Cainiao Network has partnered with Korean company CJ Logistics to streamline and optimize cross-border logistics services between China and South Korea.
The partnership aims to accelerate deliveries between the two countries to as fast as three days, with deliveries on Sundays. The two plan to do this by combining their expertise in domestic warehousing, line haul transportation and first mile network. Both parties are also in the midst of discussions with AliExpress to establish fulfillment centres in South Korea to further safeguard logistics services for local consumers.
CJ Logistics is a subsidiary of CJ Group whose business spans across food and beverage, biotechnology, logistics, and entertainment and media. The logistics operator has an extensive infrastructure with strong logistics capabilities in South Korea. It owns and operates a mega logistics hub in Gonjiam, opened in 2018, with a total area of over 300,000 square meters and daily parcel handling capacity up to 1.7 million. It also has more than 274 distribution centers scattered across major cities in South Korea.
China launched various initiatives last year to strengthen cross-border logistics with its trade partner, such as the launch of a distribution centre and trucking line haul service in South Korea to expedite AliExpress deliveries from China. Cainiao said these helped to reduce operating costs by 10 percent and save more than 12 hours in processing and handling time for South Korea-bound deliveries.