1. Kuehne Nach completed its first shipment using Boeing 747
On January 9th , Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has completed its first shipment using its Boeing 747-8F aircraft. Its Chicago team transported a nine-ton Rolls-Royce aircraft engine from Chicago to Hong Kong on a B747-8F aircraft. According to K+N, it took four people, three machines and an hour to load the engine onto the plane.
The aircraft entered service as part of a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air in which K+N will lease the full capacity of two Boeing 747-8Fs. These two 747s are also the last two famous jumbo jets that Boeing will build.
K+N said the aircraft will be used on trans-Pacific services and connected to its intra-Asia network to provide better connectivity in the growing Asia-Pacific region.
Source: aircargo news
2. Cainiao AliExpress Wuyou Logistics announced price cuts in multiple countries
According to news on January 9, in order to help cross-border merchants go overseas to "grab orders", Cainiao announced that it will lower the logistics costs of some lines of the AliExpress platform Wuyou logistics, covering the United States, France, Spain, Brazil, the United Kingdom and other markets. Between 5% and 15%, up to nearly 30%, Chinese brands and Chinese manufacturing will have stronger competitiveness when they "grab orders" overseas.
It is understood that since the launch of the "International Logistics Grand Channel" in 2018, Cainiao has built a smart logistics network covering more than 200 countries and regions around the world, handling more than 4.5 million cross-border parcels on average every day, ranking among the top four cross-border logistics in the world network one. Among them, the "US$5 and 10-day delivery" logistics products have covered 20 countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal.
Source: Seller's Home
3. Lazada released a new business strategy for 2023
On January 9th, the Lazada 2022 Merchant Awards Ceremony was held. At the meeting, the Lazada 2023 Merchant Support Project was shared: the newly upgraded 2023 Powerful Merchant Plan and 2023 Overseas Warehouse Support, helping overseas merchants and brands seize new opportunities in an all-round way.
In 2023, powerful merchants plan to open more core incentives such as commission rebates, exclusive traffic exposure resources, etc., combined with national sites and exclusive support from industry juniors, to continue to enhance the brand's overseas growth. The plan is currently underway.
In the new year, Lazada has established an official warehouse + third-party overseas warehouse overseas warehouse delivery ecology, providing diversified warehouse delivery solutions for merchants and brands. Improve the traffic exposure of overseas warehouse products, and enjoy the same rights and interests in terms of commissions as local products.
Source: Lazada Southeast Asia e-commerce
4. Amazon storage capacity policy may welcome major changes
According to the news on January 9, Amazon may start paying for the purchase of storage capacity, modify the storage limit regulations, and change the limited storage quantity to the limited storage volume. Regarding this news, many sellers have asked the investment manager for verification and got confirmation. They also said that the new policy on storage capacity will start in March this year. At that time, Amazon will open the purchase of storage capacity service. The official announcement time is January 10, and the specific purchase method is uncertain . .
In addition, the original expansion service may be cancelled, or the review may be more stringent; IPI will be changed to a monthly assessment, and the regular Amazon inventory can basically only be kept for 3 months, but it can be expanded.
Source: Yien Official Account
5. DHgate adjusts industry category access rules
On January 9th, DHgate.com released a notice on the adjustment of industry category access rules. According to the announcement, in order to standardize the business order of the industry, improve the comprehensive quality of suppliers, and encourage sellers to specialize in store operations, Dunhuang.com has adjusted the rules this time, "Luggage and Bag Access Category Rules", "Outdoor and Sports Access Category Rules", "Shoes and The Rules for the Access Category of Footwear Accessories, the newly added rules the Rules for the Access Category of Fashion Accessories Belts and the Rules for the Access Category of the Watch Industry. The revised rules will come into effect on January 13, 2023.
According to the announcement, the scope of access categories has been broadened, and product release and sales rules: no violations such as deliberately covering, smearing product images, using brand variant words, prototype words, etc.; uploading products must comply with the product release rules of DHgate; Violation of the above rules will result in cancellation of the category, and no refund of access fees and deposits.
6. ZTO Cambodia released the service plan for overseas warehouses "not closed during the Spring Festival"
According to the news on January 9, ZTO Cambodia released the service plan for overseas warehouses "not closed during the Spring Festival". Before the Spring Festival, ZTO Cambodia planned and sorted out the goods in the warehouse in advance, and reserved storage space to meet all storage needs of customers. Overseas warehouses can operate normally during the Spring Festival, and ZTO Cambodia provides a flexible operation mode for users to choose, from transportation to warehousing services, to terminal delivery, and an integrated operation process throughout the process.
In terms of Spring Festival discounts, warehouse rental customers pay half a year’s rent at a time, and use it for free for one more month; the average daily delivery volume of warehousing services is more than 200 orders, and the warehouse rent is free; the urban flash delivery service cloud warehouse provides one-to-one customer service with orders , up to 1 hour at the fastest; express service If the user is using the cloud warehouse, the price of ZTO Express will be 20% off for the nationwide delivery.
Source: Voice of Zhongtong
7. Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways launched a cargo company
According to the news on January 9, Bamboo Airways in Vietnam has launched the Bamboo Air Cargo JSC (BAC) cargo company. "This is the latest move in the airline's overall strategy of building an aviation ecosystem, developing Bamboo Airlines' member companies, and creating more favorable conditions for the airline's future development," the company said in a release.
In June last year, Bamboo Airlines chose Global Air Cargo, a subsidiary of GSSA ECS Group, to develop air cargo business in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Bamboo said it currently operates a domestic network at 21 airports in Vietnam, while expanding its international presence to mainland gateways in regions such as Asia, Australia and Europe.
Source: Logistics Baba
8. The UPU released two important reports
On January 9th, the UPU released the "Global Postal Development Report 2022" and the "Integrated Postal Development Index (2IPD) Analysis Report". The two reports analyzed the development of global postal services from 2019 to 2022, released the ranking of the comprehensive postal development index in 2021, sorted out the top ten events that have affected global postal services, and proposed countermeasures.
In 2020, the year-on-year growth rate of domestic postal parcel volume in each country is the highest, at 17.6%. This growth trend continues until 2021 at 13.6%, well above the pre-pandemic level of 7.5%. It is estimated that in 2022, the volume of domestic postal parcels in various countries will increase by about 7.5% year-on-year. The development level of global postal enterprises is still quite different, and service reliability is still an important challenge for postal development. Policy makers and postal enterprises should focus on improving service quality.
The UPU pointed out that the ten major events that will occur from 2020 to 2022 will have a profound impact on the postal industry, namely the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the new terminal fee system, the US STOP Act, Brexit, and the first phase of the EU Import Control System (ICS2) Operations, EU VAT reform, end of pandemic, Ukraine crisis, inflationary pressures, recession crisis.
Source: China Post Express
Official account: Bai Xiaosheng, cross-border e-commerce logistics