Cargo Facts Asia gives exclusive look at SF Express SuperHub development plans

SHANGHAI – China’s fastest-growing express carrier, SF Express is developing its “SuperHub” in Ezhou city, as the base for its growing operations. The SuperHub will open by the end of 2021, SF Express VP George Li said during a presentation at Cargo Facts Asia, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, yesterday morning in Shanghai.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 18, 2019

DHL’s new Gibraltar-area logistics hub to be largest in Morocco

When establishing a trade route between Africa and Europe, what better place is there than the Strait of Gibraltar? That’s the area DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) has decided to set up its new hub, along with global logistics gateway Tanger Med, on the Moroccan side of the 14-kilometer-wide strait. With the addition of the 6,000-square-foot […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 12, 2019

While completing CMA CGM merger, CEVA extends partnership with Brazilian automaker

This week, Swiss 3PL CEVA Logistics inked a new contract with longtime partner, Brazil-based Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA), to manage the company’s aftermarket operations at its Betim facility until 2022. At the same time, CEVA completed its deal with French maritime shipping giant, CMA CGM Group, giving the latter nearly 98% control of the logistics […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 12, 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo bolsters presence in Nigerian marketplace

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is responding to demand for inbound air cargo capacity to West Africa – especially healthcare products, like pharmaceuticals – by signing a five-year contract with Nigeria-based logistics company Sifax SAHCOL. Starting this week, Virgin Atlantic’s import and export cargo for the region will be handled in Sifax SAHCOL’s 22,000 square-meter, Lagos-based warehouse […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 9, 2019

Increased wait times at U.S.-Mexico border may compel modal shift to air

Last week, the United States President Donald Trump suggested the potential complete closing of the U.S.-Mexico border. This rhetoric exacerbates uncertainty among shipping companies involved in cross-border freight movements, after the issue had previously been considered largely resolved with the creation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace NAFTA. For more on this story, see the latest analysis in our sister site, Cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 9, 2019

Top 25 Airports grow in 2018 despite global trade tensions

In 2018, the overall amount of cargo handled by the world’s top 25 airports increased by 5.3%, to reach almost 58 million tonnes of cargo. Growth slowed after 2017’s record high growth rate of 7.7%, likely due in part to the ongoing global trade tensions between the United States and some of its closest trade partners and market uncertainty related […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 8, 2019

U-Freight, Easyship expand fulfillment partnership

The U-Freight Group and Hong Kong-based e-commerce shipping platform Easyship are extending their relationship to provide a more consolidated fulfillment service for e-commerce merchants Under the agreement, U-Freight will now incorporate its warehousing locations in Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States into the partnership. “In regards to cross-border e-commerce business, last year was […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 1, 2019

Drewry: Air rates dropped 10 percent in Feb.

Drewry’s most recent East West airfreight price index reflects the downturn in demand for airfreight in the first quarter of 2019 being experienced internationally by many airports and carriers. Its report for the month of February shows that rates dropped 10 percent to US$2.47, year-over-year, and 15 percent between January and February. The decline is […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 29, 2019

BIFA now supports extension of ‘Transitional Simplified Procedures’ in no-deal Brexit

With U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt at a third vote in Parliament over a Brexit deal appeared to be falling apart today, there may be a glimmer of hope for the logistics industry in the face of what looks to be an inevitable “no-deal” Brexit nightmare. The British International Freight Association (BIFA), has apparently […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2019

First glimpse of Amazon Air 737-800BCF seen in China

A Boeing-converted 737-800BCF was spotted in China this week sporting an Amazon Air “Prime Air” livery similar to what is customarily associated with what emblazons the e-tailer’s 767F network, a clear indication the operation will soon add a new fleet type. For more on this story, see coverage in our sister publication, Cargo Facts. Please […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 19, 2019

BIFA said prepare for a no-deal Brexit with 11 days to go

The clock is still ticking on Brexit, but United Kingdom’s logistics community and the British Parliament are still working hard to diffuse the situation. Last week, Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s second proposed Brexit plan, which would have defined the terms for Britain’s exit from the European Union. With just 11 days left until […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 18, 2019

Top 5 takeaways from 2018 airport cargo throughput

Last year, the world’s top 20 cargo airports by volume handled some 51 million tonnes of cargo, comprising 42 percent of all global air cargo volumes, according to preliminary world airport rankings released this week by Airports Council International (ACI). Although in many cases, airports closely tracked the overall market’s low-digit growth for 2018, there […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 15, 2019

de Juniac’s air cargo priorities for 2019: Trade, global standards, modernization

SINGAPORE — After acknowledging a rather sour start to the year for air cargo, IATA Director General Alexandre de Juniac, in today’s opening address of the 13th World Cargo Symposium, called on governments and the air cargo industry to reverse this trend by focusing on three priorities to expand air cargo demand and maximize economic […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 12, 2019

Budapest hosts Chinese delegation in bid for e-commerce business

Today, Budapest Airport (BUD) announced that it hosted a Chinese logistics and investment delegation – including representatives from the Shanghai Cross-border E-commerce Association (SCEA) and Invest Shanghai – during a one-day forum focused on e-commerce and cross-border cooperation.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 7, 2019
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