The global express fleet — Part I: The 767 Dominates Express Fleet Growth

Today, we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Part I offers a look at the overall fleet of jet freighters used now by the integrated express operators, and how that fleet has changed over the years. Part II delves into the fleets of relative newcomers to the industry, such as Amazon, […]

Is Alibaba’s new joint venture at Hong Kong International Airport a game changer?

Last week, Alibaba’s logistics-affiliate, Cainiao, announced plans to open five global hubs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East “to meet the surging cross-border e-commerce needs”. Today, Hangzhou-based Cainiao unveiled a separate US$1.5 billion investment in a joint-venture logistics center at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), what will effectively be the sixth hub. With six […]

YTO Cargo Airlines looks beyond scheduled freighter services

Earlier this week, Hangzhou-based YTO Cargo Airlines opened a cargo sales office in downtown Shanghai, a move that seems to reflect a departure away from a business model previously reliant on providing lift for its parent company, YTO Express. Although “the majority of its capacity” will continue to serve YTO Express, the airline subsidiary is […]
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