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

Amazon’s potential threat to FedEx and UPS

More freighters are likely to follow the fortieth 767-300F delivered last month to Amazon Air’s fleet. Today, a research note from Morgan Stanley added that “the market is missing the risk” that Amazon Air poses to growth at United States-based integrators FedEx and UPS. Of course, the idea that Amazon may intend to become an integrator […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 4, 2018

Amazon to open ‘air gateway’ and package-sorting facility at Wilmington

This month, Amazon announced plans to open a new “air gateway” and package-sorting operation at Wilmington Air Park. Yes, Wilmington — just sixty miles away from Amazon’s main air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Amazon Air currently operates out of more than twenty airports across the United States, with Wilmington (ILN) opening next year. The […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 28, 2018

China Post and Lufthansa Cargo align to target cross-border e-commerce

On 19 November, China Post and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a “Joint Freight Operation” agreement, under which China’s National Post will leverage capacity on Lufthansa Cargo flights to improve e-commerce-driven air mail transportation between China and Europe. Initially, Lufthansa Cargo will provide the Post with cargo capacity between Shanghai and Frankfurt that is “equivalent” to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 21, 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

Amazon announces delivery of freighter, takes step closer to becoming an integrator

E-tailer Amazon is edging closer to becoming an integrator with yesterday’s delivery of the fortieth 767-300 converted freighter, Valor, to its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air. The delivery was announced at the Seattle-based company’s post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, California. As reported by our sister publication Air Cargo World, the 767-300F (28865) completes Amazon’s […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 13, 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

JD.com launches dedicated freighter service through Tianjin Air Cargo partnership

Confirming long-suspected rumors about the next step in its logistics journey, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com launched 737 freighter service today under its JD Logistics brand, in partnership with HNA Group subsidiary carrier Tianjin Air Cargo. The move represents a major departure for the company, which until now has relied on moving air freight in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 5, 2018
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