Road con­trols ham­per de­liv­ery ser­vices

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By ZHANG YI and HE WEI

in­clude Tian­jin mu­nic­i­pal­ity and the prov­inces of Shanxi, Heavy smog in many cities Shaanxi, Shan­dong, He­nan, in China has re­sulted in a Liaon­ing, Jilin and Hei­long jiang.mas­sivede­lay­in­couri­erser­vices from ma­jor ex­press Most other courier ser­vices de­liv­ery com­pa­nies. also posted no­tices on their

Ac­cord­ing to a pre­lim­i­nary web­sites an­nounc­ing possi­es­ti­mate of Alibaba’s lo­gis­tics ble de­lays. af­fil­i­ate,, about SF Ex­press, one of China’s 40 to 50 mil­lion items would lead­ing de­liv­ery com­pa­nies, be de­layed due to traf­fic con­said on Tues­day that de­liv­ertrols im­ple­mented dur­ing the ies are es­ti­mated to be lat­est surge of smog. de­layed by be­tween half a day

The com­pany said on and two days as high­ways Wed­nes­day that traf­fic con­were closed and flights were trols have been im­posed on can­celed in many re­gions high­ways in a num­ber of in­clud­ing Bei­jing and Tian­jin prov­inces, es­pe­cially in He­bei mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties as well as prov­ince, and that most high­He­bei, Shan­dong, He­nan, Jil­ways from He­bei to Bei­jing in, Liaon­ing, Shaanxi, Shanxi, were closed. Parcels de­liv­ered Hubei, An­hui and Jiangsu to or from the two re­gions prov­inces. and sur­round­ing ar­eas would Yunda Ex­press also be de­layed by up to one day. an­nounced pos­si­ble de­lays

It said the af­fected ar­eas for de­liv­er­ies in Bei­jing, Tian- jin and most cities in He­bei prov­ince.

Ma Qinghui, a courier work­ing for STO Ex­press, said all parcels weigh­ing more than 3 kilo­grams will not be sent out im­me­di­ately af­ter they are col­lected from clients due to smog re­lated traf­fic prob­lems.

Any par­cel un­der 3 kg will be sent out nor­mally, he said.

A courier work­ing for Best Ex­press said he is work­ing as usual. “My com­pany handed out masks for ev­ery­body. We col­lect items for de­liv­ery as usual and send them to the des­ti­na­tions as usual,” he said, pre­fer­ring not to be identified.

Hou Liangyi, a food courier work­ing for Baidu’s food de­liv­ery ser­vice, Waimai, said that food de­liv­ery in the city is un­af­fected.

Ac­cord­ing to Global Times, five lawyers in China have filed three sep­a­rate law­suits against the gov­ern­ments of Bei­jing, Tian­jin and He­bei prov­ince for al­legedly fail­ing to com­bat air pol­lu­tion in the re­gion.

The lawyers, Cheng Hai and Xu Wen­sheng from Bei­jing; Lu Tingge and Li Weida from He­bei; and Ma Wei from Tian­jin claim the three re­spec­tive lo­cal gov­ern­ments have not per­formed their du­ties in com­bat­ing air pol­lu­tion, and de­manded State com­pen­sa­tion in ad­di­tion to 9,999 yuan ($1,440) for men­tal suf­fer­ing as well as for air fil­ter masks, the re­port said.

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