Cainiao launches sorting center in Mexico

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Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, has launched a sorting center in the Municipality of Tultepec, Mexico.

The sorting center has been equipped with multiple automated sorting technologies and pipelines as well as a management system that is designed to enhance parcel processing efficiency by up to 10%. Located 30km away from Mexico City International Airport, the sorting center will serve consumers across 32 states in Mexico, enabling parcels from China to arrive in the country in approximately 12 working days.

According to analysis from Mexican Association of Online Sales (AMVO), the Mexican e-commerce market was valued at Peso 401bn (US$20bn) in 2021, a 27% growth compared to 2020, when the value stood at Peso 316bn (US$15bn). Cainiao’s data also revealed that daily necessities, apparels and consumer electronics devices are the most popular online shopping categories purchased via its e-commerce platforms.

Davis Zhao, head of global solutions for Cainiao’s Export Logistics, said, “We see Latin America as a huge emerging market for cross-border e-commerce, and our business in Mexico surged up to 50% from January to March 2022 compared to the same period last year. Cainiao is committed to serving consumers in Latin America by providing more efficient and convenient logistics services.”

Cainiao has experienced a triple-digit growth rate in its Latin American business over the past year and has driven a focused air cargo network expansion in recent months to safeguard supply chain performance.

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