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China & The Golden Week: Tips for your (urgent) Shipments - Air Time Critical Delivery

China & The Golden Week: Tips for your (urgent) Shipments

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September 20, 2018  |   Blog   |     |   0 Comment

With National Day 2013 in China approaching on October 1, all transportation services will begin to feel the strain this week.

It is always difficult to get free space on board of the flights in the week leading up to the bank holidays in China, and there is a serious freight backload in the 7 to 10 days following.

Therefore, if you have an air freight shipment o organize these days, you would better book it as soon as possible with your freight forwarder unless you are not in a hurry and can afford to wait.

But, if you are under deadlines and must get your time-sensitive shipment within3 to 5 days to your door, you should turn to a specialist offering unconventional air freight solutions, as the conventional express solutions will surely be delayed!

But the 1st step for you now, should be to contact your Chinese supplier to make sure you can get your freight (+ paperwork) ready before his plant close up for the period (up to 7 days holiday during the Golden Week).

Note : if your supplier is located “in Hong Kong” make sure to get the exact address of the factory where to pick up the shipment. Usually, the supplier introduce himself as being based in HKG, however most of the time only the offices are in the city. The actual factory is based mainland outside Hong Kong area (Hong Kong is mostly an administrative and business center with offices). If your shipment has to be picked up from mainland China, you must take it into account as it might take an additional 1-2 days to get it to the airport.

An emergency shipment from China?

Feel free to contact our team, we will be happy if we can help you out with your emergency shipments from China. Our Asian operations run 24 hours around the clock for all type of urgent industrial shipments 5automotive, electronic, industrial equipment and spare parts).

Useful links :

Chinese Golden week : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Week_%28China%29

Complete list of Holidays in China : http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/china/

24/7 air freight solutions for emergency shipments:

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