Post Tagged with: "e-commerce"

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

DHL eCommerce begins delivery services in expanding Chilean market

DHL eCommerce begins delivery services in expanding Chilean market

April 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

With an e-commerce sector expected to double its size to US$2.3 billion by 2020, Chile is the latest market targeted for domestic B2C delivery expansion by DHL eCommerce, a division of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DP-DHL). In addition to a 1,662-square meter central hub in Santiago and a growingRead More

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

April 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Increased volumes and turnover failed to offset currency depreciation, undercutting a strong showing at Kuehne + Nagel Group and ultimately pushing EBITDA and earnings growth into the red. For the first three months of 2017, K+N’s EBITDA was US$257 million, just shy of the previous year’s numbers, while earnings alsoRead More

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

April 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Starting this year, Huawei will expand into public cloud services, the Chinese-technology giant announced. And while not explicitly stated, the move pits it against Alibaba, which, in turn, is rushing to catch up with Amazon.com, the global market leader. “We will invest heavily in building an open and trusted publicRead More

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

April 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS announced today plans to build a US$200 million package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, just one day after it confirmed that it’s pilot Saturday-pickup project would be expanded nationwide through 2018. These developments point to an ongoing pivot towards more extensive and faster coverage by UPS in the contextRead More

Alibaba Group to open first overseas ‘e-hub’ in Malaysia [VIDEO]

Alibaba Group to open first overseas ‘e-hub’ in Malaysia [VIDEO]

March 23, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Alibaba Group is setting up its first overseas “e-hub” for what CEO Jack Ma calls the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP). The new outpost, in Malaysia’s new Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), is expected to be launched by the end of 2019. The news underscores the pace at which theRead More

Freightos acquires WebCargoNet to consolidate market share

Freightos acquires WebCargoNet to consolidate market share

August 31, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

Online freight broker Freightos purchased a wider variety of routes and modes of transportation in its marketplace through the acquisition of Spanish startup WebCargoNet, which maintains a database of global air-freight rates. Chief executive Zvi Schreiber said he hopes that the acquisition will provide an edge for the online internationalRead More

Amazon One – the first freighter in Amazon livery

Amazon One – the first freighter in Amazon livery

August 5, 2016 at 4:44 am 0 comments

Amazon unveiled its first aircraft in a series to be painted in “Prime Air” livery. Our sister publication, Cargo Facts was on site at Sea-Tac Airport when “Prime One” was released to an audience of waiting executives from Atlas Air, Amazon and members of the media for the first time on Thursday.