Lunar New Year (LNY), also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is a major holiday in Asian countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Vietnam. It is a time for families to come together, attend parades, feast, exchange bright red envelopes filled with money, and celebrate the start of the new year according to the lunar calendar.


Lunar New Year typically falls between January 21 and February 20, with the exact date varying from year to year. In 2023, Lunar New Year will be on January 22 starting the Year of the Rabbit


During Lunar New Year, many people take time off from work and travel to be with their families, which can impact the global supply chain. Factories in Asia may shut down for a week or more, leading to disruptions in the production and delivery of goods. Additionally, increased travel during this time can lead to bottlenecks at ports and airports, further delaying cargo.


To mitigate these disruptions, many carriers and cargo owners turn to third-party logistics (3PL) providers for assistance. 3PL providers, such as RS Express, offer a range of services to help keep cargo moving during the Lunar New Year holiday and beyond. These services can include transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, helping carriers and cargo owners by providing alternative routes and modes of transportation to avoid delays caused by blank sailings, and airfreight or trucking services to ensure that cargo arrives at its destination on time. Air freight options can be especially helpful for perishable goods or other time-sensitive cargo during the Spring Festival.


RS Express plays a crucial role in helping our customers navigate the challenges of the Lunar New Year holiday and keep their supply chains running smoothly. If you are facing disruptions to your supply chain during this time, contact RS Express to help you keep your cargo moving.