JD Logistics uses robots for last-mile delivery in new smart service centers [VIDEO]

Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com is forwarding an artificial intelligence (A.I.)-enabled future in logistics the launch of two “smart” delivery stations in Changsha and Hohhot, which utilize robots and facial recognition software – and cuteness, let’s admit – to complete last-mile deliveries. The golf cart-sized autonomous vehicles, complete with a front screen display that suggests cartoon […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 7, 2019

JD.com launches dedicated freighter service through Tianjin Air Cargo partnership

Confirming long-suspected rumors about the next step in its logistics journey, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com launched 737 freighter service today under its JD Logistics brand, in partnership with HNA Group subsidiary carrier Tianjin Air Cargo. The move represents a major departure for the company, which, until now, has relied on moving air freight in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 6, 2018

JD.com expands reusable packaging program

E-tailers have long been criticized for using too much packaging materials in their shipments to customers. Now, at least one China-based e-commerce giant is attempting to address the issue. JD’s “green boxes,” made of recycled plastic materials, can be used about 10 times for small- and medium-sized parcel orders. The reusable box is optional for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 22, 2018

JD.com considers launching ‘Fed-Ex style’ parcel delivery

Beijing-based online retailer JD.com said it is considering incorporating a “FedEx style” parcel delivery service that would allow businesses and individuals in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to send parcels to locations in China using the firm’s app for same- or next-day delivery, Reuters reported. JD’s fellow e-commerce juggernauts Alibaba and Amazon have also been investing […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 19, 2018

Google makes major e-commerce investment in China’s JD.com

In its latest foray into the e-commerce logistics world, Google has invested US$550 million in Beijing-based JD.com, giving the Silicon Valley giant greater access to services for global markets, including Southeast Asia, the United States, and Europe. The partnership is illustrative of both a growing focus on cross-border e-commerce, and the tendency of dominant e-tailers in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 18, 2018

Going Dutch: How Schiphol is solving cross-border e-commerce issues

Last December, clandestine teams of Chinese executives began showing up at airports across Europe, probing the facilities that they visited for strengths and weaknesses. They tracked shipments, timed customs delays, rated services and mapped out logistics infrastructure. While these cloak-and-dagger movements may seem to be wrapped in political intrigue, of a sort, this isn’t the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

JD.com arranges multi-billion-dollar financing for JD Logistics spinoff

And so the competition with Amazon truly begins!  Following U.S.-based Amazon’s launch of an own-operated air freight network (operated by subsidiary carriers of ATSG and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.), Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com, Inc., announced it was selling a 19.6 percent stake in the logistics subsidiary it spun-out as a standalone company last April, in […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 14, 2018

JD.com’s autonomous delivery bots hit Tianjin’s ‘smart city’ streets today

Autonomous delivery vehicles from Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com hit the streets of Tianjin this morning, in support of the Chinese city’s “smart city initiative.” And while it’s just JD.com’s wheeled autonomous delivery vehicles (pictured below) at this stage, the Chinese retailer says it will soon start testing its own robots and flying drones as well. […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

Air China Cargo deal expands JD.com’s sprawling cold-chain network

A partnership between Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com and Air China Cargo that was announced this week extends the reach of JD.com’s cold-chain network to key markets around the world, connecting Chinese consumers with fresh food producers around the world, with airfreight speed and connectivity. The deal ties Air China Cargo’s global network to JD.com’s cold-chain […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018

JD.com invests in Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki

Beijing-based JD.com – China’s largest e-commerce company by revenue – is expanding its Southeast Asia footprint with an investment in Vietnam e-commerce platform Tiki. JD.com said today it signed the share subscription agreement in Tiki’s recent financing round. Once the round closes, JD.com will be one of Tiki’s largest shareholders, and will partner with the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2018

Boeing’s cargo UAV a shot in the arm for drone delivery market [VIDEO]

A working prototype cargo drone unveiled today by Boeing marks the entry of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer into the unmanned electric air cargo air vehicle space. While analysts have predicted for some time now that drones are on course to transform the logistics sector, Boeing’s additional aerospace muscle represents a seismic shakeup of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 11, 2018

China’s 11.11 volumes for Alibaba, JD.com continue to surge

Once an obscure “Day” pioneered by e-commerce giant Alibaba, and named for unmarried people in China (Singles Day), 11 November rapidly became the biggest shopping day in the world. Nowadays, it has become more of a shopping season, with e-commerce platforms and their merchants now collecting “11.11” orders even before Nov. 11, and waiting until […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 14, 2017

K+N, JD.com team up on quality control system for imports

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is partnering with Beijing-based e-commerce company JD.com to create a supply-chain system to manage quality control of imports to China. The two companies have designed a “Transfer Centre” approach that incorporates checks for quality control at a consolidation warehouse in Japan before goods are shipped to China. The Transfer […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

CFS: Growing e-commerce revolution dictates digitization of all processes

MIAMI – The morning after Air Cargo Management Group (ACMG) senior director Alan Hedge told 2017 Cargo Facts Symposium attendees how e-commerce is poised to change the logistics industry, conference panelists today expanded on the theme to advise air cargo participants how to capitalize on the growing e-commerce market share, and how the industry must […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 4, 2017
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