Post Tagged with: "Amazon"

UPS goes for 767 conversions

UPS goes for 767 conversions

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Conversions, E-Commerce, Express, News April 6, 2017 at 10:18 am

As I write this in Seattle this morning, a 767-300ER, in Japan Airlines livery, is passing overhead, en route from Tokyo (HND) to Goodyear (GYR) in the US. However, while the livery might make you think this is a JAL aircraft, the registration tells a different story. Until last month,Read More

Pictured: The Alexa-capable Echo. CHAMP Cargosystems is teaching Amazon’s Alexa a few lessons about air cargo.

Will the air cargo industry hire Alexa?

Carriers, News, Strategy March 24, 2017 at 10:06 am

With the release of a new “Cargo Trace skill” that can be taught to Amazon’s interactive app, Alexa, Luxembourg-based CHAMP Cargosystems is adding voice-controlled track-and-trace capabilities to its Traxon air cargo shipment tracking platform. Stakeholders in the air cargo supply chain will be able to track the status of airRead More

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

The quiet rise of Chinese express: STO launches Brescia 747F flights

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News March 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

Beginning today, 23 March, an SW Italia 747-400F operated for China-based Shentong Express (STO) will touch down regularly at Brescia Montichiari Airport (VBS), just 100km east of Milan. The new thrice-weekly cargo service connects Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Brescia via Baku (GYD), reportedly carrying express parcels and ChineseRead More

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

DHL to get Fresh in Germany?

E-Commerce, Express March 23, 2017 at 10:27 am

After a week of rumors of massive aircraft orders by Amazon (denied by Amazon) and rumors of an Amazon/DHL hub share agreement at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (confirmed by Amazon and DHL), will your eyes glaze over if you see another round of Amazon/DHL rumors? Well, unglaze those eyes, because hereRead More

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

FedEx: “Forget Q3”

E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News, Strategy March 22, 2017 at 10:53 am

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8% to $562 million, as revenue rose 18.5% to $15.00 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6%) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financial reports in ourRead More

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

Amazon and DHL reported to be in hub partnership at CVG

Aircraft, Airports, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy March 21, 2017 at 10:27 am

Update, 21 March 2017: Late today, Amazon confirmed to Cargo Facts that it would be working with DHL, saying: “We are looking forward to the first Amazon planes appearing at CVG this spring and to working with DHL in support of our cargo operations. “ Lost in the coverage ofRead More

More freighters for Amazon?

More freighters for Amazon?

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy March 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

Note — 17 March 2017: We have added a comment from Amazon at the end of this post saying that there is no truth to these rumors. And, as we point out ourselves, the rumor of 400 aircraft does seem unfounded. In the last 24 hours, we have heard from twoRead More

4Q revenue up, profit down, but ATSG sees blue skies ahead

4Q revenue up, profit down, but ATSG sees blue skies ahead

Earnings, News March 7, 2017 at 10:58 am

Air Transport Services Group reported fourth-quarter net income of US$1.5 million, down 89.6% from 4Q15, as revenue rose 22.1% to $222 million. Operating income (EBIT) for the quarter was down 19.6% to $18 million. However, both the net income and operating income figures come with significant asterisks, and mean veryRead More