E-commerce fulfillment costs are rising faster than revenue, Cargo Facts Consulting finds

In September 2019, Cargo Facts Consulting will publish a new report, the Global E-Commerce Logistics Outlook, to help companies craft their strategies towards a segment that has become increasingly important in logistics. This first in a series of articles leading up to the publication of the report gives insight into our evolving research. E-commerce logistics […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • July 19, 2019

UK retailers expect overseas demand spike this summer, says Royal Mail

This summer, 66% of SME retailers in the United Kingdom expect an increase in sales, and 39% expect to see an increase in overseas sales, according to a June report from the U.K.’s Royal Mail postal service.   The retailers surveyed reported that increased demand for summer goods will push the anticipated spike, thanks to warmer weather and vacation season. Almost three-quarters of retailers surveyed […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 26, 2019

Lululemon increasing airfreight ahead of port congestion in Asia

In an effort to get ahead of impending tariff-fueled port congestion, Canadian clothing retailer Lululemon will be increasing its international airfreight shipments before the fall. PJ Guido, Lululemon’s CFO, brought up the shift during a June 12 conference call to discuss Q1 results, when he mentioned that the company expects “gross margin to be flat […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 13, 2019

The move away from Amazon express ops likely to benefit FedEx

FedEx’s decision to end its U.S. express operations for Amazon will probably benefit the company in the long run, according to a Seaport Global analysis. In its note, Seaport focused on the rapid expansion of e-commerce from companies other than Amazon, and said the move away from its Amazon operations will allow FedEx to pursue […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Marimekko teams up with DSV to tackle e-commerce in China

Danish logistics company DSV announced a new partnership with Marimekko last week, as the Finnish clothing company works to build its e-commerce market in China. Marimekko has had stores in China since 2012, Remco Enders, General Manager in North China, told Air Cargo World, but they want to go directly to consumers now by setting […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

The Last Shall Be First: South American e-commerce’s last-mile boom

If ever there was a country that encapsulates the extremes of modern society, it could be the South American country of Brazil. By far the largest of the nations on the continent, it is also the wealthiest, but also has some of the largest, most densely populated slums, located not far from enormous villas and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 5, 2019

Last-mile? There’s an app for that

The competition to take on last-mile demand is heating up everywhere in the South American market, especially in the dense urban areas where B2C shows the most potential. Several “Uber-like” on-demand startups have been searching for ways to compete with the likes of Amazon, eBay, MercadoLibre and other e-commerce giants, and have been attracting the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 24, 2019

U.K.’s Royal Mail boosts investments to begin twice-a-day delivery by 2023

As the United Kingdom’s postal service unveiled its five-year strategic plan today, it said it would invest about £1.8 billion to improve customer service and enhance its U.K. network, which would include the launch of a second daily delivery to meet customer demands for “next-day” parcel orders and keep up with growing e-commerce demand. The […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 22, 2019

Break Out: How cross-border e-commerce could evolve as Cainiao goes global

“Alibaba was founded in China, but it was created for the world.” This grandiose statement was made by Jack Ma, the Chinese business magnate at the helm of the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company, Alibaba, in June 2015. He was speaking at the Economic Club of New York and had just defined a new […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 4, 2019

U-Freight, Easyship expand fulfillment partnership

The U-Freight Group and Hong Kong-based e-commerce shipping platform Easyship are extending their relationship to provide a more consolidated fulfillment service for e-commerce merchants Under the agreement, U-Freight will now incorporate its warehousing locations in Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States into the partnership. “In regards to cross-border e-commerce business, last year was […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 1, 2019

Cargo traffic falls 12 percent among Asian carriers in Feb., says AAPA

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its February traffic results today, showing that year-over-year growth rates for regional carriers are no longer flat, but in double-digit decline. Average traffic measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) of member airlines dropped by a whopping 12 percent during the month compared to the same time last year.   The seasonal closure of businesses […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 28, 2019

UPS partners with blockchain company Inxception to launch B2B app

UPS and San Francisco-based technology company Inxeption are partnering to develop a blockchain-based platform for business-to-business (B2B) merchants, called “Inxeption Zippy.” The companies’ joint statement cited data from market research company Forrester that said the B2B e-commerce market is projected to reach US$1.8 trillion by 2023, but added that many B2B merchants have been slow […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019

U-Freight Group launches logistics service for e-commerce startups

U-Freight Group has launched a new product to assist startups and small businesses with their logistics needs, which it calls “e+ Solutions,” mainly to address demand for trans-Pacific logistics services from smaller e-commerce players. The Hong Kong-based forwarder’s services, such as inbound management, stocking, picking and packing, and door-to-door delivery, will utilize its e-commerce fulfillment […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019

Tigers doubles its Miami storage capacity

Hong Kong-based logistics company Tigers grows North American presence by nearly doubling its storage capacity in Miami to about 31,000 square feet in a move to a new facility. The investment will allow Tigers to both “grow our focus on the Latin American region, as well as expand our capabilities to service the growing e-commerce […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2019
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