E-Commerce

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am

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

Airports, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Traffic May 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

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

Express & e-commerce drive first-quarter growth at DP-DHL

Express & e-commerce drive first-quarter growth at DP-DHL

E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News May 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

Deutsche Post-DHL reported first-quarter net profit down slightly (0.9%) y-o-y to €633 million, as total revenue rose 7.3% to €14.88 billion. Operating profit (EBIT) for the quarter was up 1.4% to €885 million. As is often the case, the reported results tell only part of the story. In the firstRead More

ATSG forecasts “solid growth into the next decade”

ATSG forecasts “solid growth into the next decade”

Aircraft, Asia, Conversions, E-Commerce, Earnings, News May 4, 2017 at 10:37 am

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported first-quarter net income up 21.5% y-o-y to $10.0 million as net revenue jumped 34.1% to $238 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 15.6% to $17.7 million. Adjusting for the impact of non-cash expenses related to warrants associated with ATSG’s agreement with Amazon,Read More

An (adjusted) flying start for Atlas in 2017

An (adjusted) flying start for Atlas in 2017

Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News May 3, 2017 at 10:54 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported a net first-quarter loss of $752,000 (compared to a $471,000 profit in 1Q16), as total revenues rose 13.6% y-o-y to $475 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 19.8% to $24 million. Given the net loss, why was Atlas so pleased with theRead More

China’s number-two e-tailer launches 3PL division

China’s number-two e-tailer launches 3PL division

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News May 1, 2017 at 9:43 am

Last week, Beijing-based JD.com announced it was moving forward with plans to formalize a logistics division, “JD Logistics” in support of the growing demand for express delivery services for its booming e-tailing business. Similar to Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program, the new division will provide third parties access toRead More

UPS reports strong all-round growth

UPS reports strong all-round growth

Aircraft, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News April 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

UPS reported first-quarter net income up 2.4% y-o-y to $1.16 billion as revenue increased 6.2% to $15.32 billion. Operating profit for the quarter, however, was down 2.1% to $1.78 billion as fuel surcharge revenue lagged a big increase in fuel expense. In recent years, the quarterly reports from the world’sRead More

China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

Aircraft, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy April 27, 2017 at 10:17 am

SHANGHAI – The freighter fleets of China’s express companies are growing rapidly as an increasing proportion of retail spending moves online—but that’s only half the reason express companies are adding airfreight capacity as quickly as possible. Yesterday at Cargo Facts Asia 2017 in Shanghai, Peter Huang, director of corporate planning atRead More