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Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most important holidays in China and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. The holiday is typically celebrated over a period of 15 days and is a time for families to come together, celebrate, and exchange gifts. This year, the Lunar New Year has already begun on January 22nd and will end on February 5th, and it is expected to be a busy time for container logistics.

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For many businesses, the Chinese New Year is a critical time for logistics and supply chain operations. During this time, many factories in China will close for an extended period, resulting in a rush of shipments as businesses try to get their goods out of the country before the holiday. This can lead to a surge in demand for container shipping and trucking services, as well as increased congestion at ports and terminals.

To prepare for Lunar New Year, businesses should plan ahead and book their container shipping and trucking services well in advance. This will help to ensure that their goods are shipped on time and avoid delays caused by increased demand. Additionally, businesses should also communicate with their suppliers and logistics partners to ensure that their supply chains are running smoothly and to identify any potential bottlenecks that may arise during the holiday period.

Another important aspect of preparing for Lunar New Year is understanding the customs and regulations of the different countries. The Lunar New Year can cause delays in customs clearance and documentation processing, so it's important to be aware of the different requirements of each country and to have all the necessary paperwork and certifications in order.

At Sea and Shore Services, we understand the importance of the New Year celebrations for our customers and we are here to support you during this busy time. Our sales team is available to discuss your shipments and help you plan ahead for the holiday period. We have a wide range of logistics solutions for our customers, which includes shorter transit times on shipments to China. We also have a team of experts who are familiar with the customs and regulations of different countries and are ready to assist you with all the necessary paperwork and certifications.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish our Chinese customers a very happy and prosperous new year. We are honoured to be your logistics partner and we look forward to continuing to support your business in the years to come.


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