Qantas Freight expands Australia Post agreement

The cargo branch of Australian carrier Qantas, Qantas Freight, announced the expansion of its AU$1 billion (US$675 million) domestic and international airfreight agreement with Australia Post to support growing e-commerce demand for parcel shipment. Under the seven-year agreement, Australia Post will have access to space on Qantas Freight’s freighter fleet, as well as priority access […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 12, 2019

FedEx brings Australian 3PL under FedEx Logistics umbrella

FedEx’s logistics subsidiary, FedEx Logistics, has renamed Australian freight forwarder and 3PL Manton Air-Sea Pty Ltd. as FedEx Logistics (Australia) Pty Ltd., officially bringing the Australian 3PL into the FedEx Logistics brand and growing FedEx Logistics’ Australia and Asia-Pacific footprint. FedEx Logistics acquired Manton Air-Sea in October 2018. In a statement yesterday, FedEx said the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 28, 2019

Tigers Australia adds cargo screening tech ahead of heightened security standards

The Australian arm of Hong Kong-based supply chain company Tigers is adding new X-ray equipment and other cargo screening technology at its Perth facility ahead of new cargo export screening legislation set to go into effect on March 1. Under the new legislation, outbound international air cargo must be examined at piece-level by a Regulated […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 17, 2019

DHL adding e-commerce operation to existing Aussie facility

The increase in e-commerce exports from Australia has prompted DHL to add an e-commerce-specific distribution center to its already-existing 16,700-square-meter Melbourne cargo facility, operated by DHL’s Global Forwarding division. The co-located operation are situated in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine. The new addition, operated by DHL’s eCommerce division, will mostly handle exports up to 2 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 25, 2018

American Airlines, Qantas seek regulatory approval for joint business agreement

American Airlines and Australian carrier Qantas Airways resubmitted an application yesterday to form a joint business on routes between North America, Australia and New Zealand with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Under the proposed agreement, the airlines would greatly expand codeshare flights between the United States and the Australian continent. While the proposal highlights passenger […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 27, 2018

Virgin Australia daily Melbourne-Hong Kong route meets demand for cargo capacity

Virgin Australia will launch a daily Melbourne-to-Hong Kong service on Nov. 12 that the carrier says will accommodate growing demand for cargo capacity between Australia and China, driven by a combination of the peak season for perishables season, the growth of e-commerce and rising express freight business from Hong Kong. Virgin Atlantic’s regional sales manager, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Agility hitches its wagon to Changi air cargo hub

Kuwait-based Agility has acquired a 177,000-square-foot warehouse near the Changi International Airport, upping its Singapore warehouse space to 600,000 square feet. The acquisition is the company’s fifth warehouse in the country, as Singapore expands and upgrades its port and airport infrastructure to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouse and one of Asia’s top […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 21, 2017

Deconstructing the TPP: One size may not fit all in this trade bloc

Henry Dinh Huu Thanh, president of Vietnamese forwarder Bee Logistics, is looking forward to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Like many other Vietnamese forwarders, he said the TPP will “bring many opportunities for our company.” For example, if the mega-trade deal is ratified, Bee Logistics will be able to increase traffic volumes, diversify its customers, optimize […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • October 7, 2016

C.H. Robinson acquires APC Logistics in bid for Asia-Australia e-commerce

C.H. Robinson has entered into a US$225 “definitive agreement” to acquire APC Logistics, a provider of freight forwarding and customs brokerage services in Australia and New Zealand. With 10 percent of the Australian forwarding market, APC will allow C.H. Robinson to capture a significant portion of shipments moving between Europe, Asia and Australia, said C.H. […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 2, 2016

Virgin Australia renews cargo deal with Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will continue to provide international long-haul cargo sales and management for Virgin Australia through a new, long-term agreement that was renewed between the two airlines. Despite their similar names, the two carriers are distinct airlines. Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand, is no longer among the top 20 shareholders in the […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 25, 2016

Virgin Australia finalizes TNT contract, will add freighters

There has been yet another shuffle in Australia’s highly consolidated airfreight industry. TNT Express awarded what is expected to be a US$575 million, five-year contract to Virgin Australia for domestic cargo transport, a move which has prompted Virgin Australia to ACMI-lease three freighters, according to The Australian. Beginning in July of this year, Virgin Australia […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 1, 2016

Air Charter Service expands into sixth continent

Air Charter Service is now located on all six major continents, since it opened a new office in Sydney, its first operation in Australia. The company launched aircharterservice.com.au late last year and reported that, so far, the response has been positive. “Our Hong Kong office has built up a strong customer base in the region […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 1, 2016

TPP signing by all 12 countries, a formality

Last week in Auckland, representatives from 12 Pacific Rim countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world’s largest trade deal. The 12 nations include the United States and Japan, the world’s largest and third-largest economies, which together account for approximatey 40 percent of the global economy according to The Economist. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 8, 2016

Cathay sees possible halt to expansion

A year ago, Cathay Pacific Cargo was going full throttle. With the peak season in full swing and the problems at U.S. West Coast ports making shippers twitchy, the airline was filling its planes to the rafters and generating good yields to boot. Buoyed by a strong peak season, Cathay emerged from 2014 with a […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • November 30, 2015
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