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Alibaba goes to sea

Alibaba goes to sea

January 9, 2017 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba entered a partnership with Maersk, the world’s largest ocean container shipping line, allowing shippers to use Alibaba’s OneTouch website to book space on Maersk vessels. OneTouch, which Alibaba acquired in 2010, targets small- and medium-sized Chinese exporters and allows them to book shipments with air freightRead More

New agreement between Etihad and Lufthansa

New agreement between Etihad and Lufthansa

January 6, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa finalized a codeshare agreement, set to begin this month (subject to government approval). The agreement signals a strategic cooperation between two former, and often bitter, rivals. Although initially restricted to the carriers’ passenger operations, the deal may foreshadow future cargo developments. The German carrier will beginRead More

What next for Emirates — Video

What next for Emirates — Video

January 6, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

It will be some time before all the cargo moved by air in 2016 is tallied, but when the numbers are finally published, it is likely that Emirates will, once again, be the world’s top international cargo carrier. The airline’s rise from a pair of airlines leased from nearby Pakistan aRead More

Air freight volumes and yields up strongly in November

Air freight volumes and yields up strongly in November

January 5, 2017 at 9:17 am 0 comments

In mid-December, when the world’s major cargo carriers and airports began reporting their November results, the strong gains led us to predict that when IATA and WorldACD published their worldwide data for the month, we would see air freight demand growth of between 7% and 8%. Yesterday, WorldACD reported thatRead More

What is eWTP, and why you should care

What is eWTP, and why you should care

January 4, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

2016 was a record year for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. The number of imported product categories available on Tmall Global climbed almost 50% to 3,700, with offerings from more than 14,500 international brands from sixty-three countries. And it wasn’tRead More

ATSG acquires PEMCO

ATSG acquires PEMCO

January 3, 2017 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) significantly expanded its MRO footprint (and added a new conversion business) with the acquisition, announced this morning, of US-based MRO and conversion company PEMCO World Air Services. The acquisition was made through ATSG’s MRO subsidiary Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (AMES). PEMCO, which was owned byRead More

Expanded STC for IPR

January 1, 2017 at 10:36 am 0 comments

Switzerland-based IPR Conversions received an extension to its EASA-issued ATR conversion STCs, and can now perform conversions on variants of the ATR42/72-500 series. The newly-expanded STC covers both its large cargo door and structural tube conversions. Until now, all of IPR’s conversion have been completed in Toulouse. A steady flowRead More

Champagne and caviar?

Champagne and caviar?

December 30, 2016 at 10:51 am 1 comment

Today, Friday the 30th of December, is the last working day of 2016. Rather than analyzing some recent happening in air freight and express industry, I would like to use today’s post to thank you for your support of Cargo Facts, and to wish you all a terrific year inRead More