THE logistics arm of Alibaba Group Holdings, Cainiao Sensible Logistics Community, has launched its 2021 open tender for logistics companies to strengthen its world logistics community.
In a press assertion on Thursday, Cainiao stated the worldwide tender is valued at 500 million yuan (S$102.2 million), and encompasses all key markets, together with North Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and the US.
“As a digital logistics platform, Cainiao adopts a collaborative strategy by integrating present trade logistics assets and empowers linked companions with an progressive and open information platform which improves effectivity alongside your complete value chain,” Cainiao stated.
The corporate has over 3,000 logistics companions and three million courier personnel on its platform.
The open tender for 2021 is segmented into business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) logistics companies, and also will be used to increase the community of licensed third-party logistics companions.
Within the B2C phase, Cainiao stated it is going to be curating an inventory of Cainiao-certified third-party logistics companions to supply a full suite of end-to-end logistics companies for retailers. This consists of abroad parcel assortment, worldwide line-haul, import customs clearance and last-mile supply.
Cainiao can also be trying to choose companions for its world fulfilment and consolidation warehouse networks to assist issues akin to storage and stock administration, high quality inspection, and consolidation of B2C parcels.
“The purpose is to strengthen assets throughout your complete value chain to ship higher stability and effectivity to assist cross-border e-commerce companies for each Alibaba (Taobao, Tmall and Kaola) and non-Alibaba retailers,” Cainiao stated.
For the B2B phase, Cainiao can be trying to strengthen its warehouse and trucking community to assist companies’ import and export wants.
It requires abroad warehouses which are positioned close to to ports to facilitate environment friendly transportation. They have to additionally be capable of present companies for pre-stocking, storage and might function a container freight station.
Cainiao added that companions supporting the trucking community can even need to be well-equipped with assets akin to lorries and container vehicles to deal with transportation of products between warehouses and to ports.
The deadline for tender submissions is Dec 15.