CEVA Logistics expands in e-commerce services

posted on 11th March 2019 by Justin Burns

CEVA Logistics has further expanded its e-commerce services with the implementation and go-live of significant new business wins in the UK, Turkey, USA, Canada and Brazil in the last few months.

CEVA said its global footprint as well as the ability to provide both warehousing and global transport and freight forwarding solutions for B2B and B2C supply chains sets a sound basis for global services in omni-channel, eFulfillment and cross-border e-commerce.

CEVA’s chief commercial officer, Laurent Binetti said: “Speed is everything in this business and you must be able to design and run networks which deliver optimized costs and fast lead-times. Our investment in high-speed eCommerce fulfilment centers and specific eCommerce transport solutions is starting to pay off.

“Our strong IT integration capabilities dovetail logistics with the online world in a way which really works for the customer.”

CEVA’s eFulfillment centres rely on its dense global network which serve next-day or even same day delivery. The company said its e-commerce solutions are designed to enable its customers preparing to successfully sell over the internet by optimizing their supply chains for the digital age.

The forwarder said it develops existing client business in this fast-growing sector organically and by penetrating new geographic areas with strong growth potential for the future new business.

CEVA said in the past, B2B and B2C supply chains were separated flows of goods for the last mile, but now, it is a key to modern omni-channel ecosystems to combine the two worlds.

Cross-border e-commerce has a significant market share already and will grow rapidly in the next few years. CEVA’s global head of e-commerce, Niels Weithe said: “Shipping from China to a consumer in London in four days for a reasonable price is one of the products we see a very strong demand for moving forward.

The general shift of logistics volume into eCommerce, the omni-channel integration requiring new warehousing and last mile solutions, and the globalization of eCommerce are the most relevant challenges for a logistics services provider.

“These are the areas where we invest heavily. As part of that, we see many more heavy and bulky goods are sold online and require special handling. As an expert in this sector, we’ll continue to expand our client base in this field too.”