JD Logistics Inc. plans to start offering air freight services to take advantage of the demand for transport services worldwide. The firm is an affiliate of JD.com, one of the most reputable companies globally. Its management plans to procure several planes now and continue investing in more until they have a fleet of more than 100 aircraft.
The firm plans to lease and purchase planes with other partners to achieve its target by 2030. JD Logistics Inc. has been hiring planes from different companies to transport goods to their clients globally. However, they now have a license authorizing them to operate an air freight business.
There is a high demand for Chinese products all over the world. Many companies are buying protective gear, electronic products, and many other commodities from the country. However, importing the products to their countries has been taking longer.
That is because of the effects brought by the current pandemic. For example, the frequent lockdowns and fewer working hours have significantly affected the manufacturing of products in different companies. Besides, most business people have been transporting their products by water, which has led to jams at seaports. As a result, entrepreneurs have had to wait for several weeks or months to get the products to their countries.
Companies that want to reduce the time it takes to import goods have started using other means of transport. Most of them have been relying on air freight for most of their transport requirements. However, most airlines are not taking any new orders because they have plenty of goods to transport until the end of the year. In a recent interview, the logistics firm CEO talked about how the covid-19 pandemic has severely affected companies offering transport services.
He noted that there had been a severe shortage of shipping and air freight resources since the current pandemic started. That is why JD Logistics management decided to venture into the air freight industry to take advantage of the high demand for transport services.
The company will join other internet giants that have taken similar measures previously. However, apart from buying cargo jets, the company also plans to construct delivery facilities in different countries in the next two years. That will enable it to offer better services to all the clients that require air freight services.
Information about JD.com
JD.com is one of the most successful companies globally. The firm has continued gaining a lot of reputation since Liu Qiangdong started it many years back. Today, the company has more clients than most of the other e-commerce firms. As a result, it makes millions of dollars in profits annually. Last year, for example, the firm made more than $100 billion as millions of clients visited the firm’s website to buy different products. Most of them bought clothes, home appliances, and books.
Liu Qiangdong was born in eastern China. He attended school in the area but moved to a different town for his university education. Here, he started a restaurant business near the university. However, his employees stole money, making it hard for him to continue operating the business.
After that, Liu opened up a small shop. He later closed it down and started selling different products through the internet. As a result, his online firm achieved success, becoming the second-largest e-commerce company within a short time.
Qiangdong has managed to make his company successful because he is very creative. He takes advantage of the economic situation to make a huge profit from the crisis. That is what he did when starting his e-commerce business.
At the time, business people were facing challenges that made it hard to operate their businesses. Therefore, Liu started an online business that made it easy for people to buy different products. Qiangdong plans to use the same strategy to make his company more successful. That is by buying planes to help business people transport their goods from China to different countries.