We would like to remind you of the Chinese holiday Golden Week, which begins on Saturday 1st October and runs until Friday 7th October. During this week, the Chinese are free from work and therefore airlines, shipping lines and train operators are cancelling departures. You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your transports during this period.
Scanlink Transport wish you a very nice summer!
As usual, we are open all summer in order to take care of your transports. Don't forget to inform us if you are closing during the holiday or if contact persons are changed during this periode.
Our switchboard is open 8 am to 4 pm.
Contact us by phone 031-7333400 or email email@example.com.
Scanlink would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a happy summer and happy holidays!
The situation worldwide in the transport sector remains strained. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had far-reaching effects, but the consequences due to the pandemic are far from over, as China does not hesitate to close down a city of millions like Shanghai, regardless of the consequences. Together with the new EU directives, the result will be a really messy freight market. Due to recent developments, the economic consequences are strongly affecting the entire transport industry, with skyrocketing fuel prices as a consequence. Freight buyers are facing considerably increased fuel surcharges and we have not yet seen the end of the development. Sea from Asia works, but as before, there are severe delays that mainly occur in Europe at the moment. The railway operators are trying to reroute the train traffic between China and Europe, hopefully this will work better in the future. In the meantime, sea / air is a possible solution for transports that require a little faster handling. The airfreight works, however, with some delays.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any thoughts about choosing different options for your transport.
Scanlink wishes you a Happy Easter!
It is with great concern that we all follow the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The far-reaching consequences are still difficult to foresee, but we have seen some immediate effects. Transports that directly affect Ukraine and Russia have been stopped or severely restricted. Ukrainian hauliers and drivers are dropping out of the transport network, which means a reduced capacity in Europe. Air rates are rising due to the shutdown of Russian airspace for European companies that are forced to change their routes. Asian airlines may continue to fly but will probably use the reduced capacity to push up the price level. Rail between China and Europe is affected but Asian operators are allowed to pass, so for the time being the train continous to works. Seafreight from Asia works as usual for the time being.We follow the development of sanctions and restrictions against Russia and have a constant dialogue with our partners in order to serve our customers in the best way and to mitigate the effects of the war as much as possible.
We would like to remind you of the Chinese New Year. In 2022, the holiday is celebrated between Jan 31st and Feb 6th when the country as usual, shuts down almost all its activities. The New Year is also celebrated in other parts of Asia, such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, but then with slightly different dates. As usual, the Chinese production is slow started after the holiday, several producers are closed for more than a week. Transports usually start again, although with some delays which does not improve the already complicated situation in this sector. We are constantly working to find the best solution for you as a customer when it's time to book your transport.
Some trivia about the Chinese New Year:
2022 the Chinese New Year is celebrated on February 1st
The holiday is celebrated by 20% of the world's population
Schools are closed for a month in China
It is is a family holiday, people often travel far to get home
The children receive red envelopes with money, adults receive envelopes from their employer
90% of the firecrackers and fireworks in the world are made in China, a large part is used during the celebration
This year we celebrate the year of the tiger!