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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

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

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