JJ Hornblass

JJ Hornblass

Chief Executive Officer

JJ Hornblass founded Royal Media in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based diversified information company, which includes media services, a consultancy, and an accelerator for fintech startups. Prior to forming Royal, JJ was on the editorial staff of American Banker, the daily newspaper, and worked as an editor of a business magazine in Hong Kong. As a reporter and editor, he has won journalism awards from the National Press Foundation, Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation, and the Reader’s Digest Foundation. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was also a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking. He lives in New York City with his wife, two daughters, and son. He counts among his accomplishments one New York City Marathon, two New York City Triathlons and the 2010 Father’s Day 5K in Central Park, the first race he ever ran with his daughters.

Cargo Facts’ David Harris named Air Cargo Journalist of the Year

David Harris, senior editor of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, has been named the Air Cargo Journalist of the Year for 2016 by The Seahorse Club, the London-based club for logistics journalists. Harris won for his piece, “Invisible cargo connections,” a wonderfully entertaining article published last September on the pieces of disparate evidence […]

How IT will drive e-commerce logistics in India and beyond

The numbers are in “holy *$#%” territory. “The numbers” are for e-commerce sales in China, and they are astounding. In the first two months of 2016, China’s online retail sales hit US$98.2 billion, an increase of 27 percent over the previous year. That puts it on pace to hit around $590 billion for the full 2016. In comparison, […]

WCS 2016: 17 airlines, airports recognized at ACE Awards gala

BERLIN, March 15, 2016 — Air Cargo World presented 17 Air Cargo Excellence Awards at a gala dinner held Monday night. The awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey, which was established in 2005 by Air Cargo World. Awards are presented annually to the airlines and airports achieving the highest scores in the […]

Emirates SkyCargo realigns U.S. operation

Emirates SkyCargo has undergone a restructuring in its United States operations. Ed Chism, Emirates’ former cargo manager for North America, initiated the changes with his retirement; the company held a farewell party for him last week in New York. In Chism’s place, Emirates will have a team of three executives managing the U.S. market. Duncan […]

Cargo Chat: How ANA Cargo intends to get to its ‘next stage’

ANA Cargo is not the company it once was. That’s because in October 2013, ANA Cargo became ANA Cargo Inc., a stand-alone company, wholly owned by ANA Holdings Inc., the parent of All Nippon Airways. This subtle change in corporate governance is important. It has precipitated significant alterations at ANA Cargo, some of which are […]

Will e-commerce sink forwarders? Not a chance, Polar’s Krepp says [VIDEO]

HONG KONG — To be sure, $14.3 billion of sales through Alibaba in one day deserves notice. Indeed, Alibaba’s sales on last week’s Singles’ Day in China, which is now to the Middle Kingdom what Black Friday is to America, has air freight executives here wondering about whether e-commerce, and by extension express, will do in […]

Jet.com launches and explains its low prices [Video]

Jet.com, the well-funded challenger to Amazon.com, officially launched today. Comedian Kumail Nanjiani from HBO’s “Silicon Valley” hosts the introductory video, which takes on the prodigious task of explaining Jet’s pricing algorithm, as well as other “technomologial” stuff, as Nanjiani puts it. Jet offers additional discounts if users waive their right to return items. “But what […]

Shipping startup ShipBob closes in on $1.5M funding

ShipBob, a shipping startup, is close to finalizing a $1.5 million round of financing. The Y Combinator-incubated package delivery company ships for businesses, mainly e-commerce ventures. The company launched last August. Today, it ships 8,000 packages per month for more than 100 clients. The company, which claims to be running a profit margin of 50 percent […]

New all-cargo carrier in China

Ningxia Cargo Airlines received preliminary approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to conduct operations from its base at Yinchuan Hedong Airport (INC) in the Ningxia Autonomous Region, 900 km west of Beijing.

Power 25: Forwarders 21-25

A&A Rank (last year’s rank in parentheses) Provider 2014 Gross Revenues (US$M) 2014 Airfreight Tonnes 2013 Airfreight Tonnes 2012 Airfreight Tonnes 21 (22) Dimerco Express 560 204,332 176,000 not listed 22† Pilot Freight Services 548 200,000 not listed not listed 23 (19) Damco 3,212 190,000 226,626 210,600 24† Hitachi Transport System 5,920 170,000 not listed […]

Power 25: Forwarders 11-20

A&A Rank (last year’s rank in parentheses) Provider 2014 Gross Revenues (US$M) 2014 Airfreight Tonnes 2013 Airfreight Tonnes 2012 Airfreight Tonnes 11 CEVA Logistics 7,864 495,600 513,000 550,000 12 Sinotrans 7,463 481,900 396,100 417,200 13 Agility 4,300 372,700 375,000 490,000 14 UTi Worldwide 4,180 368,000 368,000 361,000 15 Yusen Logistics 3,945 310,000 310,000 337,130 16 […]

Power 25: Forwarders 1 to 10

A&A Rank (last year’s rank in parentheses) Provider 2014 Gross Revenues (US$M) 2014 Airfreight Tonnes 2013 Airfreight Tonnes 2012 Airfreight Tonnes 1 DHL Supply Chain & Global Forwarding 32,193 2,272,000 2,215,000 2,327,000 2 Kuehne + Nagel 23,293 1,194,000 1,134,000 1,093,000 3 DB Schenker Logistics 19,861 1,112,000 1,092,000 1,095,000 4 (6) UPS Supply Chain Solutions 5,758 […]

Lufthansa Cargo to kick off Natal route

On Saturday, Lufthansa Cargo will launch a route that flies to Europe and Africa through Natal, Brazil – what company officials describe as an emblematic route that showcases how the German carrier is trying to refine its South American network for more direct connections. Specifically, the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F will fly Frankfurt–Dakar–São Paulo Viracopos (VCP)–Natal–Dakar–Frankfurt once […]
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