DHL is supporting the evolving needs of online consumers in China.
The company has signed a cross-border logistics agreement with JD.com to this end.
As per the agreement, both companies will cooperate on a range of cross-border supply chain initiatives leveraging one another's expertise in logistics and ec-ommerce.
DHL and JD.com already share a business partnership and last year DHL became the preferred logistics service provider for moving American products ordered on JD.com's U.S. Mall to and across China.
"Supporting the evolving needs of China's online consumers will require in-depth knowledge of international transport, warehouse, and distribution," said Wu Dongming, CEO, DHL Express China. "DHL is well positioned to address this with our leading-edge facilities and expansive global infrastructure, which includes 11 gateways in China covering major trading hubs and inter-city connections."
As a strategic customer under DHL's Fast Growing Enterprises initiative, JD.com will gain access to a comprehensive suite of logistics solutions across all DHL business units.
DHL will provide air, ocean and road freight; warehousing; parcel delivery; e-commerce services and access to fulfillment distribution centers, and local distribution services in key regions.
Both partners will also jointly explore the development of innovative cross-border supply chain systems and operating processes.
JD.com will leverage DHL's international industry experience to support the design and development of its expanding global supply chain network.
"JD.com is setting the global standard for the ecommerce experience with our reputation for delivering high-quality products at amazingly fast speeds," said Victor Xu, president, JD.com's International Business Group. "Partnerships with global leaders such as DHL will further enhance the level of service we offer our customers and merchant partners throughout the world. The expansion of our partnerships with DHL will ensure we continue to strengthen our high standards of efficiency and convenience, even as we quickly scale up our cross-border e-commerce services."
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