Alibaba.com, the B2B business arm of Alibaba Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kuehne + Nagel to offer China-based shippers e-commerce logistics solutions.
For more than a year, Alibaba.com’s paid members in China have been able to instantly obtain quotations, book pickup and destination delivery services for airfreight consignments via KN FreightNet on Alibaba.com.
The e-commerce relationship has already been extended to include less-than-container-load (LCL) solutions as well. Now, the strategic partnership will draw closer cooperation between the two to expand the scope of logistics services on offer in the near future to cover the various modes of transport (air, sea, rail, overland) and contract logistics outside China.
Steve Su, director of logistics at Alibaba.com, said: “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.”