Dutch cargo sales agent Kales Group has signed a deal on 1 May to sell the space on China-bound international cargo flights operated for Alibaba logistics unit Cainiao.
Kales subsidiary Cargonet Asia will support Cainiao with fixed allotments, block space agreements and free sales to sell available capacity on flights chartered or leased by Cainiao on their way back to China.
Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Kales Group, said the global partnership comes amidst growing e-commerce volumes.
“We are very proud to sign this partnership with Cainiao and contribute to the development of a global smart logistics network supporting the growth of e-commerce and beyond,” Scholte stated.
“We will support Cainiao on their different trade lanes in different parts of the world. Cainiao will be a very welcome addition to the already extensive portfolio we offer to our forwarders’ base.”
James Lu, senior logistics advisor for Cainiao, believes the partnership will allow Cainiao to better leverage its logistics infrastructure in Europe, such as the e-commerce hub at Liege airport, to help clients with better export services to China.