Shanghai YTO Express delivers tea by drone

While Amazon’s Jeff Bezos continues to fight the FAA over his plan to launch an air force of delivery drones, his chief rivals in China have completed a three-day test last week, using five quadcopter drones to deliver tea packages to 450 selected customers of, an online retail site operated by e-commerce giant, the […]

China Postal deepening ties with Alibaba?

With the meteoric rise of both e-commerce and express shipping across China, a distribution relationship between Alibaba and SF Express seems to be a natural fit. However, with SF Express recently showing interest in developing its own e-commerce businesses, Alibaba may consider SF Express as more of a competitor, making China Postal Airlines a more […]

SF Express sets its sights on Europe

After growing its domestic service by leaps and bounds over the last few years, China’s SF Express is considering an expansion of its logistics services to Europe and a rapid increase in its freighter fleet in the next three years, according to media reports from China. Li Dongqi, president of SF Airlines, the airfreight subsidiary […]

Narrow-body freighter conversion market rolls on

MIAMI – While the booming narrow-body conversion market may need to find other models as 737-400s become scarce, demand for these short- to medium-haul freighters is expected to remain strong for the next few years, according to freighter conversion panelists at the 20th annual Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium, held last week in Miami. At a conference […]
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