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Amazon Airlines? Maybe, but maybe not.

Amazon Airlines? Maybe, but maybe not.

February 4, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Amazon seems to be saying “maybe not,” but in a way that is open to a wide variety of interpretation. We have covered Amazon’s move into the air freight business extensively. You can read our most recent analysis here, but the condensed version is that, in September 2015, Amazon set upRead More

An exceptional quarter for UPS

An exceptional quarter for UPS

February 2, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

If you have been following the news from the express and e-commerce industries lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that the big US integrators are in serious trouble, trembling at the thought of Amazon not only pulling its business from UPS and FedEx, but also competing for their remaining business.Read More

767 Renaissance

767 Renaissance

January 26, 2016 at 9:42 am 0 comments

It is common wisdom in the aviation world that first delivery of a new aircraft type is the death knell for the type it replaces.  But to paraphrase Mark Twain, “reports of the 767’s death have been greatly exaggerated.” Boeing delivered its first 787 – a direct replacement for theRead More

[EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

[EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

December 17, 2015 at 12:21 pm 64 comments

Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations in the US domestic market, potentially including the acquisition of at least 20 freighter aircraft, Cargo Facts has learned. Currently, Amazon ships most of its parcels through United Parcel Service, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service.Read More

[EXCLUSIVE] Details on how Amazon will build its overnight air venture

[EXCLUSIVE] Details on how Amazon will build its overnight air venture

December 17, 2015 at 11:19 am 0 comments

News of the ramping up of an Amazon logistics unit comes in the wake of something of an open secret that the e-commerce giant is conducting a trial air operation in the US, in partnership with Air Transport Services Group Inc, a publicly traded airfreight company. Less commonly known isRead More

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

September 16, 2015 at 10:44 am 0 comments

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

UPS Pilot’s Union Calls for Strike Vote

UPS Pilot’s Union Calls for Strike Vote

September 9, 2015 at 10:50 am 0 comments

The union representing pilots at UPS is frustrated by lack of progress on a new contract, and today they called for a strike vote among members. If approved, the five-pilot Executive Board of the Independent Pilots Association would have the authority to request a release from federally mediated negotiations withRead More

Top Fifty Cargo Carriers in 2014

Top Fifty Cargo Carriers in 2014

August 17, 2015 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Today we begin a two-part analysis of the top cargo carriers in 2014. We will continue tomorrow, when we examine some interesting trends that emerge when we dig a little deeper into the data. After years of steadily rising through the ranks, Emirates became the world’s top international cargo carrier in 2013,Read More