LogisticsTI takes a look at Alibaba’s OneTouch online import-export services (including loans) aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs) … although, take note, Maersk, CMA CGM and a host of other undeniably big transportation providers and forwarders recently signed on to the platform.
Currently there are more than 100 logistics companies and 1,700 freight forwarders offering their services through Alibaba Group’s international B2B site including DHL, FedEx, UPS, Kuehne + Nagel and WCA Ltd.
For new customer CMA CGM, the carrier will provide export services within its Mediterranean and Adriatic port of calls including Barcelona, Valencia, Trieste and Rijeka. For Maersk, bookings will be made on select routes including AE1, AE5 and F3 between five Chinese ports and eight overseas destination ports.
Logisitics TI uses Datamyne data to gauge US import volumes moved by OneTouch.