Amazon growing last-mile strength, planning to go toe-to-toe with integrators?

Major integrators FedEx and UPS have been adamant that they aren’t worried by Amazon’s growing freighter fleet and last-mile delivery network. However, after yesterday’s release of fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results from US-based 3PL and major Amazon service provider XPO Logistics, perhaps integrators and other logistics providers in major markets served by Amazon should be […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 15, 2019

Top 4 Cargo Facts predictions for 2019

To all of our readers, Happy New Year, and our best wishes for a productive and prosperous 2019! As a prelude to what we are sure will be a busy first half of the year — at Cargo Facts as well, with the launch of our new innovation-focused Cargo Facts EMEA event in Frankfurt, 4-6 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 31, 2018

Amazon secures options to more than double ATSG-leased fleet, boost ownership in company

ATSG’s leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), will lease ten additional freighter-converted 767-300Fs to Amazon, with five delivered per year in 2019 and 2020, Amazon announced last night. Leases will last ten years and include an option for a three-year extension. Amazon is also extending leasing agreements for the twelve 767-200BDSFs and eight 767-300BDSFs it […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 21, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group’s cross-border cooperation with Cainiao reveals long-term ambitions at Liège

Cainiao, the logistics arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has named Volga-Dnepr Group its “preferred carrier for airlift capacity and logistics services” and will be granted “guaranteed access” to the Russia-based conglomerate’s fleet of forty-one aircraft, according to a joint release detailing a recently signed MoU between the two companies. For the Group and its cargo […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 17, 2018

Atlas Air, ATSG appear to be operating more than twenty freighters each for Amazon

Based on data from FlightAware and FlightRadar24, forty-three 767Fs operated by Atlas Air and ATSG-affiliate carriers were flown on routes and schedules consistent with the Amazon Air network within the past three days. Forty-one of those had flights scheduled on 13 December. Now that both Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Caryn Livingston
  • December 13, 2018

Alibaba’s eWTP lands in Belgium, to bring major Cainiao presence to Liège

The Government of Belgium and Alibaba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, to promote cross-border e-commerce between China and Europe by bringing Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (“eWTP”) trade hub to Belgium. A major component of the deal includes significant investments in physical infrastructure by Alibaba’s Smart Logistics platform Cainiao, which inked a contract […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 5, 2018

Amazon’s potential threat to FedEx and UPS

More freighters are likely to follow the fortieth 767-300F delivered last month to Amazon Air’s fleet. Today, a research note from Morgan Stanley added that “the market is missing the risk” that Amazon Air poses to growth at United States-based integrators FedEx and UPS. Of course, the idea that Amazon may intend to become an integrator […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 4, 2018

Amazon to open ‘air gateway’ and package-sorting facility at Wilmington

This month, Amazon announced plans to open a new “air gateway” and package-sorting operation at Wilmington Air Park. Yes, Wilmington — just sixty miles away from Amazon’s main air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Amazon Air currently operates out of more than twenty airports across the United States, with Wilmington (ILN) opening next year. The […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 28, 2018
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