Israeli shipping line ZIM has taken its e-commerce offering to a new level and entered into a broad strategic cooperation agreement with Alibaba.com for the direct purchase of sea freight. Under the agreement, ZIM provides sea freight and services through a direct interface with Alibaba.com’s logistics platform.
“The cooperation, in force since earlier this year, has effectively improved the visualisation process of Alibaba.com’s logistics platform and has proven beneficial for Alibaba.com stakeholders,” said ZIM president and CEO Eli Glickman. “ZIM's extensive network of lines provides visible global logistics delivery services for Alibaba.com sellers.”
He said ZIM and Alibaba.com were evaluating options to expand their cooperation.
“It’s an important step for ZIM, expanding digital services for e-commerce customers as well as small and medium enterprises," he added.
"As the world's largest cross-border e-commerce B2B platform, Alibaba.com aims to build a global logistics network jointly with ZIM and other ecological partners,” said Kuo Zhang, general manager of Alibaba.com.