Post Tagged with: "Alibaba"

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

Could Amazon's Prime Air freighters one day carry DHL Express packages?

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

E-commerce and air cargo, what’s next?

E-commerce and air cargo, what’s next?

November 8, 2016 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts was among the first to break news that online retailer Amazon.com was planning to launch its own-controlled air network back in December 2015. We continued to report every update as the pieces came together, and deals were forged with ATSG and Atlas Air to lease and operate aRead More

Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

August 9, 2016 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, Nippon Express announced a new deal to handle China-bound shipments originating in Japan for Alibaba’s TMall.com platform. Volumes of Japanese cosmetics and other consumer goods moving from Japan into China via e-commerce channels have never been greater – yet freight forwarders control only a sliverRead More

CFA 2016: Is the airfreight industry ignoring a trillion-dollar market? [VIDEO]

CFA 2016: Is the airfreight industry ignoring a trillion-dollar market? [VIDEO]

April 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm 1 comment

HONG KONG – Airfreight clearly has a major role in servicing e-commerce fueled cross-border traffic in the future, but the conclusion of panelists on “The E-commerce Explosion and Air Freight” session at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 was that individual players risk being squeezed out of this market unless they areRead More