JD logistics hub in Xi’an

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/5/23 23:28:41

Chinese online retailer JD.com plans to invest 20.5 billion yuan ($3 billion) in the next five years to build a logistics hub in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the company said Tuesday.

JD.com signed a deal Monday with Xi'an National Civil Aerospace Industrial Base. It is part of JD.com's strategic partnership with the provincial government.

JD.com said that the hub will contain a global logistics headquarters, an automation industrial center and an operational center, featuring big data, cloud computing and automation technologies. It said that the hub will be the largest of its kind in China.

The company aims to develop an entire storage and delivery chain run by machines, featuring drones, self-driving cars and robot-run warehouses. The research team that will develop the unmanned system will be chosen by the end of 2017.



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