When companies buy from suppliers in China and other markets, Amazon.com Inc. wants to be their logistics provider as well as their preferred online marketplace.

Amazon, which sells business and industrial supplies to businesses as well as consumer goods on its e-commerce sites, is undertaking a “Dragon Boat” project that will handle the transport of goods from factories in China to customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, Bloomberg News has learned.

In addition, Amazon has been taking other steps in cross-border commerce—including registering as a provider of international freight-forwarding services—that positions it to compete with China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. as well as FedEx Corp. and United Parcel Service Inc.

FedEx, meanwhile, has been building a presence in B2B and retail e-commerce, with its late-2014 acquisition of Genco, a shipping services provider that specializes in handling the “reverse logistics” of receiving from retailers excess merchandise returned from customers or goods the merchants couldn’t sell in the first place. Genco re-sells some of those products through the Genco Marketplace, which sells wholesale online at GencoMarketplace.com, and through the consumer-oriented retail site NoBetterDeal.com.

For more about Amazon’s plans, click here.