Lunar New Year 2021: What you need to know about freight shipments to/from China
Update from 02/05/2021:
Lunar New Year marks the beginning of a new year in the Lunar Calendar, and is celebrated as a national holiday in many Asian countries. The Year of the Ox will begin on February 12th, 2021. The Lunar New Year period affects freight movement each year both in Asia and throughout the world, with many offices and industries closing for the holidays.
In China, pandemic prevention measures are expected to restrict travel during the holidays, meaning operational capabilities could vary in comparison with previous years. Below is a brief FAQ compiled by our freight experts outlining expected schedules and delays for all modes of transport travelling to and from China. While these schedules can serve as a general guide to disruption in other countries in Asia, sea freight operations do vary, please ensure you check well in advance with a local Röhlig representative before placing any bookings for any mode of transport.