Cathay Pacific is rebuilding its passenger network after a three-year pandemic freeze, and the network effect is greatly benefiting the freighter operation.
Cargo traffic for Cathay Pacific fell in November, weighed down by weak demand for Chinese exports. The small bump it enjoyed in October was short lived.
A severe typhoon is headed for the South China region, forcing airlines and ports to take precautions and adjust schedules.
Hong Kong’s COVID rules have handcuffed Cathay Pacific’s pandemic recovery, and typhoons last month wreaked havoc with freighter deployments.
COVID continues to crush Cathay Pacific’s business, but the cargo fleet is now back at full force.
Companies ship by air because it’s faster than other modes. So how does shipping by sea actually help Cathay Pacific move air cargo through Hong Kong?
The container port business is booming and the big are getting bigger, particularly in China.
Cathay Pacific is a once-proud airline hanging on for dear life.
Cathay Pacific Cargo is limping back to service after shutting down most flights for a week to adjust its schedule to lower pilot availability.
Cathay Pacific is running out of pilots for its freighter operations because of stricter quarantine measures.
Hong Kong’s strict COVID policies have had economic consequences, especially for its aviation industry.
Major e-commerce growth led DHL Express to change aircraft and routes in Southeast Asia for package delivery.
Hong Kong has ratcheted up quarantine requirements on inbound pilots, escalating tensions with the U.S. and impacting the operations of express carriers UPS and FedEx.
FedEx pilots want the company to stop releasing crews into Hong Kong for rest periods because of aggressive testing and quarantine restrictions that subject them to infection and loss of personal freedom.
CBP seized the Hong Kong-bound corn flakes frosted with cocaine at an express consignment facility near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Air crews don’t like flying to Hong Kong these days because COVID testing there is invasive and they could end up in mass quarantine facilities. UPS pilots are testing a new rapid antigen test that could alert them in time to stay out of Hong Kong.
S.F. Express is growing its domestic Chinese parcel business at a dizzying rate. The acquisition of a large Hong Kong logistics company helps it expand overseas.
Thanks to COVID, there are no seasonal highs and lows for international shipping. There is so much demand for goods that the peak season never seems to end — and ports, railroads, truckers and warehouses are reaching the breaking point.
Call Cainiao the Amazon Logistics of China. When most of China normally takes a break for the Lunar New Year, Cainiao will still be delivering packages to Hong Kong this year.
Hong Kong has some of the most rigid COVID-19 health measures and travel restrictions in the world. New rules targeted at home-based crews are impacting operations at Cathay Pacific and FedEx, where pilots are also griping about the lack of good air conditioning when overnighting in China.
UPS pilots say the company isn’t holding up its end of the bargain to keep them safe while flying cargo during a pandemic. UPS denies the claims.
Hong Kong-based 3PL’s warehouse business suffers from shrinking inventories, but forwarding business saves the day, leading to $109 million first-half profit.
Cathay Pacific has been flying passenger planes on cargo missions for months, but only in the last couple of weeks did it revert to pulling seats to create more cargo capacity. The new cargo capability comes with additional safety requirements and operational challenges.
Shipping goods by air is expensive, especially on the biggest trade lines from China. Rates are much higher than normal for this time of year, but they are heading up more with no end in sight.
Warm, dry weather isn’t just easier on the body, it’s nice for airplanes with metal frames and electronics that can deteriorate when there is too much moisture. That’s why Cathay Pacific is sending its planes to a sunny vacation spot while it waits for the coronavirus to go away and customers to start flying again.
UPS pilots are seeking protections from aggressive health safety measures in Hong Kong but aren’t going as far as their counterparts at FedEx.
FedEx pilots say they face risks to their safety, well-being and mental health in Hong Kong, where they must submit to aggressive quarantine procedures.
Pilots don’t want to fly to Hong Kong because of mandatory crew tests for coronavirus. Some airlines have hit the pause button on flights to avoid crews getting trapped in long quarantines.
Air Transport International will operate a big cargo plane for an express carrier in the Pacific region on a route in and out of Hong Kong.
Tropical cyclone warning issued as Nuri heads toward China. Delays possible at several ports.
UPS didn’t need its weekly traffic rights on a key Asian route, so it turned them in. Two other airlines immediately pounced and were granted the routes by the U.S. government.
If confirmed, these would be the first reported cases of COVID-19 on board a container ship.
The coronavirus has created a weird market dynamic for airfreight in China. There is very little demand for scheduled flights to move manufactured goods, but charter flights are in high demand to get medical and relief supplies to China. And airfreight rates are poised to jump once Chinese factories fire back up.
Airlines continue to react to the spread of the coronavirus by cutting more flights.
A bipartisan group of U.S. House and Senate lawmakers see export controls as a means to punish those Chinese officials and companies involved in human rights abuses in western China and Hong Kong.
The ongoing political strife in Hong Kong is not directly slowing shipping activity at the world’s busiest cargo airport, but could gradually reshape supply chains in unexpected ways. A two-day […]
Austrian freight forwarder cargo-partner says Hanoi Airport is a truck alternative from South China even though the region has massive air cargo capacity.
Cathay Pacific didn’t waste anytime jumping on the Hong Kong airport’s offer to subsidize rebates of terminal handling charges as both organizations look to attract cargo business.
China has begun probe into charges FedEx handled restricted knives bound for Hong Kong
OFAC has added two Taiwan entities and another in Hong Kong, as well as their managers, to its list of sanctions for illicit ship-to-ship transfers of fuel to North Korea.
A Hong Kong firm was sanctioned this week by the Office of Foreign Assets Control for its alleged role in the illegal transshipment of U.S. technology to Iran.
Rupert Hogg, CEO, and Paul Loo, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, have both quit their jobs at Cathay Pacific. The company has appointed two replacements.
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It was a poorly-received IPO for CSSC Shipping. Institutional and retail take up was weak and its share price plummeted from the offer price.
There has been a steep drop in the volume of box traffic handled at Hong Kong, one of the world’s busiest box ports. Containerized throughput at Hong Kong took a dive in the first three months of 2019 when compared to the first quarter of 2018, according to preliminary figures from the Hong Kong Marine Department. Box traffic was down, on average, by 10.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2018.
Hong Kong-based Tigers, a global transportation and logistics company, is the latest member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA is developing blockchain standards for the global transportation/logistics/supply chain marketplace.
Kerry Logistics (SEHK: 636) has entered a joint venture with E-Services Group (ESG) according to a Kerry press release. The joint venture, Kerry ESG, will increase e-commerce fulfillment in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan, as well as the 10 members nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The conference attracted over 2,000 industry players and largely revolved around the topics of Asian connectivity, the impact of trade tariffs, and technologies that are revolutionizing the logistics industry.
The decision to evacuate towns and cities in southern China came as Hong Kong was left beaten by winds of up to 107 miles per hour and gusts of up to 138 mph.
Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison subsidiary Hutchison Ports has acquired 50% of TMA Logistics BV, the Handy Shipping Guide reports.