Amazon expands MEM presence with fulfillment center

Amazon expanded its presence in the Memphis metropolitan area with a groundbreaking yesterday at its newest fulfillment center in Raleigh, Tenn., a community located 20 miles north of Memphis International Airport (MEM). The 855,000-square-foot facility will be Amazon’s sixth fulfillment center in the state. Amazon bought the property for the facility for US$3 million and filed […]

Top 40 Cargo Airports: More movements among the leaders

Still growing – Top 5 airports for growth Among those airports contributing to volatility in airport cargo tonnage during 2018 are four of the five airports reporting the most substantial growth in tonnage during the year. There were no changes in rank for the five airports with the largest handles during 2018 – all major […]

Delta Cargo, Roadie launch door-to-door parcel delivery 

Atlanta-based carrier Delta Airlines Cargo and delivery service Roadie have partnered to launch their new “DASH Door-to-Door” parcel delivery service. The service is intended to streamline the shipment process and cut down delivery time of parcels to customers. According to Delta, the service makes it the first U.S. passenger airline to offer door-to-door parcel delivery across the United […]

FedEx’s e-commerce loss appears to be UPS’ gain

Volumes of apparel, auto parts, tablets, smartphones, knick-knacks and more are being delivered to our front doors faster and more efficiently as the two largest US small parcel and express providers, FedEx and UPS, invest in their networks, as well as in their business development and sales teams, to take advantage of this growing demand. […]

Amazon breaks ground on massive new cargo hub at CVG [VIDEO]

Following much anticipation over the past week, Amazon broke ground today on its new Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The giant e-tailer also released a video mock-up of the massive new facility, as seen below.  The $1.5 billion Amazon CVG cargo hub will be located on a 1,100-acre plot of land and will […]

FedEx to modernize and expand hubs at MEM, IND

FedEx recently released its “2018 Annual report” and filed several permit applications announcing plans to modernize and expand its FedEx Express hubs at Memphis (MEM) and Indianapolis (IND) international airports. The company reported expected capital expenditures for 2019 at approximately US$5.6 billion, to include FedEx Express investments in aircraft fleet modernization and the Memphis and […]