SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cainiao and 4PX jointly held the grand opening of their new International Intelligent Logistics Park in Dongguan, Guangdong province. 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 tons of parcels, supporting more than 500 billion RMB 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 meters, 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, visualization, 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.
4PX's Mission of Efficiency and Service
The opening of the joint Cainiao and 4PX International Intelligent Logistics Park symbolizes the continuous self-improvement process at 4PX, not only by restructuring and optimizing all aspects of the logistics industry chain, but also by complementing global fulfillment capabilities, thereby increasing the service standard for all cross-border e-commerce logistics.
Between 2016 and 2017, 4PX has invested more than 100 million RMB in upgrading both software and hardware at processing centers and introducing automated sorting and handling equipment to boost efficiency. Throughout the current 11.11 shopping spree, 4PX has invested heavily in increase its handling capacity, including direct chartered flights, increasing throughput at additional ports, and introducing diversified customs clearances services to complement 4PX's express small parcel and international fulfillment services, which has increased 4PX's parcel processing capacity to 6 million parcels a day during peak season to ensure smooth operation.
4PX Leads the Future of Cross-border E-commerce Logistics
As one of the largest logistics providers for both import and export cross-border e-commerce in China, 4PX looks to continue innovation as it expands onto the global stage. From vigorously expanding international fulfillment facilities, the opening of the Cainiao and 4PX International Intelligent Logistics Park, large scale chartering of aircraft, to the global development of the last mile delivery network "4PX Grid", 4PX is continuously accelerating its global order fulfillment network and last mile delivery networks to further expand its cross-border businesses of C2G (China to Global), G2C (Global to China) and G2G (Global to Global). 4PX is striving to create a smarter global logistics network not just for China's cross-border e-commerce, but global e-commerce by providing unparalleled competitiveness and leading the future of cross-border e-commerce logistics.