Kuehne + Nagel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alibaba to expand its Chinese logistics solutions to cover air, sea, rail, overland and contract logistics outside China.
For more than a year, Alibaba'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 (LCL) solutions as well.
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.”
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 e-commerce logistics offering to Alibaba customers in the future.”