E-Commerce

Delta Cargo President Gareth Joyce on the carrier’s turnaround [VIDEO]

Delta Cargo President Gareth Joyce on the carrier’s turnaround [VIDEO]

May 23, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Delta Cargo’s president, Gareth Joyce, has led a promising turnaround for the cargo department, which had been stuck in the doldrums for years. From the moment Joyce began, it has been a learning experience for the former Mercedes-Benz Canada executive who traded his wheels for wings last May. “The firstRead More

DHL adds supply chain cyber security monitoring to risk management platform

DHL adds supply chain cyber security monitoring to risk management platform

May 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack was the latest chapter in a series of hacks and viruses launched by increasingly sophisticated criminals and hackers. The speed at which the malicious software racked up billions of dollars’ worth of damage underscored the vulnerability of data-intensive operations, such as those of global logisticsRead More

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

May 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Embedded within Alibaba’s most recent quarterly results was a clear sign that couriers in China have increasingly aligned their IT platforms with that of Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao. As of March 2017, 81 percent of all items sold through Alibaba-owned sites moved through Cainiao’s delivery network. This figure was upRead More

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

May 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

Munich — “If I walk around here trying to sell Hong Kong, I’m wasting my time,” Hactl CEO Mark Whitehead told Air Cargo World at this year’s Logistics Trade Show in Munich. “The airlines live in a complex, competitive business, and they will put through Hong Kong whatever tonnage makesRead More

Alibaba inks deal to grow Pakistan e-commerce sector

Alibaba inks deal to grow Pakistan e-commerce sector

May 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

Another country heard from! Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has added a new nation to its growing theater of operations: Pakistan. The two partners have signed an agreement to develop Pakistan’s e-commerce sector by fostering growth of exports from the South Asian country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into the regionalRead More

Qantas Freight partners with Sai Cheng on China-U.S. airmail lift

Qantas Freight partners with Sai Cheng on China-U.S. airmail lift

May 17, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Americans waiting for mail from China may soon get it delivered by way of Australian logistics. This globe-spanning arrangement is part of a one-year deal worked out between Qantas Freight and the Australia Post-China Post joint venture, Sai Cheng Logistics International (Sai Cheng), to fly airmail out of China toRead More

At time:matters, technology drives growth

At time:matters, technology drives growth

May 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

MUNICH — Franz-Joseph “FJ” Miller is about to become the former-CEO of time:matters, the time-critical transport company that he started “from scratch,” in 2001 with just a handful of employees as a spin-off from Lufthansa Cargo. But stepping down doesn’t mean that he’s bailing on the industry, he explained toRead More

It’s the last mile, stupid!

It’s the last mile, stupid!

May 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK CITY — Last mile deliveries can make or break a retailer, and often, are the most critical step in e-commerce, especially for customers who require “white glove” services, which are in-home deliveries and instillation services, usually of larger furniture or electronics purchases. But for all that gravity, “customersRead More