CMA CGM and ALIBABA OneTouch have signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) in Hangzhou, China to seek cooperation between the two companies working in the digital area.
CMA CGM says it is one step ahead to create added value and make the industry meet the digital world.
This cooperation between CMA CGM and ALIBABA OneTouch will provide digitalised services for the clientele via OneTouch import and export BPO service Platform. They propose together an alternative for direct booking platform and an on line booking for shipments ex China to Mediterranean and Adriatic area through the CMA CGM MEX1 and CMA CGM BEX services.
- The CMA CGM MEX 1 service, connecting Asia to Mediterrean area will propose ports of loading as Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and port of discharge in West Mediterranean base ports as Barcelona, Valencia.
- The CMA CGM BEX service, connecting Asia to Adriatic ports will propose the ports of loading as Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan and port of discharge in Adriatic base ports as Rijeka, Koper, Trieste, Venice
The company followed Maersk’s example which earlier in 2017 announced its cooperation with world’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba. Maersk Line signed a MoU with the Chinese e-commerce company to allow users to book ship places online. Specifically, Maersk launched a pilot program on Alibaba OneTouch portal on December 22, 2016, moving a step forward to providing fully digitized customer solutions.
Source : CMA CGM