Limited space due to China’s Golden Week

17 Sep 2020

The upcoming ‘National Day Golden Week’, which is held from October 1st up to October 8th, is affecting imports to Rotterdam and the rest of Europe. The Chinese holiday is putting extra pressure on space and equipment, while 40ft HC containers were already scarce.

During this week, most Chinese factories, customs authorities and freight forwarders will be closed. The reduced demand of imports and exports in this period will have an impact on the number of sailings. In the coming weeks, several carriers are cancelling one or more sailings from the Far East to Europe. Subsequently, this will have a negative effect on the eastbound sailings in November, also known as Blank sailings.

Due to the limited capacity, we advise you to place your (expected) bookings with us in time, enabling us to ship your cargo against the best possible conditions.