Winners and losers of a US exit from the Universal Postal Union

Yesterday, the Department of State motioned to drop out of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in an attempt to mitigate the subsidization of small parcel shipments coming into the United States from abroad – notably from China. Whether the move will put a damper on flows of international airmail moving through the US, and the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 18, 2018

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium Part II: A bright future for 737 NG conversions

SAN DIEGO – Yesterday, we started our two-part coverage of our annual “Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium” review. You can revisit that story here. Today, in part II we take a look at what’s happening in the conversion market and what’s ahead for e-commerce. Think 737 Classic conversions are over? Not so fast! Despite a […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 16, 2018

Janco Holdings to launch dedicated freighter operations

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder Janco Holdings Ltd announced it reached an agreement to ACMI-lease an A300-600F (733) from Uzbekistan-based Silk Road Cargo to support the launch of an own-controlled freighter operation, Hub Airways. Janco says it is looking to add a second aircraft in 2019. When flights launch later this year, Hub Airways will target […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 26, 2018

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 24, 2018

FedEx FY19 off to a strong start in first quarter

Yesterday, Memphis-based FedEx reported revenue up 11.5%  y-o-y for its 1QFY19 (ended 31 August) to US$17.05 billion. Operating income for the quarter rose 10.3% to $1.07 billion, while net income jumped 40.1% to $835 million. Looking beyond the quarter, company CEO Fred Smith told analysts during an earnings call the company is anticipating record-breaking volume […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 18, 2018

Runaway e-commerce growth reshaping air freight: Part II

Today, we conclude our 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 II examines how e-commerce marketplaces are making moves toward offering their […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 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

Ethiopian launches first African freighter service to Miami

On Wednesday, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between Addis Ababa (ADD) and Miami creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain (ZAZ), Colombia (BOG), and Belgium (LGG), and all flights […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 31, 2018

China Postal Airlines’ parent planning IPO, and fleet expansion?

China Postal Express & Logistics Co., Ltd (EMS), a subsidiary of Beijing-based China Post, which owns a number of logistics companies, including China Postal Airlines and China Post Logistics, is planning to execute an IPO within three years. China Post Chairman, Liu Aili, announced the subsidiary’s intention to go public last week during a signing […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 27, 2018

Is JD.com exploring own-controlled capacity?

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com had entered into discussions with the HNA Group over potential “participation” in one of the group’s air cargo carriers. We note that collaboration between the two companies has been expected to some extent since March of this year when JD.com and HNA Group entered into a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 24, 2018
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