Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018

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 includes. Trade promotion is expected to herald a major expansion of Alibaba’s Cainiao Network in Europe with a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 6, 2018

Davies Turner doubles warehousing capacity in Scotland

Giving fodder to rumors of increased demand for logistics services in the United Kingdom in anticipation of Brexit, prominent U.K.-based forwarder Davies Turner has doubled the size of its Glasgow presence, moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility due to “a much-needed extension of our airfreight operations in Scotland.” Some U.K.-based logistics firms have already reported unseasonably […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 6, 2018

Pardon the Disruption: Three Executives to Watch in 2019

Even during prosperous times like the air cargo industry has had in 2018, predicting the future is a thankless and nearly impossible task. However, after polling our readers and analyzing the major moves made this year, Air Cargo World has created a short list of three air cargo executives who are expected to be very […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 4, 2018

WorldACD October report shows modest growth, minimal effect from trade wars

The latest data from WorldACD provides grounds for optimism for those concerned with international demand for air cargo, following September’s discouraging results, when volumes sunk for the first time in years, by 0.9 percent. October’s report, released yesterday, shows a modest 2 percent increase in international volume and a 7 percent increase in air cargo […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 3, 2018

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 27, 2018

China’s Zhengzhou, Xinzheng airports earn fifth freedom rights

Following continued efforts to construct a “Chinese Memphis,” the State Council of the People’s Republic of China recently stated its approval allowing Zhengzhou Xinzheng (CGO) and Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) international airports the right to each negotiate fifth-freedom cargo services. On Nov. 23, the Chinese State Council published a “Notice on Supporting Measures for Deepening Reform […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 26, 2018

China developing Xinjiang airport as ‘Belt and Road’ air cargo node

Today, China’s state planner approved a US$6.1-billion airport expansion project in Urumqi, capital of China’s far-western Xinjiang province, which will help develop the city into a key air cargo hub in President Xi Jinping’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative. Construction of the Urumqi Airport (URC) will run through 2030, when the expanded airport is expected […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 19, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service from Europe to Ho Chi Minh

Turkish Cargo announced that it is adding freighter routes from Europe to Ho Chi Minh Airport (SGN) in Vietnam to its flight network. The new routes will be flown by the airline’s 777 freighters. Turkish has acquired three of the freighters since December 2017, and has at least two more on order with Boeing. Turkish […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • 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

Bridges Worldwide introduces new Mediterranean routes from Cologne

Today, British networks solutions provider Bridges Worldwide launched a new intra-European route linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) with Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. The new route has five flights per week and will be flown by a 737-400F owned by Spanish cargo specialist Swiftair, with cargo capacity of 20 tonnes per flight. The route is the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 31, 2018

Dimerco offers alternative to U.S.-China trade with Indonesia partnership

Taiwan-based logistics company Dimerco is helping its trans-Pacific customers avoid extra costs from protectionist trade policies by offering its services in Batam, Indonesia, which operates under a Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The deal was struck through a strategic partnership with PT Uniair Indotama Cargo – a member of Dimerco Express Group with a strong Southeast […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 31, 2018

U.K. releases new budget plans, BIFA reacts with concern

The United Kingdom made another baby step forward in its preparations for Brexit yesterday, as British Finance Minister Philip Hammond delivered what is said to be the U.K.’s final budget before its membership with the European Union is severed next spring. Reaction from British International Forwarders Association (BIFA), however, was mixed. The plan proposes changes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 30, 2018

Saudi Arabia to establish special economic zone in Riyadh

This week, Saudi Arabia announced the establishment of a new Special Economic Zone called the “Integrated Logistics Bonded Zone” (ILBZ), at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH). The ILBZ will focus on integrated logistics and will enjoy special rules and regulations aimed at attracting more multinational companies to Saudi Arabia. In 2016, Saudi Arabia declared […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 23, 2018
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