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Saudia Cargo and Cainiao Sign Major Network Deal

: Mar 5, 2021 - : 3:33 am

Saudia Cargo and Cainiao Network will work together to support e-commerce operations between China and Europe, with Riyadh as the main transit point.

The two companies signed a cargo agreement that would facilitate five weekly flights from Hong Kong to Liege in Belgium, with Riyadh as the main transit point. Cainiao Network, the logistic arm of Alibaba Group, is one of the leading IT and logistics operators,

“We are excited for this strategic agreement which will enhance logistic services between the two continents through the famous Alibaba’s e-commerce platform and its high traffic of online shoppers,” said Omar Hariri, Saudia Cargo CEO. “This agreement is part of our framework to transform the Kingdom into an open gate for world trade and a bridge connecting East and West by leveraging its strategic location in the center of the world.”

Cainiao’s footprint is spread across more than 200 countries around the world. “We are happy to launch of collaboration with Saudia Cargo,” said said William Xiong, Cainiao’s Chief Strategist and General Manager of Export Logistics. “Our sellers and customers from China, Saudi Arabia and Europe will benefit from the new flights that will decrease delivery time for their parcels. Expanding our logistics network into new regions will also help us in building efficient global exports network.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Saudia Cargo has increased cargo flights to many destinations in Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. The company has a fleet comprising seven freighter aircraft, including four Boeing 777 and three Boeing 747-400F.

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