- Nov 30, 2020
- Business Update
JD Provides Logistics Services to Three Marathons in China
by Yuchuan Wang
Joined by a total of over 20,000 marathoners, the Shanghai International Marathon, Chongqing International Half Marathon and Chengdu Marathon kicked off on the same day on November 29th. As the official logistics partners of the three events, JD leveraged its strong logistics network and supply chain ability to secure the transportation and distribution of supplies and equipment for marathoners and event organizers.
Chengdu Marathon 2020
“All the JD vehicles were disinfected to secure safety against COVID-19 and we had all of our staff nucleic acid tested,” said Lihua Zhang, a driver on JD’s truck team that supported the Shanghai International Marathon. “After all the marathoners started their races, we again disinfected any of their belongings stored temporarily in our vehicles.”
JD trucks transporting supplies
As a Platinum Label Road Race by the World Athletics, Shanghai International Marathon attracted over 9,000 participants. To secure the fulfillment of hundreds of tons of drinking water, cups, snacks and other materials for participants and organizers, 19 JD trucks began driving in the early morning at 3 am on November 29th.
As the logistics arm of JD.com, JD Logistics has served over 50 top sports events since 2017. Its quality and efficient logistics services have been recognized by competition organizers and athletes.