FedEx opens long-delayed Shanghai Pudong facility to streamline customs

FedEx has finally opened its US$100 million, 134,000-square-meter Shanghai Pudong International Airport hub. Originally slated to open in early 2017, the Shanghai Hub is now the largest of its kind at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, featuring FedEx’s most advanced sortation technology and temperature-controlled storage, ranging from -22°C to 25°C. When FedEx first unveiled the plans […]

New cargo airline coming to China’s Guangzhou Baiyun

China’s aviation authority has granted initial approval for the launch of a cargo airline based out of Guangzhou, in southern China. The approval from the Central and South Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) cleared the way for Longhao Air to become Guangzhou’s first local cargo airline, and is expected to […]

How to enter the Chinese forwarding market

Since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, many of the old Communist-era restrictions for setting up business have been removed. For some logistics companies, the largest barriers to entry come not from Chinese red tape but from other Western competition. “Most of the big forwarders are already here,” said Gerhard Blumensaat, director […]

China to invest $80B on aviation

Facing economic reports that point to the slowest quarterly growth in the last six years, China’s aviation regulatory agency said the country will spend RMB500 billion (US$80 billion) on nearly 200 domestic aviation projects this year alone. Reuters reported that the investment figure was mentioned in the transcript of remarks that will be given on […]

New Ningxia Cargo Airlines formed in China

Ningxia Cargo Airlines, the first cargo carrier based in Western China, has filed an application to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for a public air operator’s certificate. The new cargo airline, based in the Ningxia autonomous region of China, has a registered capital of CNY120 million (US$19.3 million). Shen Huawei, ex-general manager of Shannxi […]