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Modest demand growth in January, but what does it signify?

Modest demand growth in January, but what does it signify?

February 15, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

The Champagne bottles we uncorked last month to celebrate the growth of demand for air freight in 2016 are long since empty, and it is time for a sober look at whether that demand growth – which peaked at 10% in December – has carried into the new year. But,Read More

Asiana and Atlas in trans-Pac ACMI agreement

Asiana and Atlas in trans-Pac ACMI agreement

February 14, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines, signed an agreement to ACMI lease a 747-400F from Atlas Air, one of the airline subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW). Atlas will operate the freighter, beginning this month, on trans-Pacific routes connecting South Korea “with several destinations inRead More

JD.com sees drones as key to rural delivery strategy

JD.com sees drones as key to rural delivery strategy

February 10, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

China’s second largest e-tailer, JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries in at least four pilot regions scattered across China since June 2016, and has plans to rapidly increase its drone program in 2017, according to recode. JD already has regulatory approval to operate drones in four provinces, along twentyRead More

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

February 9, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. InRead More

Shanghai Airport Authority Partners with Cargo Facts Asia 2017

Shanghai Airport Authority Partners with Cargo Facts Asia 2017

February 6, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is excited to announce that Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) will take on the role of host partner for the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Fact Asia, which will take place April 25-26, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower. Under the auspices of the ShanghaiRead More

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

February 3, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Just five years ago, DB Schenker launched the first China-to-Europe rail freight service, with a single train rolling from Chongqing in west-central China to Duisburg, Germany. Schenker touted the service as cheaper than air and faster than sea, but the launch was met with a certain amount of skepticism inRead More

China’s HNA Group nearing acquisition of Hahn Airport

February 2, 2017 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Last year, when the Rhineland-Palatinate government put its stake in the ailing Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) up for sale, China-based HNA Group surfaced as a potential buyer. Then, out of nowhere, HNA was outbid by a largely unknown Chinese conglomerate, Shanghai Yiqian Trading Company. However, that deal fell through whenRead More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

February 1, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border e-commerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices on the global roster of  WCA’s small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) members. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More