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Alibaba, LOGINK and IPCSA collaborate to build a global intelligent Logistics network – Logistics Visibility Task Force

Release date:2018-10-23

On 17th October, 2018, the Logistics Visibility Task Force initiated by Alibaba, LOGINK and IPCSA, held it’s opening ceremony and first meeting at the Alibaba Xi’xi Campus in Hangzhou, China. Participants included Cainiao CTO Xuemei Gu, Head of Alibaba Standardization Department Hongru(Judy) Zhu, Head of LOGINK Jianfeng Dai, Chairman of IPCSA Hans Rook. Jointly they unveiled the establishment of Logistics Visibility Task Force. 

Experts from DAKOSY, Hamburg, Germany; Portbase, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Port of Antwerp, Belgium; and DAGANET of Malaysia participated in the meeting and witnessed the unveiling and establishment of this important global initiative.  

"Standards have become ‘the universal language of the world', and logistics technical standards are an important way of information sharing among logistics partners. " Ms. Gu Xuemei, Cainiao Network CTO expressed in the opening meeting.  She stated that Cainiao Network hopes to “cooperate with industry chain logistics partners to build a global logistics technology standard, promoting visibility in the logistics supply chain.

Ms. Zhu Hongru(Judy), Head of Standardization Department of Alibaba Group, said that “Alibaba with the Cainiao Network, LOGINK and IPCSA will work together to build the Task Force into a platform for international logistics information sharing which will also inform the development of standards and promote collaborative working. The outputs of this work will inform ISO standards and become industry de facto standards, which will be used in the construction of global smart supply chains.”

Mr. Dai Jianfeng, director of LOGINK Management Centre, said that the “establishment of Logistics Visualization Task Force is a model for LOGINK to strengthen cooperation with large enterprises and organisations, and also an important collaboration for promoting international logistics information sharing and cooperation.”

Mr. Richard Morton, IPCSA Secretary General highlighted that IPCSA has practical experience as its members are already trusted third parties within maritime, aviation and logistics information sharing. "We welcome the opportunity to work with platforms like Alibaba and LOGINK to create a more efficient global intelligent logistics network."

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