Jan 7, 2021|

JD Logistics Upgrades Infrastructure in Tibet


by Vivian Yang

JD Logistics (JDL) unveiled its updated logistics system in Tibet in close collaboration with the local government. An integrated warehousing and distribution center was opened in Lhasa on the first day of the new year, and will serve as an important logistics infrastructure to drive up supply chain efficiency for the local economy, with priority on the promotion of local agricultural products.

Signifying a milestone for Tibet’s logistics development, the updated logistics system is designed to provide a comprehensive network in Tibet, including the construction and services of warehouses, transportations and deliveries, and covering the entire Tibet, according to JD Logistics.

JD's opened an integrated warehousing and distribution center in Lhasa on January 1, 2021

JD’s opened an integrated warehousing and distribution center in Lhasa on January 1, 2021

In an effort to support farmers and promote sales of their products, JD has built several production zone-based warehouses in Tibet to short-circuit the traditional sales channels and uplink them directly with more market demands.

Take Linzhi apples as an example. These apples, which are uniquely tasty thanks to its special geographical conditions, often faced market and transportation difficulties in the past. Now with the support of JD’s upgraded logistics network integrating warehousing and delivery solutions, the fruits can now reach the greater nationwide market by the same and next-day delivery.

Other local specialties that will benefit from the new logistics center include Tibet’s mineral water, beers, zanba(Tibetan, means backed highland barley flour), chili sauce, walnut oil, honey and more. They will not only be delivered by JD Logistics, but also supported by JD Retail for online sales via different JD channels, such as JD’s dedicated sales portal of Tibetan produce to support poverty alleviation.

At the same time, JD’s growing multi-level logistics network also plays an important role in helping industrial products, such as home appliances, to penetrate to lower-tier cities and into the life of ordinary people like those in Tibet, especially in remote areas. To date, JD’s logistics network has covered 47 counties/districts and 27 demonstration counties that leverage e-commerce for poverty alleviation in Tibet, providing a two-way transportation infrastructure to boost its development.