Amazon tacitly admits in 10-K that integrators are now competitors

As Amazon continues its meteoric rise into the e-commerce stratosphere, the company’s relationship with the well-established integrators, like FedEx, UPS and DHL, have been relatively cordial, as Amazon has long relied on the express companies’ vast networks of last-mile options to deliver goods in a timely fashion. However, according to the latest annual Form 10-K […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 7, 2019

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 25, 2018

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 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Rockford Airport reports record cargo figures, advances e-commerce development

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) reported record cargo figures for the first 10 months of this year and will soon begin expansion efforts to develop the airport into a regional hub for e-commerce. RFD, located 85 miles northwest of Chicago, reported moving 850,000 tons of cargo at its facilities through October this year, beating the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 20, 2018

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

ATSG reports improved income in Q3, looks to add more freighters

During an earnings call to discuss its third quarter financial results today, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group reported that unexpected delays in deploying three 767 freighters through its leasing arm led to lower-than-expected revenue during the quarter. However, those aircraft are on track for deployment by the end of this year, and ATSG is on […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 2, 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

Cargo Facts 2018: The peak marches on

SAN DIEGO—Following airfreight’s stellar performance in 2017 and the ongoing growth so far in 2018, industry there are concerns about slower growth in recent months, as well as potential damage to the air cargo market from the global trade war. Not panelists at today’s Cargo Facts Symposium, held by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 11, 2018

Amazon Air confirms 767 delivery schedule for 2018

SEATTLE – Today, at a special media event, Amazon Air confirmed the service-entry schedule for the remaining freighter-converted 767 freighters it has contracted New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) and Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) to operate on its behalf. Next week, Atlas Air will put three more aircraft into service for Amazon, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 4, 2018

A peek behind the curtain at Prime Air [VIDEO]

It’s been almost two years since “Amazon One,” the first Prime Air 767 freighter took to the skies for Amazon’s carrier, “Prime Air,” operated on a CMI basis by Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Today, Amazon’s freighter network has expanded to a total of 33 aircraft – all the same 767F model. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 11, 2018

JD.com arranges multi-billion-dollar financing for JD Logistics spinoff

And so the competition with Amazon truly begins!  Following U.S.-based Amazon’s launch of an own-operated air freight network (operated by subsidiary carriers of ATSG and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.), Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com, Inc., announced it was selling a 19.6 percent stake in the logistics subsidiary it spun-out as a standalone company last April, in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 14, 2018

ATSG forecasts ‘solid growth’ into the next decade

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported first-quarter net income up 21.5 percent y-o-y to $10.0 million as net revenue jumped 34.1 percent to $238 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 15.6 percent to $17.7 million. Adjusting for the impact of non-cash expenses related to warrants associated with ATSG’s agreement with Amazon, net earnings […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 8, 2017

CFA 2017: PEMCO begins 737-700 conversion program with Texel Air

SHANGHAI – At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today, PEMCO World Air Services formally launched passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi programs for Boeing’s 737-700. PEMCO, which was recently acquired by Air Transport Services Group, also announced a launch order from Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, parent of charter operator Texel Air, for the combi variant. For more […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 26, 2017

Pilots protest in front of White House against DHL’s cost cutting measures

Pilots for five U.S. based airlines that are subcontracted to carry cargo for DHL plan to protest outside the White House today, in hopes that President Trump will prevent DHL from applying pressure that “skirts U.S. laws designed to protect American airlines against foreign influence,” the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 said. The union’s complaints […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 5, 2017
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