ISRAELI shipping line Zim has signed up with Alibaba to allow customers of the e-commerce site to book space on its vessels through Alibaba's OneTouch website, Reuters reported.
Zim follows other carriers such as CMA CGM and Maersk Line that signed similar agreements with Alibaba this year. Alibaba also reached a deal in 2017 with freight forwarder network WCA.
"Over the last seven months, Alibaba Group's international B2B site has announced partnerships with UPS and FedEx for express delivery, Maersk for container shipments, and DHL and Kuehne + Nagel for air freight, among others, significantly boosting cross-border logistics options available online through Alibaba.com," according to an article posted on Alibaba's Alizila site, reported American Shipper.
"Currently, there are more than 100 logistics companies and 1,700 freight forwarders offering their services through Alibaba.com, which has an international membership base predominantly made up of Chinese manufacturers and suppliers selling globally."