Post Tagged with: "Alibaba"

…and 200 airplanes!

…and 200 airplanes!

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Express, Photos+Videos November 17, 2015 at 10:02 am

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

Express, News, Strategy October 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

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?

Carriers, Express, News October 22, 2015 at 10:50 am

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

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, Express, News September 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

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

Asia, Express, Premium Newswire, Strategy September 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

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

Asia, Express, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy September 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

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!

Asia, Express, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy September 15, 2015 at 10:18 am

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?

Airports, Asia, News, Strategy September 2, 2015 at 9:35 am

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