Avoid delays: download the 2020 Production Countries Holiday Calendar
23 December 2019
In an ideal world, every shipment arrives exactly on schedule. Unfortunately, this is not always what really happens, and sometimes things go wrong along the way. Fortunately, there are also a number of common problems that can easily be prevented. One of these is the unpredictable situation around Asian holidays. By having this insight you, as an importer, can prevent problems such as delays.
More demand than supply
In Asia there are many holidays that last several days or even several weeks. Do you need to ship goods around this time? Then that often causes problems. A lack of capacity, delays and a sharp increase in sea freight rates are the rule rather than the exception.
These problems are all caused by large fluctuations in supply and demand. Before the holiday season starts, ships are often fully booked well in advance. In contrast, many sailings are cancelled after the holiday period due to the limited supply of cargo. After all, factories have also been at a standstill during the holidays. Substantial delays therefore occur regularly. Because demand is many times higher than supply, shipping companies often also charge significantly higher rates.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to predict in advance which problems will occur. Therefore, booking in good time is the best advice we can give you. The Production Countries Holiday Calendar is a great help here.
Most complete overview
Many websites on the internet can tell you which holidays are celebrated where. However, in Asia there are not only national holidays, but also regional holidays. These are only celebrated locally. This makes keeping up with holidays confusing and difficult.
In order to compile a precise overview for our Production Countries Holiday Calendar, we ask our overseas agents to provide us with the correct information. With branches in all major ports and production sites, they know exactly which holidays you need to be aware of. This enables us to draw up an overview that you can rely on.
In our 2020 Production Countries Holiday Calendar you will find all relevant holidays in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia and India.
Bespoke holiday calendar
Do you import a lot of goods from a country of origin that is not listed in our Holiday Calendar? We’d be happy to supplement it for you. Let us know which country you’re talking about, and we’ll get to work for you.
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