Post Tagged with: "JD.com"

Cargo’s Crystal Ball: The power of machine learning

Cargo’s Crystal Ball: The power of machine learning

September 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Most shippers were caught off-guard last August when the world’s seventh-largest container line suddenly went into receivership. An estimated US$14 billion in cargo was left in limbo after two-thirds of South Korea-based Hanjin’s fleet – some 93 vessels – were seized, stranded or denied entry into ports. Shippers immediately openedRead More

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

JD.com opens unmanned sorting center in China to boost e-commerce automation

August 9, 2017 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

China’s second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, continues to take enthusiastic steps to automate and streamline e-commerce logistics, most recently by opening an “unmanned” parcel sorting center in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, according to a media report on the company’s investor page. This move, following the e-tailer’s recently announced alliance with China’s InspectionRead More

Upset the Shopping Cart: Can forwarders survive Chinese e-commerce?

Upset the Shopping Cart: Can forwarders survive Chinese e-commerce?

August 2, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Shelly Lu oversees logistics for a medium-sized Chinese biochemical company that produces some 5,000 tonnes of powder and liquid chemicals each year. “Due to the price-sensitivity of the commodities we manufacture, we ship most of our products by ocean freight,” she explained. But, as is the case with much ofRead More

JD.com launches alliance to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

JD.com launches alliance to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

August 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

On 1 August, Beijing-based e-tailer JD.com, in collaboration with 20 global brands, announced a new alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association that aims to streamline and expedite the customs clearance process for cross-border imports into China. The alliance brings together a cross section of the cross-border e-commerce supply-chain includingRead More

Upset the Shopping Cart: Bonded warehouse vs. direct mail

Upset the Shopping Cart: Bonded warehouse vs. direct mail

July 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

In 2012, the Chinese government began establishing pilot e-commerce zones in a drive to boost domestic consumption. This allowed 3PLs to establish bonded warehouses within the zones, and clear customs for both import and exports moving through the zones. Since goods can be stored onsite at the warehouse until theRead More

JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

JD.com signs cold-chain logistics deal with Japan’s Yamato Holdings

July 14, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

The vast size of the Chinese e-commerce market is about to join forces with the forwarding expertise of the Japanese logistics industry. Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Yamato Holdings, a Japanese logistics company, to build a cold-chain logistics network in China. The allianceRead More

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

April 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Chinese e-commerce heavyweight JD.com plans to build 150 drone launch facilities in southwestern Sichuan province for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) parcel delivery. Having secured government approval in select provinces, autonomous aerial deliveries in China are at the forefront of commercial drone innovation. JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries inRead More