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FedEx launches e-commerce solution to counter Fulfillment by Amazon

FedEx launches e-commerce solution to counter Fulfillment by Amazon

February 8, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Yesterday, FedEx Supply Chain (formerly GENCO), the 3PL subsidiary of FedEx Corp. launched a new product, FedEx Fulfillment, which promises to be a direct competitor to Amazon’s popular Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. Like Fulfillment by Amazon, FedEx Fulfillment offers small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to outsource order fulfillmentRead More

The widebody freighter fleet – Part II

The widebody freighter fleet – Part II

February 8, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

We began this year’s analysis of the worldwide widebody freighter fleet yesterday, with a look at the composition of the fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis, making particular note of the fact that despite an 18.5% increase in cargo traffic over the last five years, the total number of freighters inRead More

The widebody freighter fleet: The more things change…

The widebody freighter fleet: The more things change…

February 7, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Today we begin our annual review of the widebody freighter fleet with some general observations on fleet growth, and a look at the fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis. In the days ahead will continue with an examination of how the composition of the fleet is evolving, at carriers that ceasedRead More

Airlander 10 at Hybrid Air Vehicles' Cardington facility.

Airlander 10 to resume Flight Tests

February 7, 2017 at 10:05 am 0 comments

On 19 August, UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles successfully conducted the first flight of its Airlander 10 dirigible. What could have been a breakthrough for outsize and heavyweight cargo requiring transport into remote locations without paved runways hit a roadblock just five days after the first flight, when the Airlander 10Read More

Shanghai Airport Authority Partners with Cargo Facts Asia 2017

Shanghai Airport Authority Partners with Cargo Facts Asia 2017

February 6, 2017 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is excited to announce that Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) will take on the role of host partner for the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Fact Asia, which will take place April 25-26, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai’s Jin Mao Tower. Under the auspices of the ShanghaiRead More

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

February 3, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Just five years ago, DB Schenker launched the first China-to-Europe rail freight service, with a single train rolling from Chongqing in west-central China to Duisburg, Germany. Schenker touted the service as cheaper than air and faster than sea, but the launch was met with a certain amount of skepticism inRead More

2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

2016 Air freight market outperformed expectations

February 2, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2016, showing a 9.8% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). International cargo traffic, which accounts for 87% of total traffic, was up 11%. The IATA December result was the highest gain recordedRead More

Forwarders direct investments toward the Netherlands in January 17

February 2, 2017 at 9:50 am 0 comments

DSV begins operating Primark’s new Netherlands logistics center. Denmark-headquartered 3PL, DSV has started operating Ireland-based fast-fashion retailer Primark’s newly-opened logistics center in the Netherlands. The 65,000-square-meter warehouse located in Roosendaal, runs on Primark’s Warehouse Management System, and processes outbound carton and garment-on-hanger orders to supply Primark stores across France andRead More