Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

The Cathay Pacific Group reported a net loss of US$262 million in the first half of 2017, down from a profit of $45 million in 1H16, as the carrier’s passenger business struggled in the face of increasing competition from airlines based in mainland China. On the cargo side, however, there was nothing but good news. […]
  • David Harris
  • August 18, 2017

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

A month ago, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.8% y-o-y increase in its June cargo handle to 155,000 tonnes, its biggest year-over-year gain this year. Well, that was June, and Pactl’s July results are even stronger. Pactl reported its July handle up […]
  • David Harris
  • August 9, 2017

Cargo Facts launches Chinese news site

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce, effective immediately, the launch of a weekly Chinese-language update. Through a tab at the top of the Cargo Facts homepage, Chinese-speaking audiences will now have localized access to selected news items and updates of greatest relevance to the air freight and logistics industry. With the rapid growth of e-commerce and express […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 18, 2017

GAMECO is PEMCO’s third conversion center in China

One way to measure the demand for passenger-to-freighter conversions is through the partnerships formed by the conversion houses with MRO facilities. Most conversion houses have a facility of their own, but also have agreements with one or more MROs, allowing them to do more conversions than they could on their own, or meet requests by […]
  • David Harris
  • July 6, 2017

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

This week, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and China’s number-two e-commerce player (after Alibaba’s Taobao), JD.com entered into a strategic partnership to “leverage each other’s resources” to strengthen their joint logistics capabilities. As would be expected, China Eastern Airlines’ key resource on offer is its airlift capacity, while JD’s is its e-commerce platform and last-mile delivery […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 29, 2017

China provides boost to An-178 program with fifty-unit order

During this year’s Paris Airshow, executives from a trio of Ukrainian firms – aircraft designer Antonov, state-owned engine design bureau Ivchenko Progress, and engine manufacturer Motor Sich, met with a “Chinese customer” and signed an agreement for fifty An-178s. The first twelve An-178s will be delivered fully-assembled, with subsequent units in kit form for final […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 27, 2017

Chengdu launches air cargo development scheme

With air freight demand expected to soar across west and central China, cargo carriers and forwarders have a choice when it comes to selecting sites to develop their regional hubs. Although geography and infrastructure are among the top considerations, government subsidies and preferential policies are two factors which absolutely must be considered in China’s case. Many […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 20, 2017

Cainiao and SF come to blows over data control

Last Thursday, SF Express’ daily parcel volumes reportedly fell by one million units after a spat with Alibaba-affiliated Cainiao resulted in SF becoming temporarily de-listed as a service provider option within Cainiao’s logistics platform. This time around, the operational disruptions were short-lived. Following mediation by China’s Postal Bureau, the two companies resumed business as normal […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 7, 2017
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