JinkoSolar | July 12, 2021
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., one of the world's biggest and most creative solar module manufacturers, announced today the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement with Maersk Shipping Co., Ltd., via its principal operating company Jinko Solar Co., Ltd. Based on current end-to-end transportation agreements, the two companies will conduct multi-dimensional collaboration and explore in-depth cooperation in digitalized logistics services to offer customers with a variety of complete logistical solutions and to build a green logistics ecosystem.
JinkoSolar Co., Ltd. CEO Kangping Chen said, "Since 2017, Maersk has been an essential strategic partner for JinkoSolar as an international container shipping business with comprehensive logistical capabilities. We are happy to extend our strategic partnership with Maersk and combine our resources to jointly create flexible and easy ways to handle the current container shortage caused by the pandemic and enhance transport efficiency. We remain enthusiastic about the rise in demand for solar energy as the world's top integrated module producer. We expect that increased shipment capacity will offer strong support for our worldwide shipment growth over the next few years. We think that by using our mature global customer marketing system and Maersk's vast network of end-to-end integrated transportation and logistics capabilities, we will be able to provide more timely information and offer long-term premium logistical solutions to our global clients."
About JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd.
JinkoSolar is one of the world's biggest and most innovative solar module producers. JinkoSolar sells and distributes solar products to a diverse international utility, commercial, and residential customer base in China, the USA, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, Chile, South Africa, India, Mexico, Brazil, the UAE, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and other countries and regions. As of March 31, 2021, JinkoSolar has established a vertically integrated solar product value chain with an integrated yearly capacity of 22 GW for mono wafers, 11.5 GW for solar cells, and 31 GW for solar modules.
Blume Global | April 20, 2021
Blume Global, a global logistics and digital supply chain solutions company, reported today that it has been named a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms for 2021.
According to the report, there are now approximately 15 neutral supply chain technology suppliers grouped into four quadrants: Niche Players, Visionaries, Challengers, and Leaders. Blume Global is giving away a free copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Transportation Visibility in 2021.
Foreign and domestic supply chains have faced challenge after challenge in short succession over the last two years. These disruptions have highlighted the importance of strong visibility and execution solutions that can not only provide shipment transparency but also enable users to make course corrections to resolve issues.
Blume Global collaborates with ocean freight forwarders and carriers, air freight forwarders and carriers, trucking firms, railroads, marine terminals, airports, rail ramps, and warehouses in over 130 countries to ensure freight flows efficiently, reliably, and visibly.
About Blume Global
Blume Global, a supply chain technology provider, is eliminating $1 trillion in waste from the global supply chain by using innovative execution and visibility solutions to make logistics operations more agile, dependable, and sustainable. Shippers, 3PLs, and other stakeholders used to consider digitization a privilege, but using machine learning and AI solutions to digitize and simplify processes is now a must to stay competitive. Blume's digital platform enables users to anticipate the effects of disruptions and react in real-time before small issues become major issues.
Among logistics technology suppliers, Blume has the most extensive network. Blume's direct access to the ocean, air, rail, LTL, and truckload carriers, combined with Blume's solutions and 26 years of industry data, enables consumers to increase transportation spend, improve customer service, and reduce carbon emissions. These solutions are backed up by a sizable R&D team that is constantly introducing new capabilities. Blume Global is leading the industry in building supply chain sustainability options, combating climate change by eliminating massive carbon emissions in an environment where the majority of freight is delivered using fossil fuels.
Business Journal Daily | July 03, 2020
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the global supply chain and logistics have been disrupted. But the disruption didn’t start there.According to Mousa Kassis, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network at Youngstown State University, tariffs implemented by the Trump administration impacted the global supply chain during the last three months of 2019. In those three months, shipping containers coming from the east have dropped consecutively 18%, 20% and 19%, he says.“Now, move into the coronavirus and it did add to this situation tremendously,” Kassis says. As a result, shipping by water has become more expensive, increasing to nearly $5 per kilogram up from about $2.10 per kilogram, he adds. Air shipping has also increased.“So now, a 777 coming from the East, sometimes it costs $1 million carrying 100 tons of products,” he says.Kassis offered his insights into the current state of the global supply chain during the “Survive, Adapt, Transform: Doing Business in the New World” panel discussion on July 1. It is the fourth installment in a series sponsored by First National Bank of Pennsylvania.He was joined by FNB Corp. Director of International Banking Services GeorgeHolt, and Chris Colella, FNB’s senior vice president and commercial banking team leader.