Kuehne + Nagel has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with alibaba.com to provide logistics services to the Chinese e-commerce giant’s B2B business unit.
Alibaba.com paid members in China have been able to instantly obtain quotations, book pickup and destination delivery services for airfreight consignments via Kuehne + Nagel’s KN FreightNet for more than a year.
The e-commerce relationship has been extended to include less-than-container-load as well and will draw closer cooperation between Alibaba.com and Kuehne + Nagel with intent to expand the scope of logistics services on offer in the future to cover various modes of transport and contract logistics outside China.
Alibaba.com director of logistics, Steve Su says: “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.”
Kuehne + Nagel president North Asia, Wong Siew Loong says: “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.”