China Post to establish European HQ in Hanover

Last Tuesday, Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, announced that, after discussions between his government and executives from China Post, the logistics company had decided to establish its European headquarters at Hanover’s Langenhagen Airport. Beginning this summer, two freighter flights per week will carry mail and express parcels between Shanghai’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 30, 2017

Air China Cargo and China Southern Cargo to merge?

As the Chinese Government moves to pare down its outlays on state-owned behemoths, it has been widely reported that the cargo and logistics operations of Beijing-based Air China and Guangzhou-based China Southern will be divested and merged into a single entity. Sources quoted in Bloomberg have even identified potential investors for the new company, which […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2017

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

It’s Friday, right? The day we usually try to lighten things up. Maybe post some videos, or find a bit of humor somewhere in the air freight world, or dream up a quiz. Today, we’ll combine most of the above. Not humor (unless you count the photo at right), but a mystery for you to solve, […]
  • David Harris
  • April 8, 2016

China’s freighter fleet grows – and the pace is accelerating

Two themes that have featured heavily in the air logistics media recently are the lack of growth in air freight demand, and the shift of what volume remains from freighters to the bellies of the current generation of widebody passenger aircraft. Moving from air cargo news to worldwide political and economic news, the current big […]
  • David Harris
  • January 27, 2016

Air China Cargo flies high

Air China Cargo took delivery of its seventh 777F (44684) from Boeing, with the eighth, and final, 777F from the carrier’s 2013 order scheduled for delivery later this year. While the ups and downs of air freight demand over the last few years have shaken the resolve of some carriers to continue to operate freighters, […]
  • David Harris
  • July 16, 2015

Mixed messages in May

With the impact of the US West Coast ocean port crisis effectively over, May cargo statistics from the world’s major carriers and airports ought to provide a much clearer picture of the underlying trends in air freight demand for this year. Unfortunately, the messages are mixed, and we do not feel confident about making any […]
  • David Harris
  • June 16, 2015

Air China Cargo continues freighter fleet modernization

Air China Cargo took delivery last week of another 777F (44682) from Boeing. This is the fifth of eight 777 Freighters the carrier has on firm order, and the delivery brings Air China Cargo one step closer to its goal of completely revamping its freighter fleet. The revamp is part of a broader deal reached in […]
  • David Harris
  • September 9, 2014

Air China Cargo adds another 777F

Air China Cargo took delivery of the fourth of eight 777Fs (44681) from Boeing. In addition to the four 777Fs, Air China Cargo also operates five 747-400Fs (three production freighters and two BCFs), and has four more 777Fs on order. Cargo Facts expects the two 747-400BCFs will be retired shortly (accepted by Boeing as part of […]
  • David Harris
  • July 29, 2014
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