Chinese New Year 2019: Are You Prepared for the Major Delays?

January 29, 2019

As the Chinese New Year approaches on Feb. 5, there is a good chance it will affect your business

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is the most important holiday for Chinese people. It is also recognized in other Asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Year of the Pig, which occurs every 12 years, will last until Feb. 19 for 10 days.

The pig represents diligence, kindness and generosity. Keep that in mind and be diligent in planning ahead!

During this time, factories across China will be shutdown, as well as businesses in the main cities, as workers begin to travel home to celebrate the new year with their families. This means manufacturers and suppliers will be closed for a period of time. 

Crane Worldwide Logistics has the capabilities to help solve your problems around the holiday season. Here are some tips that can help you expedite your shipping.

  1. Make sure you have open lines of communication with your vendor in China and understand where your product is in the production schedule. Remember: Like any holiday, workers are under pressure to deliver prior to their time off. That means rush hours may affect the quality you have come to expect.
  2. Plan ahead! Try and get ahead of the holiday and have your goods shipped a week out, so get orders in and arrange your shipping channels now. 
  3. Be patient during the post-holiday. Many companies have a one–to-two-week delay in returning to 100% production. 
  4. As mentioned, communication is key. But consider how it will affect your clients. The more facts you can relay, the less frustration they will have.


Crane Worldwide Logistics is Here to Help You.

With more than a decade of experience as an industry leader, Crane Worldwide Logistics is ready and prepared to help your company navigate these types of complexities. We can help expedite the shipping from start to finish and let you track your shipments from around the world. Contact a representative to learn about a customized solution to meet your shipping needs.  

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