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China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

July 25, 2016 at 9:29 am 0 comments

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) completed production of “the world’s largest amphibious aircraft.” Before we go further, yes, the Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” was larger. Much larger. But it only ever flew once, and that flight was only about 1.5 km long and at aRead 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

Cargolux: The Saga Continues

Cargolux: The Saga Continues

June 30, 2016 at 9:47 am 0 comments

Just when it appeared that Starship Cargolux was on a steady course “to boldly go where no man has gone before” – that is, to go to China and implement a dual hub strategy – there is a new plot twist: President and CEO Dirk Reich is out, and willRead More

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

June 29, 2016 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Smack in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, at the crossroads of Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road, lies an unassuming store fronting a large sign that reads, “Avocado Lady.” Curious visitors to Shanghai are often intrigued by the shop’s name, and venture inside to see if there is indeedRead 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

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