(Yicai Global) Aug. 6 -- China's cross-border delivery business has grown rapidly this year with deliveries overseas and in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao regions hitting 520 million items in the first half, up 43 percent over the same period of last year, reported state-backed Xinhua News Agency citing data from the State Post Bureau.
Postal and express delivery companies have stepped up the construction of international air transport capacity. SF Holding opened a number of international cargo routes and invested in international shipping logistics service platforms while ZTO Express established a joint venture with Turkish Airlines and Pacific Airlines in Hong Kong to deploy global air transport services.
YTO Express has also up with China Airlines and other companies to build a world-class logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport while China Post has built 144 postal cross-border e-commerce warehousing and industrial parks, and has built 11 overseas warehouses in the US, Britain, Australia, Japan and other countries and regions.
JD.Com's logistics arm covers seven major islands and 483 cities in Indonesia with 85 percent of orders completed with one day. YTO Express, ZTO Express, Cainiao Network Technology also provide a series of supply chain solutions including receiving goods, warehousing and distribution, and transshipment services with 10-day delivery achievable in major cities around the world.
The State Post Bureau has established 13 cross-border e-commerce comprehensive test zones in cities across China, and cooperated with civil aviation and customs departments to simplify the customs clearance process and improve delivery timeliness. Taking Shenzhen Airport as an example, the entire customs clearance for the vast majority of normal cargo takes about eight hours.
Editor: William Clegg