Liège Airport advances cargo op digitalization with Alibaba Cloud’s Aviation Brain

Liège Airport (LGG) has entered a partnership with the technology subsidiary of Chinese e-tail giant Alibaba, Alibaba Cloud, to leverage the tech giant’s “Aviation Brain” AI platforms across airport operations and handling procedures. The move is intended to strengthen the airport’s regional hub status through increased operational efficiency and improved digitalization of cargo operations. LGG’s use of the technology […]

Alibaba seals $38 billion Singles’ Day sales record

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. logged more than 268 billion yuan ($38.3 billion) of purchases during its Singles’ Day bonanza, exceeding last year’s record haul after a 24-hour shopping marathon.An estimated half-billion shoppers from China to Russia and Argentina swarmed the e-commerce giant’s sites to scoop up everything from Apple Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. gadgets to […]

The China-Russia connection: E-commerce demand supports a booming trade lane

Chinese express carriers have been making waves in the air cargo business for some time now, rapidly building up their freighter operations and innovating domestic express operations. Still, despite being the base for two of the world’s largest e-commerce companies – JD.com, which is often compared to Amazon for the high degree of control it […]

Amazon launches Anchorage flights 

Amazon Air will begin flights to Anchorage International Airport (ANC) later this week, on June 27. According to a post ANC published on Twitter last week, Amazon Air will operate daily services to the airport utilizing its 767 freighter network.  The e-tailer will operate out of ANC’s Kulis Business Park, south of the airport’s east-west runways, according to the post.  While the move further expands […]

HKG to focus on e-commerce, high-value cargo and developing regional connectivity

In a new report outlining its vision for the future, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has identified cross-border e-commerce, high-value cargo, and enhancing regional services as the three major focus areas for its airfreight business that will help it maintain the top spot on the list of busiest cargo airports. The airport authority said that […]

Atran launches weekly China-Europe flights for Cainaio

Russia-based Atran launched weekly scheduled flights between Hangzhou (HGH) and Riga (RIX) via Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) and other intermediate airports for Alibaba’s logistics-arm, Cainiao. The flights will utilize a 23-tonne capacity 737-800BCF and depart Hangzhou every Thursday. Although the new route will contribute to higher asset utilization for Atran’s -800BCF, independent of other business, the […]

Turning point for slot scarcity at AMS with approval of new local rule

Today, Dutch Minister of Transport Cora van Niewenhuizen approved the implementation of a new local rule for airfreight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), after the enforcement of a 500,000 annual movement cap at the airport led many cargo operators to abandon AMS for nearby competitors. The long-awaited rule change is meant to support AMS’ competitive stance in the European airfreight market against […]

Dedicated Cainiao block train departs Zhengzhou for Liège

Alibaba’s logistics network Cainiao is continuing to underpin its presence in Liège by expanding its trans-Eurasian railway service with operator Zhengzhou International Hub Development and Construction Co, Ltd. (ZIH) into a full-fledged block space agreement (BSA), Steven Verhasselt, vice president commercial at Liège Airport told Air Cargo World. The first dedicated block train has departed […]

JD Logistics’ President of International Logistics to speak at Cargo Facts Asia

Stard Huang, president of international business at JD Logistics – the integrated supply chain management arm of Beijing-based JD.com – has joined the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 speaker faculty. During a Fireside Chat, Stard will discuss how consumer e-commerce demands are evolving, and the implications for cross-border e-commerce supply chains and their reliance on air freight.
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