Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport within striking range of ‘million-tonne-club’

Ground hasn’t even been broken for Amazon’s US$1.5 billion hub, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) cargo volumes are already surging, with a 27 percent increase over 2016, pushing the Midwest airport’s cargo volumes up to 907,184 tonnes. The year ended strong, with CVG’s December cargo traffic up 34 percent, year-over-year, to 99,228 tonnes. Candace […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

Amazon adds 210 acres to future Cincinnati airport hub

Amazon’s senior vice president of operations, Dave Clark, announced last week that the Seattle-based retailer had just added a parcel of land to the site of its future air operations hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), following last year’s plans to invest US$1.5 billion into the project. “Amazon Air [is] getting ready for take-off […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 17, 2018

Midwest storm causes more flight disruptions at FedEx

More winter storms across the U.S. Midwest are causing ongoing disruptions at FedEx Express’s Memphis Airport hub and elsewhere across its network. The integrator said that last night’s storms caused flight and sortation disruptions at the Memphis and Indianapolis hubs last night due to severe winter weather. “Potential delays are possible for package deliveries across […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

FedEx to merge specialty logistics, e-commerce into its forwarding arm

FedEx announced this morning that, starting March 1, 2018, it will begin merging its specialty logistics and e-commerce services into a new structure, under the company’s freight forwarding arm, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. The reorganization puts the muscle of FedEx’s entire network behind the company’s global e-commerce services portfolio, which the integrator called, “an important […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 16, 2018

Winter storm in U.S. causes widespread freight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis hub

A cold front moving east across the American Midwest region caused extensive flight disruption at FedEx’s Memphis International Airport (MEM). The airport is FedEx Express’ global hub, and the “substantial flight and sort disruptions” experienced will have widespread implications on express logistics. FedEx said that, “potential delays are possible for package deliveries across the U.S., […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 12, 2018

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 […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 8, 2018

UPS and FedEx cheer Trump’s tax cuts for corporations

The country’s two major integrators have released statements praising U.S. President Donald Trump for signing last week’s tax reform bill into law, arguing that the sweeping reductions of corporate tax rates – from 35 percent to 21 percent – will help the American economy, and result in increased investments in transportation and logistics. David Abney, […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 26, 2017

Holiday e-commerce demand got an early start in 2017

The growth of e-commerce around peak shopping season is no longer a new story, and this year was no exception. But 2017’s peak season did raise some eyebrows for getting off to an unusually early start, with sales from Nov. 1 to Nov. 22 up 17.9 percent, year-over-year, according to Internet Retailer’s report on the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 20, 2017

FedEx’s new Cessna deal creates launch point for pilot training program

FedEx Express entered a purchase agreement with Textron Aviation for 50 of its new Cessna SkyCourier 408 turboprop planes for its fleet of feeder aircraft, and has an option to purchase up to another 50 of the aircraft. Earlier this month, FedEx also announced it had signed an agreement to be the launch customer for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 28, 2017

Cause still unknown following death of FedEx employee at Memphis hub

More details are emerging regarding the death of a FedEx employee last week in the early-morning hours of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, at the integrator’s Memphis International Airport (MEM) hub. Authorities have now identified the FedEx employee as Ellen Gladney. Local media outlet WATN reported that police were called to the airport shortly after 12:30 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 28, 2017

‘Black Friday’ in U.S. brings great news for global e-commerce

The biggest shopping day of the year for the United States – on the Friday following Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday” – has come and gone, leaving records shattered in its wake. American retailers brought in a record US$7.9 billion in combined online sales during Black Friday and Thanksgiving, amounting to a 17.9 percent […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 27, 2017

FedEx braces for unprecedented holiday volumes as e-commerce sales surge

FedEx expects to handle between 380 million and 400 million packages this holiday season, positioning the Memphis-based integrator at the epicenter of yet another record-breaking holiday season in 2017. Citing “changing market dynamics related to the growth of e-commerce,” FedEx said it expects the highest surges in demand to occur on Mondays, more than doubling […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 3, 2017

Latest FedEx acquisition part of ongoing bid for e-commerce market [VIDEO]

FedEx has acquired Northwest Research, along with the latter’s capabilities to “resolve at-risk shipments” that the integrator hopes will improve its customer experience. Based out of Salt Lake City, Northwest Research is an inventory research and management company, and the latest in a string of FedEx acquisitions that bolster its e-commerce logistics capabilities. With Amazon.com […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 23, 2017
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