Vietnam approves plans to accommodate construction of Long Thanh Airport 

Yesterday, the People’s Council of Vietnam’s Dong Nai province approved the adjustment of administrative boundaries within Long Thanh district to enable the construction of the country’s new Long Thanh International Airport. The development comes on the heels of burgeoning exports out of Vietnam as factories shift their production to the country from China.  The administrative boundaries of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 30, 2019

Vietnam approves plans for cargo expansion at SGN

Today, the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport approved the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) – which operates 21 of the country’s airports – to invest in the expansion plan for Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), designed by French airport operator Groupe ADP’s consulting subsidiary, ADP Ingénierie (ADP-I). Alongside a third passenger terminal and parking area south […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 22, 2019

JD Logistics’ President of International Logistics to speak at Cargo Facts Asia

Stard Huang, president of international business at JD Logistics – the integrated supply chain management arm of Beijing-based – has joined the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 speaker faculty. During a Fireside Chat, Stard will discuss how consumer e-commerce demands are evolving, and the implications for cross-border e-commerce supply chains and their reliance on air freight.
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 22, 2019 completes first sanctioned drone delivery in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Beijing-based e-commerce giant is expanding its drone delivery network outside of China and into Southeast Asia. This week, the company said it completed the first government-approved delivery-drone test flight in Indonesia, which sets the stage for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery network in the region. The test, which took place on Jan. 8, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 22, 2019

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

Chinese e-commerce giant 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 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 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 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 considers launching ‘Fed-Ex style’ parcel delivery

Beijing-based online retailer 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

In its latest foray into the e-commerce logistics world, Google has invested US$550 million in Beijing-based, 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 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, 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’s autonomous delivery bots hit Tianjin’s ‘smart city’ streets today

Autonomous delivery vehicles from Chinese e-commerce retailer hit the streets of Tianjin this morning, in support of the Chinese city’s “smart city initiative.” And while it’s just’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’s sprawling cold-chain network

A partnership between Chinese e-commerce retailer and Air China Cargo that was announced this week extends the reach of’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’s cold-chain […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2018 invests in Vietnamese e-commerce platform Tiki

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