China's SF Express logistics and air express provider and Ukrainian postal operator, Nova Poshta, have launched an express delivery service from China to Ukraine.
On-line buyers in the Ukraine now can order delivery from the largest Chinese online shops, including JD.com and Alibaba's Ali Express, to anywhere in Ukraine, Interfax reported.
In a statement, Nova Poshta said that before the official start, it had tested the new delivery service, including a track & trace system. In November 2016, it delivered over 500,000 of parcels from China to Ukrainians.
Nova Poshta said it fully controls the express shipments and the company is responsible for its safety from the arrival to the Boryspil airport to final delivery.
NP is going global
Only recently, Nova Poshta had revealed plans to expand its international service by providing express delivery of parcels, freight or documents to more than 200 countries with an option of delivery periods of three to seven days.
Ukraine’s postal service set up its international delivery section in 2014, after initially only offering deliveries to neighboring countries Georgia and Moldova .
In order to materialize its global reach, Nova Poshta cooperates with DB Schenker, UPS and DPD and some other service providers.
Local media in the Ukraine have quoted Tymur Kohan, the director of Nova Poshta International as saying: “We’ve built a chain of business partners from international companies, and our own transport and logistics chain, and we plan to open two more hubs in Asia and the United States in 2017.”
Nol van Fenema / Heiner Siegmund