Container Shipping Lines Sign up With Alibaba to Offer Online Direct Booking

SHANGHAI, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Two container shipping lines, France's CMA CGM and Israel's Zim, have signed up with Alibaba to allow customers to book space on their vessels through the Chinese e-commerce giant, in a bid to boost sales as the sector battles a severe downturn. Container lines, facing their worst ever downturn due to a glut of ships and weaker demand, are … [Read more...]

CMA CGM Signs with E-Commerce Giant Alibaba

CMA CGM has followed Maersk’s lead, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba. The agreement is for container space on its Asia-Mediterranean and Asia-Adriatic services, booked via Alibaba’s OneTouch platform. The service will allow Chinese exporters to bypass freight forwarders, using OneTouch to book space on CMA … [Read more...]

Maersk Teams Up With E-Commerce Giant Alibaba to Offer Online Booking

SHANGHAI, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Maersk, the world's largest container shipping line, has teamed up with Alibaba to allow customers to reserve space on its vessels through the Chinese company, illustrating growing cooperation between e-commerce and logistics firms. Maersk, a unit of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, began offering the service to Chinese shippers on Alibaba's OneTouch … [Read more...]