10 Dec 2019
Year of the Rat
A different calendar is used in China, because of which, Chinese New Year starts on a different day each year. On Saturday, January 25th, the Year of the Rat will start.
Officially, the Chinese New Year will be celebrated from January 25th up to January 30th, 2020.
In practice, however, the Chinese already have a few days off before and after.
Companies and factories are closed during these holidays and we advise you to take this into account when planning your transports.
In the weeks preceding the festivities, it is often a challenge to secure the space with carriers. That applies to both import and export shipments. In addition, there is a strong possibility that the ocean freight rates will (temporarily) increase.
We would, therefore, like to advise you to prepare all cargo as far in advance as possible. We will, of course, do everything in our power to ship your cargo against the best possible conditions and rates.