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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

A merry e-Christmas

A merry e-Christmas

December 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

With e-commerce becoming an ever more important driver of air freight demand, we thought it fitting to close 2016 with a look at the Christmas season through the eyes of the world’s original e-tailer. According to a note just published by Amazon, the 2016 holiday season was its best-ever. ToppingRead More

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

December 27, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Pilots at US-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents the Kalitta pilots, said a twenty-one day voting period ended on 20 December, with 234 pilots voting in support of the new deal, and 17 voting against.Read More

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Amazon Smile: first-mile, last-mile, and everything in-between?

December 19, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

After a slow start, 2016 is shaping up to be a solid year for most companies involved in airfreight logistics.  Yields are finally starting to recover, and strong peak season demand for air freight persists. For e-commerce giant Amazon, however, previous years provide virtually no baseline for comparison. With anRead More

End of the line… at the supermarket

End of the line… at the supermarket

December 6, 2016 at 9:39 am 1 comment

Not exactly a burning issue for the air freight industry, but interesting nonetheless to anyone who follows the e-commerce revolution:  Yesterday, Seattle-based retail and online services giant Amazon unveiled its newest concept, the “Amazon Go” small-format grocery store.  It promises a feature that no other supermarket currently offers, the abilityRead More

Judge’s decision ends ABX pilot strike

Judge’s decision ends ABX pilot strike

November 24, 2016 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Late yesterday, US District Court Judge Timothy Black ruled that a strike by pilots at ABX Air was not permissible, and that the pilots must return to work. While this is good news for US consumers planning to shop online with Amazon over the Thanksgiving holiday, and for businesses planningRead More

Amazon will use its Amazon Prime service as the basis for its air fleet branding.

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

ABX pilots strike

ABX pilots strike

November 22, 2016 at 10:56 am 1 comment

Update 23 November: A judge in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, will hold an evidentiary hearing on the case late today (Wednesday), but until he reaches a decision, the strike looks set to continue. This morning, four days before Black Friday, the beginning of the annual consumer shoppingRead More