Cainiao and 4PX hold grand opening of the International Intelligent Logistics Park
Intelligent Logistics Park's primary purpose is to serve as a consolidation centre for Alibaba's Aliexpress and Taobao/Tmall international businesses.
November 14, 2017
By Ahmad Alshidiq
Cainiao and 4PX jointly held the grand opening of their new International Intelligent Logistics Park in Dongguan, Guangdong province, in China. Notable attendees included Zhou Wanhong, deputy secretary general of Dongguan Municipal People’s Government, Huang Chaodong, deputy director general of the Bureau of Commerce, Liu Jintang, deputy director of Bureau of Economic Information, Liang Zhiping, Dongguan party member, Wang Zhe, director of Sha Tin Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Chen Bin, chairman of Guangdong Qi Ying International Investment Co., Ltd., and other leaders and guests were invited to the grand opening and greeted by Cainiao senior network director Guan Xiaodong, and 4PX President Polly Cao.
Cainiao and 4PX’s International Intelligent Logistics Park’s primary purpose is to serve as a countrywide consolidation center for Alibaba’s Aliexpress and Taobao/Tmall international businesses, and is designed to handle an annual throughput of 100,000 tonnes of parcels, supporting more than RMB500 billion in annual cross-border e-commerce sales, serving millions of overseas buyers, hundreds of thousands of domestic sellers, and is in integral part of 4PX’s efforts to optimize supply chains and increase global fulfillment capability. The logistics park was launched just in time to handle the enormous surge in volume on 11.11, China’s singles day shopping festival.
The Cainiao and 4PX International Intelligent Logistics Park covers an area of 21,000 square metres, and is currently the largest and most intelligent cross-border e-commerce package processing center in China. Built by Cainiao and 4PX, it includes automatic weighing and sorting lines, telescopic conveyors lines, and consolidation lines, among other equipment. The core systems of the intelligent logistics facility were developed in-house by 4PX’s team of 300 IT, based on years of independent research and logistics development experience, not only providing efficient and stable operation of the entire park, but also enhancing delivery times and consumer experience.
When parcels arrive at the Cainiao and 4PX International Intelligent Logistics Park, everything from sorting, inspection, scanning, transportation, and delivery are guided by machinery, differing from a traditional sorting center in China. Cainiao and 4PX’s intelligent logistics system automatically scans, weighs, and sort parcels, and also uses infrared detection technology and redundant control systems, to guarantee that sort errors are immediately and automatically corrected.
The idea of intelligent logistics is a natural progression in the trend of automation, networking, visualisation, real-time, tracking, and intelligent control for modern logistics, and is a necessary step in the development of the logistics as well as supporting cross-border e-commerce trade in China.
Cainiao and 4PX’s Intelligent Logistics Park bring positive benefits to businesses that conduct cross-border business by reducing logistics costs and increasing corporate profits so that SMEs throughout the world enjoy more convenient global trade, at the same time providing consumers with the ultimate logistics experience: easy, fast, rest assured shopping.