Cainiao to add 1,700+ parcel lockers to European network

Chinese logistics giant, Alibaba-owned Cainiao Smart Logistics, has announced plans to significantly expand its parcel locker network across France and Spain.

Currently, Cainiao has 170 parcel lockers in Madrid and Barcelona as well as 80 in Paris. The logistics giant has said they will expand this to 2,000 across both countries, reaching into major cities by the end of March next year.

The network is specifically for shoppers buying from Alibaba’s online marketplace AliExpress.

David Bu, general manager of Cainiao Network Europe, said, “Spain and France are two key European markets for Cainiao, so it is of utmost importance for us to continuously improve customer experience in these countries, while also reducing their carbon footprint. This reflects Cainiao’s commitment to providing more eco-friendly smart logistics solutions that can support sustainable economic growth.”

The move is Alibaba’s latest move to establish its operations in Europe. Cainiao has a smart eHub in Liege, Belgium as well as a trans-European HGV network across 30 countries.

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