Post Tagged with: "Alibaba"

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

Delivering the dragon

Delivering the dragon

Asia, Express, Photos+Videos, Strategy August 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

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

Asia, Express, Strategy July 16, 2015 at 10:22 am

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