Lunar New Year 2022 – Year of the Tiger

Lunar New Year is a traditional holiday period in the Far East meaning that factories and offices across China and other countries will be closed.

Traditionally there is a rush for bookings ahead of the start of the new Lunar Year as factories close for several weeks to ensure their staff are able to visit their families for the holiday period.

01.02.2022 will mark the start of the Chinese Year of the Tiger.

The Lunar New Year holiday lasts seven days and is expected to start on 31.01.2022 and last until 06.02.2022.

With the continued sustained high demand for space and equipment out of the Far East carriers could continue to see overbookings on vessels continue until this holiday period at origin.

Transhipment ports continue to see waiting times of two to three weeks for containers from the Far East and to connect with the Mother Vessel to arrive into the UK, pending any other port calls.

Neptune expect to see sustained high demand of bookings from now until after this holiday period from the Far East and Indian subcontinent.

Carriers will also introduce blank sailings to ensure that all vessels are as full as possible when they depart which will likely further compound the ongoing space issues.

Should you have any orders that are due to be ready ahead of 30.01.2022 and need to sail before this holiday, please notify us as soon as possible so space is secured.

If you require a quote from the Far East or have any questions regarding availability, please do not hesitate to contact your account handler directly who will happily assist.