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

Announcing the Cargo Facts EMEA agenda

Cargo Facts has officially released the revamped agenda for our first annual Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held 4-6 February at the Westin Grand Frankfurt. Building on the success of Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia, and co-hosted by Frankfurt Airport, Cargo Facts EMEA shifts the spotlight to the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 5, 2018

Azul, Correios joint venture wins regulatory approval

Brazil’s top regulatory authority, Administrative Council for Economic (Cade) has approved, without restrictions, the creation of an integrated logistics joint venture (JV) between Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express and Correios. The antitrust body assessed that the operation does not increase the likelihood of closing the air cargo market, due to both companies’ small market share in […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • 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

Air freight falters on weaker economy in DHL, WorldACD outlooks

While air cargo yields and volumes were up 7% and 2%, respectively, year-over-year for October, according to WorldACD, the latest release of DHL’s Global Trade Barometer assigns November air cargo trade its lowest index score since DHL launched the Barometer in January of this year. The falling outlook moving into peak season hints at larger […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 3, 2018

ASL Airlines prepares for arrival of second 737-800BCF

GECAS took redelivery of a Boeing-converted 737-800BCF (32610, ex-China Southern Airlines) earlier this week, and will ferry the aircraft to Liege next week, where it will be handed over on lease to ASL Airlines Belgium. ASL expects to put the incoming 737-800BCF into service on behalf of express customer FedEx later next month. This is […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 30, 2018

Cygnus space freighter docks at ISS

Northrup Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter docked at the International Space Station on 19 November with 7,400 pounds of cargo, consisting of food, lab equipment, and other materials. After the cargo is unloaded, Cygnus will be reloaded with waste items before leaving the space station early next year.
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 30, 2018

CEVA Logistics acquires CMA CGM Log

CEVA Logistics is acquiring CMA CGM Log as part of a move to strengthen the forwarder’s foothold in sea freight forwarding and grow volumes, which last year totaled 760,000 TEU. Following the acquisition, valued at US$105 million, CEVA intends to remain as an independently listed company.
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 30, 2018
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