E-retailers continue to struggle with cross-border demand

E-commerce has been the dominant force for change in the air cargo logistics business for the last several years, but online retailers, forwarders, carriers and integrators are still struggling with ways to keep up with the intense demand from international customers to deliver them the world instantly. This was the main theme of the plenary […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 28, 2016

Keeping up with the specialized needs of Asian air cargo [VIDEO]

HONG KONG – After being the manufacturer to the world for the last few decades, led mostly by the inexpensive labor in China, the Asian market is rapidly evolving into more of a consumer society, creating a new dynamic for global trade lanes in and out of Asia, with cross-border e-commerce dominating the scene. That […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2016

E-commerce, general airfreight markets a study in contrasts [VIDEO]

HONG KONG – When it comes to growth in the airfreight business, perception is based mostly on what region you’re in and what type of cargo you carry, said Gert-Jan Jansen, managing director of market analysis firm The Seabury Group, during a session at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) on Tuesday. In the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 22, 2016

Peak season robust at Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Terminal

HONG KONG – At the height of the peak season’s surge of activity, the ground floor of the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal was a hive of activity, where transshipments were being scanned, broken down, consolidated or repackaged and then hustled through the facility. During Monday’s tour of the facility by the operators, Cathay Pacific Services […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 21, 2016

Warehouse building boom chases Chinese consumers

In August – two months before SEKO Logistics would sign onto Alibaba.com’s “OnePartner” program – the U.S.-based forwarder opened a 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Hong Kong, following the establishment of another 50,000-square-foot facility in the territory last November. Both of these facilities are aimed straight at e-commerce. The first one targets the Hong Kong market, chiefly […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • November 1, 2016

Dachser opens three Southeast Asian offices to handle logistics demand

With demand for logistics continuing to skyrocket across the Southeast Asia region, Dachser has now opened new offices in Vietnam, Hong Kong and India. Dachser said the new locations have been set up in Hanoi, the New Territories of Hong Kong, and Mumbai. The new branch in Hanoi will supplement its already-existing Ho Chi Minh […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 31, 2016

Cathay facing cargo disruptions from Super Typhoon Meranti

The Hong Kong-based carrier Cathay Pacific Cargo canceled flights and delayed others as Super Typhoon Meranti bore down on the Chinese mainland yesterday, after punishing the island of Hong Kong, wreaking havoc throughout the region’s transportation sector. The storm dumped about 800 millimeters of rainfall in one day on mainland China, submerging roads and temporarily […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 15, 2016

HACTL partners with Shenyang Airport on North China hub

Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler, HACTL, has entered into an agreement with Liaoning Airport Management Group, the owner of Shenyang Taoxian International Airport in northeastern China, to develop the airport into a “major regional cargo hub.” The agreement was inked by HACTL’s development arm, HACTL Development Holdings Ltd (HDHL). Shenyang Airport is located some […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 14, 2016

SEKO’s Gagne: Time to get real about cross-border e-commerce

Few freight-forwarders are willing to admit openly that rapidly expanding cross-border e-commerce can be potentially disruptive. Within the supply-chain, airfreight has traditionally found its role transporting goods from low-cost manufacturing centers and injecting them into distribution networks that then supply retail outlets within the country of sale. No longer is that the case, according to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 9, 2016

Cathay adds Portland to U.S. West Coast cargo route

Cathay Pacific said it will add Portland International Airport (PDX, seen above) to its twice-a-week West Coast route from Hong Kong. With the new Oregon-based destination, the new route will be Hong Kong-Anchorage-Los Angeles-Portland-Anchorage-Hong Kong, leaving every Thursday and Saturday, the carrier said. The addition makes Portland Cathay’s 18th cargo station in the Americas. Already, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 15, 2016

Cargolux China moves towards global coverage

Starting next year, Luxembourg-based Cargolux will launch an ambitious global strategy out of its hub at the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. Dirk Reich, president and CEO of Cargolux Group, explained that the cargo airline’s soon-to-launch Chinese JV (Cargolux China) would initially focus on the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia routes before pivoting to a global reach. Cargolux […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 16, 2016

Yusen targets intra-Asian e-commerce with Hong Kong cool center

Japan-based Yusen Logistics recently opened a new temperature-controlled facility at the Tsuen Wan Logistics Center in Hong Kong – a move aimed at satisfying the region’s growing demand for e-commerce-fueled food imports from Japan and Europe.  Yusen’s new chilled facility is symbolic of the changing commodity flows moving through Asia. The new 17,000-square-meter center located […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 28, 2016

Ethiopian Cargo returns to Brussels

In what has got to be a sigh of relief for Brussels Airport, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo will resume operations at the airport beginning March 26, with 12 full cargo flights a week. Last November, Ethiopian moved its cargo operations from BRU to Masstricht-Aachen in the Netherlands because of the Belgian government’s delay in responding to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 21, 2016

Chapman Freeborn, RUS Aviation partner to reach underserved areas

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and UAE based RUS (Reliable Unique Services) Aviation have joined forces to create an exclusive general sales agreement to improve service from Hong Kong to the Middle East and surrounding areas. Since March 1, Chapman Freeborn has been selling in-demand per-kilo shipments from Hong Kong to the UAE, with onward connections via […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 11, 2016
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