The Effects of Chinese New Year on UK Supply Chains

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(businesspress24) - Having just taken a break to celebrate New Year

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Effects on UK Haulage Companies Before, During and After Chinese New Year

One of the key things to keep in mind is that production in China will stop roughly two weeks before the official event. As hauliers head home for the celebrations, shipments can also experience delays. During Chinese New Year, factories will shut down completely and no supplier will accept orders. It will then take two weeks for production to get going again. Essentially, the whole of February will be affected by these celebrations. There will be a backlog of orders and significant delays to the supply chain. However, there are few things you can do to prepare and to avoid feeling the full front of the effect. Here are a few tips!

1. Get Your Orders in ASAP

Now that you know that there will be a four-week delay, you can plan to get your orders in earlier than usual to make up for it. I

2. Coordinate with Chinese Forwarders

Chinese hauliers usually take their holiday 15 to 20 days before their New Year. Of course, if drivers aren

Ship Your Cargo Before the Deadline

To avoid delays in port, haulage companies should ensure that their cargo is loaded and ready for shipment four days before Chinese New Year. If you miss the deadline, your goods won

Prepare for the Post-Chinese New Year Rush

After the festivities are over, Chinese haulage companies will first deal with the backlogged orders. If you

You should also be aware that your March orders may not get processed immediately, as they wonharge. After the New Year, shipment prices often increase as more workers are hired to deal with the backlog.



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