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Defining the E-commerce variable in air freight demand

Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, News October 3, 2017 at 10:45 am

MIAMI — A bustling crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Mandarin Oriental for the 23rd annual presentation of the Cargo Facts Symposium, where once again, it was hard to avoid the topic of e-commerce, and its impact on the global airRead More

UPS, SF Holding jv wins regulatory approval in China

UPS, SF Holding jv wins regulatory approval in China

Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News October 2, 2017 at 10:57 am

Updated 10 October 2017. On 28 September, UPS and SF Holding (the parent company of SF Express), formally received approval from China’s Ministry of Commerce to launch the joint venture it announced in May. The joint venture will leverage the assets of both companies to enhance, and provide a widerRead More

I need these pallets delivered fast – to Mars!

I need these pallets delivered fast – to Mars!

Photos+Videos September 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

If you think the next step in air freight transportation is airships for general freight and hyperloops for express, you haven’t been paying attention. Sure, Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airship is about to enter commercial service, and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One is in test phase… But, really, that’s all so lastRead More

Alibaba-affiliate Cainiao, currently handles 70% of China's e-commerce logistics.

Alibaba to invest heavily in logistics over the next five years

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News September 28, 2017 at 10:35 am

In what appears to be a shift away from an asset-light logistics model heavily reliant on third-party partners, China-based Alibaba Group Holding Limited announced plans to invest US $15.2 billion over the next five-years – with the ultimate aim of fulfilling domestic orders within 24 hours, and global orders withinRead More

Alaska Air Cargo introduces world's first freighter-converted 737-700BDSF,

Alaska Air Cargo commences commercial flights with 737-700BDSF

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

Alaska Air Cargo’s recently-redelivered 737-700BDSF (30794) entered into commercial service yesterday, carrying freight from Seattle, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, to Anchorage, the airline’s center for regional cargo operations within the state of Alaska. As we have mentioned in the past, this is particularly noteworthy, as it is not onlyRead More

QR Cargo 747-8F

Qatar Airways takes delivery of first 747-8F, reveals orders for 777Fs

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

SEATTLE – Yesterday, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways was onsite at Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, WA to celebrate the handover of Qatar Airways Cargo’s maiden 747-8F (63199). The delivery of a second 140-tonne capacity nose-loading freighter is expected in November, and beyond that,  QR Cargo’sRead More

Big freighters for sale, cheap… or, maybe not

Big freighters for sale, cheap… or, maybe not

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Strategy September 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

You’ve clicked “Add to cart” for those new shoes, the milk powder, and a couple of bottles of shampoo. But before you hit “Buy,” is there anything else you need? Books? Music? Electronic gadgets? No? Well, how about a 747-400ERF? Or, since they’re so cheap, how about three 747-400ERFs? That’sRead More

Suparna's first 747-400ERF

Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Aircraft, Carriers, News September 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of twoRead More