Chinese New Year 2022: We solve your supply chain challenge

As soon as Christmas is over, Chinese New Year is just around the corner, which means, among other things, continued high rates and capacity bottlenecks. This actually happens every year for Chinese New Year, but this year it will be reinforced again by the already tight capacities and possibly by the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Avoid delivery problems and rely on Quick Cargo Service. Thanks to our long-standing contacts with established airlines and agents in China, we can now offer you stable rates for your imports from China and exports to China in the period before Chinese New Year.


“There is currently a lot of freight to China on the market. We took precautions and booked additional positions early on. Freight rates to China remain at a high level due to demand. However, if necessary, we can fall back on our quota and offer our customers good air freight rates to China,” says Quick Cargo Service boss Stephan Haltmayer about the current freight situation to Asia.

Chinese New Year facts and figures

  • Chinese New Year 2022 falls on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, marking the start of the Year of the Tiger. The holidays in China will last from January 31 to February 6, 2022.
  • Since 1901 and until 2050, the Chinese year begins on January 21st at the earliest (in 1966) and February 20th at the latest (in 1920 and 1985).
  • Factories and production facilities are usually closed for an extended period of time. Production may pause as early as a week before Chinese New Year, with some factories not resuming until a month later.
  • The long holiday allows city workers to travel to their hometown to meet their families (although this may be limited this year due to the pandemic

Impact on the supply chain.

  • Due to the factory closure period mentioned above, there will be no production from China for at least a week. Even if factories are gradually restarting, full operations will not resume immediately.
  • Productions from other Asian countries will also be affected as some parts come from China or the assembly processes are carried out there.
  • Most shippers will stock up on supplies sufficient to last through the Chinese New Year period, leading to a pre-holiday freight rush; Even after the festival, it will take some time for market conditions to normalize

Emergency staff in some factories

Normally, production stops completely during the Chinese New Year period. However, this year we have also seen some factories remain open over the holidays with minimum staffing levels to enable continuous production.

To avoid unnecessary price increases and delays, we recommend booking well in advance. Our logistics experts will help you with planning. Talk to us about your needs and we can work out the best solution to keep your supply chain uninterrupted during Chinese New Year.