SF Express enters joint venture with Beijing Capital Airport

According to a report in ch-aviation, Shenzhen-based SF Express signed a partnership agreement with the Beijing Capital International Airport Co, under which SF will enhance its route network through the use of the Airport’s logistics warehouse facilities. The report says that SF’s long-term goal is to use its new Beijing hub as “a primary distribution […]

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

HONG KONG — November 11 revealed more than just the profound growth in e-commerce in China. Singles Day in China on the 11th of November – a day of online shopping, not necessarily romance – spurred $9.3 billion of sales, and the truth is China’s express industry simply cannot keep up. E-commerce accounts for about […]

China Postal rising?

HONG KONG — We are hearing that China Postal Airlines is finding increasing favor with Alibaba. Reportedly, more Alibaba shipments are coming through Hong Kong via China Postal, at the expense of SF Express. While we don’t have data to determine exactly why or to what extent China Postal is taking marketshare – this is China, after […]

SF Express eyes Europe

SF Express, China’s biggest private-sector express company, wants to expand into Europe. At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong in April 2012, George Li Dongqi, President of Shenzhen-based SF Airlines (and VP of parent SF EXPRESS) said the carrier planned to expand its fleet from the then current 25 owned and chartered narrowbody […]

767 freighters for SF Airlines?

Note: SF Express has now (19 October 2014) confirmed to Cargo Facts that it has indeed ordered 767-300 P-to-F conversions from Boeing  At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Hong Kong in 2012, George Li Dongqi, VP of Shenzhen-based SF Express, announced the company’s intention to add widebody freighters to the fleet of its air arm, […]

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

China’s express companies finally abandon “free” home delivery for online shoppers. It is no secret that the explosive growth of online shopping in China has driven equally explosive growth in the package delivery business. According to data from the State Post Bureau, China’s express companies delivered 9.2 billion pieces of goods in 2013, up 61.5% […]
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