1. Amazon plans to build a large warehouse in the United States to improve the speed of logistics and delivery
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon is planning new large-scale warehouse projects, despite a drop in revenue growth in the most recent quarter in nearly 20 years. The company reportedly recently won approval to build a distribution center in Western New York, with larger ones under construction in Southern California and Colorado to speed up deliveries to consumers.
Amazon expects to open about 250 more facilities in 2022. However, the data also shows that so far this year, Amazon has canceled, closed, subleased or put on hold more than 25 fulfillment stations and fulfillment centers across the U.S. and delayed the opening of another 15.
2. AliExpress adjusts some logistics routes in Sri Lanka
On August 3, AliExpress issued an announcement on the adjustment of some logistics routes in Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as "announcement"). According to the announcement, affected by the current situation in Sri Lanka, the following logistics lines originating from China and the destination country/region of Sri Lanka will be offline from 00:00:00 on August 4, 2022, Western Time. The offline lines include Cainiao Wuyou Logistics-Simple, Cainiao Super Economy Global, Cainiao Special Cargo Line-Super Economy, Cainiao Super Economy-Shunyou, Cainiao Super Economy-Yanwen, Optimal Warehouse Easy Route, Optimal Warehouse Super Economy Global line.
3. Thailand Zhongtong launched the "China-Thailand" cross-border direct mail logistics service
On August 3, Zhongtong officially announced that in order to better help cross-border e-commerce customers to deepen the local market in Thailand, Thailand Zhongtong has recently launched the "Zhongtai" cross-border direct mail logistics service, which provides direct freight from China to Thailand. Fly, "one order to the end" door-to-door delivery, the service covers the whole of Thailand, and the entire transportation time is 3 to 5 days.
In addition, the tax-free value range of small-package air transport of Thailand Zhongtong e-commerce is that the value of a single item cannot exceed the tax-free value range stipulated by the local regulations. If the tariff is exceeded, it will be charged according to the government regulations.
4. Amazon has started physical store delivery services
On August 3, Amazon.com Inc. has begun delivering goods from brick-and-mortar stores in more than a dozen metropolitan areas in the United States. In May, Amazon was testing the service, which uses the company's gig economy Flex driver to retrieve and deliver orders, as previously reported . Amazon Prime members in select cities will be able to browse items from participating retailers on the Amazon website and app, with shipping for $2.99, free shipping on orders over $25, and some stores offering a buy online to in-store pickup option. Amazon said Sur La Table and 100% Pure will join the service soon, and plans to add more retailers and cities in the coming months.
5. Kerry Logistics expands Hong Kong-Alabama charter flight route
Kerry Logistics Network is expanding its Kerry Cargo Control Network (KCN) with four weekly charter flights from Hong Kong to Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Direct flights from Hong Kong to Huntsville (HSV) every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, and provide B2B, B2C and B2B2C door-to-door services to different cities in the Americas, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Bogota, Mexico City , Santiago, Lima and Montevideo.
Launched in August 2021, KCN aims to provide customers with guaranteed space and long-term pricing for standard air cargo services. The service can handle "pure batteries", as well as other sensitive goods such as pharmaceuticals, perishables and dangerous goods.
6. A total of 8,990 China-Europe freight trains have operated from January to July, a year-on-year increase of 3%
According to the news on August 3, according to the relevant data of China National Railway Group Co., Ltd., from January to July this year, China-Europe trains operated a total of 8,990 trains and sent 869,000 TEUs of goods, an increase of 3% and 4% year-on-year respectively. Among them, 1,517 trains were opened and 149,000 TEUs of goods were sent in July, an increase of 11% and 12% year-on-year respectively, both hitting record highs.
7. Maersk raises full-year profit forecast to $37 billion
On August 3, AP Mueller-Maersk raised its full-year profit forecast to $37 billion . As is customary, Maersk issued its updated profit and revenue guidance ahead of the full release of its financial results for the second quarter of 2022.
"Congestion in the global supply chain has resulted in higher freight rates for longer than initially expected," Danish Shipping said. As a result, Maersk raised its full-year EBITDA guidance.
8. The cross-border virtual factory B2B platform “EasyYa” completed the B round of financing of several hundred million yuan
On August 3, the cross-border virtual factory intelligence platform "EasyYa" completed the B round of financing of hundreds of millions of yuan, and announced that it has reached a strategic cooperation with Guangdong provincial state-owned platform Guangxin Industrial Fund and Guangdong Foreign Trade Development Co., Ltd. The content of the cooperation Including the cross-border business digitalization strategic synergy with Guangdong Foreign Trade Development Co., Ltd. After this round of financing, Yiya will launch a factory-oriented SaaS system, which will provide product developers with decision-making information in key dimensions from the source of the supply chain based on the data of "Yiya Selection".
9. Air China: It is proposed to raise no more than 15 billion yuan
On August 3, Air China announced that it plans to raise no more than 15 billion yuan to introduce 22 aircraft projects and supplement working capital. The target of this non-public offering includes AVIC Group, which is the controlling shareholder of the company. Therefore, AVIC Group is a related party of the company, and its participation in the subscription of this offering constitutes a connected transaction.
10. Zhongying Cross-border completed 20 million yuan Pre-A round of financing
On August 3, the cross-border e-commerce comprehensive service platform "Zhongying Cross-border" completed a Pre-A round of financing of 20 million yuan. The investors are Wuyue Capital and Xinrui Capital. This round of financing is mainly used for the research and development of risk control systems . Upgrade, IT and data system upgrade, new self-operated platform construction, operating expenses and supplementary working capital.
According to the data, Zhongying Cross-border was established in September 2019. It is a digital technology enterprise dedicated to serving cross-border e-commerce with financial technology. With digital risk control, digital logistics, and digital supply chain management system as the core, the company provides one-stop digital risk control systems for suppliers, service providers, financial institutions and other industry participants through independent research and development of industry-leading cross-border e-commerce digital risk control systems. Wind control solutions.
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics