How to Avoid Delays During Chinese New Year (Feb 9-15)

January 10, 2013
By Michelle Kelley

Client Alert

In observance of the Chinese New Year, most businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong will be closed according to the following schedule:

China (mainland): Feb 9-15
Hong Kong: Feb 9-13

In anticipation of the holiday, we urge all clients who ship freight to and from China to book upcoming shipments as soon as possible to avoid delays in the weeks surrounding the holiday.

Also keep in mind that ocean carriers typically omit ports of call during the holiday in order to perform maintenance on their vessels. As a result, vessel space tends to be very tight during this time.