China Post and Lufthansa Cargo align to target cross-border e-commerce

On 19 November, China Post and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a “Joint Freight Operation” agreement, under which China’s National Post will leverage capacity on Lufthansa Cargo flights to improve e-commerce-driven air mail transportation between China and Europe. Initially, Lufthansa Cargo will provide the Post with cargo capacity between Shanghai and Frankfurt that is “equivalent” to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 21, 2018

China approves $6 billion expansion of growing Urumqi airport hub

Today, China’s state planner approved a 42.1-billion-yuan – or about US$6.1 billion – airport expansion project in Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western Xinjiang province, which will help develop the city into a key air cargo hub in the central government’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative. Construction of the Urumqi Airport (URC) is scheduled to run […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 19, 2018

Cainiao reports faster year-over-year 11.11 deliveries

The investments in cross-border logistics made over the past year by Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is paying off in record delivery speeds for the company. Following Alibaba’s record-breaking sales on Singles’ Day, or 11.11 for 11 November, Cainiao, also reported topping its own delivery speed from years prior. Cainiao said […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 15, 2018

Cainiao supports record-breaking 11.11 with cross-border logistics investments

Yesterday, during China’s biggest shopping event of the year – Singles’ Day, or “11.11” for 11 November – Alibaba made history by recording the highest revenues and order volume of all time. The event garnered US$30.8 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) for a 27% increase from last year, and surpassed 1 billion orders during […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 12, 2018

NCA reports net loss in 2Q due to freighter grounding

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) reported a US$86.1 million second-quarter loss in net income in its 2018 interim release – an over 250% decrease compared to the same period last year, in which it saw a positive US$55.3 million net income. The loss comes as no surprise after the grounding of NCA’s eleven 747 freighters, which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

This year, charter flights are part of Cainiao’s 11.11 strategy

Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to go global for the biggest online shopping event of the year, “11.11” which falls on Nov. 11. In preparation for an influx of orders from international customers, Cainiao says it positioned 1,000 ocean containers full of goods in international markets and will charter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 30, 2018

SF Express’ parent company to acquire DHL’s supply chain ops in China

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL) will transfer its regional supply chain operations in Macau, Mainland China, and Hong Kong to SF Holding, the parent company of Shenzhen-based SF Express, the two companies announced today. Once the deal – which includes an upfront payment from SF Holding of €700 million, plus revenue-based royalties for the next decade – […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 26, 2018

Beneficiaries of new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

Yesterday, the world’s longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong with Macau and the city of Zhuhai in mainland China was declared open for passage. The bridge is expected to cut travel time between Zhuhai and Hong Kong down from 240 minutes to seventy-five minutes, dramatically expanding the potential catchment areas of Pearl River Delta airports. […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • October 23, 2018
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