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IPO Express

IPO Express

March 1, 2016 at 10:28 am 0 comments

No, despite the similarity in initials, this is not a new Chinese express company. However, according to reports piling up in the Chinese media this week, YTO Express, ZTO Express, STO Express, and SF Express are all in the process of making an Initial Public Offering – that is, they haveRead More

…and 200 airplanes!

…and 200 airplanes!

November 17, 2015 at 10:02 am 0 comments

11 11 2015. That is eight numbers, representing a day last week. Here’s another number: 14,300,000,000. That’s US dollars. $14.3 billion US dollars. Put it all together, and what you have is that on this year’s Singles Day in China, the eleventh of November 2015, e-commerce giant Alibaba logged $14.3Read More

Challenges & opportunities for air cargo

Challenges & opportunities for air cargo

October 26, 2015 at 10:07 am 0 comments

MIAMI – The 21st annual Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium is officially underway, beginning this morning with a workshop presented by the senior staff at Cargo Facts’ sister company Air Cargo Management Group. In addition to the technical and economic presentations from ACMG, this year’s workshop featured a presentation by IATA’sRead More

Will Amazon enter the transportation and logistics business?

Will Amazon enter the transportation and logistics business?

October 22, 2015 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Will Amazon enter the transportation and logistics business? On one level, this is a stupid question, because we’ve all seen Amazon Fresh delivery trucks on the streets of our cities, and Amazon operates almost 170 distribution facilities worldwide. So, clearly, the company is already involved in transportation and logistics. However,Read More

YTO is launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800BCF

YTO is launch customer for Boeing’s 737-800BCF

September 28, 2015 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Hangzhou YTO Express Airlines, the recently formed air arm of Shanghai-based YTO Express, signed a launch customer agreement (LCA) with Boeing for fifteen 737-800BCF passenger-to-freighter conversions. Yu Weijiao, President of YTO Express and Stanley A. Deal, Senior Vice President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes signed the agreement at a ceremony duringRead More

Tomorrow, the World: Part III

Tomorrow, the World: Part III

September 17, 2015 at 10:46 am 1 comment

Today we publish Part III of our three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company. We are examining the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and willRead More

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

September 16, 2015 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and will soon spread that changeRead More

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

Alibaba and Cainiao: Tomorrow, the world!

September 15, 2015 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Move over, Amazon. Out of the way, FedEx and UPS. Alibaba is coming to your home town. Over the last few years, we have posted occasionally about the impact of e-commerce on the air freight and express industry. Today we embark on a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggestRead More