TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Alibaba's Cainiao to invest US$1.53b in Hong Kong logistics center

Cainiao Smart Logistics Network will hold 51% stake in the joint venture.

Reuters reports that Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, Alibaba Group Holding’s logistics affiliate, will lead a joint venture to invest US$1.53b in a logistics center at Hong Kong’s airport to expand its global delivery network.

Cainiao Smart Logistics Network will take a 51% stake in the joint venture, whilst Chinese state investment firm China National Aviation Corp and courier YTO Express will each hold 35% and 14%, respectively.

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“The Hong Kong hub will be yet another milestone on our way to achieving our goal of 72-hour global delivery,” Cainiao President Wan Lin said in a statement.

The center, which covers an estimated gross floor area of 380,000 sqm, is expected to handle 1.7m tonnes of cargo yearly at full capacity once it opens in 2023.

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