Saudia Cargo and Cainiao extend partnership


Partnership to meet the rising demand for e-commerce in the Middle East and Europe.

Saudia Cargo has signed a new 12-month ‘Space and Service Commitment’ agreement with Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group.

The one-year agreement, commencing 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024, reserves exclusively selected SACC freighter flights from Hong Kong to Riyadh and Liege, the carrier said via a press communiqué.

The signing of the new agreement in Munich demonstrates Saudia Cargo’s continuing commitment to offering tailor-made solutions to one of the leading E-com retailers in the world.

Ongoing commitment

“This new agreement is a testament to our ongoing commitment to delivering reliable and efficient air freight services to one of the world’s leading ecommerce logistics corporations,” affirmed Teddy Zebitz, CEO, Saudia Cargo.

“We have increased our capacity and number of cargo flights to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America to ensure we continue to meet the rising demand for e-commerce,” commented Vikram Vohra, Regional Director Asia Pacific, Saudia Cargo.

Saudia Cargo’s partnership with Cainiao is a win-win situation for both parties, as it provides Cainiao with increased access to Middle Eastern markets and allows Saudia Cargo to benefit from the growing global e-commerce market. The new agreement is a testament to the strong partnership and successful cooperation between the two companies, the press statement continued.

Exclusive reservation

“Our partnership with Saudia Cargo is a vital part of our business strategy, and we are thrilled to be expanding it further. By reserving exclusive space for their shipments on select Saudia Cargo freighter flights, we can ensure that our cargo is transported with the utmost care and efficiency,” asserted Wu Man, General Manager, Cainiao International Air Logistics Department.

This new agreement is a testament to Saudia Cargo’s commitment to providing tailor-made solutions to one of the world’s leading ecommerce retailers. As it continues to grow its partnership with Cainiao, Saudia Cargo is also exploring new lanes from Hong Kong and China to the Middle East, Africa, and possibly Latin America in the long term, the press note concluded.


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