Express companies attempt to shift from serving as mere e-commerce delivery subcontractors

In mid-September, Cargo Facts Consulting will publish a new report, the Global E-Commerce Logistics Outlook, to help companies craft their strategies towards a segment that has become increasingly important in logistics. This is the third of a series of articles leading up to the publication of the report that provides a window into our research.  […]

Blue Dart expands network as industry preps for Indian e-commerce boom

Reflecting rising optimism in India as a burgeoning e-commerce market, and subsequent investment into the country’s logistics, air cargo, and e-commerce markets, Deutsche Post-DHL Group’s Blue Dart is pursuing a major expansion plan to expand its logistics network to connect every home in India. Blue Dart is the leading third-party logistics provider in India and […]

Regulatory simplification in India leads DHL to €250 million investment

When Narendra Modi took power as Prime Minister of India in 2014, it was on the promise of a boost to the economic wellbeing of all Indians through a program he called “Make in India.” In brief, his plan was to create jobs in twenty-five sectors of the economy through an initiative to encourage both […]

DHL investments in India bode well for Blue Dart Aviation

  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 18, 2016
  • News
DP-DHL’s Post eCommerce Parcel (PeP) division is investing US $75 million through its local subsidiary, Blue Dart Express, to meet the rapidly-growing demands for e-commerce logistics. These investments will increase automation and add much needed capacity to two of India’s busiest air hubs in Delhi and Mumbai, but what might this mean for the express […]

CFA 2016: Challenges and opportunities for Indian airfreight [VIDEO]

  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 19, 2016
  • News
HONG KONG- Attendees hit the ground running at today’s commencement of the fifth annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium, held in Hong Kong. Participants enjoyed both informative panel discussions, as well as ample opportunities to connect with the industry’s best and brightest. The conference began with an exploration into the opportunities and challenges facing India’s air […]

YTO Chairman among new speakers confirmed for Cargo Facts Asia 2016

Cargo Facts is excited to announce two new speakers to be featured at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 in Hong Kong next month. The explosive growth of e-commerce is fueling the biggest revolution in the air freight and express industry in decades, and nowhere is the impact of this revolution bigger than in China, where the domestic express […]

Will Indian air cargo finally get off the ground?

Spicejet is about to launch freighter operations… sort of. The India-based low-cost carrier said that, as part of an increased focus on cargo, it would put one or two of its passenger Q400s into overnight all-cargo service. The carrier’s cargo boss Manjiv Singh was quoted in The Financial Express as saying “The aircraft that will […]

India: One up, one down, one waiting in the wings

  After finally winning a months-long battle with the government for permission to operate main-deck cargo service using an A330-200F ACMI-leased from Etihad, India’s Jet Airways made the following announcement: “The launch of dedicated freighter operations by Jet Airways has been deferred indefinitely due to commercial and operational reasons” Welcome to India, the most puzzling […]