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

Cainiao reports faster year-over-year 11.11 deliveries

The investments in cross-border logistics made over the past year by Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is paying off in record delivery speeds for the company. Following Alibaba’s record-breaking sales on Singles’ Day, or 11.11 for 11 November, Cainiao, also reported topping its own delivery speed from years prior. Cainiao said […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 15, 2018

Cainiao supports record-breaking 11.11 with cross-border logistics investments

Yesterday, during China’s biggest shopping event of the year – Singles’ Day, or “11.11” for 11 November – Alibaba made history by recording the highest revenues and order volume of all time. The event garnered US$30.8 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) for a 27% increase from last year, and surpassed 1 billion orders during […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 12, 2018

This year, charter flights are part of Cainiao’s 11.11 strategy

Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to go global for the biggest online shopping event of the year, “11.11” which falls on Nov. 11. In preparation for an influx of orders from international customers, Cainiao says it positioned 1,000 ocean containers full of goods in international markets and will charter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 30, 2018

Runaway e-commerce growth reshaping air freight: Part I

Today, we begin a two-part analysis of the ways in which surging demand from e-commerce is changing how participants across the air freight supply chain operate and what the future of air freight in a logistics world built around e-commerce might look like. Part I offers insights into what qualifies as e-commerce, which trade routes are […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 7, 2018

Aviastar-TU sees more 757Fs on the horizon

After taking delivery of a 757-200PCF (25731, ex-American Airlines) on-lease from New Zealand-based Airwork this month, Russia-based Aviastar-TU confirmed to Cargo Facts that it plans to add another freighter-converted 757-200PCF later this year, and possibly more in 2019. The carrier’s second 757-200 (25696) is already in conversion with Precision Aircraft Solutions at the Aersale facility in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 22, 2018

YTO Cargo Airlines chasing cross-border e-commerce with 757Fs

Hangzhou-based YTO Cargo Airlines this year added two Precision-converted 757-200PCFs to its fleet, which previously consisted of just six 737-300Fs, with the intention of going global. Although it has taken YTO longer than anticipated to launch international cargo flights, new flight rights may soon be granted, and the carrier’s pursuit of chasing cross-border e-commerce volumes […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 10, 2018

Will partnering with Alibaba’s Cainiao payoff for global carriers?

In recent weeks, Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Logistics Network has redoubled its focus on cross-border e-commerce with a string of new investments into logistics centers at six cities around the world, and, as of this week, new partnerships with global carriers. These initiatives support the Alibaba Group’s goal of reducing average delivery times to 24-hours across […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 13, 2018
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