Chinese New Year (CNY), Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of the New Year on the traditional Chinese calendar and falls this year on Friday the 12th February, with three days public holiday in Hong Kong and seven days on the mainland.
The modern-day container dates back to 1956, when American entrepreneur, Malcolm McLean, shipped the first containers from Newark to Houston, in an innovation that transformed international shipping. The container now underpins the global economy moving $4 trillion of goods every year.
Loading a trailer, container or airline ULD is like completing a puzzle in three dimensions, with financial penalties if you get it wrong and rewards if you load effectively.
Shipping goods internationally requires the correct documentation, or you run the risk of delays and extra costs, or even prevent a shipment from being completed.
Time is invaluable, when it comes to shipping and freight, which is why our eTOOLS provide instant access to the information, guidance and support you need, when you need it.
A new week started at full speed. We are shipping cargo and navigating a situation where equipment and vessel space from Asia’s main ports continues to be extremely challenging with rates reaching new heights.
The ‘National Day Golden Week (黄金周)’ in China, is a semi-annual 7-day or 8-day national holiday, implemented in 2000.
Located in Zhejiang and Jiangsu Province on the eastern China coastline, at the tip of the Yangtze River, it is one of the first Chinese ports opened to foreign trade.