On Prime Day, pilot union shows solidarity for Amazon strikers 

Pilot union Teamsters Local 1224, which represents pilots who fly for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, announced that it would be standing in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota striking on Prime Day, today.  The union president, pilot Daniel C. Wells, said that they hope Amazon takes the strike seriously.   “As we know firsthand, Amazon’s business model too […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

Amazon airports Chicago Rockford, Alliance Fort Worth among FAA grant recipients 

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. This allotment is the third of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 10, 2019

Royal Mail designing new e-commerce hub 

Today, the United Kingdom’s Royal Mail announced that it has started designing the technical fit for the new parcel hub it will build in Warrington, located between Liverpool and Manchester in northwest England. The facility will be one of three the national postal service said it will build in the U.K. over the next five years […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 9, 2019

DHL report urges businesses to fully implement e-commerce strategies

Today, DHL released its report on “The E-Commerce Supply Chain: Overcoming Growing Pains,” calling on businesses to “urgently” solve their e-commerce supply chain challenges. In the report, DHL found that a majority of companies have failed to fully implement an e-commerce strategy, despite recognizing its importance.   According to DHL, the evolving demands of e-commerce will compel over 50% […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 9, 2019

Royal Mail, China Post launch UK-China package tracking service 

Today, the U.K.’s Royal Mail, in collaboration with China Post, announced its launch of a “Tracked and Signed” service to China.   The Tracked and Signed service enables customers to track their package throughout shipment from the U.K. to China, via Royal Mail. Royal Mail said it aims to deliver to China within five to seven days, by leveraging the broad […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 8, 2019

UK retailers expect overseas demand spike this summer, says Royal Mail

This summer, 66% of SME retailers in the United Kingdom expect an increase in sales, and 39% expect to see an increase in overseas sales, according to a June report from the U.K.’s Royal Mail postal service.   The retailers surveyed reported that increased demand for summer goods will push the anticipated spike, thanks to warmer weather and vacation season. Almost three-quarters of retailers surveyed […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 26, 2019

FedEx sues U.S. Department of Commerce

Yesterday, FedEx filed a suit in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), which seeks to enforce prohibitions contained in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The suit follows FedEx’s accidental diversion of several Huawei packages shipped from the United Kingdom to the United States earlier this month.   In the filing, FedEx argued that the current […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 25, 2019

Amazon launches Anchorage flights 

Amazon Air will begin flights to Anchorage International Airport (ANC) later this week, on June 27. According to a post ANC published on Twitter last week, Amazon Air will operate daily services to the airport utilizing its 767 freighter network.  The e-tailer will operate out of ANC’s Kulis Business Park, south of the airport’s east-west runways, according to the post.  While the move further expands […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 24, 2019

Volga-Dnepr Group, Liege Airport extend strategic cooperation

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and Liège Airport (LGG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expanding their strategic cooperation at the airport. The agreement, also supported by the Walloon Government in Belgium, extends the original agreement between the two stakeholders in support of LGG’s development as a hub for cargo through enhanced freighter capacity.  The new agreement extends an MOU between LGG, Volga-Dnepr Group and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 20, 2019

Amazon Air to grow to 70 aircraft by 2021

Shortly after FedEx announced it would not be renewing its express delivery contract with e-tail giant Amazon, Amazon signed an order for 15 additional narrowbody 737 freighters via lessor GECAS at the Paris Air Show today. “These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program,” […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 18, 2019

Kerry Logistics, Correos enter JV to serve Chinese export market

Today, Hong Kong-based logistics company Kerry Logistics Network Ltd. announced a joint-venture with Spain’s national postal service, Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos, to provide end-to-end cross border services for companies engaged in e-commerce exports from China. Under the agreement, the companies will establish a new 200,000 square-foot sorting center in Southern China. The facility will […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 17, 2019

Lululemon increasing airfreight ahead of port congestion in Asia

In an effort to get ahead of impending tariff-fueled port congestion, Canadian clothing retailer Lululemon will be increasing its international airfreight shipments before the fall. PJ Guido, Lululemon’s CFO, brought up the shift during a June 12 conference call to discuss Q1 results, when he mentioned that the company expects “gross margin to be flat […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 13, 2019

The move away from Amazon express ops likely to benefit FedEx

FedEx’s decision to end its U.S. express operations for Amazon will probably benefit the company in the long run, according to a Seaport Global analysis. In its note, Seaport focused on the rapid expansion of e-commerce from companies other than Amazon, and said the move away from its Amazon operations will allow FedEx to pursue […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Marimekko teams up with DSV to tackle e-commerce in China

Danish logistics company DSV announced a new partnership with Marimekko last week, as the Finnish clothing company works to build its e-commerce market in China. Marimekko has had stores in China since 2012, Remco Enders, General Manager in North China, told Air Cargo World, but they want to go directly to consumers now by setting […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019
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