Alibaba logistics arm collaborates with SGH to help Japanese suppliers reach China market

JAPAN/CHINA. Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Alibaba’s logistics arm, is joining forces with SGH Global Japan to tap into surging demand generated during large shopping festivals such as the 618 event later this month and Double 11 in November.

SGJ’s warehouse facilities in Japan will be used by Cainiao as part of its logistics solutions
Key stories from China and related to Chinese travellers are featured each week on The Moodie Davitt Report’s new WeChat Official Account. Please scan the QR code to follow us.

Cainiao will collaborate with SGJ to provide Japanese brands with logistics solutions to sell to Chinese consumers. The company will also be leveraging SGJ’s established logistics network and resources in Japan, including B2C warehousing, customs clearance services as well as line haul for cross-border shipping from Japan to China.

Currently, SGJ has six weekly flights from Japan to China via Osaka, with plans to launch flights from Tokyo after the end of June.

SGH Global Japan President Akira Oyama said: “Forming the partnership between SGJ and Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, and utilising SGJ’s know-how, will provide quality service, build a logistics framework that can support the goal to deliver within 72 hours from Japan to Chinese consumers and help Japanese companies further their growth.”

Flow chart showing how the relationship between Cainiao and SGH will work in delivering a cross-border ecommerce strategy (click to enlarge)

Cainiao Global Supply Chain General Manager James Zhao said: “Japan has always been a key market for us. This partnership with SGJ further reaffirms our commitment to the market, and strengthens the stability and efficiency of cross-border logistics between Japan and China.

“SGJ has demonstrated extensive logistics capabilities and business connections that will be instrumental in helping Japanese businesses expand overseas to establish greater resilience amid the current business landscape. This will hopefully bring us closer to our goal of delivering globally within 72 hours.”

China is Japan’s largest export market at US$144 billion (19.51%).

Note: Cross-border ecommerce stories now enjoy their own archive on The Moodie Davitt

Food & Beverage The Magazine eZine