If possible please give us longer delivery time for the orders before Chinese new year holiday. Chinese new year is our most important traditional festival. The official holiday is only 7 days from Jan31st to Feb7nd,but in fact, from Jan 11 st, there were many people start holiday, it really brought difficulty for business.
Here are some stories about the delivery before new year:
The express : We need to send the custom application documents to shanghai port. Usually from Jinhua city to shanghai only need one day cost $1,but before Chinese new year, maybe need 7 days, to avoid delay, we have to send by our company car by our own driver, cost $80 and spend much more time.
The container inland transport: Usually from Jinhua to shanghai only need $600,but before chinese year, even give price $1400,difficult to find a container driver. Finally we get one at price $1500,but when loading container, the driver ask for $200 more, unless he will not work. If only can get the labour, we have to accept all the request
The Shipping (FCL): Because there are too many containers, the shipping company often overbooking, they have to abandon some containers in the port. That’s mean even luckily we finished the goods and loaded container on time. It’s big possible to be abandoned by shipping company in the port.
The shipping (LCL):Before Chinese new year, the truck have to queue for 13hours to enter the warehouse.