The holiday period for the Chinese New Year is from the 7th of February to 13th of February, 2016.

 

In order to assist our clients we recommend that all new bookings are confirmed as soon as possible as we anticipate space being very tight.

 

FCL SHIPMENTS

 

With most factories close from the 7th of February to the 22nd of February we anticipate space being tight as most suppliers will be wanting to ship as many new orders as possible prior to the Chinese New Year we recommend that shipments are booked and confirmed at least 14 days prior to the vessel cut off date. There is one blank sailing in January prior to the CNY which will impact the available space. In weeks 4 & 5 there may be congestion at the port as some shipping lines may accept bookings over their capacity which could result in containers being rolled to the following weeks sailing.

 

For Pearl River Delta ports (PRD ports – such as Guangzhou, Huangpu, Foshan, Rongqi, Beijia etc), the latest feeder sailing prior to the CNY is on/around 2nd of February, 2016 therefore we recommend that shipments are booked and confirmed at lease 14 days prior to the sailing cut off date.

 

BLANK SAILINGS in January, 2016 and February, 2016

 

BLANK SAILING WEEK

DATE

CONSORTIUM

Week 3

17th Jan – 24th Jan

NEAX

Week 6

7th Feb – 13th Feb

AANA / CAT

Week 7

14th Feb – 20th Feb

AAS-S / ACE

Week 8

21st Feb – 27th Feb

SAS

 

 

CHINA CUSTOMS

 

Generally, China Customs have minimal staff working during the CNY period however, this will be confirmed approximately 1 week prior to the CNY. During the CNY the efficiencies will be low therefore we suggest the following;

 

  • All shipments to be Customs cleared prior to the CNY

  • For the Pearl River Delta ports the Customs office will be closed during the CNY therefore all shipments must be customs cleared prior to the 30th of January, 2016

     

CHINA TRUCKING SERVICES

 

Most of the trucking services will stop providing services 1 week prior to the CNY. With this in mind we recommend that shipments are booked and confirmed at least 14 days prior to the vessel cut off date.

 

  • Hong Kong port: The trucking service may stop providing their services from the 6th February, 2015.
  • Shanghai port: The last working day of the trucking service is the 3rd of February, 2016 for FCL shipments and the 5th of February, 2016 for LCL shipments. Should you have any trucking service request during the CNY the booking must be confirmed no later than the 3rd of February, 2016. Please note that cancellation fees may be applicable.
  • Shenzhen and Pearl River Delta ports: The last working day of the trucking service for FCL shipments is one week prior to the CNY and 3 days prior to the CNY for LCL shipments.  
  • Xingang port:  We suggest that all bookings are confirmed at least 14 days prior to the CNY.
  • Dalian, Ningbo, Qingdao, Xiamen and Xingang port: The last working day of the trucking service for FCL and LCL shipments is one week prior to the CNY

 

Should you have any queries regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 661 961 or via email at sales@genfreight.com.au

Kind regards



GenFreight Logistics Pty Ltd

www.genfreight.com.au