Post Tagged with: "Cainiao"

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

YTO Express acquires OTEL to use as springboard for international expansion

May 17, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

On 8 May, Shanghai-headquartered courier, YTO Express announced its intention to acquire a 61.87% stake in Hong Kong-based forwarder and logistics specialist, On Time Logistics (OTEL), and establish its international business headquarters in Hong Kong. The acquisition will support YTO’s efforts to go global by leveraging OTEL’s international business expertise,Read More

China’s number-two e-tailer launches 3PL division

China’s number-two e-tailer launches 3PL division

May 1, 2017 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Last week, Beijing-based JD.com announced it was moving forward with plans to formalize a logistics division, “JD Logistics” in support of the growing demand for express delivery services for its booming e-tailing business. Similar to Amazon’s Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program, the new division will provide third parties access toRead More

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

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

March 23, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

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

Forwarders adapt to serve growing Chinese e-commerce market

Forwarders adapt to serve growing Chinese e-commerce market

August 22, 2016 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Today we begin an analysis of trends in e-commerce with an overview of e-commerce growth around the world and a look at how airfreight forwarders are leveraging growing cross-border e-commerce volumes to boost airfreight consolidations. Tomorrow we’ll examine the way in which e-commerce is changing last-mile delivery to “last-mile pick-up.” If youRead More

Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

August 9, 2016 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, Nippon Express announced a new deal to handle China-bound shipments originating in Japan for Alibaba’s TMall.com platform. Volumes of Japanese cosmetics and other consumer goods moving from Japan into China via e-commerce channels have never been greater – yet freight forwarders control only a sliverRead More

CFA 2016: Is the airfreight industry ignoring a trillion-dollar market? [VIDEO]

CFA 2016: Is the airfreight industry ignoring a trillion-dollar market? [VIDEO]

April 20, 2016 at 8:04 pm 1 comment

HONG KONG – Airfreight clearly has a major role in servicing e-commerce fueled cross-border traffic in the future, but the conclusion of panelists on “The E-commerce Explosion and Air Freight” session at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 was that individual players risk being squeezed out of this market unless they areRead More

Alibaba-affiliate Cainiao, currently handles 70% of China's e-commerce logistics.

International funding for Cainiao

April 14, 2016 at 9:55 am 1 comment

At least six groups injected an estimated US$1.54 billion into Alibaba’s logistics unit Cainiao during the company’s first round of external funding since it was founded in 2013. In a move led by e-commerce giant Alibaba, Cainiao was founded three years ago with financial support from two strategic partnerships, oneRead More

Alibaba-affiliate Cainiao, currently handles 70% of China's e-commerce logistics.

A different kind of logistics network

March 25, 2016 at 9:29 am 1 comment

As we posted earlier this week, we’re excited that Steven Li, Director of Cross-Border E-Commerce Logistics for Cainiao, will join us in Hong Kong next month as a speaker at Cargo Facts Asia 2016. Cainiao was formed in 2013 to oversee the proposed China Smart Logistics Network – the brainchild of Alibaba boss Jack Ma.Read More