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Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

Cainiao now controls logistics for 81 percent of Alibaba’s domestic orders

May 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Embedded within Alibaba’s most recent quarterly results was a clear sign that couriers in China have increasingly aligned their IT platforms with that of Alibaba’s logistics affiliate, Cainiao. As of March 2017, 81 percent of all items sold through Alibaba-owned sites moved through Cainiao’s delivery network. This figure was upRead More

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

Hactl taking on mainland e-commerce boom

May 18, 2017 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

Munich — “If I walk around here trying to sell Hong Kong, I’m wasting my time,” Hactl CEO Mark Whitehead told Air Cargo World at this year’s Logistics Trade Show in Munich. “The airlines live in a complex, competitive business, and they will put through Hong Kong whatever tonnage makesRead More

Alibaba inks deal to grow Pakistan e-commerce sector

Alibaba inks deal to grow Pakistan e-commerce sector

May 17, 2017 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

Another country heard from! Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba has added a new nation to its growing theater of operations: Pakistan. The two partners have signed an agreement to develop Pakistan’s e-commerce sector by fostering growth of exports from the South Asian country’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into the regionalRead More

5 ways blockchain can be used to enhance the supply chain

5 ways blockchain can be used to enhance the supply chain

April 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Born from the obscure “bitcoin” universe as a foolproof method to keep track of transactions, and now gaining popularity in the banking and finance world, blockchain is emerging in the logistics arena. This once-little-known technology may be a potential solution to the problem of providing transparency in the supply chainRead More

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