It is the year of the rat, the first of the zodiac animals and a sign of new change, wealth and surplus.
As such, lets make sure your supply chain runs smoothly through the Chinese New Year!
It is a busy time and we know during this period of celebration, successful delivery of your shipments is of the upmost importance. The potential for supply chain issues can be heightened during this period, with the possibility of disruptions in shipping lines and blank sailings. Some routes may be suspended, and Chinese factories may be closed during parts of the holiday.
Although the holiday is on January 25, most suppliers will already be winding down and while the official holiday is only roughly 5 working days, plus the two weekends, most workers remain in their home provinces for an extra week or two.
We will support you to the best of our ability throughout the 15-day holiday season and keep things running! Here is the shipping schedule for the last vessels from Shanghai, Ningbo and Yantian into Felixstowe:
Watch this space for more updates and please get in touch with your DG account manager to prepare your urgent shipments.