CFA: JD Logistics’ cross-border expansion to rely mostly on partner capacity

During a fireside chat last week in Shanghai at Cargo Facts Asia, Stard Huang, President of International Business at e-tail giant JD.com’s logistics arm JD Logistics, outlined the company’s strategy regarding when it will rely on its own logistics network for filling orders placed through JD.com and its affiliated sites and when it will turn […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 24, 2019

Alibaba acquires 14% stake in STO Express

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group will take a 14% stake in Chinese STO Express through a US$693 million deal. The move strengthens Alibaba’s access to STO’s network, while the new surge of investment will likely help the express carrier in its aims to grow its aircraft fleet.   STO Express announced that its controlling shareholder plans to set up a new […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 11, 2019

Chinese fiscal reform could be a boon to e-commerce, says Alibaba

The Chinese Government’s sudden affinity for fiscal policy expansion is expected to boost consumer consumption and online business activity from small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through a series of pro-consumption fiscal policies, said Joe Tsai, EVP, Alibaba Group. Such fiscal policies also allay fears that new “e-commerce policies” – which aim to make gray-market transactions […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 30, 2019

CAAC unveils carrier transfer strategy as Beijing prepares for second airport

On 4 January, the CAAC released a “one city, two airports” transfer scheme that further refines airport assignments for Chinese carriers as Beijing prepares to become a dual hub city. Beijing Daxing International Airport (BJB), located 50 kilometers to the south of central Beijing, is set to open in September. Once operational, Daxing is expected […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 7, 2019

Qatar Airways sheds first A330-200F

Yesterday, a Qatar Airways A330-200F (1350) went off-lease from BOC Aviation, and was removed from service. The A330-200F lease is the the first of three agreements between BOC Aviation and Qatar Airways Cargo slated for expiration this year. Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, confirmed to Cargo Facts in May of last year that […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 3, 2019

Pacific Air Express secures AOC, prepares for China ops

Brisbane-based carrier Pacific Air Express received an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, issued 21 December, for scheduled and charter freighter operations. The all-cargo carrier operates a fleet of two 757-200 Precision-converted freighters. The carrier applied with Australia’s International Air Services Commission (IASC) to operate scheduled 757F service between Brisbane (BNE) […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 26, 2018

SF Airlines adds its 50th freighter

On 21 December, SF Airlines took redelivery of a 757-200PCF (27201) following its conversion to freighter configuration by Precision at the Ameco facility in Chengdu. The redelivery brings SF’s freighter fleet up to fifty units. The airline affiliate of SF Express has grown its freighter fleet at an impressive rate, from only ten freighters in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 24, 2018

Longhao Airlines is the newest 737-400F operator on the block

Guangzhou-based all-cargo carrier Longhao Airlines took redelivery today of its first 737-400F (27916, ex-Japan Transocean Airlines). The PEMCO-converted aircraft redelivery represents the third aircraft the fledgling carrier has imported since the beginning of this year and grows the carrier’s freighter fleet to six units – three of which, not including the 737-400F, are currently active. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 27, 2018
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