Zongteng Group acquires first B777F to expand e-commerce business

By Rebecca Jeffrey

B777F. Photo: YunExpress

Chinese e-commerce infrastructure service provider Zongteng Group has taken delivery of its first Boeing B777F freighter at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport.

Zongteng Group partnered with Central Airlines to enable the B777F’s first flight from Shenzhen to Riyadh on September 30.

The freighter will be operated by Central Airlines on behalf of Zongteng subsidiary YunExpress.

It will operate from Shenzhen to the Middle East and Europe three to four times a week. 

The B777F has a range of 9,200 km and a maximum load capacity of more than 102 tonnes. 

“With a planned annual cargo capacity of over 25,000 tonnes, the B777F enables Zongteng Group to form an air-to-ground connection with global cargo collections, line haul transportation, fulfilment warehouses, and distribution centres, which further consolidates the company’s end-to-end supply chain infrastructure,” said YunExpress.

“The acquisition of this widebody B777F is key to the group strategy of providing premium logistics services to [the] e-commerce sector.

“By upgrading its intercontinental airfreight capability on routes from Asia to Europe and America, the company will gain greater control over the entire supply chain, and thus significantly enhance stability and efficiency beyond the standard e-commerce parcel delivery services.”

Founded in 2009, Zongteng Group reported a turnover of €3.85bn in 2021. The company’s services include international e-commerce logistics, fulfilment services, and customised supply chain solutions, provided by its sub-brands YunExpress, Elogistic, and Worldtech. 

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