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Taizhou's express delivery sector expands in H1

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-04-25

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Express delivery companies in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province handled 691.7 million parcels in the first half of this year, up 6.7 percent year-on-year, official statistics from the Taizhou Postal Administration show.

The business revenues of these companies expanded by 1.1 percent to 3.64 billion yuan ($560 million) over the six-month period.

Specifically, about 65.6 million were delivered within the city, while the rest were transported from or to another city from home and abroad.

Wenling city, a manufacturing hub in Taizhou, handled 286.8 million parcels â€“ the most in the city - during the period. It was followed by Hangyan district, Linhai city, Jiaojiang district and Luqiao district.

Taizhou is currently home to 144 postal outlets and 1,305 express delivery outlets. There are currently about 20,000 people working in this sector.

The rapid expansion of the postal and express delivery industry has greatly bolstered the sales of local agricultural products such as waxberry from Xianju county and blue crabs from Sanmen county.

SF Express, for example, operated 56 all-cargo flights per day - 16 more than the previous year - during Xianju waxberry's harvest season this year, ensuring the timely delivery of the fruit.

In 2021, Taizhou handled 1.32 billion parcels and raked in 7.2 billion yuan in revenue, up 20.9 percent and 25.3 percent respectively.