Post Tagged with: "global trade trends"

UPS: American businesses forgoing billions in cross-border e-commerce

UPS: American businesses forgoing billions in cross-border e-commerce

May 31, 2017 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Cross-border trade is still where the smart money is in the e-commerce market, but American businesses are largely missing out on this growth opportunity. Tandem reports released by UPS suggest that trade policies and attitudes in the United States are costing domestic businesses billions of dollars in lost revenues fromRead 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

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

February 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo’s 2016 full-year results out today show commercial revenue down 6.6 percent to €1.022 billion. “These are resilient results in the face of challenging market conditions,” said Drew Crawley, CEO at IAG Cargo. “Growing supply from freighter and new-generation passenger fleets have continued to outstrip flat demand for generalRead More

Airfreight prices fall in December, despite strong 2016 closeout

Airfreight prices fall in December, despite strong 2016 closeout

January 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

Despite a strong finish of 2016 at airports, and reports of high volumes through December, airfreight rates fell US$0.21, year-over-year, to $3.14 per kilogram in the month, according to Drewry’s latest East West Airfreight Price Index report. The market intelligence firm noted that December “traditionally sees a drop-off in rates”Read More