Søren Graversen, Michael Steen join Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

With just a few weeks to go before Cargo Facts EMEA begins, Søren Graversen, CEO of Star Air A/S, and Michael Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Atlas Air, have joined the speaker faculty. Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the first innovation-focused event presented by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, will be held […]

Freighter race heats up during holiday cool-down

Today, as Air Cargo World pauses to celebrate the season with families and other loved ones, and supply-chain stakeholders breathe sighs of relief after the last of the Christmas packages complete their final-mile deliveries, it appears that the freighter market is just getting warmed up. As reported yesterday in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, China-based […]

Amazon Air fleet to expand to 50 freighters

Amazon agreed to lease ten additional freighter-converted 767-300Fs from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) over the next two years to support the growth of its dedicated freighter network, the e-commerce giant announced today. The aircraft will be leased by ATSG’s leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), and operated on Amazon’s behalf by an ATSG affiliate carrier […]

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 […]

Belgium-Alibaba deal will introduce European SMEs to Cainiao Network

In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Belgian government and Alibaba signed yesterday, the two parties agreed to promote  cross-border e-commerce trade between China and Europe by bringing Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (“eWTP”) to Belgium. Trade promotion is expected to herald a major expansion of Alibaba’s Cainiao Network in Europe with a new […]

Could expanding Amazon Air fleet pose challenge to FedEx, UPS?

According to a research note released this morning from Morgan Stanley, the consensus view in the e-commerce business is that Amazon is likely to continue expanding its freighter fleet beyond the fortieth 767-300F delivered last month. Amazon has made substantial investments in developing its last-mile delivery capabilities in the US and elsewhere, and 2018 has seen […]

DHL Express delivers holiday cheer to U.S. troops overseas

For the fifteenth year in a row, DHL Express is delivering hundreds of fresh-cut Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs, holiday decorations, letters, and gifts to American military personnel stationed abroad. The logistics company’s massive Operation Holiday Cheer haul, organized in partnership with Long Island Nursery and other New York organizations, will arrive at U.S. military bases […]

Early 2018 holiday shopping breaks peak season records

Following on the heels of China’s 11.11 shopping holiday, numbers are out for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. American shoppers kicked off the start of the shopping season in the United States, spending US$24.2 billion shopping online — 23 percent more than what they spent over the same five days in 2017. American consumers spent […]

National Airlines chooses Descartes to streamline mail operation

Regional U.S.-based cargo carrier National Airlines said it has chosen the “vMail” platform, by Canadian logistics IT firm Descartes Systems Group, to track its mail transportation activities worldwide. Ryan Dereska, National’s business development manager for government and defense, said that vMail can provide customers “real-time access to shipment and delivery status, the ability to view […]

Pardon the Disruption: Wan Lin — Crossing borders at Cainiao

In November, Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao, broke its own record during the “11.11” holiday by handling more than 1 billion orders in a single day. The fact that such a feat could occur is a credit to Wan Lin, president of Cainiao Network Technology. Wan first joined the company as vice president in 2014. Under […]

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads

Actions rather than words Since its humble beginning in 1994, nearly a quarter-century ago, Amazon has been reluctant to give up its secrets or comment on its future ambitions. The same is true for Amazon Air, which was founded in 2016 as the e-tailer’s air delivery arm. Strolling inside the other-worldly, triple-lobed glass-and-steel domes called […]

Air Cargo Executive of the Year: Giving back is the better part of valor

One aspect of the director job at Amazon Air that Sarah Rhoads said she enjoys the most is being able to use the wide-ranging logistics network to help out communities and those less fortunate than herself. For instance, in the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in […]
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