In 2017, the Mainland China offices will be closed during the Chinese New Year period from 27 January to 2 February 2017.
One to two weeks before Chinese New Year, factories will speed up their production. They will close down completely during Chinese New Year. Production will resume after and be back to normal one to two weeks after the holidays.
At the same time, cargo from Europe often accumulates because European shippers keep it on hold during the festive season of their Chinese business partners.
The lack of eastbound cargo makes the round-trip inefficient for air freight carries which will reduce capacity on both, eastbound and westbound cargo.
Please get in touch with your DACHSER representative to discuss appropriate measure to avoid disruptions to your supply chain.