Another Chinese express company goes public

Rapid growth is a capital-intensive feat for Chinese express carriers, and although the obvious solution is an IPO, in China that is not always a timely option. Regulators intent on facilitating a stable market after last year’s turbulent fluctuations have increased requirements and scrutiny for new listings. Companies unwilling to jump on a waiting list […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 5, 2016

YTO Chairman among new speakers confirmed for Cargo Facts Asia 2016

Cargo Facts is excited to announce two new speakers to be featured at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 in Hong Kong next month. The explosive growth of e-commerce is fueling the biggest revolution in the air freight and express industry in decades, and nowhere is the impact of this revolution bigger than in China, where the domestic express […]
  • David Harris
  • March 14, 2016

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. […]
  • David Harris
  • March 1, 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

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and will soon spread that change worldwide. You can read Part […]
  • David Harris
  • September 16, 2015

Express competition heats up in China

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) looks set to grant YTO Express Airlines authority for scheduled domestic operation in China. The CAAC allowed YTO Express Airlines, the air arm of Shanghai-based YTO Express, to begin charter operations on an international route to Korea in March, and has now given preliminary approval to YTO’s application […]
  • David Harris
  • June 3, 2015

YTO Express gets preliminary approval for air operations

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted initial approval for the launch of service later this year by YTO Express Airlines. According to data from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, express companies in the country delivered 9.2 billion packages in 2013, up 61.6% over 2012. This raised the average annual growth rate […]
  • David Harris
  • July 28, 2014
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