ZIM and Alibaba Ink Strategic Partnership

Mike Schuler
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October 19, 2020

Israeli shipping line ZIM has patnered with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to offer the direct purchase of sea freight on the Alibaba.com platform.

The strategic agreement will improve logistic services to Alibaba sellers. Under the agreement, ZIM provides sea freight and services through a direct interface with Alibaba.com’s logistics platform.

The cooperation, which has been in force since earlier this year, has effectively improved the visualization process of Alibaba.com’s logistics platform and has proven beneficial for Alibaba.com stakeholders, according to a press release announcing the partnership. “ZIM’s extensive network of lines provides stable, high-efficiency and visible global logistics delivery services for Alibaba.com sellers, along with high-level customer service, product support and system optimization,” it said.

ZIM and Alibaba are now exploring options to expand the cooperation.

“Alibaba.com is one of the leading e-commerce portals in the world. As a customer-centric company with advanced digital solutions, we can contribute to the enhancement and efficiency of logistic services to Alibaba.com customers,” said Saar Dotan, ZIM EVP Countries & Business Development.

Kuo Zhang, General Manager of Alibaba.com, said the cooperation will provide more efficient and reliable supply chain solutions.

“As the world’s largest cross-border e-commerce B2B platform, Alibaba.com aims to build a global logistics network jointly with ZIM and other ecological partners and reshape global logistics industry standards. The strategic cooperation between ZIM and Alibaba.com will provide customers with stable, efficient and visible cross-border supply chain solutions, and provide strong support for the explosive growth of the global digital trade.”

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