Global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel announced a closer cooperation with Alibaba.com, the B2B business arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba group, to offer China-based shippers increased e-commerce logistics solutions.
Kuehne + Nagel said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alibaba.com to expand the scope of logistics services on offer in the near future. This time, the partnership will be extended to cover the various modes of transportation—air, sea, rail, overland—and contract logistics outside China.
Since more than a year ago, Alibaba.com’s paid members in China have been able to instantly obtain quotations, book pickup, and destination delivery services for airfreight consignments via Kuehne + Nagel’s digital solution KN FreightNet on Alibaba.com. The e-commerce relationship has already been extended to include less-than-container-load solutions as well.
“We are pleased to partner with Kuehne + Nagel to offer our SME customers comprehensive logistics services, enabling them to capitalise on cross-border trade opportunities,” Steve Su, director of logistics at Alibaba.com, said in a written statement.
Wong Siew Loong, president North Asia Kuehne + Nagel, said: “We are excited to enter this MoU with Alibaba.com bringing together Alibaba’s e-commerce penetration with Kuehne + Nagel’s worldwide logistics capabilities. For Kuehne + Nagel, the establishment of this relationship is in line with our global strategy to digitalise logistics services in order to meet the evolving needs of customers today. We look forward to further developing this cooperation by expanding the scope of our ecommerce logistics offering to Alibaba customers in the future.”
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