China is celebrating its National Day on the 1st of October with large activities being planned nationwide. Chinese workers are given seven days off for the period 1-7 October, and many offices are closed. The holiday is called the “Golden Week”.
Shipping lines, airlines and rail companies cancel their departures from China during Golden Week. In addition, som departures will be cancelled in the week following.
Think ahead to avoid delays
If you import from China, we recommend that you already now make arrangements with your freight forwarding agent and / or shipper. Many companies will be competing for limited shipping capacity before, during and immidiately after Golden Week.