KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 12 — AirAsia and Alibaba’s logistics companies, Teleport and Cainiao are collaborating to deliver cross-border orders made on Alibaba’s e-commerce platform, Tmall Taobao.
In a statement today, Airasia said the end-to-end delivery service, in under 24-hours, will initially start from Shenzhen and Canton, China to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
“In the interest of delivery speed, the cargo-only flight consisting of orders from Tmall departed from Shenzhen, China to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah on the biggest sale event of the year, 11.11, on Nov 11, 2020,” the airline company said.
Tmall Export Line Haul Logistics director at Cainiao, Kenny Wu said the partnership will help to streamline customs clearance and improve freight stability as the company continues to work towards its goal of delivering globally within 72 hours.
“The establishment of a direct Malaysia-China e-Commerce logistics service is a continued affirmation of our investment into the region.
“With the rise in eCommerce and cross-border trade activities, delivery efficiency will become increasingly crucial for business success and the growth of economies,” he said.
Meanwhile, Teleport chief executive officer Teleport, Pete Chareonwongsak said as the company had worked closely with Cainiao previously for chartered cargo-only flights, it only seems fitting to continue the venture as a long-term partnership to deliver parcels across China to East Malaysia.
“By tapping into Teleport’s robust technology (API) integration between the two platforms and AirAsia’s regional network, we can enable e-commerce delivery across Southeast Asia from multiple cities in China.” he added.