During Chinese New Year, all manufacturing factories in China shut down for almost an entire month. As you can expect, this greatly affects container stock. At Lion Containers, we plan ahead and order in plenty of containers to fill our inventory prior to Chinese New Year to supply our customers. China is the main supplier of all containers, so if there are no containers being made, then the ships can only carry what is already there. A lot of shipping voyages get cancelled during this time of year for that reason. This makes it very difficult to get stock during the New Year. Meaning, during the New Year the availability of containers is fairly limited.
Chinese New Year falls on Thursday 19th February this year, which means February and March may have low availability. But come Easter, container availability will be on the up again! So, when your usual supplier tells you they can’t supply your containers because of the shut down, you know where to come! We look forward to speaking to you soon.
Blog Post Written by Jessica Archer at Lion Containers Ltd