Chinese New Year 2022: ACT NOW and use Air Freight to mitigate supply chain delays

Chinese New Year 2022: ACT NOW and use Air Freight to mitigate supply chain delays


3 minute read | By Hollie Starr

Last updated: January 5, 2024 | Published: January 20, 2022


Chinese New Year is fast approaching, falling on the 1st of February 2022. This is one of the world’s most celebrated festivals, which traditionally lasts for 16 days. 2022 is the year of the Tiger, which means that people born in this year are said to be brave and confident.

If you import from China, it is important you ACT NOW and discover how we can help you.

What happens during Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year is the most important of the holidays in China. Therefore, during Chinese New Year, families travel to celebrate together, causing the largest annual mass human migration. Likewise, many companies in China close, factories halt production and most of the workforce take extended holiday breaks to enjoy the celebrations.

Therefore, it comes as no surprise that, for businesses who trade with China, supply chains can be affected.

How will this affect my Supply Chain?

  • Production delays are likely. Up to 4 weeks of possible disruption can happen, due to the closure of factories and suppliers before, during and after Chinese New Year.
  • Staff shortages could affect quality. Suppliers may overlook quality, due to the pressure to fulfil orders. You should budget for a few products potentially being defective, so this doesn’t affect your profit margin.
  • Shipping delays may occur, due to reduced space on vessels and the difficulty in sourcing local transport, as drivers are celebrating.

How can I try to avoid these issues?

The shipment delays, from the above issues, mean that the sooner you organise your shipment, the better. As we are now less than 2 weeks away from Chinese New Year, we recommend Air Freight for your China Imports.

Air Freight is fantastic for time-sensitive shipments, as your goods can reach their destination in just a matter of days. Our Air Freight team are experts at navigating the complexities of managing air cargo, especially in situations like these. We will provide you with the fastest delivery routes available, to get your goods from A to B as quickly as possible.

We are an IATA licensed cargo agent, so you can be assured that we operate safely, reliably, and efficiently.

We offer Consolidation services, white-glove services, customs clearance at all major UK Airports and so much more.

Air Freight is fantastic for situations, like Chinese New Year, where fast deliveries are a necessity.


Where do I find more information?

If you are requiring shipments from China, please act now. We require you to book as soon as possible, as time is of the essence.

Please visit our Air Freight page for more. 

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