Post Tagged with: "alibaba"

Alibaba.com and Kuehne + Nagel to expand partnership

Alibaba.com and Kuehne + Nagel to expand partnership

April 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports the world’s second largest air freight forwarder by volume, Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel, signed an MoU to offer outbound logistics services to shippers listed on China’s largest business-to-business platform, Alibaba.com. The MoU will expand the scope of a pilot program launched last year which integrated theRead More

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

Huawei to compete with Alibaba for cloud market

April 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Starting this year, Huawei will expand into public cloud services, the Chinese-technology giant announced. And while not explicitly stated, the move pits it against Alibaba, which, in turn, is rushing to catch up with Amazon.com, the global market leader. “We will invest heavily in building an open and trusted publicRead More

Alibaba expected to fuel nearly a third of China’s digital economy jobs

Alibaba expected to fuel nearly a third of China’s digital economy jobs

March 28, 2017 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

A report out by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) claims that, on its current trajectory, Alibaba could be responsible for some 112 million jobs out of an eye-watering 415 million total jobs available in China’s digital economy in 2035. “If Alibaba’s emerging businesses, such as cloud computing and digital entertainment,Read More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 1: The e-commerce revolution

Where We Went Wrong – Part 1: The e-commerce revolution

February 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm 1 comment

Here’s an open secret: physical “brick and mortar” shops are closing as multitudes of shoppers flock to online retail sites, such as Amazon and Alibaba. In the stores that still remain, many of the consumers are “just looking,” but will make their purchases later on the web. Unlike general airRead More

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

WCA, Alibaba tie-up opens China to SME forwarders

January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Freight forwarding network WCA is set to collaborate with China’s Alibaba.com on cross-border ecommerce shipments in a tie-up that expands Alibaba’s international reach through an additional 6,300 logistics offices of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) forwarders on the WCA roster worldwide. In return, WCA forwarders gain access to the AlibabaRead More

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

January 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

The e-commerce wars just entered surreal territory, with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, a champion of global free trade, meeting the protectionist-leaning President-elect Donald Trump in New York this week to discuss how online retail can create up to 1 million new jobs over the next five years. “Jack and IRead More

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

Alibaba-Maersk tie up opens new frontier in e-commerce wars

January 5, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

Amazon’s got its Prime Air, but Alibaba just raised the stakes with the announcement of a partnership with Maersk Line that enables customers to reserve space on its ocean vessels online. In addition to cutting out freight forwarding middlemen and opening pathways to global markets, the move is being seenRead More

Give thanks, and shop

Give thanks, and shop

November 24, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and as usual, distant relatives will convene at dinner tables across the country to discuss not only what they are thankful for, but also their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping strategies. But this year, despite the air freight industry’s arduous efforts toRead More