Nippon Cargo Airlines resumes trans-Pacific route

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), which grounded all eleven units in its 747F fleet back in June, will resume trans-Pacific service this week with a route between Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT) and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) via Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). NCA was forced to ground its fleet when inspectors from Japan’s Civil Aviation […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 25, 2018

UPS快递,期待设施投资获得回报

近期,UPS快递在纽约举办了“转型会议”,其概述了国际、国内快递业务的拓展计划以及自动化计划,以期望更好地适应跨境电子商务的不断发展,并期待巨量的投资将会获得巨量的回报。 2018年第二季度,UPS快递有些艰难。第二季度报告显示,其营业利润同比下降了13.0%。当时,UPS快递的首席财务官Richard Peretz将其美国国内快递业务的大幅下滑,归咎于“养老金支出攀升以及有关项目的成本支出”。2018年上半年,UPS快递的资本支出已经达到约28亿美元,而预计2018年全年资本支出总额将达到65-70亿美元。“转型会议”期间,UPS快递表示,通过今年早些时候所推出的自愿退休计划,期望能每年为其节省2亿美元,并提升10亿美元的现金流。 此外,UPS快递认为其70亿美元的资本支出是大势所趋,目的是为了匹配其所预期的国内快递收入快速增长以及跨境电商业务的快速增长。目前,UPS快递正在积极扩大其企业对企业(B2B)和企业对消费者(B2C)的服务产品,并预期至2022年,美国的商务快递收入将增长40%;未来三年,跨境电商业务量将增长28%。 为了追赶市场发展的步伐,UPS快递表示,2018年至2020年,每年都将致力于提升其国内分拣设施每小时35-40万件的最大处理能力,届时,其同类设施分拣能力将比2017年提高7倍。 在分拣设施自动化方面,UPS快递也进行了大量投资以进一步提高操作效率。UPS快递的首席执行官David Abney表示,尽管目前已经有大约50%的UPS快件通过分拣系统自动化操作,至2022年,预计100%的快递包裹都将通过全自动分拣设施来进行操作。根据UPS快递的自动化规划,至2022年,其将会开设7个全新的“超级枢纽”全自动分拣设施。其中,三分之二的投资将用于改善其在美国国内的服务产品。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 18, 2018

UPS expects big return on facilities, fleet investments

At a UPS “Transformation Conference” in New York today, the company outlined plans for expanding and automating its international and domestic express services to better accommodate burgeoning cross-border e-commerce volumes, justifying the major capital expenditures with larger expected returns on revenue. The express company struggled somewhat during the second quarter of this year, reporting a […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2018

近期货机交易实况

UPS,签收一架波音747-8货机 近期,UPS签收了今年所获得的第五架波音747-8货机。UPS与波音公司签订的订购协议,还有十九架同类型货机。 埃塞俄比亚航空,签收一架波音777货机 该架货机是埃塞俄比亚航空所收获的第七架波音777货机,然而肯定不是最后一架。埃塞俄比亚航空,还向波音公司订购了另外三架波音777货机。此外,埃塞俄比亚航空还有一架波音757-200PCF正在维修。目前,埃塞俄比亚航空没有运营窄体货机,然而一切正在改变。据了解,埃塞俄比亚航空是AEI即将推出的波音737-800SF改造飞机的首批客户,并将从GECAS租赁两架类似机型。据了解,原隶属于柏林航空的首家飞机,目前正在位于迈阿密的机库进行货机改造。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 12, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group finds its HUB-2 at Liege

Earlier this week, when the Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK-based affiliate CargoLogicHolding inked a massive deal with Boeing for up to thirty-four widebody freighters – a letter of intent to purchase twenty-nine 777 freighters, and an order for five 747-8 freighters, we questioned where some of these aircraft might up. Yesterday, Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 19, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group, GECAS reveal freighter appetite at Farnborough

In another string of significant developments from the Farnborough International Airshow, Volga-Dnepr Group and its UK-based affiliate CargoLogicHolding today signed several agreements with Boeing, including a letter of intent to purchase twenty-nine 777 freighters and an order for five 747-8 freighters. Separately, GECAS announced it had reached an agreement with Boeing for additional 737-800BCF conversions with […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 17, 2018

First NCA aircraft returns to service

On 4 July, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) announced that a single 747-8F (36141) passed a government safety audit, and was cleared to return to service. Shortly after, on 5 July, the aircraft went on to complete a round-trip flight between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) – the carrier’s first scheduled own-operated flight since […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 5, 2018

Rates under pressure as NCA freighter audit continues and trade war looms

Nippon Cargo Airlines’ (NCA) fleet of eleven 747Fs has now been grounded for more than a week as government authorities continue to audit the carrier’s maintenance records. This sudden loss of capacity ex-Asia, combined with a number of shippers rushing to fortify inventories of Chinese goods ahead of new duties scheduled to be imposed as […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • June 26, 2018

Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-June

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 19, 2018

Breaking News: Nippon Cargo Airlines grounds fleet

Japan-based all cargo carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has grounded its entire eleven-unit 747F fleet, effective 17 June, shortly after inspectors from Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) discovered major inconsistencies in the company’s  maintenance records. Increased scrutiny of the airline began last month after JCAB found NCA had omitted multiple incidents involving its aircraft, and subsequently […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 17, 2018
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