Does Amazon really matter to intra-European express, postal, courier and ground transport?

A Google News search today of the term “Amazon” yields 566,000 hits. Indeed, the online retailing behemoth is seemingly everywhere, dominating discussions in the airfreight market, but just how important is Amazon to the intra-European freight market? The answer will surprise you. Recently, we took a brief look at the importance of Amazon for the […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • May 24, 2019

Amazon’s $100 million Lakeland Airport project approved

On 20 May, city officials in the Florida city of Lakeland approved a proposal between Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) and Amazon, submitted the week before. The $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that will go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility and a seven-jet cargo hangar at LAL. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 24, 2019

How important is Amazon to the US domestic air freight and express business?

Amazon is big. In 2018, the company’s share of US e-commerce sales reached around 50%. E-commerce itself accounts for about 15% of total US retail spending. But how big is Amazon for the domestic air freight and express business? And has Amazon’s growth come at the detriment for FedEx and UPS? To be clear, Amazon […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • May 8, 2019

As Amazon boosts Prime speed, Walmart alludes to free one-day shipping

Last week during its 1Q19 earnings call, Amazon announced it would be “incrementally” investing $800 million to transition its two-day shipping program to next-day delivery for its Prime customers. The following day, in a post that appeared on the company’s Twitter feed, Walmart hinted that it was planning to up its game with a one-day […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 30, 2019

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

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

Top 4 Cargo Facts predictions for 2019

To all of our readers, Happy New Year, and our best wishes for a productive and prosperous 2019! As a prelude to what we are sure will be a busy first half of the year — at Cargo Facts as well, with the launch of our new innovation-focused Cargo Facts EMEA event in Frankfurt, 4-6 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 31, 2018

Breaking News: Amazon to lease 10 additional 767-300Fs from ATSG

Amazon agreed to lease ten additional freighter-converted 767-300Fs from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) over the next two years to support the growth of its dedicated freighter network, the e-commerce giant announced today. The aircraft will be leased by ATSG’s leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), and operated on Amazon’s behalf by an ATSG-affiliate carrier in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 20, 2018
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