DHL GF adds LCL service for ‘One Belt, One Road’ rail link to China

DHL Global Forwarding is launching a trans-Eurasian, less-than-container load (LCL) railway service between Duisburg, Germany, and Chengdu, China, with a 29-day lead time. The move will expand China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which aims to connect European and Asian economies via railway along the ancient “Silk Road” route. Launched in 2015, the US$4-8 trillion […]

Gebrüder Weiss plans to enhance Chinese presence ‘significantly’

Austrian 3PL Gebrüder Weiss, which already operates thirteen 50,000 square-foot warehouses in China, said it plans to increase its Chinese presence. The company said it will expand its storage facilities “significantly” in the next five years at several commercial hubs, addressing increasing demand for the transportation of furniture, fashion and automotive goods between Europe and […]

Lufthansa adds freighter service to Chengdu

Lufthansa Cargo has launched a new freighter service connecting Frankfurt and Chengdu (CTU), making it the fifth freighter destination the German carrier services in China, joining Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. “This extension to our network will allow us to offer solutions for the booming markets in the west of China,” said Frank Naeve, […]

New Chongqing logistics park built to handle e-commerce

The city of Chongqing in western China, resting at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jailing rivers, anchors one end of a potentially massive new economic zone. At the other end is Chengdu, with several smaller cities in between the two. In 2000, a campaign called “Develop the West” was announced in Chongqing, with the […]

Etihad carries more cargo in second half of 2014

Etihad Airways reported double-digit growth in cargo volumes during the first half of 2014, with total revenues increasing to US$3.2 billion (2.3 billion euros). Etihad Cargo carried 268,713 tonnes of freight and mail during the first half, up 25 percent year over year, contributing significantly to the airline’s total revenue. Etihad Cargo remains on track […]
  • July 8, 2014

Etihad Cargo adds belly-hold capacity to Chengdu

Etihad Cargo is increasing belly-hold capacity between Abu Dhabi and Chengdu, China, by 40 percent. Beginning March 30, cargo capacity to and from Chengdu will grow to 930 tonnes per month – a result of the Airbus A330 passenger service between Abu Dhabi and Chengdu moving from five times a week to daily. Chengdu is […]
  • March 7, 2014