IPO Express

No, despite the similarity in initials, this is not a new Chinese express company. However, according to reports piling up in the Chinese media this week, YTO Express, ZTO Express, STO Express, and SF Express are all in the process of making an Initial Public Offering – that is, they have all boarded the IPO Express. […]

Beijing to get 44 more weekly express flights

Two of China’s major express companies have applied for more flights to/from Beijing. And not just one or two more, but almost seven more every day. According to a report in the China Aviation Daily, YTO Express Airlines, the recently-launched air arm of Shanghai-based YTO Express, applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) […]

An exceptional quarter for UPS

If you have been following the news from the express and e-commerce industries lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that the big US integrators are in serious trouble, trembling at the thought of Amazon not only pulling its business from UPS and FedEx, but also competing for their remaining business. Perhaps that will happen at […]

FedEx/TNT — all over but the shouting

No, FedEx did not complete the takeover of TNT today, and no, it won’t happen tomorrow, but the European Commission today granted unconditional approval of the deal, and completion is now a foregone conclusion. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s Commissioner for Competition, said the EC had “thoroughly assessed the markets affected,” and concluded “that European consumers will not […]

The dark side of e-commerce

E-commerce may be driving tremendous increase in demand for express air freight, but not everybody benefits equally… Best wishes to all for the holiday season.

SF joins the 767 league

With the attention of the air freight and express world focused on Amazon’s alleged plan to launch its own air network with twenty or more 767 freighters, it is easy to forget that there are real airlines in the world, expanding their freighter fleets now, not in the future SF Airlines is one of those, and today […]

[EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations in the US domestic market, potentially including the acquisition of at least 20 freighter aircraft, Cargo Facts has learned. Currently, Amazon ships most of its parcels through United Parcel Service, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service. The change to an inhouse […]

Will Amazon enter the transportation and logistics business?

Will Amazon enter the transportation and logistics business? On one level, this is a stupid question, because we’ve all seen Amazon Fresh delivery trucks on the streets of our cities, and Amazon operates almost 170 distribution facilities worldwide. So, clearly, the company is already involved in transportation and logistics. However, Amazon’s current involvement is on […]
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