E-Commerce

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

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

March 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Soon after Amazon made its announcement last month that it would build a huge new air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), rumors began circulating about a possible partnership with DHL’s Americas Hub. Well, according to a story in The Lane Report, the rumors appear to be true. As reportedRead 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

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

You’re (not yet) hired: Airforwarders press Trump for new TSA admin

You’re (not yet) hired: Airforwarders press Trump for new TSA admin

March 20, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

The efficient and safe movement of air cargo hinges on President Trump’s timely nomination of a new head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Airforwarders Association (AfA) said last week, stating that “political leadership of agency is essential to air transportation safety.” The White House has, so far, failedRead More

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

DHL Innovation Challenge tackles robotics, the sharing economy

March 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

DHL’s second Innovation Challenges are up and running, this time soliciting ideas for two logistics-related challenges – robotics, and the sharing economy. The contest builds on last year’s robotics, and green solutions challenge, with the winners taking home a grand prize of €15,000, as DHL seeks to resolve impediments toRead More

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — Optimism has come to air cargo. It’s not often that an IATA World Cargo Symposium starts off with a positive message about the industry, but in yesterday’s opening address, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said he wanted to “share an optimistic view, whichRead More

WCS 2017: IATA expects global growth to ‘accelerate’

WCS 2017: IATA expects global growth to ‘accelerate’

March 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — The global economy seems to be getting its groove back. Despite weak world trade, IATA’s senior economist yesterday projected moderate acceleration in the global economy, with 2017 already off to a strong start in terms of air cargo volumes. Speaking at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium inRead More