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ZIM in agreement with Alibaba for its customers to purchase sea freight

Photo: ZIM Line 3455 side view portAVS.jpg
Israeli container line ZIM has entered into a strategic cooperation with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.com providing sea freight services.

ZIM said it had entered into a broad strategic cooperation agreement with Alibaba.com under which the Chinese e-commerce platform’s customers could directly purchase sea freight. The two companies are evaluating options to expand their cooperation.

Eli Glickman, ZIM president & ceo said: "We are proud of this first cooperation with Alibaba.com, which is part and parcel of our innovative strategic vision. We see it as a great opportunity and a mutually beneficial arrangement leading to top-level customer service. It’s an important step for ZIM, expanding digital services for e-commerce customers as well as small and medium enterprises."

Kuo Zhang, General Manager of Alibaba.com, said: “The strategic cooperation between ZIM and Alibaba.com will provide customers with stable, efficient and visible cross-border supply chain solutions, and provide strong support for the explosive growth of the global digital trade."  

ZIM has been actively targeting the e-commerce sector and earlier this year launched a direct service connecting South China ports and Los Angeles.

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