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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