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Alibaba unit sets up China to South Korea ocean freight service

Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba, is setting up a direct sea freight route between China and South Korea, which will be operated at least six times a week.

The direct line between Shandong province in China and South Korea will see ships arrive in 12 hours. The goal is to deliver products from AliExpress to South Korean customers within five and three days, with shipping costs reduced by 30%.

In October last year, Cainiao rolled out end-to-end logistics and supply-chain services for local businesses in South Korea and recently became a logistics partner for small and medium-sized export businesses in the country.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.


  1. Inevitable given the close relationship that has existed between Shandong and the RoK for decades.

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