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SF Express Airlines opens new hub at Shanghai Pudong

SF Express Airlines opens new hub at Shanghai Pudong

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, E-Commerce, News July 13, 2017 at 10:56 am

Following the recent termination of CAAC restrictions which had for months blocked Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) from launching new flights, SF Express Airlines seized the opportunity to bring China’s most populous city into its rapidly expanding air freight network. A new 25,000 sq. meter airside terminal will allow SFRead More

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News, Strategy June 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

This week, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and China’s number-two e-commerce player (after Alibaba’s Taobao), JD.com entered into a strategic partnership to “leverage each other’s resources” to strengthen their joint logistics capabilities. As would be expected, China Eastern Airlines’ key resource on offer is its airlift capacity, while JD’s is itsRead More

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am

On 8 May, Shanghai-headquartered courier, YTO Express announced its intention to acquire a 61.87% stake in Hong Kong-based forwarder and logistics specialist, On Time Logistics (OTEL), and establish its international business headquarters in Hong Kong. The acquisition will support YTO’s efforts to go global by leveraging OTEL’s international business expertise,Read More

China’s number-two e-tailer launches 3PL division

China’s number-two e-tailer launches 3PL division

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News May 1, 2017 at 9:43 am

Last week, Beijing-based JD.com announced it was moving forward with plans to formalize a logistics division, “JD Logistics” in support of the growing demand for express delivery services for its booming e-tailing business. Similar to Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program, the new division will provide third parties access toRead 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

Alibaba and Australia Post to spearhead block chain applications in logistics?

Alibaba and Australia Post to spearhead block chain applications in logistics?

Asia, News March 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

After a 2008 scandal involving melamine-tainted milk powder, Chinese consumers have been flocking to various e-commerce channels for imported alternatives. But without an easy way to validate the authenticity and quality of the product that arrives at the doorstep, counterfeiting has emerged as another major problem. Although track-and-trace visibility is noRead More

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News March 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

Beginning today, 23 March, an SW Italia 747-400F operated for China-based Shentong Express (STO) will touch down regularly at Brescia Montichiari Airport (VBS), just 100km east of Milan. The new thrice-weekly cargo service connects Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Brescia via Baku (GYD), reportedly carrying express parcels and ChineseRead More

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

E-Commerce, Express, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy February 24, 2017 at 10:11 am

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