Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The public holiday of the Chinese New Year starts from 15th to 21st of February 2018. As many in the logistics and transportation field know, the holiday has a huge impact on global supply chains originating in China.
Our vendors will stop service gradually before the holidays. General increases in rates are also common during this time of the year. The rush, both before and after the Chinese New Year, puts an increased stress on the supply chain, causing congestion and capacity issues.
We strongly recommend making necessary preparations ahead of time if any shipments in this period. It is best to submit any requests for proposals and bookings as early as your cargo allow. It is expected to see the typical cargo rush beginning mid-December, continuing through the New Year Holiday. Planning and coordination are key to ensuring your transports and projects continues to run smoothly during the Chinese New Year.
2018 is year of the dog. Ranking as the eleventh animal in Chinese zodiac, Dog is the symbol of loyalty and honesty. People born in the Year of the Dog possess the best traits of human nature. Dog people have a strong sense of justice. They are brave, forthright, friendly, and are loyal to friends.
Happy Chinese New Year from Martin Bencher!