PETALING JAYA: A regional e-commerce fulfilment hub has been launched at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which can position the airport as an e-commerce regional distribution centre (RDC).
The Cainiao Aeropolis Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) Hub was officiated by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
“The establishment of the e-commerce hub are among action plans outlined under the National Transport Policy 2030 to shape KLIA into a leading regional cargo hub and maintain its competitiveness in air cargo operations,” he wrote on a Facebook post on Monday (Nov 1), after launching the Cainiao Aeropolis eWTP Hub at KLIA.
Dr Wee added that it now takes only one and a half hours to complete customs clearance at KLIA.
“The Cainiao Aeropolis eWTP hub at the KLIA, together with Royal Customs Malaysia, have put in place a customs clearance system that will take only one and a half hours to complete.
“It is a vast improvement from the 24 to 48 hours previously,” he added.
Also present during the event were China Ambassador to Malaysia Ouyang Yujing, Transport Ministry secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak, Malaysia Airports Bhd managing director Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood and Alibaba KLIA Aeropolis chief executive officer Tim Fan.