Amid challenges caused by the resurgence of COVID-19, Shanghai has been working to improve logistics efficiency and continuing to play its role as an international shipping center.

A set of measures have been taken to ensure smooth cargo flow. For example, Shanghai has been promoting contactless transportation of bulk cargo, while it has launched services to enable more enterprises to transfer containers by water instead of road, due to the slowdown of road transport.

Yuan Hao, deputy general manager of COSCO Shipping, said more than 120 of its ships have docked at Shanghai port to load and unload cargo since late March.

According to statistics released by the city on Friday, the water-water transfer of 2.12 million 20-foot equivalent units of containers was completed at Shanghai port in March, up 17.1 percent from the previous month.