Cainao expands Singapore reach

Alibaba’s logistics and delivery arm Cainao Network is to expand its last mile delivery network in Singapore.

The expansion is to include more than 1,600 collection points, 600 couriers and 500 parcel lockers around the island state. Partners will include Singapore Post (SingPost), BEST Inc, Park N Parcel and Roadbull.

To speed up delivery, every parcel is to have an electronic shipping label to improve real-time tracking from dispatch in China to the final delivery. This is to be aided with the Cainao Smart delivery Platform (GSDP) that will accurately assign delivery tasks to the best available logistics partner through evaluating data such as cost and service level, the courier’s location and capacity.