(Yicai Global) April 25 -- International couriers FedEx and United Parcel Service have denied rumors claiming they have suspended the delivery of all parcels to the Chinese mainland because of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in the country, Yicai Global learned.
The news regarding the suspension of parcel delivery to China is not true, UPS told Yicai Global on April 23. Some import services to some areas like Shanghai and Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces have been halted due to the epidemic situation, but other services, including two transshipment centers in Shanghai and Shenzhen have been operating normally, it added, noting that the firm is striving to minimize the impacts on customers.
UPS, Canada Post, Japan Post, and FedEx will suspend express deliveries to the Chinese mainland, according to a post published on social media on April 23. The hearsay also claimed China may halt all overseas parcels if the logistics chain cannot be recovered.
FedEx temporarily suspended the import of express deliveries to Shanghai Pudong International Airport because of the city-wide lockdown from March 28 but will resume operations from today, Yicai Global learned. Its international express and freight center at Shanghai Pudong International Airport continues to operate to ensure the export business is carried out normally, the US firm said. Its transshipment center in the city remained operational.
FedEx went all out to ensure the smooth throughput of cross-border logistics and the stability of the regional supply chain and actively assist companies in resuming work and production by abiding by relevant government guidelines and arrangements, it noted.
Since March 29, some of FedEx’s cargo planned for export from airports in eastern China were redirected to Beijing Capital International Airport, where the company has added multiple new freight lines per week since April 2.
“Effective immediately, parcel and packet services transported by air to China are suspended until further notice,” Canada Post said in a notice on April 21. The company will continue to accept and deliver to China using surface delivery, which may take up to 12 weeks, it added.
Japan Post has halted express mail service deliveries from Japan to China, restricting air and surface deliveries to only letter-post items, effective April 22, the firm said in a statement that day.
Editors: Xu Wei, Futura Costaglione