Amazon to have little effect on UPS, FedEx bottom lines

Amazon’s recent entry into the air cargo business may not significantly impact the bottom lines of UPS and FedEx, according to a report released last week by credit rating agency Moody’s. While both carriers are exposed to Amazon, accounting for 7 percent of UPS’ North American volume and 3 percent for FedEx, analysts from the […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2016

New report touts potential of Southeast Asia’s e-commerce

Although a new study by Google and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek projects the  Southeast Asian e-commerce market to reach US$200 billion by 2025, the region’s air cargo capabilities remain underdeveloped, according to Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. This week’s Temasek-Google report underscores just how important the market will become in […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 25, 2016

“The Asian 6” to reshape supply chains

DHL highlighted the persistent growth potential of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, and urged all links in the supply chain to take note of emerging trends and plan strategically, to capitalize on such opportunities with the recent release of its “Demystifying Asia Pacific Trade Trends” white paper (see graphics below). Shifting centers of production will alter […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 25, 2016

Yusen targets intra-Asian e-commerce with Hong Kong cool center

Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.  Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 28, 2016

CFA 2016: Is airfreight ignoring a trillion-dollar market?

HONG KONG – Airfreight clearly has a major role in servicing e-commerce fueled cross-border traffic in the future, but the conclusion of panelists on “The E-commerce Explosion and Air Freight” session at Cargo Facts Asia 2016, sponsored by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, was that individual players risk being squeezed out of this market unless […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 21, 2016

CFA 2016: Challenges, opportunities for Indian airfreight

HONG KONG — Attendees hit the ground running at today’s commencement of the fifth annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium, held in Hong Kong. Participants enjoyed both informative panel discussions, as well as ample opportunities to connect with the industry’s best and brightest. The conference began with an exploration into the opportunities and challenges facing India’s airfreight […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 19, 2016

Air Cargo World introduces Elevate 2016 conference in Miami

Big data, analytics, digitization and the rise of global e-commerce are changing the face of airfreight logistics forever. To help propel the airfreight industry forward, Air Cargo World is proud to announce the launch of Elevate 2016, the air cargo industry’s first event focused on innovation. Elevate 2016 will take place on October 10 at the Mandarin […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 18, 2016

Frankfurt-Hahn dismisses rumors of Amazon bid

After a German-language newspaper had alleged that e-tail giant Amazon was in discussions with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) over a possible purchase of the facility, officials at HHN recently dismissed the discussions as  “rumors” and said talks, if any, are being handled by the airport’s owner, the municipality of Rhineland-Palatinate. Earlier this year, the newspaper Süddeutschen […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 18, 2016

Cainiao received US$1.5 billion in international funding since 2013

At least six groups injected an estimated US$1.54 billion into Alibaba’s logistics unit Cainiao during the company’s first round of external funding since it was founded in 2013. Charles Kauffman, of sister publication Cargo Facts provides details, which will also be discussed next week at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 in Hong Kong, where Steven Li, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 14, 2016

Yamato, and JD.com to form cross-border partnership

A new partnership between China-based e-tailer, JD.com, and Japan-based package delivery company, Yamato Holdings, will soon enable cheaper and faster delivery of Japanese goods to Chinese consumers, according to a report from Nikkei. As the number-two player behind Alibaba, with an estimated 23.3 percent Chinese e-commerce market share, JD.com is racing to enhance its cross-border […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 7, 2016
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