2016 was a record year for Tmall Global, Alibaba’s online platform that enables international brands to sell directly to Chinese consumers. The number of imported product categories available on Tmall Global climbed almost 50% to 3,700, with offerings from more than 14,500 international brands from sixty-three countries. And it wasn’tRead More
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FedEx reported operating income up 2.6% in the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, driven primarily by the inclusion of TNT Express, which added revenues of $1.9 billion during the quarter. The charts at right show FedEx’s results as reported, with net income up 1.3% to $700 million, asRead More
For a carrier that flies only 737 narrowbody passenger aircraft, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines carries a substantial amount of freight throughout its domestic network – some 98,400 tonnes in 2015. Despite various interline agreements with international carriers, Southwest still lacks the ability to carry cargo to any of the international destinationsRead More
Not exactly a burning issue for the air freight industry, but interesting nonetheless to anyone who follows the e-commerce revolution: Yesterday, Seattle-based retail and online services giant Amazon unveiled its newest concept, the “Amazon Go” small-format grocery store. It promises a feature that no other supermarket currently offers, the abilityRead More
Early last year, when Daniel Zhang took over as CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, he said the company was going to globalize, that the new goal was “Global buy and global sell.” In his view, Alibaba’s market was no longer China, but the world. But how to reach theRead More
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous effortsRead More
DP-DHL’s Post eCommerce Parcel (PeP) division is investing US $75 million through its local subsidiary, Blue Dart Express, to meet the rapidly-growing demands for e-commerce logistics. These investments will increase automation and add much needed capacity to two of India’s busiest air hubs in Delhi and Mumbai, but what mightRead More