Strategy

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Lockheed Martin books first firm order for the LM-100J

Aircraft, News, Strategy June 20, 2017 at 9:57 am

At the Paris Air Show, Lockheed Martin announced that it had received a firm order for five LM-100J transports from an unidentified customer. The LM-100J is the manufacturer’s new commercial version of the well-known Hercules military transport. The first LM-100J, which began its test flight program last month, is onRead More

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

DHL orders more A330-300P2Fs

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News, Strategy June 19, 2017 at 10:28 am

At the end of the day today at the Paris Air Show, DHL Express and EFW jointly announced a firm order for four more A330-300 passenger-to-freighter conversions, plus options for ten more. DHL was the launch customer for EFW’s A330-300P2F program, with a four-conversion order last year, and the firstRead More

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

UPS and Boeing confirm 767 freighter conversion order

Aircraft, Conversions, Express, News, Strategy June 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

Two months ago, we noted UPS’ purchase of a 767-300ER  (33494) from Japan Airlines, and predicted that, after a maintenance stop at Goodyear Airport (GYR), it would fly off to whichever conversion center Boeing decided to use to convert it to BCF freighter configuration. We also predicted that this was the firstRead More

HNA Modern Logistics lifts off – with Atlas Air

HNA Modern Logistics lifts off – with Atlas Air

Carriers, Express, Strategy June 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

Ten days ago, we reported that China-based HNA Group had established a new subsidiary in the north-central city of Xi’an. HNA Modern Logistics Group, as the company is called, will focus on developing Xi’an into a global airfreight hub, a hub which, according to CEO Zhang Weiliang, will become theRead 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

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

Cargolux partners with Emirates — what about China?

Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy May 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

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