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Pierre Poignant to replace Lucy Peng as CEO of Alibaba subsidiary Lazada Group

Lucy Peng, one of 18 Alibaba co-founders (pictured), is stepping down from her current role of CEO of the e-commerce giant’s Southeast Asian subsidiary, e-commerce website Lazada, after only nine months in the position, according to reports from Bloomberg and Financial Times. Pierre Poignant, who served as chief operations officer at Lazada, and most recently […]

Airfreight demand growth slowdown ahead, says IATA

Growth in demand for airfreight will reach its slowest pace since 2016 next year, according to a new report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The organization forecasts a 3.7 percent annual increase to 65.9 million tonnes in 2019, compared to the 4.1 percent increase it forecasted for 2018. A pattern of slower growth […]

Amazon Air adds DFW area to hub network

Amazon Air has introduced another piece to the puzzle that is its growing network of regional hubs with yesterday’s announcement of the Alliance Fort Worth Airport (AFW) as its newest location. This is the third in the series of staggered announcements from the e-commerce giant that have taken place over the past few weeks, following […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]

China to double its number of airports by 2035

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) expects that by 2035, China will have 450 airports – nearly doubling its current number – according to a report released yesterday from CAAC News, its affiliated news outlet. If this forecast is true, would mean that China would overtake the United States as the world’s largest aviation […]

Amazon Air increases presence at Chicago’s Rockford Airport

It is becoming apparent that Amazon’s strategy for growing its air cargo operation includes diversifying its U.S. operations network beyond the gates of the growing hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). This week, Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) said that the e-commerce giant plans to more than double its footprint at the airport and bump […]

Agility Logistics to invest $100 million in digital logistics platform Shipa.com

Kuwait-based Agility Logistics is committing to the digitalization of its services in the form of a $100 million investment toward the expansion of “Shipa.com” – an online platform  that integrates Agility’s global network, and infrastructure. The new investment will add service lines to Shipa Freight, which Agility launched  in April to provide customers with options […]

FedEx’s David Cunningham to retire, be replaced by Raj Subramaniam

Today, FedEx Express, the air carrier subsidiary of FedEx Corp., said its president and CEO, David Cunningham (pictured at right), will retire from the company after 36 years of service. He will finish the year in his current role and, on Dec. 31, 2018, will be replaced by Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing […]

MNX Logistics purchases cold-chain company NGL’s express division

This week, Long Beach-based MNX Logistics acquired the express division of Colorado-based Network Global Logistics (NGL) – a provider of same-day air courier and logistics services, with locations on six continents. MNX called the procurement “one in a series of strategic business moves” to bolster its time- and temperature-sensitive industry focus. John Labrie, CEO of […]

Davies Turner doubles warehousing capacity in Scotland

Giving fodder to rumors of increased demand for logistics services in the United Kingdom in anticipation of Brexit, prominent U.K.-based forwarder Davies Turner has doubled the size of its Glasgow presence, moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility due to “a much-needed extension of our airfreight operations in Scotland.” Some U.K.-based logistics firms have already reported unseasonably […]

IATA’s Oct. results for cargo demand show slim international growth

International demand for airfreight for the month of October grew at a relatively weak rate of 3.1 percent, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), compared to the previous October, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The figure is a slight improvement following September, when the organization reported a 29-month low of 2.5 percent […]

Lufthansa Cargo broadens digitalization efforts with cargo.one investment

Lufthansa Cargo is further ramping up its foothold in the tech sphere by increasing its cooperation with Berlin-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, cargo.one. This week, it acquired a minority shareholding in the one-year-old cargo-booking startup. The platform allows carriers to digitally host and market airfreight capacity to forwarders. To date, some of cargo.one’s customers include industry […]

British logistics, aviation industries’ worry deepens over anticipated Brexit chaos

As the March 29, 2019, deadline for Brexit draws nearer, aviation industry organizations, such the British International Forwarders Association (BIFA), and the European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) are fiercely advocating for an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union to be made. ERA said the potential consequences of a failure to reach an […]

UPS upgrades route-optimization software with ‘UPSNav’

UPS is investing in its IT efforts with the expansion of its internal tool, “UPSNav,” following a testing phase implemented earlier this fall with 5,000 of its delivery drivers. The company said the software optimizes delivery times better than its previous version of its system, called ORION; with the upgrade, drivers will be given more […]
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