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Tomorrow, the World: Part III

Tomorrow, the World: Part III

Asia, Express, Premium Newswire, Strategy September 17, 2015 at 10:46 am

Today we publish Part III of our three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company. We are examining the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and willRead More

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

Asia, Express, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy September 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and will soon spread that changeRead More

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

Alibaba and Cainiao: Tomorrow, the world!

Asia, Express, News, Premium Newswire, Strategy September 15, 2015 at 10:18 am

Move over, Amazon. Out of the way, FedEx and UPS. Alibaba is coming to your home town. Over the last few years, we have posted occasionally about the impact of e-commerce on the air freight and express industry. Today we embark on a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggestRead More

China Southern enters the e-commerce arena

China Southern enters the e-commerce arena

Asia, Carriers, Express, News, Strategy September 8, 2015 at 8:23 am

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines this week launched a cross-border e-commerce platform under the name Southern Cross-Border Purchase. This is not a service offered by the airline to carry packages for the likes of Alibaba or Amazon, but rather an in-house e-commerce business aimed at Chinese consumers who wish to buyRead More

“Ghost airport” to become cargo hub?

“Ghost airport” to become cargo hub?

Airports, Asia, News, Strategy September 2, 2015 at 9:35 am

Will a Spanish “ghost airport” become a European cargo beachhead for China? 175 km south of Madrid, Ciudad Real Central Airport (CQM) sits empty. Built at a cost of over €1 billion during a Spanish construction boom that ended with the financial crisis of 2008, it opened in 2010, but neverRead More

China’s economy and the air freight industry

China’s economy and the air freight industry

Asia, Capacity & Demand, Premium Newswire, Traffic August 27, 2015 at 10:50 am

There has been much talk lately in the offices of Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG, Cargo Facts’ parent) about the economic situation in China, and its potential impact on the air freight and express industry. There are a few things that seem obvious and indisputable – “facts”Read More

A Uni-Top 747-200F being loaded.

Uni-Top takes first A300-600F… now what?

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Conversions, Premium Newswire, Strategy August 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

China-based Uni-Top Airlines took redelivery of an A300-600F (763, ex-China Eastern), following conversion to freighter configuration by EFW. This is the first of seven A300-600s Uni-Top is having converted by EFW, and marks a significant change in the carrier’s strategy. Uni-Top currently operates three 747-200Fs in international service to India fromRead More

Delivering the dragon

Delivering the dragon

Asia, Express, Photos+Videos, Strategy August 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

Two years ago we reported that Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba was leading a consortium of companies in the development of an advanced package delivery network. The consortium set up a new company, Cainiao, to manage the network, in which they, and various financial backers, planned to invest a total ofRead More