Anchorage planning new facilities to support transfer program

To benefit its unique cargo transfer program, Alaska’s Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is planning the construction of new infrastructure, including an air cargo building, e-commerce facility and parking spaces. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 18, 2019

Speakers from Flexport, MAB Kargo, SF Express to take part in Cargo Facts Asia

The lineup of air cargo industry visionaries speaking at the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 conference in Shanghai has recently expanded to include George Li, group vice president of SF Express and president of SF Airlines; Neel Jones Shah, senior vice president and global head of airfreight at full-service air and ocean forwarder Flexport; and Ibrahim Mohamed Salleh, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 26, 2019

Chengdu is newest site for SF Express hub

SF Express plans to develop a cargo hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), following the Dec. 25 signing of a joint venture agreement between SF Express’ parent company SF Holdings, the Chengdu Municipal Government and Sichuan Airport Group, according to the municipal government. Once operational, the hub will operate as a multi-modal gateway to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 3, 2019

Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 21, 2018

China’s SF Express invests heavily in Flexport’s air cargo expansion

Flexport, the San Francisco-based online forwarder, has focused mostly on moving seafreight since it’s launch in 2013, but its portfolio may soon be expanding significantly into the air sector following last week’s announcement of a US$100 million investment in the company by China’s express carrier SF Express. Flexport told Air Cargo World that it would […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2018

Budapest eyes larger regional freight role after record 2017

Hungary’s largest airport is establishing itself as a regional air freight hub, handling 127,145 tonnes of cargo in 2017. Starting this year, two carriers plan to operate flights to the U.S. from Budapest Airport (BUD), and next year, the airport will open a 20,000 square meter freight center that will expand BUD’s cargo handling capacity […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 12, 2018

SF Express secures regulatory approval for Ezhou Airport project

China’s State Council approved the construction of a new US$5.9 billion airport in Ezhou, Hubei Province, last week, after SF Airlines and the Hubei provincial government signed a cooperation agreement to jointly plan, construct and operate the Ezhou Airport in December. The airport terminal facilities are designed to handle annual cargo throughput of 2.45 million […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 27, 2018

Precision redelivered 3 757 conversions in December

December was a busy month for freighter deliveries, as Precision Aircraft Solutions redelivered three 757 passenger-to-freighter conversions – not just in time for peak-season demand, which swelled in November, but in plenty of time to help move current peak-season traffic that is expected to remain strong until the Chinese New year, which occurs in mid-February. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 10, 2018

SF Express launches first scheduled Nanjing-Osaka freighter service

Chinese express freight company SF Express launched scheduled flights between China and Japan with its subsidiary, SF Airlines, operating a 737-300 freighter. The launch also marks the carrier’s first international route to have a scheduled daily chartered flight. The flights, between the cities of Nanjing and Osaka, will run on every weekday from Monday to […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 27, 2017

Going once, going twice… Sold! Two 747-400s auctioned online via Taobao

We all know e-commerce is the wave of the future, but we didn’t think we’d see US$24 million aircraft transactions on a site usually used to purchase clothes or smartphones online. But on Alibaba’s subsidiary Taobao.com website, often described as the “eBay of China,” two 747-400ERFs were finally purchased via the online portal for a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 23, 2017

New SF Express verification service tackles China’s widespread counterfeiting

Chinese logistics service provider SF Express has launched its “SF Certified International Shipping” (SF CIS) verification service, featuring visual branding that verifies that packages are being handled by SF Express, from their origin overseas to the end recipient in China. Launched in response to China’s lax intellectual property standards and widespread counterfeiting, David William Adams, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 21, 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

UPS joins SF Holdings to energize China-U.S. cross-border e-commerce

UPS and Chinese transport and logistics company SF Holdings today announced plans to establish international delivery services, starting with deliveries from China to the United States, with plans to add more countries in the future. The joint-venture deal clears a path for cross-border e-commerce sellers in China looking to access the U.S. market, providing integrator-level […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2017

SF Express moves ahead with China air cargo hub

Shenzhen-based carrier SF Express is moving forward with its plans to build one of the world’s biggest air-cargo hubs in Ezhou City, an inland city less than two hours by air from 80 percent of China’s economic activity. A unit of SF Express – SF Airport Investment – and China VAST Industrial Urban Development Company […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 18, 2017
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