E-Commerce

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

DB Schenker makes deeper digital investment in uShip

February 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

Nine months after purchasing the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), DB Schenker has increased its commitment by investing US$25 million into the U.S.-based online shipping marketplace. The investment is “the largest equity interest in a digital company to date,” said Jochen Thewes, CEO of Schenker AG.Read More

New office in Australia underscores Alibaba’s regional ambitions

New office in Australia underscores Alibaba’s regional ambitions

February 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

Chinese e-retailer Alibaba Group has opened a new base in Australia, with Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma on hand to open the new office in Melbourne. The office will serve as headquarters for Alibaba’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. Last year, Alibaba Cloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud-computing subsidiary, openedRead More

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

February 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

China Eastern Airlines completed its divestiture from its freight subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics, on February 8, 2017, according to a filing by China Eastern Airlines on the Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.  In January, China Eastern Airlines shareholders gave their approval to separate the airline separation from its airRead More

Alibaba scrambles to catch up on global cloud computing demand

Alibaba scrambles to catch up on global cloud computing demand

February 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has more than doubled the capacity of its Hong Kong data center as demand for cloud services rises in the Asia Pacific region. With a US$204 billion market value in 2016, up more than 16 percent from the previous year, theRead More

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

February 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

A little over a year since breaking ground in 2015, FedEx Express has opened its new “mini hub” in southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa Airport. In spite of its diminutive nickname, the facility is three times the size of the former FedEx facility, making it the company’s third-largest cargo hub in Europe,Read More

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

February 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move betweenRead More

FedEx Fulfillment to challenge Amazon for SME e-commerce services

FedEx Fulfillment to challenge Amazon for SME e-commerce services

February 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

FedEx Supply Chain announced the launch of FedEx Fulfillment, a service designed to meet the shipping needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and to challenge to Amazon’s dominance of the e-commerce sector. FedEx Fulfillment delivers orders across multiple channels, including websites and online marketplaces, and manages inventory for participatingRead More

IATA’s Cargo iQ teams up with iRIX, Information Builders for Smart Data

IATA’s Cargo iQ teams up with iRIX, Information Builders for Smart Data

February 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

IATA’s Cargo iQ announced that it is teaming up with iRIX Software Engineering and Information Builders on its Smart Data program. The collaboration covers the second part of a three-stage project, which Cargo iQ said will, “generate a broader scope of measurements, more information on specific milestones, and self-service memberRead More