We like to remind you about the Chinese New Year, which falls early this year. In 2023, the main holiday is celebrated between 21st and 29th January which means that in week 4, China shuts down almost all of its activities as usual. The New Year is also celebrated elsewhere in Asia, such as in Hong Kong and Taiwan, but then with slightly different dates. As usual, the Chinese production starts slowly after the holidays and several companies are closed for more than a week as the holiday extends up to the 5th of February. The transports usually start again, however with some disruptions.
A little trivia about the Chinese New Year celebration:
The New Year is celebrated by 20% of the world's population
Schools are closed for a month in China
New Year is a family celebration, people often travel far to come home
The children receive red envelopes with money, adults receive envelopes from their employer
90% of the world's production of firecrackers takes place in China, a large part is burned off during the celebration
This year we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit!
Scanlink would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The office is open as usual all working days during the holidays.
2023 will certainly bring great challenges regarding transports and logistics, but we are here to help you with the best possible solutions for all your transport needs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!