Charles Kauffman

Charles Kauffman

Senior Editor

Charles Kauffman is the Senior Editor of the company’s monthly newsletter, Cargo Facts and weekly e-mail publication Cargo Facts Update. He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Washington, and an MA in International Relations from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Charles speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

DHLGF, Chinese express carriers scramble for Russia

Driven in part by thriving cross-border e-commerce demand, DHL Global Forwarding expanded its Airfreight Plus service with the addition of Moscow and other Russian cities, bringing the total number of countries within its Airfreight Plus network to 54. Meanwhile, SF Express has designated Changchun as a key hub for cross-border shipments bound for Russia. Airfreight Plus […]

Malaysia Airlines to spin off new MAB Kargo unit [video]

As part of a major restructuring program, Malaysia Airlines created a new umbrella company, Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG), and will spin off its former MASkargo operation as a standalone entity under that umbrella with operations launching in 2017. Assuming regulatory approval of the restructure, the new MAB Kargo unit will offer “scheduled, chartered air cargo […]

YTO on course for widebody growth

China’s third largest express delivery company, YTO Express Airlines, has formally announced plans to introduce at least three widebody freighters into its fleet by 2018 as it prepares for international expansion, reports China Aviation Daily. Given that e-commerce giant, Alibaba is a major equity stakeholder in the airline, and that Alibaba’s logistics network Cainiao works […]

Atlas looks beyond weak Q1 towards brighter future

With net income falling to nearly zero ($471,000), and total operating revenues down 5.9% to $418 million, it’s no wonder Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) chose to announce its new tie-up with Amazon concurrently with the release of its first-quarter 2016 results (see Atlas scores deal with Amazon for 20 freighters, 20% stake). On an […]

First look at April

Already well into the second quarter of 2016, uncertainties remain for how airfreight demand will develop in 2016. Figures from April are perhaps the most anticipated this year for two reasons. First, the data is well-distanced from the January-February annual disruptions caused by the Lunar New Year celebration which often softens demand during one of […]
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