Asia

Cathay Pacific's cargo division ended 2016 with a strong performance in December.

Huge jump in Hong Kong cargo volume

April 17, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Hong Kong International Airport reported cargo volume in March up 17.7% y-o-y, to 433,000 tonnes. In 2015, cargo volume growth at HKIA  stalled, and the Airport’s full-year handle was up just one-tenth of one percent over 2014. This stagnation continued through the first half of 2016, and, despite a strong finish inRead More

Alibaba and K+N sign logistics MoU

Alibaba and K+N sign logistics MoU

April 12, 2017 at 10:59 am 1 comment

Today, the world’s second largest air freight forwarder by volume, Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel, signed an MoU to offer outbound logistics services to shippers listed on China’s largest business-to-business platform, Alibaba.com. The MoU will expand the scope of a pilot program launched last year which integrated the forwarder’s “KN FreightNet”Read More

E-commerce drives expansion of express fleets worldwide

E-commerce drives expansion of express fleets worldwide

April 12, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the jet freighter fleets of express companies worldwide. We start with some background, and then a look some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. Tomorrow and the day after, we’ll look at the big boys, and conclude with a look into theRead More

Yiwu to London

First China-bound freight train departs London

April 10, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

On 18 January, the first freight train arrived at London’s Barking terminal, after an 18-day journey originating in Yiwu, on China’s east coast. Today, Barking celebrated a new milestone, sending off the first eastbound train. The 7,500-mile journey will pass through nine countries, and undergo two transfers between standard andRead More

Air Incheon will soon add a second PEMCO-converted 737-400F to its fleet.

Air Incheon orders more narrowbody conversions on higher cross-border demand

April 4, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

Today, PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) announced it had reached an agreement with South Korea-based Air Incheon to convert a 737-400 (25857) into freighter configuration. As cross-border trade expands in the region, Air Incheon has found itself once again looking for more capacity. Last October, Air Incheon secured long-term leasingRead More

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

March 29, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Early this morning, Guangzhou-based all-cargo start-up, Longhao Airlines put its first 737-300F into revenue service on a flight between Jiangsu Nantong Xindong Airport (NTG) and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN). The carrier, which has already inked a deal to carry cargo on behalf of Shenzhen-based SF Express Airlines, has ambitious plansRead More

Alibaba and Australia Post to spearhead block chain applications in logistics?

Alibaba and Australia Post to spearhead block chain applications in logistics?

March 28, 2017 at 10:31 am 0 comments

After a 2008 scandal involving melamine-tainted milk powder, Chinese consumers have been flocking to various e-commerce channels for imported alternatives. But without an easy way to validate the authenticity and quality of the product that arrives at the doorstep, counterfeiting has emerged as another major problem. Although track-and-trace visibility is noRead More

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

March 27, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to fourteen in early 2007. However, byRead More