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DHL completes expansion of its Americas Hub

DHL completes expansion of its Americas Hub

Airports, E-Commerce, Express, News March 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

DHL Express completed a major expansion of its main hub for the Americas, and is on a hiring spree to increase its workforce there by almost 40%. The expansion at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) includes a new, 45 acre (18.2 hectare) north ramp with sixteen additional aircraft gates (bringing theRead More

ATSG looks ahead

ATSG looks ahead

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy February 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

In a presentation delivered at the Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Transportation & Logistics Conference, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) Chief Executive Officer Joe Hete and Chief Commercial Officer Rich Corrado painted a picture of where the company is now, and also provided some information about near-term plans and a glimpseRead More

JD.com sees drones as key to rural delivery strategy

JD.com sees drones as key to rural delivery strategy

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Photos+Videos February 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

China’s second largest e-tailer, JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries in at least four pilot regions scattered across China since June 2016, and has plans to rapidly increase its drone program in 2017, according to recode. JD already has regulatory approval to operate drones in four provinces, along twentyRead More

Amazon to abandon Wilmington hub for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Amazon to abandon Wilmington hub for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Airports, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy February 1, 2017 at 9:41 am

Yesterday, Seattle-based Amazon announced that it will shutter operations at Wilmington Air Park (ILN) in Ohio, and construct a new US$1.49 billion “centralized air hub” to support its Prime Air operations at nearby Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky – just 110 km to the southwest. In parallel, CVG Airport’sRead More

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

E-commerce drives massive quarterly profit for Alibaba

Asia, E-Commerce, Express January 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

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

E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy January 25, 2017 at 7:35 am

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

E-Commerce, Strategy January 9, 2017 at 9:22 am

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

E-Commerce, News, Strategy January 7, 2017 at 11:13 am

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