JD Logistics acquires a fleet of cargo planes
- 19 October 2021
- Transport / logistics services
Chinese company JD Logistics has become the latest major player in the country to enter air freight, announcing its intention to purchase no less than 100 planes by 2030.
Until now, the logistics company chartered planes as needed. He already has authorization from the Chinese authorities to embark on air freight as a fleet owner. One of the main pressures to do so has been congestion in seaports around the world which has delayed the transport of its goods.
“Covid-19 has strongly impacted supply chain related industries around the world. We have seen the shortage of shipping and air freight resources, ”said Yu Ri, CEO of JD Logistics.
Thanks in part to the pandemic, global e-commerce has experienced strong growth and this has created new opportunities, according to the CEO.
JD Logistics is not the first major logistics company to take this route in recent months, with Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Logistics recently announcing that it will take a similar route to bypass growls at seaports. Amazon is also rumored to be considering purchasing a fleet of used long-haul aircraft to move packages between China and the West.