’s tangible value in solving complexity issues. Learn more about where AI is having the most impact today – including exception and capacity management -- and how to get started.
February 27, 2019

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