Evergreen, Alibaba roll out online booking partnership

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 22-06-2017        Tweet

TAIWAN : Evergreen Line has teamed up with Alibaba, owner of China's largest e-commerce platform in order to provide cargo owners with the option of booking directly via the internet with guaranteed space and fixed prices. Evergreen Line has also appointed Evergreen Logistics Corporation as a designated service provider of customized, comprehensive logistics solutions.

In response to the growth of cross- border e-commerce transactions, Alibaba has developed One Touch into a leading platform providing export services to small and medium-sized enterprises in China. Taking note of this need of smaller volume shippers, Evergreen Line is collaborating with Alibaba to allow shippers to search freight rates and to reserve cargo space utilizing the One Touch platform directly. Once a booking is confirmed, the selected price is also locked-in. The rate will not alter regardless of how the market price changes. With a guarantee of space and price, shippers can keep their production lines running with assurance and control their logistics costs with confidence.

In addition to this new direct booking facility, Evergreen Line is also responding to the needs of smaller shippers for one-stop logistics services by appointing Evergreen Logistics as a supplier of such services contactable at the online booking point. No matter if it is a trucking arrangement, customs clearance or documentation requirement, Evergreen Logistics can provide cost-effective and time-critical solutions to shippers who may not be familiar with such procedures.

At this initial stage of its partnership with Alibaba, Evergreen Line will be offering the booking facility via One Touch on routes from China’s main ports to Israel and the South American region. Detailed ports and service routes are outlined below:

Israel Service

FEM

- Port of Loading: Shekou, Yantian

- Port of Discharge: Ashdod, Haifa at Israel

South America Service

ESA - Port of Loading: Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian

- Port of Discharge: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay; Brasil ports including Itaguai, Santos, Paranagua, Navegantes, Rio Grande

WSA/WSA2

- Port of Loading: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shekou, Yantian

- Port of Discharge: Buenaventura, Columbia; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Callao, Peru