WCA and collaborate on cross-border e-commerce shipments

Logistics network World Cargo Alliance has today announced a collaboration with global online trading entity, relating to cross-border e-commerce shipments.

The co-operation will see WCA member companies integrated into the logistics platform for these shipments, with WCA providing support in screening and approving international logistics providers. WCA-approved providers will be able to access and compete for logistics orders generated on the website, with the aim of ensuring efficient, high quality logistics services for Alibaba customers.

The two entities, whose collaboration begins this month, have agreed on standards of service, including a protection scheme which will offer participants compensation for qualifying transactions.

Dan March, WCA’s Chief Executive Officer, said that the partnership will open up “vast new opportunities for business growth for independent freight forwarders,” adding that, “The strict qualification process for our newly-formed WCA e-Commerce network will provide reassurance that the services provided by our members can facilitate merchants on to accelerate their global trading.”

Steve Su, Director, Alibaba Logistics said: "We are committed to offering premium services to global SMEs on our platform who are looking to scale up their business presence through cross-border trading. We are confident partnering with a leading global logistics alliance such as WCA will help us achieve that goal.”

WCA Chairman, David Yokeum, added, “The world is rapidly changing and we are working hard to ensure that our members are equipped and able to take advantage of the huge projected growth in global eCommerce shipments.We are putting both independent forwarders and traders at the vanguard of change in this exciting and dynamic market.”

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