Cainiao Network has partnered with Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport to establish an air cargo centre, with plans to launch more international cargo routes originating from Shenzhen.
The new flights are launched in partnership with Atlas Air and will operate twice a week, with a loading capacity of over 220 tonnes per flight. The new service will accommodate various product categories ranging from electronics to automobiles
The inaugural chartered flight connecting Shenzhen, China to São Paulo, Brazil was officially launched last weekend at a signing ceremony attended by representatives from the Brazilian government, Shenzhen Airport, Atlas Air and Cainiao Network.
The air cargo centre is established to support growing cross-border eCommerce parcel volume from China to Latin America. The facility will play a key role in streamlining and optimizing parcel sorting and customs clearance processes for import and export goods at the airport. It will also leverage Cainiao’s smart logistics capabilities, with solutions and equipment such as Cainiao’s proprietary hand-held device – LEMO PDA, digital customs clearance system and warehouse management system (WMS).
Goods shipped via air from Shenzhen and the Southern China region can enter the airport directly for loading onto cargo planes. Transit goods can also be seamlessly transferred to other ports and airports via the air cargo center. Going forward, the air cargo center will deliver a 20 to 30 percent increase in parcel processing efficiency and the ability to conduct 24/7 around-the-clock operations during peak seasons.
“This collaboration between Cainiao and Shenzhen Airport represents a significant milestone as we establish air cargo centers in key international airports to integrate our smart logistics technologies and global network within the value chain,” said Dr Ding Hongwei, Vice President of Cainiao Network
“By tapping into Cainiao’s extensive overseas logistics infrastructure and network, we will further optimize the cross-border logistics value chain in Shenzhen and more broadly in the South China region.”
This news comes after Cainiao’s recent announcement to share its three-year development roadmap for Brazil, with plans to launch nine sorting centers in seven states and 1,000 smart lockers across 10 key Brazilian cities to support local-to-local and cross-border deliveries, local express and food deliveries.