Sorting Center


·        The newly-launched sorting center in Mexico is Cainiao’s first sorting facility in the Americas

·        Consumers in Mexico will be able to receive parcels in as fast as 12 working days

·        Cainiao’s business in Mexico surged 50 percent between January and March 2022 compared to the same period last year


[29 March 2020] – Cainiao Network, (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, today announced the launch of its sorting center in Municipality of Tultepec, State of Mexico. This is Cainiao’s first sorting facility in the Americas, and the 9th in the world. Located 30 kilometers away from the Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport, the sorting center will serve consumers across 32 states in Mexico, enabling the delivery of parcels from China to Mexico in as fast as 12 working days.


Operating in collaboration with Cainao’s partner, the sorting center is equipped with multiple automated sorting technologies and pipelines as well as a management system which enhances the parcel processing efficiency by up to 10 percent. Once sorted, the parcels will be then delivered by Cainiao’s local logistics partners to consumers across Mexico. Cainiao’s data revealed that daily necessities, apparels, consumer electronics devices are the most popular online shopping categories purchased via its e-commerce platforms.


According to analysis from Mexican Association of Online Sales (AMVO)[1], the Mexican e-commerce market was valued at 401 billion Mexican pesos (US$20 billion USD) in 2021, a 27 percent growth compared to 2020, when the value stood at 316 billion pesos.


“We see LatAm as a huge emerging market for cross-border e-commerce, and our business in Mexico surged up to 50 percent from January to March 2022 compared to the same period last year. Cainiao is committed to serving consumers in LatAm by providing more efficient and convenient logistics services”, said Davis Zhao, Head of Global Solutions for Cainiao’s Export Logistics. Cainiao has experienced a triple-digit growth rate in its Latin American business over the past year and has driven a focused air cargo network expansion in recent months to safeguard supply chain performance.


Today, Cainiao operates eight chartered flights weekly from China to the LatAm, linking Hong Kong SAR, Sao Paulo and Santiago in response to the growth of cross-border trade between China and Latin America.

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