SEKO Logistics sets its sights on China trade with Air-City acquisition

SEKO Logistics acquired New York-based freight forwarder and cross-border e-commerce specialist Air-City Inc. in the largest acquisition in the company’s history, SEKO announced in a statement.  In addition to growing SEKO’s footprint in the New York and northeastern United States, SEKO expects the acquisition to support its growth in “westbound airfreight and cross-border e-commerce trade for goods going […]

SF Express seeks to expand Indian market base with new service

SF Airlines, SF Express’ carrier arm, has launched a second direct cargo flight to India, this time connecting Shenzhen (SZX) to New Delhi (DEL), effective as of Dec. 31, 2019. The new service operates twice weekly onboard the company’s 747-400 freighter aircraft with capacity for around 400 tonnes of cargo weekly. The new SZX-DEL route […]

FAA and San Bernardino give massive airport cargo facility green light

With the completion of a multi-year environmental impact research study, San Bernardino International Airport’s (SBD’s) controversial Eastgate Air Cargo Facility – pursued in partnership with Texas-based real estate developer Hillwood Enterprises and regional economic development groups Alliance California and Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) – has received approval for its final ground release. The San […]

Getting parcels home for the holidays with DHL [Podcast]

With the holiday season well underway, air cargo and logistics are seeing their seasonal boost in volumes when consumer buying habits pick up for the holidays. To avoid any logistical hiccups, integrators have prepared their infrastructure, networks and capacity to meet the forecasted record volumes expected this shorter holiday season. In this episode of On […]

Record returns to follow record e-commerce peak, says UPS

UPS expects a 26% year-over-year increase in returns processing on Jan. 2, 2020, thanks to the important role e-commerce has come to play in holiday shopping fulfillment, the integrator said in a press release today. UPS forecasts Jan. 2 as the peak returns day following the 2019 holiday season, when consumers send back millions of […]

Amazon is its own biggest mailman, shipping 3.5 billion parcels

(Bloomberg)–As Amazon.com Inc. works to speed orders to customer doorsteps before Christmas, the e-commerce giant is touting an accomplishment that would have seemed absurd just a few years ago: Amazon is now its own biggest carrier. In the U.S., delivery contractors and on-demand workers now account for a majority of deliveries to customers, an Amazon […]

Amazon adds third carrier in Sun Country Air, fleet could near 100 by 2021

Minneapolis-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Air has agreed to operate ten 737-800BCFs on a CMI-basis for Amazon for a period of six years. The carrier will become Amazon’s third ACMI operator in the United States after Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Amazon will lease all ten 737-800BCFs from GECAS, and transfer […]

FedEx Ground nixed as shipping option for Amazon’s Prime sellers

Effective Wednesday at 2 PM EST, third-party sellers fulfilling Amazon Prime orders will no longer be able to ship Prime orders through FedEx Ground or FedEx Home, according to a copy of the seller communications from Amazon reviewed by Air Cargo World. Earlier this year, FedEx severed ties with Amazon from both its Express unit […]

Consultant Insight: Amazon’s logistics network gets the holiday hiccups

Amazon began the holiday season strong by announcing that Cyber Monday was its single biggest shopping day in the company’s history, based on the number of items ordered worldwide. Meanwhile, company leadership stressed the focus on catering to increasing e-commerce sales, with Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke saying, “We’re focused on making this holiday season […]

PACTL to start up cross-border e-commerce handling center trial in December

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL), the largest handler at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG), is set to begin a trial of its new center for cross-border e-commerce handling later this month. Trial operations are expected to begin on Dec. 16, according to the handler’s website. The new handling center facility measures about […]

Flipkart leads $60mn financing round in logistics platform Shadowfax

India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart has made a strategic minority investment in Indian logistics platform Shadowfax. The investment is part of $60 million Series D funding Shadowfax has received from Flipkart, along with existing investors Eight Roads Ventures, NGP Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Mirae Asset Naver Fund and World Bank-backed International Finance Corporation (IFC). Shadowfax will use […]
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