CMA CGM and Alibaba have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Hangzhou, China to seek cooperation between the two leading companies in the e-commerce realm. This cooperation between CMA CGM and Alibaba will provide digitalized services for the clientele via the One Touch Platform that was originally launched late last year.
“For CMA CGM, it is one step ahead to create added value to its customers and to make the industry meet the digital world,” the company said in a statement. “They propose together an alternative for direct booking platform for customers and to have 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 the Mediterranean 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.
This news follows Maersk’s announcement of a similar MoU with Alibaba that allows users to book ship places online.