Alibaba.com global customers can book and purchase sea freight and logistic services from ZIM on Alibaba.com
The announcement means ZIM and Alibaba are building on their existing agreement for a further two years, while extending the ability to book and purchase sea freight on ZIM and logistic services from ZIM Logistics China to Alibaba.com buyers (the initial agreement was limited to sellers).
"This collaboration helps Alibaba.com offer its customers a more affordable transit alternative relative to air freight with an easy-to-use interface available directly on the Alibaba.com platform. ZIM’s extensive network of lines, particularly the recently introduced dedicated eCommerce express lines, provide Alibaba.com customers reliable, fast, high quality freight services, as well as product support and system optimisation. The successful cooperation has been in place since 2020 and the significant growth of eCommerce and demand for freight capacity in the last year have led the parties to deepen their collaboration,” ZIM said in a statement.
“Since we launched the initial agreement with Alibaba.com, it has proven to be a highly successful and mutually beneficial partnership,” said Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO. “We continue to position ZIM as a leading eCommerce service provider, while creating significant advantages for customers. It is part of our innovative strategic vision, and we are very proud to extend and expand this partnership with Alibaba.com to enhance the customer experience and further capitalise on growing eCommerce trends.”
“We are happy to continue our collaboration with ZIM to enhance our ecosystem designed to bring the best services to global customers quickly,” added Kuo Zhang, General Manager of Alibaba.com added. “In the next phase of the collaboration, we can offer global buyers more options and choices to manage and optimise their supply chains, and to thrive and succeed in the massive global B2B eCommerce opportunity.”