Golden Week in China – How to avoid bottlenecks in October

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From October 1 to 7, China is in a “state of emergency”. In the National Golden Week hundreds of millions of Chinese are on the move to visit their families or simply go on holiday after the national holiday on October 1. In 2018 more than 700 million people traveled across the country during this time.

Many important government agencies are closing their offices for this period. This also applies to customs and port authorities. Production in manufacturing companies, on the other hand, is largely maintained. Therefore, in the first week of October and also afterwards, considerable delays in the export business are to be expected.

Secure reliable transport capacities for exports from China with Hellmann Rail Solutions International.
With Rail Solutions International we offer you an effective and fast solution to avoid the bottlenecks of Golden Week. Because our trains continue to run according to schedule. Now you can secure yourself loading space capacities for our rail transports on the “Iron Silk Road”. With a transit time of only 15 to 18 days, we accelerate your business. Just give us a call.

Additional loading space on tracks

Artificial shortage to keep rates high – in view of the tense trade situation between China and the USA and declining transport volumes in world trade, the big shipowners are making use of well-known tricks. Blank Sailings limit hold capacities on certain routes without further ado. In the calendar weeks 40 and 41 alone, the carriers plan to withdraw around 180,000 TEU from the market. It is expected that up to 230,000 containers will be missing between Asia and Europe throughout October.

Efficiency according to timetable
Despite the tense situation, Hellmann still has secure capacities for your sea freight. In addition, with Rail Solutions International we offer you exactly the additional cargo space you need – quickly and cost-effectively by rail. With weekly departures according to timetable, short transit times and predictable rates, we provide you with an effective alternative to sea freight – to and from Asia. We take care of all pre-carriages and on-carriages for you at the same time!

Your Contact

Jan Rüenbrink
Business Development Europe
Hellmann Rail Solutions International
Tel.: +4915120347067

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