China’s domestic logistics returning to normal, but overseas demand curbed by virus

By Carrie Shi, Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 13 April 2020

Trucking and depot businesses are returning to normal in China since some patchy recovery in the middle of February after the extension of the Chinese New Year due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. At the same time, overseas demand has been curbed due to the spread of the virus globally.

Through the beginning of February, the coronavirus outbreak in China severely disrupted logistics in the country, creating a shortage of lorry drivers and rail freight cars.

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