Post Tagged with: "e-commerce"

Champagne and caviar?

Champagne and caviar?

December 30, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Today, Friday the 30th of December, is the last working day of 2016. Rather than analyzing some recent happening in air freight and express industry, I would like to use today’s post to thank you for your support of Cargo Facts, and to wish you all a terrific year inRead More

Peak season boosts volumes and costs for FedEx

Peak season boosts volumes and costs for FedEx

December 21, 2016 at 10:54 am 0 comments

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

A Southwest Airlines 737-700. Source: Wikimedia

Southwest Airlines cargo to go international in 2017

December 20, 2016 at 10:48 am 0 comments

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

End of the line… at the supermarket

End of the line… at the supermarket

December 6, 2016 at 9:39 am 1 comment

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

Global Buy, Global Sell

Global Buy, Global Sell

November 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

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

Could Amazon's Prime Air freighters one day carry DHL Express packages?

Give thanks, and shop

November 23, 2016 at 10:21 am 0 comments

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

DHL investments in India bode well for Blue Dart Aviation

DHL investments in India bode well for Blue Dart Aviation

November 18, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

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

DP-DHL doubles third-quarter profit

DP-DHL doubles third-quarter profit

November 10, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Deutsche Post-DHL’s third-quarter net income more than doubled year-over-year to €1.79 billion, as total revenue declined 3.9% to €13.86 billion. Operating profit (EBIT) in the quarter almost tripled to €755 million. This somewhat odd-looking combination – net income and EBIT up by triple-digit percentages in the face of falling revenue –Read More