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Amazon’s Prime Now Singapore launch sets stage for Alibaba turf war

Amazon’s Prime Now Singapore launch sets stage for Alibaba turf war

July 27, 2017 at 10:25 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s Prime Now is now available in Singapore, offering its signature-free two-hour delivery. The launch is the e-commerce giant’s first foray into South East Asia, and it’s point of entry is significant. Singapore is home-turf for Amazon’s major rival, Alibaba, which indirectly owns Redmart, Singapore’s largest online supermarket, through itsRead More

Japan Airlines, Vietjet partnership to boost Asia cargo volumes

Japan Airlines, Vietjet partnership to boost Asia cargo volumes

July 27, 2017 at 9:33 pm 0 comments

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Vietjet inked a formal partnership agreement for code-share cooperation on all flight services between Japan and Vietnam, as well as on the domestic flights of both airlines. While the terms are still being negotiated, a representative for Vietjet confirmed that both parties will “consider cooperation” inRead More

Panalpina warns shippers to book now to offset early peak-season congestion

Panalpina warns shippers to book now to offset early peak-season congestion

July 27, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Panalpina is warning shippers to book early to avoid higher rates and delays, as the Swiss forwarding and logistics company moves to accommodate an early peak season. This year’s Far East peak season is expected to start earlier than the global peak, and may be even stronger than the alreadyRead More

E-commerce, cross-border trade drive impressive Q2 results at UPS

E-commerce, cross-border trade drive impressive Q2 results at UPS

July 27, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

UPS reported strong financial and operational performance in the second-quarter of 2017, with net income up 9.1 percent year over year to $1.38 billion as revenue rose 5.0 percent to $15.75 billion. Operating income for the second quarter was up 8.7 percent to $2.22 billion. With results like these, writesRead More

Cargo losses at Etihad more evidence of Gulf region’s cargo downturn

Cargo losses at Etihad more evidence of Gulf region’s cargo downturn

July 27, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

What Etihad Airways called a “slight improvement” in freight carried during fiscal year 2016 failed to offset increased pressures on cargo revenues and yields, prompting a 10 percent decline in freight revenues to US$900 million. Cargo volumes for Etihad’s FY 2016 rose just 0.8 percent to 595,916 tonnes. The newsRead More

Nestle deal accelerates Kuehne + Nagel’s strategic push into FMCG sector

Nestle deal accelerates Kuehne + Nagel’s strategic push into FMCG sector

July 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N) strategic push into perishables and consumer goods logistics now includes an array of Nestlé products. Starting next year, all Nestlé – Netherlands’ chocolate, coffee and culinary products, as well as pet and baby foods, will be warehoused in a distribution center in Veghel that K+N builtRead More

E-commerce, community initiatives drive record cargo growth at Schiphol

E-commerce, community initiatives drive record cargo growth at Schiphol

July 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Schiphol Airport has worked to establish itself as one of Europe’s premier e-commerce hubs. Now, with the Dutch airport’s new Compliance Checker program, Schiphol officials say they hope to reach even loftier goals of eliminating common data errors. Launched in May, the Compliance Checker program boosts e-commerce flows through theRead More

IAG Cargo rolls out must-fly pharma shipments via ‘Constant Climate Critical’

IAG Cargo rolls out must-fly pharma shipments via ‘Constant Climate Critical’

July 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

When shippers of emergency medical commodities use IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate centers for temperature-sensitive cargo, they now have the option of ensuring that their shipments are “non-offloadable.” In a move that will affect all 109 of IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate centers, the carrier said that these must-fly pharma shipments canRead More