E-commerce and freighters part II: Partnering on Asia-Pacific fulfillment

Yesterday, in part I of our feature on e-commerce and freighters, we explored the rise of the own-operated network for e-commerce fulfillment in the United States. In part II today, we consider how e-tailers in the Asia-Pacific region are utilizing partner capacity to fulfill growing e-commerce demand in the region.  Across the Pacific Ocean, Chinese e-tail […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 27, 2019

Tianjin Air Cargo prepares to add China’s first 737-800BCF

HNA Group subsidiary Tianjin Air Cargo added a 737-800BCF (32602, ex-Hainan Airlines), on lease from Spectre Air Capital, following conversion to freighter configuration by Boeing at the STAECO facility in Jinan (TNA) [FATs 004944-4945]. When the aircraft commences operations, it could be symbolic for a number of reasons. Not only would it be the first 737-NG […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 18, 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

Cargo Facts Asia: 2 fast-growing Asian express carriers pursuing ACMI

SHANGHAI – Tianjin Air Cargo and Juneyao Air Logistics, two fast-growing Chinese express carriers, will consider ACMI leasing of widebody and narrowbody freighter aircraft, respectively, the companies said at today's eighth annual Cargo Facts Asia here. Although carriers serving the e-commerce fueled express markets would ultimately prefer to control their own long-haul capacity, panelists agreed […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • April 16, 2019

JD Logistics’ President of International Logistics joins Cargo Facts Asia speaker faculty

Stard Huang, president of international business at JD Logistics – the integrated supply chain management arm of Beijing-based JD.com – has joined the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 speaker faculty. During a Fireside Chat, Stard will discuss how consumer e-commerce demands are evolving, and the implications for cross-border e-commerce supply chains and their reliance on air […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 22, 2019

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

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of March

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • David Harris
  • April 2, 2018

Tianjin Air Cargo outlines plans to become a major integrator

Last week, Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines announced it was selling two 737-400Fs to its sister carrier, Tianjin Air Cargo (previously translated from Chinese into English as Tianjin Cargo Airlines) in a transaction valued at US $14.5 million [FATs 004302 – 4303]. Once the aircraft transfer is complete, Tianjin Air Cargo will have the three aircraft it […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 26, 2018