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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

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

Overheard at Cargo Facts Asia

May 18, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

SHANGHAI – Last month, Air Cargo World co-hosted the sixth annual presentation of Cargo Facts Asia, in Shanghai. A record crowd of senior executives from all links in the air cargo supply chain gathered at the Grand Hyatt in Pudong for tremendous networking opportunities with peers from around the globe, and presentationsRead More

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

Asia-Pacific cargo lift rises in 2016, but revenue, yields plummet

May 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Cargo volume growth in the Asia-Pacific region gave some carriers optimism in 2016, but the increase in tonnage did not translate into higher revenues or yields, according to the preliminary assessment of the year by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo traffic, expressed in freight tonneRead 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

DHL Global Forwarding triples temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport

DHL Global Forwarding triples temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport

May 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

DHL Global Forwarding Belgium has tripled the size of its temperature-controlled facilities at Brussels Airport, growing its existing GDP-licensed cool-chain area from 1,750 square meters to a total area of 5,300 square meters. “This extension confirms our ambition to remain a leading provider of logistics services to the life-science andRead 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