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Scanning the horizon: 23-27 Nov

Updated: Nov 29, 2020

China's Cainiao Is Revolutionizing How Goods Get Delivered. Will the Rest of the World Follow Its Rules?

Source: TIME

The article outlines the ambitions of China's logistics company Cainiao to become the dominant delivery player worldwide by reducing the cost to USD3 per kg and the shipping time to 72 hrs globally (currently under 0.5kg parcel costs USD100 to ship from Shanghai to London via DHL and takes 5 days...). Such offer could open opportunities to producers even in the least economically developed corners of the world.

Moreover, the company is pushing the envelope in the area of digitalization and the article exemplifies how the COVID-19 crisis coupled with e-commerce growth has facilitated innovation in logistics.

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TIACA Digital Air Cargo Forum 2020 to focus on Covid-19 vaccine transportation, building resilient operations

Source: STAT Trade Times

The flagship event of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), the Air Cargo Forum (ACF) is going digital this December with a robust program covering people and skills in airfreight, airports, sustainability, drones, transportation of COVID-19 vaccines and industry collaboration.

The event will take place online with the support of the STAT Media Group team on 1-10 December and will also feature its prestigious yearly Hall of Fame Awards and the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards.

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ParceLive: real-time cargo tracking is vital during COVID

Source: Air Cargo Week