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China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

April 27, 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – The freighter fleets of China’s express companies are growing rapidly as an increasing proportion of retail spending moves online—but that’s only half the reason express companies are adding airfreight capacity as quickly as possible. Yesterday at Cargo Facts Asia 2017 in Shanghai, Peter Huang, director of corporate planning atRead More

PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today, PEMCO World Air Services formally launched passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi programs for Boeing’s 737-700. PEMCO, which was recently acquired by Air Transport Services Group, also announced a launch order from Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, parent of charter operator Texel Air, forRead More

EFW offers “14 + 10” pallet positions on A321 P-to-F

EFW offers “14 + 10” pallet positions on A321 P-to-F

April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI: At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai yesterday, Wolfgang Schmid, EFW’s VP Sales & Marketing, announced that the company’s A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion would offer fourteen full-size (AAY) main-deck pallet positions, plus ten LD3-45W positions in the lower hold. This, EFW says, means that its A321P2F will offer theRead More

ACMG releases new, enhanced 20-year freighter forecast

ACMG releases new, enhanced 20-year freighter forecast

April 25, 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI — ACMG, a leading global air cargo consultancy and parent of this newsletter, today released its 20-year Freighter Forecast for 2017 – 2036 with yet more enhancements on top of those unveiled in 2016. The report was released at the 6th annual Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today.Read More

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Hong Kong Air Cargo receives AOC

April 21, 2017 at 10:25 am 1 comment

It’s not every day a Hong Kong-based startup receives an Air Operator’s Certificate, in fact, it has been about twelve years since the last new-issue permit. Today, that changed when Hong Kong Air Cargo, a spin-off from combination carrier, Hong Kong Airlines was granted an AOC. More details are expectedRead More

First A330-200 enters freighter conversion

First A330-200 enters freighter conversion

April 19, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

EFW inducted the first A330-200 for conversion to freighter configuration. The Chairman of EgyptAir Cargo (a pilot himself) flew it from Cairo to Dresden. And the plane actually carried revenue cargo on the flight – EFW tells Cargo Facts that with the cabin removed, the aircraft needed ballast, and, rather than useRead More

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

April 14, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide express fleet. In Part I, we started with some background, and then a look at some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. In Part II we looked at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedExRead More

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

April 13, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Today, in Part II of our annual analysis of the worldwide express fleet, we look at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. We start with TNT, which was acquired by FedEx last year. (You can read Part I here.) As part of FedEx’sRead More