National Day Golden Week
Chinese National Day is an annual celebration on October 1st to honour the founding of People’s Republic of China.
The 7-day holiday from October 1st to 7th is called ‘Golden Week’, during which a large number of Chinese citizens travel or have family time as many factories shut down over this period.
These festivities could result in vessel omissions and restricted space in the run up to Golden Week.
Golden Week traditionally marks the start of a rush for bookings in the run up to Christmas period, as companies look to ensure stock is received ahead of this time and shipped prior to the Chinese New Year closures at the start of February 2021.
We strongly advise notifying us of orders that require delivery before Christmas 2020 as soon as possible, so we can ensure bookings are secured on the earliest available vessels, and confirming if your business will be closing over this period.
This holiday can also see the implementation of rate hikes, resulting from the increased demand for space aboard vessels sailing from the Far East over the next several months.
Should you have any queries about how this holiday may impact upon your consignments please do not hesitate to contact us.