1. Zongteng Shenzhen-Paris cargo flight will be operated by WFS
News on January 29, E-commerce logistics group Zongteng Group has selected WFS to operate its new freighter flights between China and Paris. The service will use a B777 freighter operated by Central Airlines from Shenzhen to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and will provide an annual capacity of about 15,000 tons.
Zongteng expects to add a second B777F in the third quarter of this year, increasing its annual capacity to about 28,000 tons with six to eight flights per week. WFS has been appointed to provide ramp and cargo handling services for the flight.
Source: aircargo news
2. Hapag-Lloyd announced its first acquisition in 2023
On January 29th, Hapag-Lloyd announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire a 35% stake in JMBaxi Ports & Logistics Limited (JMBPL), a private terminal and inland transportation service provider in India, from a subsidiary of Bain Capital .
In addition, Hapag-Lloyd also signed an agreement with JMBPL and its promoter Kotak family to subscribe for capital increase, making Hapag-Lloyd's shares in JMBPL reach 40%. The completion of this transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other relevant conditions.
Source: China Aviation Weekly
3. Air France-KLM orders four Airbus A350 freighters
On January 29, Air France-KLM said it would order another four A350 wide-body freighters from Airbus.
The aircraft will be operated by subsidiary Martinair on behalf of KLM and will replace the four Boeing 747 Freighters currently operated by KLM Cargo and Martinair. The aircraft will be based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and are expected to be delivered to Air France-KLM-Martinair in the second half of 2026, KLM said.
In April last year, Air France-KLM finalized an order for four A350 freighters, a new offering from Airbus that are scheduled to enter service with Qatar Airways by the end of 2025. The planes will be operated by Air France from its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
4. Maersk and MSC will terminate the operation of the 2M alliance in 2025
On January 29th, the shipping giant Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced that the two parties agreed to stop operating the capacity sharing agreement – 2M alliance from January 2025, so that the two companies can continue to focus on their respective strategic development. The statement pointed out that 2M is a container shipping company's co-cabin agreement. In 2015, Maersk and MSC signed the agreement to ensure competitive and cost-effective operations on the Asia-Europe, transatlantic and transpacific routes.
Source: Maersk Group
5. From March 1st, Amazon will simplify the FBA capacity limit
According to the news on January 29, Amazon ’s US station announced that it will simplify the FBA capacity limit from March 1, the new capacity management system will be improved, and a single monthly capacity limit for each storage type will replace the weekly replenishment limit. and quarterly storage limits to allow sellers to better forecast and control inventory.
Based on seller feedback, this new capacity management system will provide the following improvements:
Single, month-long FBA capacity limits
Estimate capacity constraints to help sellers plan three months in advance
Opportunity to request a higher limit
FBA capacity limits (vs. units) to better reflect your capacity usage
6. The demand for large -scale terminal delivery of third-party logistics in the United States is expected to increase significantly
According to news on January 29, Armstrong & Associates, an American third-party logistics market research organization, and the National Delivery Association (NHDA) completed a report on the "last mile" delivery of bulky goods in the United States.
According to the report, from 2022 to 2025, the U.S. third-party logistics large-scale terminal delivery market will reach US$9.3 billion, and will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.8% in the next three years, becoming one of the fastest-growing third-party logistics fields. The "last mile" distribution revenue of third-party logistics companies is between 7 million and 1 billion US dollars, accounting for about 40% of the U.S. third-party logistics terminal bulky cargo market. In the past five years, the U.S. third-party logistics terminal delivery market has achieved strong growth. It is estimated that the compound annual growth rate of this market will be 18.2% from 2017 to 2021.
Source: China Post Express
7. CMA CGM launches new rail service in Indonesia
On January 29th, CMA CGM announced a new rail service solution to transport export goods from Semarang and Surabaya in Indonesia to destinations around the world via the Jakarta gateway, multimodal transport time for a day.
The company noted that the new service, which is expected to start in February, will cover the Jababeka and Cikarang dry ports for the import and export of goods in less than a day. The Marseille-based shipping company said in a statement that it is the only carrier in Indonesia offering rail transportation solutions.
Source: Logistics Baba
8. Shijiazhuang-Moscow international cargo route opened
According to news on January 29, Shijiazhuang Airport opened an international freight route from Shijiazhuang to Moscow . The first international cargo route opened.
The route is operated by Uzbekistan Airlines, the aircraft type is B767, and it is planned to perform 3 flights per week. The cargo carried on the maiden voyage mainly includes electronic goods, clothing, medicine, machinery parts and so on. In 2023, as of January 24, the cargo and mail throughput of Shijiazhuang Airport will increase by 20.9% year-on-year in 2022, and increase by 19.3% compared with 2019.
Source: Released by Shijiazhuang
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics