Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shipping: Following Maersk,"Now CMA CGM signs with Alibaba for online booking of container space"

From The Loadstar:
CMA CGM has followed Maersk’s lead, signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba.

The agreement is for container space on its Asia-Mediterranean and Asia-Adriatic services, booked via Alibaba’s OneTouch platform.

The service will allow Chinese exporters to bypass freight forwarders, using OneTouch to book space on CMA CGM’s MEX 1 service, which connects the Chinese export gateways of Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian with the Med gateways of Barcelona and Valencia and CMA CGM’s transhipment hub at Malta, and the Asia-Bosporus BEX service connecting Shanghai, Ningbo and Chiwan with the Adriatic gateways of Rijeka, Koper, Trieste and Venice....MORE
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