Friday Five

Friday Five

The Friday Five: Alibaba Sets ‘Singles Day’ Sales Record

This week's top news in logistics: “Singles day” generates record $75B for Alibaba, massive An-124-100 freighter damaged in 911 landing, DHL expects Dec. 21 to be peak delivery day, US Retailers bring back purchase limits amid COVID19 surge & Walmart adds 'pop-up' D2C fulfillment capacity at 42 distribution centers.
November 21, 2020
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The Friday Five: Trans-Pacific Ocean Container Shortage

This week's top news in logistics: Ocean Container Shortages in trans-Pacific, Beijing bans more Australian products, Amazon opens air cargo hub in Europe, post-pandemic rebound slows for Alibaba, and Volvo announces Heavy-duty Electric Truck line.
November 6, 2020
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The Friday Five: U.S. Economy has Record GDP Surge in Q3

This week's top news in logistics: US GDP output up 7.4% over Q2, Eurozone GDP output up 12.7% over Q2, Brazilian coffee bean exports constrained by container capacity shortages, Alibaba announces South Korean logistics services to cut delivery times, and Hapag-Lloyd announces new blank sailings with East Asia typhoons.
October 30, 2020
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The Friday Five: Russian Intelligence Accused of NotPetya Maersk Attack

This week's top news in logistics: NotPetya cyberattack on Maersk linked to Russia, Pfizer gears up for COVID19 Vaccine distribution, Chassis shortage in LA-LB likely to persist into 2021, FMC grants temporary tariff relief to CMA CGM, & Amazon expands logistics network in Mexico.
October 23, 2020
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The Friday Five: Hapag-Lloyd Upgrades Profit Forecast

This week's top news in logistics: Hapag-Lloyd lifts profit forecast by 28%, UK gov’t secures post-Brexit capacity, 1 in 4 tenders continue to be rejected, China opens 10 ports for crew changes, and announces screening of frozen fish amid coronavirus concerns.
October 16, 2020
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The Friday Five: Capacity Crunch Could Delay 700 Million Parcels

This week's top news in logistics: 700M Parcels expected to be late, FMC probes into unclear “merchant” surcharges, Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam to be connected by rail with DB Cargo, Murmansk declared bankrupt, and Mesa Airlines makes first cargo flight for DHL.
October 9, 2020
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The Friday Five: Cyber Pirates Hit Global Shipping Industry Nearing Peak Season

This week's top news in logistics: Two cyber-attacks hit the maritime industry in the same week, Container lines max out capacity to meet the surge in US demand, India's container shortage to continue through Q4, Over 19,000 Amazon associates test positive for COVID-19 and Walmart, Target announce plans to rival Prime Day this October.
October 2, 2020
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The Friday Five: China to go Carbon-Neutral by 2060

This week's top news in logistics: China pledges to go carbon-neutral by 2060, CMA CGM buys stake in Groupe Dubreuil Aero, California plans to ban fossil-fueled cars by 2035, Port of Qingdao catches COVID, and Ex-Agility CEO joins Volta Trucks
September 25, 2020
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The Friday Five: Maersk Cancels All Blanked Sailings on the Transpacific

This week's top news in supply chain and logistics: Maersk cancels TP blank sailings as FMC threatens to investigate, Port of Felixstowe in “chaos”, Strikes at Port Botany running amok, Sennder acquires Uber Freight Europe, & Bed Bath & Beyond gets news CSCO.
September 18, 2020

Industry Insights

Industry Insights

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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Slync.io Appoints Oracle Veteran as New Chief Revenue Officer

Industry veteran, Amy Gearing joins Slync.io leadership as CRO, brings extensive global SaaS experience to team
May 11, 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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