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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

“Ghost airport” to become cargo hub?

“Ghost airport” to become cargo hub?

September 2, 2015 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Will a Spanish “ghost airport” become a European cargo beachhead for China? 175 km south of Madrid, Ciudad Real Central Airport (CQM) sits empty. Built at a cost of over €1 billion during a Spanish construction boom that ended with the financial crisis of 2008, it opened in 2010, but neverRead More

Delivering the dragon

Delivering the dragon

August 21, 2015 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Two years ago we reported that Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba was leading a consortium of companies in the development of an advanced package delivery network. The consortium set up a new company, Cainiao, to manage the network, in which they, and various financial backers, planned to invest a total ofRead More

Alibaba creates a Russian subsidiary

Alibaba creates a Russian subsidiary

July 16, 2015 at 10:22 am 0 comments

According to a report in the Russian financial newspaper Kommersant, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has set up and registered a subsidiary company in Russia. Mark Zavadsky, who will run the new company, said its aim was “to further expand our business and support our partners, and also to facilitate cooperationRead More

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

November 20, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

HONG KONG — November 11 revealed more than just the profound growth in e-commerce in China. Singles Day in China on the 11th of November – a day of online shopping, not necessarily romance – spurred $9.3 billion of sales, and the truth is China’s express industry simply cannot keepRead More

China Postal rising?

November 20, 2014 at 10:02 am 0 comments

HONG KONG — We are hearing that China Postal Airlines is finding increasing favor with Alibaba. Reportedly, more Alibaba shipments are coming through Hong Kong via China Postal, at the expense of SF Express. While we don’t have data to determine exactly why or to what extent China Postal is takingRead More