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Shipping from China to the UK - Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year falls on Friday 16th February this year. It is never a fixed date, but lasts around two weeks. Bear this in mind when planning your shipments from China to the UK, as they will take longer than usual.

As one of the leading freight forwarders in the UK, with our direct services from China, we like to ensure that everyone is aware of the Chinese holidays and the impact they may have on their shipments during this time.

What Happens During Chinese New Year?

They celebrate, in a mixture of amazing music, dancing and fireworks. And generally speaking their offices will close for a week or so. Depending on the industry.

Traditionally, youngsters were given money by relatives in red envelopes, to celebrate the festivities. However in our new digital age there is a red envelope app where relatives can digitally transfer the money to them via the app! How times have changed.

What Year Is It?


The first one since 1958. Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace. An ethic we are very fond of at Mannson Freight Services Ltd.

To celebrate this work ethic and also the year of the dog, we have included a few photos of our cuddly pooches, to make you all smile.

Despite many offices in China being closed we are still open. Based in Basildon, Essex, we are the go to freight forwarder in the UK for many sea freight, air freight, road freight and other value added services.

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