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

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

Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News May 1, 2017 at 9:43 am

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

China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

Aircraft, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Strategy April 27, 2017 at 10:17 am

SHANGHAI – The freighter fleets of China’s express companies are growing rapidly as an increasing proportion of retail spending moves online—but that’s only half the reason express companies are adding airfreight capacity as quickly as possible. Yesterday at Cargo Facts Asia 2017 in Shanghai, Peter Huang, director of corporate planning atRead More

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Hong Kong Air Cargo receives AOC

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy April 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

It’s not every day a Hong Kong-based startup receives an Air Operator’s Certificate, in fact, it has been about twelve years since the last new-issue permit. Today, that changed when Hong Kong Air Cargo, a spin-off from combination carrier, Hong Kong Airlines was granted an AOC. More details are expectedRead More

Cathay Pacific's cargo division ended 2016 with a strong performance in December.

Huge jump in Hong Kong cargo volume

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

Hong Kong International Airport reported cargo volume in March up 17.7% y-o-y, to 433,000 tonnes. In 2015, cargo volume growth at HKIA  stalled, and the Airport’s full-year handle was up just one-tenth of one percent over 2014. This stagnation continued through the first half of 2016, and, despite a strong finish inRead More

Yiwu to London

First China-bound freight train departs London

Asia, News April 10, 2017 at 10:57 am

On 18 January, the first freight train arrived at London’s Barking terminal, after an 18-day journey originating in Yiwu, on China’s east coast. Today, Barking celebrated a new milestone, sending off the first eastbound train. The 7,500-mile journey will pass through nine countries, and undergo two transfers between standard andRead More

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

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

Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, Express, News March 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

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

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

Last week, executives from YTO Express, and its airline subsidiary, YTO Express Airlines, were in Shaanxi Province in central China finalizing an agreement to establish a new joint-venture cargo airline in the province’s capital city, Xi’an. The launch of Northwest International Cargo Airlines (as the airline will likely be knownRead More

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

E-Commerce, Express, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy February 24, 2017 at 10:11 am

UPS has repurposed its classic brown delivery vans to serve not only as parcel transporters, but also as roving drone command centers. In recent tests, retrofitted vans dispatch drones loaded with packages from the roof of the vehicle. The drones travel autonomously to their drop-site, and then return to theRead More