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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

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Hong Kong Air Cargo receives AOC

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy April 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

It’s not every day a Hong Kong-based startup receives an Air Operator’s Certificate, in fact, it has been about twelve years since the last new-issue permit. Today, that changed when Hong Kong Air Cargo, a spin-off from combination carrier, Hong Kong Airlines was granted an AOC. More details are expectedRead More

Alibaba and K+N sign logistics MoU

Alibaba and K+N sign logistics MoU

Asia, News, Strategy April 12, 2017 at 10:59 am

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

Where have all the pilots gone

Where have all the pilots gone

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Strategy April 7, 2017 at 9:12 am

In the last two years, the mood in the air freight industry has become increasingly optimistic. Shippers have stopped hating us, modal shift has reversed, demand growth has returned… So no more worries, right? Well, maybe there is something to worry about. We may have happy customers and full planes,Read More

Another cargo-friendly widebody passenger aircraft takes off

Another cargo-friendly widebody passenger aircraft takes off

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy April 3, 2017 at 10:13 am

Boeing’s newest airplane, the 787-10, took to the sky for the first time last Friday. The blue and white jet took off from Boeing’s South Carolina facility and flew for almost five hours before touching back down. Test pilot Captain Tim Berg said “From takeoff to landing, the airplane handledRead More

Modal shift – to Hyperloop?

Modal shift – to Hyperloop?

News, Strategy March 30, 2017 at 9:50 am

Today, we invite you aboard the Cargo Facts time machine (TimeCargoOne™) for a trip back to early January, 1904. We will take you to a posh restaurant in New York City, where a well-dressed railroad executive at a nearby table is about to be joined by a colleague. As theRead More

Pictured: The Alexa-capable Echo. CHAMP Cargosystems is teaching Amazon’s Alexa a few lessons about air cargo.

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Carriers, News, Strategy March 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News, Strategy March 22, 2017 at 10:53 am

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8% to $562 million, as revenue rose 18.5% to $15.00 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6%) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financial reports in ourRead More