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HNA Group envisions Xi’an as future “Chinese Memphis”

HNA Group envisions Xi’an as future “Chinese Memphis”

May 24, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

If you read this headline, and thought “wait a minute, isn’t Shenzhen-based SF Express Airlines already planning a ‘Chinese Memphis’ in Ezhou,” you are not mistaken. Perhaps China has room for two Memphis-like hubs, or at least a Memphis and a “Chinese Louisville”. Either way, last week Hainan Group establishedRead More

YTO Express Airlines recently ordered ten 737-800BCF conversions from Boeing.

YTO launches massive fleet expansion

May 22, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Just a few days ago, we posted news that Shanghai-based YTO Express had launched an international expansion program, the main cost of which, according to company VP Hao Wenning,  “will come from buying aircraft to strengthen air freight services.” Our discussion in that post centered on YTO’s likely need forRead More

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai late last month for Cargo Facts Asia 2017 – the sixth annual presentation of what is now undeniably the region’s premier industry event. After five yearsRead More

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

On 8 May, Shanghai-headquartered courier, YTO Express announced its intention to acquire a 61.87% stake in Hong Kong-based forwarder and logistics specialist, On Time Logistics (OTEL), and establish its international business headquarters in Hong Kong. The acquisition will support YTO’s efforts to go global by leveraging OTEL’s international business expertise,Read More

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

May 16, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

According to data from the CAAC, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by Chinese airports rose 7.2% y-o-y in 2016, to 15.1 million tonnes, more than double the pace of world average growth, which according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, was 3.3%. The chartRead More

China Southern reported a solid increase in September traffic.

Air China Cargo and China Southern Cargo to merge?

May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

As the Chinese Government moves to pare down its outlays on state-owned behemoths, it has been widely reported that the cargo and logistics operations of Beijing-based Air China and Guangzhou-based China Southern will be divested and merged into a single entity. Sources quoted in Bloomberg have even identified potential investorsRead More

Emirates SkyCargo will now have access to Cargolux's 747Fs

Cargolux partners with Emirates — what about China?

May 9, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Today, at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, Cargolux, and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo announced an MoU for an expansive “strategic operational partnership”. The deal between the all-cargo and combination carriers includes reciprocal block space and interline agreements, joint handling at each other’s major hubs (DubaiRead More

The Comac C919, it flies!

The Comac C919, it flies!

May 5, 2017 at 5:55 am 0 comments

Today, the first narrowbody jet designed and manufactured by Chinese state-owned firm COMAC, the C919, completed its maiden flight with a 90-minute tour in the skies above Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. Although the flight occurred two years later than expected, and initial deliveries have been pushed forward into 2020, theRead More