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E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

January 25, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Chinese e-Commerce giant Alibaba reported fiscal third-quarter net income up 38% to US$2.47 billion. Total revenue for the quarter (ended 31 December 2016) was up 54% to $7.67 billion, while operating income rose 66% to $2.98 billion. Operating margin was up 4 percentage points to 39%. The chart at rightRead More

Cargo Facts’ parent launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

Cargo Facts’ parent launches new media venture: Mobility Buzz

January 25, 2017 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Royal Media, the New York-based trade media company and publisher of Cargo Facts, has launched Mobility Buzz, a new media venture to cover the emerging mobility space. Mobility Buzz, Royal Media said, is the first publication to focus on mobility startups and new technologies in the transportation sector. In theRead More

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

Amazon makes its first commercial drone delivery

January 7, 2017 at 11:13 am 0 comments

On 7 December, Amazon’s Prime Air made its first commercial delivery with an unmanned drone. The delivery took place in Cambridgeshire, near Amazon’s UK drone-testing plant, where the company has been working with the government to test longer-distance deliveries. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, broke the news on Twitter, announcing thatRead 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