U-Freight Group launches logistics service for e-commerce startups

U-Freight Group has launched a new product to assist startups and small businesses with their logistics needs, which it calls “e+ Solutions,” mainly to address demand for trans-Pacific logistics services from smaller e-commerce players. The Hong Kong-based forwarder’s services, such as inbound management, stocking, picking and packing, and door-to-door delivery, will utilize its e-commerce fulfillment […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2019

Trans-Pacific rates, traffic decline early in 2019

Airfreight traffic among Asia-Pacific carriers is on the decline so far in 2019, defying expectations of increased shipments ahead of the Chinese New Year. Meanwhile, while data from the TAC Index, which publishes weekly average general cargo prices on major global origin-destination pairs, indicates that trans-Pacific airfreight rates between Hong Kong and North America have likewise fallen nearly […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 11, 2019

AAPA: volume grew 4 percent in 2018, but flattened at year end

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its end of the year results, which show that between 2017 and 2018, member airlines’ cargo volumes increased by 4 percent. However, any year-over-year growth in 2018 wasn’t thanks to the fourth quarter, which is normally peak season for air cargo demand. In December, traffic declined by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

ANA to utilize 777F for inter-Asia, trans-Pacific routes

Japan-based combination carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) released its 2019 flight schedule, which reveals how the carrier's soon-to-be-delivered 777 freighter will be utilized to address “projected increases in demand over the medium- to long-term for routes between Asia and North America,” ANA said. Next summer, the carrier plans to initially utilize the freighter for six-times […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 23, 2019

November rates ‘highest of last 4 peak seasons,’ Drewry finds

Trans-Pacific airfreight rates hit a four-year high of US$3.18 per kilogram during the month of November – a 5 percent jump from October and a 2 percent year-over-year increase, according to Drewry’s latest East-West Index report. Philip Damas, director of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics consultancy arm of Drewry, said that, while the industry’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 21, 2018

AAPA reports steady growth during October

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines’ (AAPA) most recent traffic results suggest that October was a healthy month for Asia-based carriers, despite continued fears rooted in recently implemented trans-Pacific trade policies. The average cargo traffic totals from the organization’s member airlines, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 5.6 percent, year-over-year, which is about […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 28, 2018

Dimerco offers alternative to U.S.-China trade with Indonesia partnership

Taiwan-based logistics company Dimerco is helping its trans-Pacific customers avoid extra costs from protectionist trade policies by offering its services in Batam, Indonesia, which operates under a Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The deal was struck through a strategic partnership with PT Uniair Indotama Cargo – a member of Dimerco Express Group with a strong Southeast […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 31, 2018

AAPA reports moderate growth, higher fuel prices

Growth in demand for trans-Pacific capacity dipped slightly during September, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines’ (AAPA) latest regional traffic results released earlier today. Member airlines’ air cargo traffic, measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grew by 4.4 percent during the month “against a backdrop of easing expansion in global manufacturing production and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 25, 2018

Qatar Airways Cargo launches transpacific flight from Macau to LA

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a twice-weekly trans-Pacific 777 freighter service from Macau, China (MFM) to Los Angeles (LAX), adding one hundred tonnes of cargo capacity per flight leg “just in time for the holiday season, when air freight demand is high, and the market is strong,” CEO Guillaume Halleux commented. Originating at the carrier’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 17, 2018

ANC looking to add temperature-controlled cargo transit facility

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is looking to add a climate-controlled storage facility to accommodate short-term, trans-Pacific transit cargo moving through ANC, according to an invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) released by the airport. The facility would be located in close proximity to aircraft parking positions, where tugs can store and retrieve pallets quickly. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 16, 2018

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

Apex Logistics expands Los Angeles presence

China-based Apex Logistics is expanding its Southern California footprint, bolstering its status as a trans-Pacific e-commerce player with a larger facility near Los Angeles International (LAX). “Our warehouse in the old facility [was] too small to receive the large volumes of cargo we were receiving,” said Apex’s senior vice president of corporate business development and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 21, 2018

Japan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia enter codeshare agreement

Japan Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a new codeshare agreement, beginning on Oct. 28. The airlines will share capacity on routes in their respective domestic networks, on select routes between Japan and Indonesia and on certain trans-Pacific routes operated by Japan Airlines. President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala Mansury, called Japan one of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 7, 2018

AAPA: 5 percent FTK growth in July

Today the Association Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its traffic results for the month of July, indicating a 5 percent growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among member airlines. “For the upcoming months, the global economic outlook remains positive, despite some concern that uncertainties over future trade policy could undermine business confidence international,” said Andrew […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018
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