Post Tagged with: "Alibaba"

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

February 24, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

UPS has repurposed its classic brown delivery vans to serve not only as parcel transporters, but also as roving drone command centers. In recent tests, retrofitted vans dispatch drones loaded with packages from the roof of the vehicle. The drones travel autonomously to their drop-site, and then return to theRead More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

February 1, 2017 at 9:44 am 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border e-commerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices on the global roster of  WCA’s small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) members. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

January 25, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Chinese e-Commerce giant Alibaba reported fiscal third-quarter net income up 38% to US$2.47 billion. Total revenue for the quarter (ended 31 December 2016) was up 54% to $7.67 billion, while operating income rose 66% to $2.98 billion. Operating margin was up 4 percentage points to 39%. The chart at rightRead More

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

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

Champagne and caviar?

Champagne and caviar?

December 30, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

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

Global Buy, Global Sell

Global Buy, Global Sell

November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Early last year, when Daniel Zhang took over as CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, he said the company was going to globalize, that the new goal was “Global buy and global sell.” In his view, Alibaba’s market was no longer China, but the world. But how to reach theRead More

Amazon will use its Amazon Prime service as the basis for its air fleet branding.

Give thanks, and shop

November 23, 2016 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous effortsRead More