[In Photos] Shanghai Couriers Get Back to Work After Two-Month Lockdown
Chen Shanshan
DATE:  Jun 01 2022
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
[In Photos] Shanghai Couriers Get Back to Work After Two-Month Lockdown [In Photos] Shanghai Couriers Get Back to Work After Two-Month Lockdown

(Yicai Global) June 1 -- One of Shanghai's key sectors, logistics, is resuming normal operations as the eastern megacity has exited its two-month lockdown.

Alibaba Group Holding’s logistics arm Cainiao Network had recovered 90 percent of its transport capacity in the populous city while more than 90 percent of delivery employees are back to work as of yesterday.

But behind the scenes, work is not what it used to be. Cainiao will continue to disinfect packages, and its deliverymen will eat and sleep at its outlets and deliver packages after gaining a digital health pass as required, said Lu Jian, head of Cainiao Shanghai.

Sto Express, a third-party courier that delivers packages for Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Taobao, reported similar recovery rates as more than 90 percent of its outlets have resumed business with nearly all of the workers. As normal, one of its outlets in Huangpu district is expected to do two rounds of deliveries today, said the chief of the service station.

Zto Express logged a peak of business activity in Shanghai over the past two months today as 6,000 workers are delivering and collecting more than three million packages, which is nearly 80 percent of its normal levels.

Some 90 percent of SF Express' service stations in the eastern city have reopened today, according to the express delivery firm. The company intends to get back to normal by mid-June.

FedEx's ground delivery stations in Shanghai have started getting back to business today while the logistics giant intends to recover its international and mainland express delivery services in an orderly way, according to the American firm.

But certain areas can only receive parcels, not send them. Couriers are not allowed to come and pick up parcels from some neighborhoods and communities which are still isolated due to Covid-19 cases, Yicai Global learned. But residents in those areas are given a higher priority when receiving packages.

Editor: Emmi Laine, Xiao Yi

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Keywords:   Shanghai,Covid-19