Tripping over tariffs

Temporary disruptor, or catalyst for supply chain revolution? An effortless downswing launches a ball up into the sky where it bisects an incoming China Southern 747 freighter making its final approach toward the nearby airport’s eastern runway. Unbeknownst to the golfer, a footwear executive in town for an urgent supply chain meeting, she has more […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]

JD.com completes first sanctioned drone delivery in Indonesia [VIDEO]

Beijing-based e-commerce giant JD.com 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, […]

Top 5 airfreight trends to expect for 2019

Happy new year! Every January brings with it anticipation of the months to come and what they hold for airfreight logistics. Trade wars, recent WorldACD reports and the impending finale of Brexit have instilled uncertainty into the market, but the outlook for this year still suggests growth. We at Air Cargo World, have chosen the […]

Saudia Airlines Cargo launches route to India

Saudia Airlines Cargo said it is “aiming to meet the significant increase of demand for cargo services” to India with new passenger services to Calicut International Airport (CCJ), on the Malabar southwestern coast of India. The carrier offers 60 tonnes of capacity per week in the bellies of its A330 aircraft: four flights from King […]

K+N expands SE Asian footprint

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is expanding its services in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of the logistics operations of Indonesian logistics company Wira Logistics. The move will strengthen K+N’s contract logistics services, warehousing capacity and distribution network in Asia to offer customers end-to-end logistics across Indonesia – where K+N has been operating since 1992. The company […]

DHL adding e-commerce operation to existing Aussie facility

The increase in e-commerce exports from Australia has prompted DHL to add an e-commerce-specific distribution center to its already-existing 16,700-square-meter Melbourne cargo facility, operated by DHL’s Global Forwarding division. The co-located operation are situated in the Melbourne suburb of Tullamarine. The new addition, operated by DHL’s eCommerce division, will mostly handle exports up to 2 […]

China’s manufacturing shift to boost airfreight demand at expense of maritime

The latest analysis from DHL says that a shift from manufacturing to services and consumption underway in China bodes well for airfreight, at the expense of seafreight. With medium-term demand for air freight expected to stay strong, DHL is now advising businesses to secure sufficient airfreight capacity in case there is a shortage. “With China’s […]

Asia-Europe cargo and pharma prompt a ‘bright outlook’ at AirBridgeCargo

With the 10-month results coming in, 2017 is looking increasingly like a bumper year, with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) announcing that its 10-month volumes were up 15 percent, year-over-year, to 575,000 tonnes. ABC noted that all major markets saw growth, and the Moscow-based all-cargo carrier said that it expects similar results “through the end of the […]

Flying tigers over Vietnam with CV alive

Four endangered Indochinese tigers were transported from their origin in the Czech Republic to Luxembourg and then onwards to a new home in Vietnam by Cargolux for exhibition in the Hanoi Zoo. The tigers were carried on a Cargolux 747 freighter via “CV alive,” the carrier’s live cargo transportation service. Over the years, Cargolux has […]

New report touts potential of Southeast Asia’s e-commerce

Although a new study by Google and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund Temasek projects the  Southeast Asian e-commerce market to reach US$200 billion by 2025, the region’s air cargo capabilities remain underdeveloped, according to Cainiao, the logistics unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. This week’s Temasek-Google report underscores just how important the market will become in […]

Kerry poised for growth after 2015 profit rise

Hong Kong-based freight forwarder and logistics provider, Kerry Logistics, reported its 2015 net profit up 9 percent, year-over-year, to US$136.75 million, and said it expects to see more forwarding growth this year from acquisitions Gross revenues for the group’s combined logistics and freight forwarding activities were nearly unchanged from 2014 levels, at $2.72 billion. To […]

GEFCO Group acquires IJS Global

The GEFCO Group which specializes in automotive logistics has acquired Netherlands-based forwarder IJS Global, from private equity firm Nimbus. The two companies said they will combine their expertise and geographic networks. IJS Global was founded in 2004 as an air and sea freight forwarder. With its headquarters in Amsterdam, it employs approximately 500 people, generating US$179.5 […]

Asian e-commerce: South by southeast

The cavernous factory might be the size of several football pitches and hold more than 90,000 workers, but it’s hardly unique. Each year, the plant produces high-end run­ning shoes for Adidas, Asics and Nike for export around to the world. It is just one of dozens of plants that make more than a million pairs […]
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