Kuwait’s Agility join with eCommerce giant DHgate to build logistics platform

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Kuwait-based global logistics company, Agility with its digital innovation arm Shipa has entered into an agreement with Chinese B2B cross-border eCommerce marketplace, DHgate and its logistics wing DHLink to enable its customers to manage their cross-border shipments with an easy-to-use online logistics platform.

As part of the agreement, Shipa’s online freight-booking platform ‘Shipa Freight’ will be integrated into DHLink as a private-label shipping option and the preferred booking option for DHgate’s 2.3 million Chinese suppliers and 36 million global buyers in more than 200 countries and regions.

The agreement will give DHgate and DHLink a digital logistics solution to add to the payments, credit, pricing, and express delivery options available to its customers while funneling cargo volume into Shipa Freight, Agility’s online shipping platform.

Further, DHgate/DHLink and Agility/Shipa will look for opportunities to enhance trade volumes between China and GCC countries and explore ways Shipa can provide DHLink related services in the region, including eCommerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, and contract logistics. In addition, the companies intend to explore collaboration in other markets, including Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Australasia, and Turkey.

Henadi Al-Saleh
Henadi Al-Saleh
Chairperson – Agility

“DHgate and Shipa share the belief that micro, small and medium-sized businesses are essential to the post-pandemic global recovery. We also share the view that women-owned and women-led businesses can help power a healthy global economy. The DHgate-Shipa collaboration offers benefits to these businesses, giving them access to tools they need to compete, grow and prosper.” 

“Our partnership with Agility and Shipa will further expand our global coverage and optimize our logistics services. It can better serve surging demands of global consumers and help MSMEs recover more quickly,” the Founder and Chairperson of DHgate Ms. Diane Wang, said.

Commenting on the partnership, Shipa Freight’s CEO Mr. Carlos Font stated, “Shipa Freight’s integration into the DHgate platform will help small and medium-sized businesses remove the complexity of compliance, customs and cross-border bureaucracy that are often obstacles to their success.”    

“Our partnership will bolster the efficiencies across the logistics and daily operations, working as the backbone and a new driver to provide seamless logistics services for merchants and customers around the world. In addition, our cooperation in promoting the application of advanced technology, especially AI, big data, and blockchain, will disrupt the traditional logistics industry, further advancing the digital transformation and improving the efficiency of global supply chain and logistics,” said Mr. Oliver Wan, head of DHLink.

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