Volga-Dnepr, Henan Province partner on ‘trans-Siberian air bridge’

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group signed an agreement with Henan Airport Group and Zhongyuan Asset Management to form a “trans-Siberian air bridge” as part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative launched in 2013. “The potential advantages of Zhengzhou were obvious to us right from the beginning, notably its advantageous geographical location and the existence of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2018

Kerry Logistics launches new rail services to Caucasus region

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics continues to invest in the “One Belt, One Road” initiative that promotes trade between Europe and China by releasing plans to launch a new 18- to 20-day railway service. The 3PL also said it is planning an alternative 12- to 14-day trucking service that will connect China to the Caucasus region, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 11, 2018

Kerry Logistics expands presence in South Africa

Hong-Kong based 3PL Kerry Logistics has acquired the services of South African forwarding and logistics company, Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS), to help expand its presence on the African continent. Kerry Logistics will utilize SAS for its air- and ocean-freight shipment, consolidation, charter, warehousing and distribution services as it pursues its goal to “expand its […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 29, 2018

Militzer & Münch launches Germany-to-China LCL rail service

Switzerland-based international transport and logistics firm Militzer & Münch (M&M) is the latest firm to add rail capacity between Europe and China with the addition of groupage transports of less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments. The service began in March between Duisburg, Germany, and Wuhan, China, in Hubei province. Several other logistics providers added LCL rail service between […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 10, 2018

Westward Ho: How a new Chinese cargo carrier can revive an ancient Silk Road outpost

For centuries, the fabled Silk Road that wended its way between China and Europe brought together fragmented caravans of traveling merchants, facilitating the exchange of goods from geographically disparate regions of the world – much like a modern express carrier does today. Brilliantly colored Parthian tapestries and other luxury goods were transported across the relentless […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 5, 2018

That Sinking Feeling: Keeping shippers from running back to seafreight

With any broken relationship – whether it’s a romantic tryst or a freight consignment – there’s always the danger of the “rebound effect.” “Unrewarding rebound relationships can actually lead people to feel more attached to their ex-partners, rather than less,” warned Samantha Joel, assistant professor at the University of Utah Psychology Department. With time, she […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2017

Kerry Logistics enters JV with Globalink Logistics, expands in CIS region

In an effort to broaden its presence in the Central Asian region, Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC, a freight forwarding group with extensive operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The joint venture will “significantly expand Kerry Logistics’ coverage in Central Asia and the CIS, opening the door to potential […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2017

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

SHANGHAI – Last month, Air Cargo World co-hosted the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai. A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Pudong for tremendous networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, and presentations and discussions by some of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 18, 2017

Kerry posts strong profits, pushes ‘One Belt One Road’ investments

A 24 percent increase in Kerry Logistics International Freight Forwarding (IFF) profits pushed growth in the company’s core net profit up 4 percent, to US$142.1 million for 2016, as total revenue increased 14 percent, to $2.71 billion. The IFF division growth was propelled by contributions from recently acquired Apex Maritime in the US, and strong […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 24, 2017

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

Last October the British and Chinese governments agreed to allow more than double the number of passenger flights between the two nations and threw the door open to unlimited cargo flights. To date, however, no air carrier has availed itself of the opportunity. Instead, rail, as well as rival ground-based modes, have risen in popularity. […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • February 9, 2017

By rail and by sea… and by rail: DHL-GF’s latest Silk Road twist

Just when it seemed like the industry was getting used to a 10,000-kilometer rail journey as a commercially viable mode though which to ship 21st century freight, DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) unveils a new long and winding iron road from China to Europe with an even unlikelier twist: Two water hazards. In December 2015, DHL-GF […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 9, 2016

Intermodal Motion: Railhaul on the old Silk Road

When Marco Polo began writing about the wonders of China’s Kublai Khan and the famous Silk Road in the late 13th century, it took him about four years to make the 10,000 kilometer journey, mostly on foot. Since then, we’ve made some serious improve­ments in travel. A direct flight from Beijing to Italy can be […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 7, 2015