E-Commerce

SF Express Airlines opens new hub at Shanghai Pudong

SF Express Airlines opens new hub at Shanghai Pudong

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, E-Commerce, News July 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

Following the recent termination of CAAC restrictions which had for months blocked Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) from launching new flights, SF Express Airlines seized the opportunity to bring China’s most populous city into its rapidly expanding air freight network. A new 25,000 sq. meter airside terminal will allow SFRead More

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

The turboprop freighter fleet in 2017

Aircraft, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News July 7, 2017 at 10:43 am

Today we begin a multi-part analysis of the worldwide fleet of turboprop freighter aircraft in commercial service, starting with some background and then showing the breakdown of the fleet by type and operator. Two years ago, in our analysis of the turboprop freighter fleet in 2015, we predicted that demandRead More

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News, Strategy June 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

This week, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and China’s number-two e-commerce player (after Alibaba’s Taobao), JD.com entered into a strategic partnership to “leverage each other’s resources” to strengthen their joint logistics capabilities. As would be expected, China Eastern Airlines’ key resource on offer is its airlift capacity, while JD’s is itsRead More

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

A record quarter for FedEx — plus mattresses and gym equipment, too!

Aircraft, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy June 23, 2017 at 10:50 am

FedEx reported revenue up 21.2% y-o-y in its fiscal fourth quarter (ended 31 May) to a record $15.73 billion. Net income for the quarter was $1.02 billion, up from a net loss of $68 million in 4QFY16, and operating income for the quarter was $1.58 billion (compared to a $70Read More

Atlas Air will operate a 747-400F on an ACMI basis for Yangtze River Airlines in the  HNA Modern Logistics network.

Cargo Facts Symposium to feature fireside chat with Atlas CEO, William Flynn

Carriers, E-Commerce, News June 13, 2017 at 10:23 am

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with: William (‘Bill’) Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Flynn’s career in transportation and supply chain management spans forty-years, during which he has held a variety ofRead More

UPS unloading in Shanghai

7 ways cross-border e-commerce is reshaping air freight logistics today

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News, Strategy June 5, 2017 at 9:26 am

For the past two years, “cross-border e-commerce” has been the buzz-phrase of the air freight and express industry. And it’s only natural that our industry would jump on it – no other mode of transportation is better suited to ensure expedited deliveries for parcels with origins far-removed from their final destination.Read More

UPS unloading in Shanghai

Breaking news: UPS and SF Holdings to establish JV

E-Commerce, News, Strategy May 25, 2017 at 7:45 pm

On Friday morning (Beijing Standard Time), SF Holdings, the parent company of China-based SF Express and SF Airlines, and US-based express giant UPS announced plans to enter into a joint venture, in which the two companies will use their respective assets and expertise to “collaborate to develop and provide international delivery services.”Read More

In a surprise move, Heathrow begins to develop cargo community

In a surprise move, Heathrow begins to develop cargo community

Airports, E-Commerce, News, Strategy May 25, 2017 at 10:56 am

Today, Heathrow Airport took a major step towards developing an airport cargo community with the introduction of the ‘Heahtrow CargoCloud’.  Next month, the airport will test the waters for cargo community participation by piloting a load consolidation app developed by Belgium-based data sharing platform, Nallian (which also powers Brussels Airport’sRead More