A different kind of logistics network

As we posted earlier this week, we’re excited that Steven Li, Director of Cross-Border E-Commerce Logistics for Cainiao, will join us in Hong Kong next month as a speaker at Cargo Facts Asia 2016. Cainiao was formed in 2013 to oversee the proposed China Smart Logistics Network – the brainchild of Alibaba boss Jack Ma. Three years later, China Smart […]
  • David Harris
  • March 25, 2016

Cainiao joins e-commerce panel at Cargo Facts Asia 2016

Cargo Facts Asia 2016 has added yet another key speaker to its “E-commerce Explosion and Air Freight” panel: Steven Li, Director of Cross-Border E-Commerce Logistics for Cainiao. It is widely known that e-commerce in China owes much of its success to the most renowned of Cainiao’s founding partners, Alibaba, which launched the company with a 48 percent […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 21, 2016

Tomorrow, the World: Part III

Today we publish Part III of our three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company. We are examining the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and will soon spread that change worldwide. […]
  • David Harris
  • September 17, 2015

Tomorrow, the world: Part II

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and the way in which its approach to the logistics of online shopping – particularly the development of a neutral “open logistics platform” – has changed the package-delivery industry in China, and will soon spread that change worldwide. You can read Part […]
  • David Harris
  • September 16, 2015

Alibaba and Cainiao: Tomorrow, the world!

Move over, Amazon. Out of the way, FedEx and UPS. Alibaba is coming to your home town. Over the last few years, we have posted occasionally about the impact of e-commerce on the air freight and express industry. Today we embark on a three-part look at Alibaba, the world’s biggest e-commerce company, and the way […]
  • David Harris
  • September 15, 2015

Delivering the dragon

Two years ago we reported that Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba was leading a consortium of companies in the development of an advanced package delivery network. The consortium set up a new company, Cainiao, to manage the network, in which they, and various financial backers, planned to invest a total of US$16 billion. As we said […]
  • David Harris
  • August 21, 2015
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