Fruits from New Zealand and Malaysia are again reaching consumers in Shanghai as foreign businesses in the locked-down city have gradually resumed operations since the start of this month, along with a recovery in logistics.
A trader in Malaysia that exports the country’s Musang King durians has stated that after a month and a half of stagnation, business has gradually picked up: “Many of our logistics partners were on the city’s first ‘white list’ of companies allowed to resume work,” a company official said. “As a result, the frequency of shipments has gradually increased recently, but it is still below half the level of before the pandemic.”
The pandemic has brought extensive challenges to logistics in Malaysia and China, but demand has not diminished, the durian trader noted. Group buying, promoted by the city during lockdown, has kept demand stable.