Articles by: Lewis King

Alibaba Group to open first overseas ‘e-hub’ in Malaysia [VIDEO]

Alibaba Group to open first overseas ‘e-hub’ in Malaysia [VIDEO]

March 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Alibaba Group is setting up its first overseas “e-hub” for what CEO Jack Ma calls the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). The new outpost, in Malaysia’s new Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), is expected to be launched by the end of 2019. The news underscores the pace at which theRead More

DHL: ‘The Chinese are becoming seriously addicted to e-commerce’

DHL: ‘The Chinese are becoming seriously addicted to e-commerce’

March 23, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

China’s predilection towards online shopping has been compared to an “addiction” in a new post on DHL’s “Logistics of Things” blog. “The Chinese are becoming seriously addicted to e-commerce,”said DHL eCommerce CEO Charles Brewer, in a post titled, “Are China’s smaller cities hidden e-commerce gems?” Brewer contends that in manyRead More

Lufthansa-owned time:matters digitalizes its courier service

Lufthansa-owned time:matters digitalizes its courier service

March 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Time:matters, the Lufthansa-owned urgent transport service, has shaved off even more time by digitizing its On-Board Courier service. Customers and couriers can now input their shipment details and receive a complete quote in less than a minute. The new platform, called ic:kurier, is currently only available between five European countries.Read More

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Ethiopian Airlines adds Ahmedabad to India cargo network

March 22, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will add Ahmedabad, the carrier’s fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017. The Addis Ababa based carrier also finalized preparations to launch new flights to Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo, set to start 26-28 March 2017. GroupRead More

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

March 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

The FAA predicts brisk cargo growth for U.S. carriers, to the tune of 3.1 percent annually for the next two decades, as well as a shift towards maindeck cargo, according to the agency’s just releases 2017-2037 Aerospace Forecast. These cheerful numbers are predicated on booming international trade, an interesting takeawayRead More

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

March 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouseRead More

UPS-owned Coyote Logistics bets on U.S.-Mexico trade

UPS-owned Coyote Logistics bets on U.S.-Mexico trade

March 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Wall or no wall, UPS-owned Coyote Logistics is betting its new office in metropolitan Guadalajara that NAFTA trade isn’t going away anytime soon. The new Guadalajara office allows the logistics provider to further develop its intra-Mexico business and “execute a broader, more complex array of services to existing and newRead More