Qatar provides a magic carpet to Brazil for Ali Baba


Alibaba Group’s logistics arm, Cainiao Network has partnered with Qatar Airways Cargo in a weekly charter flight from Hong Kong to São Paulo, Brazil, one of its fastest growing e-commerce destinations in Latin America.

The first chartered Boeing 777 freighter departed Hong Kong Airport on 5 March, headed for São Paulo ‘s Guarulhos Airport, via a tech stop in Doha.

Cainiao’s chief strategist and general manager for export logistics, William Xiong, said: “Cainiao’s mission is to deliver globally within 72 hours; a goal that can be achieved with the right logistics partners. In just over a year, Cainiao has established a comprehensive operation in Latin America, and we see that e-commerce retail in Brazil, in particular, is growing at a phenomenal rate.