E-commerce drives expansion of express fleets worldwide

Today we begin a three-part analysis of the jet freighter fleets of express companies worldwide. We start with some background, and then a look some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. Tomorrow and the day after, we’ll look at the big boys, and conclude with a look into the future. At the end of […]
  • David Harris
  • April 12, 2017

SF goes Ukrainian

China-based SF Express and Ukraine-based postal and express company Nova Poshta signed a partnership agreement under which the two will cooperate to provide fast delivery of packages from China to online shoppers in Ukraine. The service, which has been tested over the past few months, will offer full track and trace (through Nova Poshta) on […]
  • David Harris
  • January 13, 2017

SF to go public – through the back door

If they won’t let you in through the front door, go ’round to the back. That seems to be the only course open to China’s big express companies as they look to list on the Shanghai Exchange While the focus of the air cargo media in the last few days has been on FedEx’s acquisition […]
  • David Harris
  • May 26, 2016

The express fleet in 2016 – Part II

Yesterday we began an analysis of the jet freighter fleets operated by and for the world’s express companies. In Part I we looked at the fleet as a whole and the way it has changed over the years (you can read that analysis here). Today we turn to a more detailed examination on a company-by-company […]
  • David Harris
  • May 17, 2016

Express fleet continues modest growth

Today we begin a two-part analysis of the jet freighter fleets operated in express service worldwide. Tomorrow we will look at the fleet on an operator-by-operator basis, but here we examine the current makeup of the total fleet, and the way it has changed over the years. At the end of the first quarter of […]
  • David Harris
  • May 16, 2016

CAAC approves Wuhan hub for SF

The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) approved SF Express’ application to build a new airport in Yanji, a small town near Wuhan. Assuming SF goes ahead with the project, it will have an express air hub that is within two hours flying time of a billion people. Draw a line on a map of China, […]
  • David Harris
  • April 27, 2016

Express volume pushes Shenzhen into ‘Million Tonne Club’

This year Shenzhen’s Bao’an International Airport became the eleventh Asia-based airport to join the “Million Tonne Club,” a designation reserved for airports with an annual cargo volume of more than one million tonnes. The ten other airports to make the list have all appeared previously and, as can be seen in the chart at right, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 23, 2016

Boeing launches 737-800BCF with 30 orders and 25 commitments

At a ceremony at the Boeing Shanghai facility this morning, Boeing formally launched a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 737-800. The announcement has been expected for some time, as Boeing has recently issued press releases featuring Launch Customer Agreements from YTO Airlines and China Postal Airlines, but this morning’s event in Shanghai revealed some surprises […]
  • David Harris
  • February 24, 2016
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