Are you prepared for the Chinese New Year close down?

Two weeks can feel like forever when you are waiting, so why not let IFE take care of all of your shipments ahead of time. Feel prepared, with IFE Global Logistics.

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Please contact the Procurement & Commercial team for any queries you may have.


  • Chinese New Year 2024 falls on Saturday, February 10th, 2024, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 24th, 2024.
  • There is a 2 week duration of radio silence from contacts in China.
  • Some factories can close for up to 3 weeks.
  • There is restricted vessel capacity in preparation for the slow down with blank sailings & vessel omissions. Air freight space is also restricted.
  • Overseas local transport is difficult to source.
  • Plan as early as possible, let us know in advance of your orders overseas so that we can plan for space early and avoid the rush in this disruptive time.

How to minimise disruption of your freight transported for Chinese New Year in 2024.

A logistics partner (such as IFE Global Logistics) can become key in your planning and forecasting of your cargo requirements. Communication is vital to ensure adjustments in your inventory is activated during disruptions such as Chinese New Year to offset any potential import issues.

A valued logistics partner will have excellent coordination/contact relationships with overseas agents and partners here to ensure time scale requirements are met. IFE Global Logistics are a proud member of the Global Alliance Corporation a strategic alliance of logistics companies operating as a single entity in 55 countries via 200 offices with particular strengths in Asia. 

Be proactive in your freight planning. Contact IFE Global Logistics to learn how partnering with us can help minimise disruptions throughout 2024.

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