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Global Buy, Global Sell

Global Buy, Global Sell

November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Early last year, when Daniel Zhang took over as CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, he said the company was going to globalize, that the new goal was “Global buy and global sell.” In his view, Alibaba’s market was no longer China, but the world. But how to reach theRead More

China’s startups that never start

China’s startups that never start

October 20, 2016 at 10:49 am 0 comments

By now the airfreight industry is well-aware of the proclivity of Chinese consumers to flock to online platforms to purchase goods – whether they be household items, or imported luxury goods. With skyrocketing demand for fast and reliable delivery, domestic express carriers in turn have been adding capacity as rapidly asRead More

Atlas orders nine 767-300BCF conversions

Atlas orders nine 767-300BCF conversions

October 11, 2016 at 4:58 am 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) placed a firm order with Boeing for passenger-to freighter conversion of nine 767-300s. As Cargo Facts speculated last month, this includes four conversion orders previously attributed to an unidentified customer. The order comes as no surprise, as Atlas’ recent agreement with Amazon requires it toRead More

Peeking ahead to peak season

Peeking ahead to peak season

July 29, 2016 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Yes, it is still mid-summer, but news out of China today has us looking ahead to the fourth quarter. Peak season may not be quite the massive boost to air freight volumes that it once was, but it is still important. Retailers still make mistakes with inventory planning, and thereRead More

YTO Express takes 4th 737-300F, may have firmed 10 737-800BCF options

YTO Express takes 4th 737-300F, may have firmed 10 737-800BCF options

July 6, 2016 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Last month, YTO Express Airlines took delivery of its fourth freighter-converted 737-300. Yesterday evening, on 5 July, the plane took off on its maiden flight to Beijing Capital (PEK) from Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan (HGH) airport sporting YTO livery. YTO is leasing the ex-Donghai Airlines freighter (24916) from GECAS, and plans toRead More

A third hub for Cargolux?

A third hub for Cargolux?

June 15, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – Speaking at the Air Cargo China event in Shanghai today, Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich hinted that his airline might move from its current dual-hub strategy to a triple-hub strategy, with the third hub located somewhere in the US. Two years ago, when Luxembourg-based Cargolux added a second hubRead More

SF to go public – through the back door

SF to go public – through the back door

May 26, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

If they won’t let you in through the front door, go ’round to the back. That seems to be the only course open to China’s big express companies as they look to list on the Shanghai Exchange While the focus of the air cargo media in the last few daysRead More

Lufthansa & Cathay

Lufthansa & Cathay

May 13, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

To follow up on yesterday’s post about the new Lufthansa/Cathay Pacific cargo partnership, we offer some fleet and traffic details, and (it is Friday) some videos featuring the two airlines. Starting with the fleets: Both Lufthansa and Cathay operate large fleets of widebody passenger aircraft, with significant (and growing) belly capacity. LufthansaRead More