Amazon Air adds ‘Valor,’ the fleet’s 40th freighter, to honor veterans’ service

More than two years after Amazon announced the order of 40 freighters that would form the backbone of its own-operated fleet of cargo aircraft, its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air, announced the delivery of “Valor,” the 40th 767-300 converted freighter, at a Monday post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, Calif., attended by Amazon CEO Jeff […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

China’s ‘11.11’ event called the biggest shopping day of all time

Yesterday, Alibaba’s busiest shopping event of the year, “11.11,” – formerly knowns as Singles’ Day – made history in both revenues and order volume as the biggest shopping event of all time, according to tallies by its logistics network, Cainiao. The promotion raked in US$30.8 billion in gross merchandise volume (GMV) – a 27 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 12, 2018

More troubles from PeP dampen Q3 gains for Deutsche Post-DHL

In the third-quarter report released yesterday by Deutsche Post-DHL (DP-DHL), the group presented significant rises in its operating profits, or earnings before interested and taxes (EBIT), for its Express, Global Forwarding and Freight, and Supply Chain segments. However, lackluster numbers from Post-eCommerce-Parcel (PeP) division were enough to dampen the overall tone of the announcement. DP-DHL’s overall EBIT for Q3 fell by 54.9 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 7, 2018

JD.com launches dedicated freighter service through Tianjin Air Cargo partnership

Confirming long-suspected rumors about the next step in its logistics journey, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com launched 737 freighter service today under its JD Logistics brand, in partnership with HNA Group subsidiary carrier Tianjin Air Cargo. The move represents a major departure for the company, which, until now, has relied on moving air freight in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2018

DHL Express launches daily route between CVG, YVR

Last week, DHL Express launched a new daily route between Vancouver, Canada (YVR) and its North American hub in Cincinnati (CVG), citing demand for services between Canada and the United States, The carrier said inbound and outbound volumes to Vancouver increased by 38 and 10 percent respectively since last year due to increased demand for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 6, 2018

Working Overtime: How air cargo is adapting to ACAS, ELD rules

It’s the second day of the two-to-three business days your customer was told to expect to wait for the critical machine parts delivery. You’d promised the factory owner that the parts that would keep the production line running would arrive by Monday, and now you’re starting to sweat a little. You’re based in Germany and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 5, 2018

Atlas reports strong Q3, expects more for peak season

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported third-quarter net income of US$71.1 million, up from a net loss of $24.2 million for Q3 of 2017, and expects a strong performance for the fourth quarter on expectations of a record peak season. Operating income was up by 3.3 percent, year-over-year, during Q3, to $54.5 million, while total operating […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 1, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo digitalizes mail system

This week, Qatar Airways Cargo joined the ranks of logistics industry members investing in the digitalization of processes, rolling out its paper-free mail management system service at more than 50 stations throughout its network. The carrier contracted the services of Canadian logistics software-as-a-service company, Descartes, which works with air and ground carriers to replace paper-based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

Cainiao prepares for global 11.11 event with charter flights, new technology

Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is preparing to go global for the biggest online shopping event of the year, “11.11” which falls on Nov. 11. In preparation for an influx of orders from international customers Cainiao says it positioned 1,000 ocean containers full of goods in international markets and will charter […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

JD.com expands reusable packaging program

E-tailers have long been criticized for using too much packaging materials in their shipments to customers. Now, at least one China-based e-commerce giant is attempting to address the issue. JD’s “green boxes,” made of recycled plastic materials, can be used about 10 times for small- and medium-sized parcel orders. The reusable box is optional for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 22, 2018

JD.com considers launching ‘Fed-Ex style’ parcel delivery

Beijing-based online retailer JD.com said it is considering incorporating a “FedEx style” parcel delivery service that would allow businesses and individuals in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to send parcels to locations in China using the firm’s app for same- or next-day delivery, Reuters reported. JD’s fellow e-commerce juggernauts Alibaba and Amazon have also been investing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 19, 2018

Last chance to vote for our Air Cargo Executive of the Year

Have you voted yet? Today is your last chance to make your voice heard in  Air Cargo World‘s annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2018 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of the Dec/Jan issue of Air Cargo World for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 15, 2018

CFS 2018: Latin American carriers face challenges in tapping future demand

SAN DIEGO – Latin America is considered one of the most promising regions in terms of growth in demand for airfreight capacity due to the recovery of its largest economy, Brazil, and an increased demand for e-commerce. But those interested in tapping the market may be remiss to find there are some major roadblocks in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 12, 2018

CFS 2018: More e-commerce changes expected in supply chain dynamics, infrastructure

SAN DIEGO – It’s no secret that Amazon has been a major catalyst in the move toward e-commerce, causing logistics companies to rethink supply chains in the 21st century climate. However, it was not until the development of Amazon’s own logistics services branch, Amazon Fulfillment, that the Seattle-based e-tail giant become a competitor for all […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 12, 2018
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