Kuehne + Nagel Alibaba deal

K & N has signed an MoU with Alibaba.com aims to link Kühne + Nagel’s global logistics network with Alibaba’s expertise in B2B e-commerce, to offer China based shippers leading e-commerce logistics solutions.

For more than a year, Aliaba.com’s paid members in China have been able to obtain quotations, book pickup and destination delivery services for airfreight consignments via Kühne + Nagel’s digital solution KN FreightNet on Alibaba.com. This e-commerce relationship has been extended to include less-than-container-load (LCL) solutions as well.

Now the strategic partnership will expand the scope of logistics services on offer to cover the various modes of transportation and contract logistics outside China. At the start of this year Maersk announced a deal with Alibaba to offer e-commerce bookings through Alibaba's "Onetouch" booking service.

(World Cargo News)