Tech magnate Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd plans to make Cambodia its central logistics hub for the Greater Mekong region in four to five years. The logistics expansion is necessary as rival Chinese and US tech giants battle it out for the Southeast Asia e-commerce market.
“Cambodia is a good location for a transfer hub because we can service competitive e-commerce markets in Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar,” Kevin Li, general manager for global delivery at Alibaba’s transnational logistics platform Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Ltd, tells Capital Cambodia.
“As the global parcel network manager for Alibaba, my mission is to set up the network of parcel transshipments from China to countries like Cambodia. I will be involved in the design and implementation of the global logistics network for Southeast Asia,” Li explains.
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