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The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

March 23, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Beginning today, 23 March, an SW Italia 747-400F operated for China-based Shentong Express (STO) will touch down regularly at Brescia Montichiari Airport (VBS), just 100km east of Milan. The new thrice-weekly cargo service connects Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Brescia via Baku (GYD), reportedly carrying express parcels and ChineseRead More

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

March 23, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

After a week of rumors of massive aircraft orders by Amazon (denied by Amazon) and rumors of an Amazon/DHL hub share agreement at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (confirmed by Amazon and DHL), will your eyes glaze over if you see another round of Amazon/DHL rumors? Well, unglaze those eyes, because hereRead More

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

March 22, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8% to $562 million, as revenue rose 18.5% to $15.00 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6%) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financial reports in ourRead More

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

March 21, 2017 at 10:27 am 1 comment

Update, 21 March 2017: Late today, Amazon confirmed to Cargo Facts that it would be working with DHL, saying: “We are looking forward to the first Amazon planes appearing at CVG this spring and to working with DHL in support of our cargo operations. “ Lost in the coverage ofRead More

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

2017 is off to a great start, but now is not the time for complacency

March 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm 0 comments

One month ago, we cautioned that, while the January results from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports looked good, it wouldn’t be until the combined January/February results were available – eliminating the impact of the timing of the Chinese New Year holiday – that we would beRead More

EU antitrust fines resurface

EU antitrust fines resurface

March 17, 2017 at 10:56 am 0 comments

In 2015, EU Courts, “on procedural grounds” threw out fines of US$844 million against a handful of airlines for their alleged participation in a cargo cartel between 2000 – 2006. This week the case is back to haunt airlines, with the European Commission undoing its annulment, and reimposing the fines. DuringRead More

More freighters for Amazon?

More freighters for Amazon?

March 16, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Note — 17 March 2017: We have added a comment from Amazon at the end of this post. In the last 24 hours, we have heard from two separate sources that Amazon is in talks to acquire more freighter aircraft. How many more? Are you sitting down? None of the partiesRead More

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

TransPod targets 2020 for deployment of freight-based hyperloop

March 16, 2017 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Following its US$15 million seed round, a hyperloop transportation company TransPod, is opening offices in Canada, Italy, and France to position the company for increased global growth as it focuses on producing a commercially viable product by 2020. Dianna Lai Read, the director of communication for TransPod, told our newRead More