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SF goes Ukrainian

SF goes Ukrainian

January 13, 2017 at 9:33 am 0 comments

China-based SF Express and Ukraine-based postal and express company Nova Poshta signed a partnership agreement under which the two will cooperate to provide fast delivery of packages from China to online shoppers in Ukraine. The service, which has been tested over the past few months, will offer full track andRead More

Air freight volumes and yields up strongly in November

Air freight volumes and yields up strongly in November

January 5, 2017 at 9:17 am 0 comments

In mid-December, when the world’s major cargo carriers and airports began reporting their November results, the strong gains led us to predict that when IATA and WorldACD published their worldwide data for the month, we would see air freight demand growth of between 7% and 8%. Yesterday, WorldACD reported thatRead More

What is eWTP, and why you should care

What is eWTP, and why you should care

January 4, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

2016 was a record year for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. The number of imported product categories available on Tmall Global climbed almost 50% to 3,700, with offerings from more than 14,500 international brands from sixty-three countries. And it wasn’tRead More

ATSG acquires PEMCO

ATSG acquires PEMCO

January 3, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) significantly expanded its MRO footprint (and added a new conversion business) with the acquisition, announced this morning, of US-based MRO and conversion company PEMCO World Air Services. The acquisition was made through ATSG’s MRO subsidiary Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (AMES). PEMCO, which was owned byRead More

Trade is what will keep America Great

Trade is what will keep America Great

December 28, 2016 at 9:28 am 0 comments

As everyone involved in the air freight industry knows, calls for protectionism were a major feature of the US election. Donald Trump, the eventual winner, based his entire campaign on the slogan “Make America Great Again”. How would he do that? It often seemed that his plan to make America great wasRead More

Asia-Europe rail dependent on government subsidies?

December 16, 2016 at 11:55 am 0 comments

During a recent tour through Asia, forwarders told Cargo Facts that their shipments of goods between Asia and Europe by rail was reliant on subsidies from the Chinese Government. They said the choice to select rail transportation over ocean freight was a decision based almost entirely on price. Even withRead More

Airports in Beijing and Shanghai forbidden from adding flights during peak season.

December 15, 2016 at 11:54 am 0 comments

The Civil Aviation Authority of China added Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) to the list of airports banned from adding charter flights, new scheduled flights, and routes to new destinations, as punishment for failing to meet on-time performance standards. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)Read More

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

December 7, 2016 at 8:47 am 5 comments

David Harris, Cargo Facts‘ senior editor, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September on the pieces of disparate evidence thatRead More