Cainiao aims for five-day global delivery service

Cainiao chief executive Wan Lin. Source: Cainiao

Logistics firm Cainiao Group and online retailer AliExpress are partnering to launch a five-day global delivery service for cross-border packages.

Speaking at the Global Smart Logistics Summit, Cainiao chief executive Wan Lin said that the company would achieve the new service through “full-chain operational optimisation and streamlining of workflows across first-mile pick-up, line haul, overseas distribution, and last-mile delivery”. 

The new service will bring a 30% uplift in delivery speed compared to the industry standard, the logistics firm said.

Wan Lin said: “The next decade will unveil new development opportunities for smart logistics, and Cainiao will dedicate our efforts to building a leading global smart logistics network.

“This includes establishing three long-chain logistics networks encompassing domestic logistics, cross-border logistics, and overseas logistics, as well as creating three short-chain businesses in last-mile post stations, logistics infrastructure, and logistics technology.

“The goal is to provide quality and competitive logistics services to our consumers, merchants, platforms, and logistics partners.”

The company will also target overseas markets with a focus on key logistics nodes in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia, specifically with a target to establish one to two local warehousing and distribution centers each year.

Wan also announced the launch of Cainiao’s self-operated premium express service, ‘Cainiao Express’, which features key offerings such as half-day delivery, doorstep delivery, and night-time pick-up to cater to market demands for a high-quality and differentiated express service.

Additionally, Cainiao will look to develop a three-tiered supply chain offering – Half-Day Delivery, Next-Day Delivery and an economy shipping option.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]