JD Logistics has announced that it has become the world’s first e-commerce platform to use the European Pallet Association’s (EPAL) industry-leading shipping pallets.
JD Logistics has formed a partnership with EPAL to enable the association’s pallets to be distributed to partners throughout China via JD Cloud Box – JD Logistics’ logistics transaction platform.
JD Cloud Box will use EPAL products as the standard logistics carriers throughout the supply chain system. EPAL’s products will also be integrated in JD’s cross-border logistics operations. JD Cloud Box will also offer repair and leasing services for the pallets, and provide an online platform for real-time information and transactions relating to EPAL pallets in China.
Jie Ji, head of JD Cloud Box at JD Logistics, said, “Reliable access to high-quality pallets on an as-needed basis is crucial to ensuring a highly efficient supply chain ecosystem. We are making it much more convenient for companies across China to utilize EPAL’s pallets in their operations, and raising the standard for China’s logistics industry at large.”