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Singapore-based ride- hailing giant Grab has invested in logistics provider Ninja Van for an undisclosed amount.

The partnership will involve Grab integrating Ninja Van’s logistics services into the  mobile app via GrabExpress, its on-demand parcel and courier delivery service available in 150 cities across Southeast Asia.

“Ninja Van’s logistics services will be available on the Grab app via GrabExpress in the second quarter of this year,” said the companies in a press release.

The delivery service, to be rolled out in phases across the region, will be expanded to include more options like nationwide scheduled deliveries, as well as inter-city deliveries.

Ninja Van will work towards adopting GrabPay across its platform and collaborate to roll out lending and insurance products offered by Grab Financial Group to its merchants and delivery partners, they said.

The homegrown logistics company serves more than 450 cities in the region.

GrabExpress head Adelene Foo said e-commerce and social commerce are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in the region: “This partnership enables us to offer the widest range of delivery options in South-east Asia from within the Grab app, and make it easy for sellers, buyers and merchants to send and receive parcels.”