Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba, has partnered with South Korea’s CJ Logistics to streamline and optimize cross-border services between China and South Korea.
Both parties are also in discussions with AliExpress to establish fulfillment centers in South Korea to improve logistics services for local consumers.
This partnership aims to enhance customer experience and quality of service by accelerating deliveries between China and South Korea to as fast as three days, with deliveries even on Sundays. This will be achieved by combining CJ Logistics’ expertise and range of logistics offerings in South Korea with Cainiao’s cross-border logistics capabilities in areas such as domestic warehousing, line-haul transportation and first-mile network.
CJ Logistics has an extensive infrastructure with a mega logistics hub in Gonjiam, with a total area of over 300,000m2 and daily parcel handling capacity of up to 1.7 million. It also has more than 274 distribution centers covering major cities across South Korea.
Shin Young-Soo, CEO of the parcel e-commerce business unit at CJ Logistics, said, “Establishing partnerships with global leading e-commerce partners such as AliExpress and Cainiao creates opportunities for us to deliver greater value and better customer experience. In the future, we will continue to optimize cross-border fulfillment services and partnership frameworks to achieve mutual growth and offer new overseas shopping services for consumers.”
Wang Ke, Asia-Pacific regional manager at Cainiao International Express, commented, “The partnership with CJ Logistics marks a step forward in enhancing China-Korea cross-border logistics experience for merchants and consumers. Here, Cainiao will be able to further optimize the logistics efficiency of the entire supply chain, especially when it comes to safeguarding delivery timeliness during major shopping festivals. This will enable us to deliver a customer experience and shipping guarantee that is on par with local e-commerce.”