Carriers

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

January 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s got its Prime Air, but Alibaba just raised the stakes with the announcement of a partnership with Maersk Line that enables customers to reserve space on its ocean vessels online. In addition to cutting out freight forwarding middlemen and opening pathways to global markets, the move is being seenRead More

Asian cargo carriers headed for a strong finish to 2016

Asian cargo carriers headed for a strong finish to 2016

January 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Preliminary traffic figures for November from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed quickening growth in international air cargo demand. Demand climbed 5.3 percent, year-over-year, for the month, which the organization attributed to “broad-based improvements in new export orders.” Monthly freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose from 5.8 billion inRead More

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

January 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

E-commerce giveth with one hand, and taketh away with the other, so sayeth UPS, which is bracing for what it is calling “National Returns Day,” when online shoppers are expected to return some 1.3 million unwanted packages to retailers tomorrow, Jan. 5. The whole first week of the new yearRead More

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Ethiopian Airlines Cargo facility to be operational in April 2017

January 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

As the new year turned, Ethiopian Airlines took a moment to congratulate itself on its 2016 performance in a press release that had an interesting update on its ambitious new cargo terminal, which is now 82 percent complete, and expected to be operational in April 2017. Upon completion, the AddisRead More

Deutsche Post DHL Group completes UK Mail acquisition

Deutsche Post DHL Group completes UK Mail acquisition

January 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group has completed the acquisition of UK Mail in a US$315.5 million bid to strengthen its presence in the U.K. e-commerce market. Both E.U. and U.K. regulatory bodies signed off on the deal in late 2016, and the companies have moved to cancel the listing of UKRead More

ATSG Subsidiary AMES buys PEMCO World Air Services

ATSG Subsidiary AMES buys PEMCO World Air Services

January 3, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

The Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) continued its strategy of diversification with the acquisition, through its Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, Inc. (AMES) subsidiary, of PEMCO World Air Services, Inc. (PEMCO), a Tampa-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company. ATSG plans to concentrate its heavy maintenance and modifications in multipleRead More

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

December 30, 2016 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logisticsRead More

Carriers may abandon Brussels under new 2017 noise restrictions

Carriers may abandon Brussels under new 2017 noise restrictions

December 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

A decision by the local government to tighten noise restrictions at the Brussels Airport could cost the airport up to 25 percent of its cargo business, according to a quote attributed to the airport’s CEO, Arnaud Feist, by Belgian business daily L’Echo. The crisis was set in motion in MayRead More