Kuehne + Nagel has announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alibaba.com, the B2B business arm of Alibaba Group, to offer global logistics services.
Alibaba.com’s paid members in China can instantly obtain quotations and book pickup and destination delivery services for air freight consignments via Kuehne + Nagel’s digital solution KN FreightNet. This service has been available on Alibaba.com for over a year, though the e-commerce relationship has since been extended to also include less-than-container-load (LCL) solutions. The new strategic partnership will draw closer cooperation between the companies with the intent to expand the scope of logistics services on offer in the near future to cover the various modes of transportation (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.”
Wong Siew Loong, President for North Asia at 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.”
Source: Kuehne + Nagel