Shenzhen's cross-border express delivery business accounted for over 40% of the national total, according to Shenzhen Economic Daily.
Shenzhen’s cross-border express delivery business volume, getting a boost from the city’s booming cross-border e-commerce, has grown year after year.
During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), Shenzhen’s international as well as Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan express delivery business volume quadrupled.
Despite the pandemic, Shenzhen’s cross-border express delivery business continued to grow this year. From January to October, the city’s cross-border express delivery business volume reached 650 million parcels, up 0.1% year on year.
Cross-border express delivery business has accounted for 13.8% of the city’s total express delivery business, an increase of 0.3 percentage points compared with the same period last year.
Shenzhen-based express giant SF Express continued its overseas expansion this year. At present, the company has established operation networks in Southeast Asia.
This year, SF Airlines put nine aircraft into operation, including six long-range wide-body all-cargo aircraft. The company’s fleet size increased to 77, according to the Daily report.
Shenzhen’s express delivery sector handled 4.74 billion parcels in the first 10 months of this year, with business revenue of 48.67 billion yuan (US$6.98 billion), equivalent to about 15.6 million parcels sent from Shenzhen every day, according to data provided by the city’s postal administration.
Currently, the city’s express delivery business volume and income both rank third in the country, according to the report.