Lunar New Year 2022 - Crane Worldwide Logistics (2023)

December 15, 2021

See below our advice for air freight and ocean freight shipmentsprior to the Lunar New Year shutdown. Avoid further supply chain disruption and plan ahead. Read on for all you need to know about the Chinese New Year 2022.

What is Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year, which is also commonly called Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, celebrates the beginning of the New Year on the traditional Chinese calendar. It is celebrated in many countries throughout Asia, for example in Vietnam, the holiday is calledTet, the full name is "Tet Nguyen Dan".

When is Lunar New Year 2022?

According to the Chinese lunar calendar 2022, theLunar New Year celebrations 2022falls on Monday, February 1, 2022 when the year of the Tiger begins.

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How long is the Lunar New Year holiday 2022?

The legal holiday in China is usually seven days long but can differ from country to country. Generally, it starts from the Lunar New Year's Eve, otherwise known as Spring Festival Eve, to the sixth day of the first lunar month.

What are the dates for the Lunar New Year holiday in 2022?

The official Chinese public holiday is likely to last from January 31stto February 6th. In some cases, the holiday period may allow for extended time off for workers. The Lunar New Year dates change every year because the festival is based on the Chinese lunar calendar. We advise getting your shipments prepared and ready because many factories will shut down in China and other countries celebrating the lunar calendar.

The Spring Festival starts on Chinese New Year (February 1st) and ends on the Lantern Festival (February 16th) in 2022.

How will transportation and logistics services be impacted by the Chinese New Year holiday?

The Chinese New Year holiday is a time for family reunions, a lot of people travel across China back to their hometowns to visit their parents and relatives. Thus a special phenomenon called Spring Festival Travel Rush or Spring Festival Migration arises before and after the Chinese New Year, every year so workers can spend time with family and friends who live further afield. The traditional red envelopes are given as gifts.

Many workers will head towards theirhome towns and quite often,factories release them from duties as early as the middle of January. In general, workers resume work after Lantern Festival. There are also some workers who decide to stay in the city where they work during the holiday, this enablesfactories to at least provide skeleton cover of work during the holiday season. Frequently, production sites will issue an office closure notice for chinese new year.

Does this also apply for truck drivers, how will Lunar New Year 2022 impact ground logistics?

It is common fortruck drivers to also return to their hometowns. Therefore, during the lunar new year period there is alack of resources to pick up and deliver goods for export and import. Usually two weeks before the official holiday (this coming year, it beginson January 31st), sofrom January17th, transportation resources will gradually become limited and costs can be expected to increase gradually.The peak will come in the last week before the holiday, as very few truck drivers will be available at that time.

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Have Ocean carriers announced their plans on how they will navigate through this season?

Ocean carriers have not yet announced their plans for the holiday. In previous years, there would be blank sailings from the latter half of the public holiday to the 2nd week after the holiday. This year however, as many ocean vessels are queuing for berth at overseas ports(for example blocked by the congestion in theU.S. West Coast) the Chinese New Year holiday is a good opportunity for these vessels to take the time to unload at foreign ports and return to China. Detailed sailing schedules from point to point can be checked on carriers’ websites closer to theholiday period.

How will the Air freight sector be impacted by the Lunar New Year 2022?

As forthe air market, it is still early to predict the flight options that will be available during the Spring Festival. Our past experience is that there will be less flights during the Lunar New Year holiday period, and customs officials will only be on duty for half a day, every day. For cargo that is not urgent, we do not recommend clients to export during the one-week holiday, as there are no customs officials available to conduct customs inspection. Thismeans if any cargo is randomly picked for inspection, the shipment will be held at the airport untilinspection is completed after the holiday period.Our experience tells us that most importers prefer not to import cargo just a few days before and during the holiday in orderto avoid incurrence of unnecessary storage or detention feescaused by issues on customs formalities or just being unable to clear.

For Ocean Import shipments into China, we suggest the latest ETA China portJanuary17th, 2022

For Air import shipments, if we aim to deliver before the holiday, we suggest to set the latest ETA of Destination Airport on January 23rd, 2022.

For urgent shipments, our China team is available to support and communication is vital from all parties to ensure a timely delivery.

Lunar New Year 2022, logistics sector summary

Manufacturing facilities particularly in China usually close their doors to allow employees to enjoy the festive period with their families, planning ahead can help you achieve maximum benefit to your air freight, ocean freight, and logistics schedule and cost. The shutdown is likely to cause delays.

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Due to the reduced amount of employees on-site during the festive period,production times may need to be extended. You will need to allow for not just longer production times but also an increased amount of time to receive your quotations.

Production slows down and a backlog of orders is often the case, factories, in general, will process orders from their regular clientsand will assign priorities to their most valued clients.

Planning ahead of the site closures is critical and Crane Worldwide Logistics has a number of logistics solutions available to you. If your products allow for a longer delivery lead time, we can always find the best price for you via our ocean freight services, or if you need a faster shipping model, our China - Europe Rail Freight would be a great option may be of benefit to you as you due to the flexibility of various booking times according to the railway schedule.

We have strong relationships with our air freight partners, if this is your preferred option. In addition, Crane Worldwide can offer a road freight service from China to Europe, a reliable trucking service can provide multiple benefits to your supply chain requirements.

With supply chain disruption continuing to create problems for many to move their goods from China into both Europe and the United States, we advise to plan early for the Chinese New Year holidays. International trade has been impacted around the world and lunar new year holidays can create significant delays to your inventory production.

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Lunar New Year 2022 - Crane Worldwide Logistics (1)Did you know...? Crane Worldwide has120 locations, in 30 countriesaround the world and are able to provide full international logistics services.

In Asia, we have a strong presence throughoutP.R. Chinaas well asMalaysia,Singapore,Japan,Thailand, andIndonesia. We are also located in Australia.

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Wishing our clients, colleagues and suppliers, a happy, prosperous and healthy New Year!

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(Video) Speaker Panel-Logistics and Transportation


What is Crane Worldwide logistics? ›

Crane Worldwide Logistics is a full-service global freight forwarder and a premium integrated logistics provider. We deliver customized transportation and warehousing solutions to solve supply chain challenges.

What is the most interesting or surprising thing you learned about Lunar New Year? ›

2. There's no set date for Chinese New Year. According to the Lunar calendar, the Spring Festival is on January 1st and lasts until the 15th (the full moon). Unlike western holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas, when you try to calculate it with the solar (Gregorian) calendar, the date is all over the place.

Is Lunar New Year same as Chinese New Year? ›

The festival that is frequently referred to as 'Chinese New Year' is not only celebrated in China. The term 'Lunar New Year' is increasingly used to refer to festivals in other countries that take place at the same time and with many of the same traditions as in China.

What makes January 15 on the lunar calendar so special? ›

The 15th day of the first lunar month is known as the “Lantern Festival.” The name for this day on the traditional calendar is Yuanshao, which has come to mean the small round dumplings of rice flour conventionally eaten at this time. The Lantern Festival signals the end of the New Year festival period.

What are the 4 types of logistics? ›

Logistics can be split into five types by field: procurement logistics, production logistics, sales logistics, recovery logistics, and recycling logistics.

What are the 3 types of logistics? ›

These are inbound logistics, outbound logistics, and reverse logistics.

What is the most important color in Lunar New Year? ›

Red (紅 hóng) is not only the cultural colour of the Chinese people, it's also their primary celebratory colour. In China, red relates to fire and energy and has come to symbolise vitality, celebration, good fortune, good luck and prosperity.

What are you not supposed to do on the Lunar New Year? ›

It's believed that whatever you do during the course of the Lunar New Year celebration will set the tone for the year ahead. Cursing, swearing, or arguing with anyone during the celebration of the holiday could mean a year of arguments and troubling relationships.

Is it OK to say Chinese New Year? ›

There's nothing technically wrong with calling it Chinese New Year. Or Vietnamese New Year.

What do you say for Lunar New Year? ›

In Mandarin, “Happy Chinese New Year” is “xin nian kuai le” (pronounced shin nee-an kwai le), which is a formal greeting typically used for strangers and means “New Year happiness.” A shortened version is “xin nian hao” (pronounced shin nee-an how) is more often used for friends and family.

How do people greet each other during the Chinese New Year? ›

The most common greeting is 新年快乐 – ►Xīn Nián Kuài Lè; this phrase directly translates to “Happy New Year.” Another common greeting is 恭喜发财 – ►Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái, which means "Best wishes, wishing you prosperity and wealth." The phrase can also colloquially be shortened to just 恭喜 (gōng xǐ).

What are 4 Interesting facts about Lunar New Year? ›

Top 10 Facts About Chinese New Year!
  • Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year. ...
  • It is also known as 'Spring Festival'. ...
  • In China, each year is linked with a different animal. ...
  • The celebrations last for 15 days. ...
  • Guo Nian Hao means Happy New Year! ...
  • Children receive red envelopes with money inside.

Why do we not follow lunar calendar? ›

Lunar calendars are problematic, due partly to the fact that the average lunation is not a whole number. If '29' were the number used to mark the lunar month, the calendar would very quickly get out of sync with the actual phases of the moon.

Are lunar years more accurate? ›

But, one day still drifts around every 3216 years. Lunar calendars, on the other hand, only have an error of merely 2 seconds annually. If you're keeping track, that comes out to 1 day every 31,250. If you were to use this measure then, lunar calendars are ten times more accurate then the Gregorian Calendar.

What are the 7 R's of logistics? ›

In this step, we look at the 7 Rs of logistics. So, what are the 7 Rs? The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK (2019) defines them as: Getting the Right product, in the Right quantity, in the Right condition, at the Right place, at the Right time, to the Right customer, at the Right price.

What are 5p of logistics? ›

The major cause of conflict for logistics and marketing interface is related to 5Ps (product, price, place, promotion and packaging) of marketing.

What are the 6 R's of logistics? ›

What are the 7 R's of logistics? ⚽ The 7 R's (or Rights) are the set of ideals and principles used by organizations that can be a foundation to be successful in the trucking and logistics industry. These are the 'right' product, quantity, condition, place, customer, time, and price.

What is the highest position in logistics? ›

Top high-paying logistics jobs to pursue
  • Commodity manager.
  • Management analyst.
  • Configuration manager.
  • Supply chain manager.
  • Director of operations.
  • Sourcing manager.
  • Chief operating officer.
  • Vice president of supply chain.

Why is it called logistics? ›

Logistic Regression is one of the basic and popular algorithms to solve a classification problem. It is named 'Logistic Regression' because its underlying technique is quite the same as Linear Regression. The term “Logistic” is taken from the Logit function that is used in this method of classification.

What are the 4 key processes in logistics? ›

Logistics operations: 4 key processes
  • Suppliers and manufacturers. Obtaining raw materials is the first part of supply chain management, which is taken care of by the manufacturer or supplier. ...
  • Distributed fulfillment centers. ...
  • Warehousing. ...
  • Shipping.
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What colors should you not wear on Lunar New Year? ›

People dress in the vibrant color for the Lunar New Year because they'd like to bring good luck with them into the changing seasons. Two colors within Chinese culture, however, should be avoided: black and white, which are traditionally colors worn in times of mourning.

What happens if you shower on Lunar New Year? ›

Wash or cut your hair

This means washing or cutting it off is seen as washing your fortune away and dramatically reduces chances of prosperity in the year ahead. Actually, LNY fundamentalists will tell you taking a shower is also off-limits on the first day for the same reason.

What happens if you cry on Chinese New Year? ›

Chinese New Year taboos have it that those who cry will be crying throughout the year. Another foreboding reason is that children's crying is believed to bring misfortune to the whole family. Do: Be happy and make sure your loved ones are happy.

What is the luckiest color in China? ›

Colors are important to Chinese culture as they are endowed with lucky meanings. The three main lucky colors considered lucky in people's daily lives as well as on special occasions are red, yellow, and green.

Why is yellow forbidden in China? ›

It rather comes from a warning Guo Pei's grandmother gave her as a child growing up during China's cultural revolution. Yellow was off-limits for commoners, who were expected to wear a drab communist uniform, much to the disappointment of a young Guo Pei, who begged her granny for a yellow dress.

What is the lucky color this coming 2022? ›

Cerulean blue, fiery red, mint green and imperial yellow are the lucky colours for 2022. These colours are derived from the four elements of Feng Shui — wood (primary element of the tiger), water (element of the year 2022), fire, earth and the Yang polarity.

Do you wear red on Lunar New Year? ›

It is believed that wearing new clothes from head to toe symbolizes a new start and fresh hopes for the New Year. Chinese usually wear red or other brightly-colored clothes on New Year's Day, to go with the festive and upbeat mood. Red is China's good luck color, believed to scare away spirits of bad fortune.

When should you clean your house for Chinese New Year? ›

Traditionally houses are cleaned on the 28th day (of the last month) of the (old) year, prior to the Chinese New Year, and red trimmings are placed on doorways and windows to scare away the monster Nian as it is afraid of the colour red.

Can I sleep on Chinese New Year? ›

Don't nap. Some believe those who nap during Lunar New Year celebrations and house visits are more likely to be lazy and unproductive for the rest of the year. It is also considered rude to sleep when guests are around.

Which is forbidden during the Chinese New Year? ›

There are many taboos on this day. No washing clothes or hair or bathing. The first and second day of the lunar year is the birthday of the “Water God”, so you are not supposed to use water to show respect for the Water God. No sweeping the floor or taking out rubbish.

Does Chinese New Year affect delivery? ›

The impact of Chinese New Year does not affect supply chain transportation during the period of festivities alone, but can start to have an effect a couple of weeks before, and extend to 2 to 4 weeks after as carriers attempt to deal with the backlog.

How do you wish a Lunar New Year Tiger? ›

You may say: “Wishing you good luck and prosperity in the Year of the Tiger! Good luck and prosperity in the new year!

How do you say best wishes in Chinese? ›

祝你成功 (zhù nǐ chéng gōng) This is also often used to express your good wishes to someone else.

Why is Lunar New Year so special? ›

The Lunar New Year is the most important social and economic holiday for billions of people around the world. The holiday is tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar and was originally observed as a time to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors.

How do you answer Kung Hei Fat Choy? ›

Now, you may ask: Is there a proper way to respond when someone greets you Gong Xi Fa Cai or Kung Hei Fat Choy? Responding with “Gong Xi” while motioning a closed right hand over a clenched left fist is correct. Saying “Xin Nian Kuai Lè” or Happy New Year is also an acceptable practice.

What does kung hei fat choy? ›

Gung hay fat choy is how Cantonese speakers wish you a happy new year—literally "wishing you great happiness and prosperity." The two-week celebration includes family and friends, feasting and fireworks, parties and parades.

What are 4 symbols that represent Chinese New Year? ›

Chinese Symbols
  • Fish. At Chinese New Year, these Chinese fish decorations are everywhere. ...
  • Tangerines and Oranges. Both of these fruits are important Chinese New Year symbols that represent abundant happiness. ...
  • Plum and Peach Blossom. ...
  • Yuanbao also known as Sycee. ...
  • Firecrackers. ...
  • Chinese Red Lanterns.

Why is it called a lunar year? ›

It's called the Lunar New Year because it marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendars traditional to many east Asian countries including China, South Korea, and Vietnam, which are regulated by the cycles of the moon and sun.

How do I make my Lunar New Year happy? ›

Another way to say "Happy Chinese New Year" is "Xīnnián kuàilè" (新年快乐), literally meaning 'New Year happiness'. It is a formal greeting typically used for strangers. In Cantonese, the common way to say 'Happy Lunar New Year' is "Gong hei fat choy" (恭喜发财), which means 'Wishing you happiness and prosperity.

Which is more accurate lunar or solar calendar? ›

In general, the lunar calendars are much less accurate than solar calendars. Based on 12 months, the lunar calendar is about 11 days shorter than the solar year.

Which calendar is the most accurate? ›

The Persian calendar has been called “one of the world's most accurate calendar systems.” Like the Islamic calendar, it dates back to Muhammad's Hegira in 622 CE, but it is otherwise quite different. It's a solar calendar, rather than a lunar one, with the year beginning on midnight of the vernal equinox in Iran.

Do Muslims use a lunar or solar calendar? ›

Much of the world today follows the Gregorian solar calendar, which has its origins in medieval Western Christianity. Conversely, the Islamic calendar or hijrī, is a lunar calendar.

Is Lunar Effect true? ›

The lunar effect is a purported unproven correlation between specific stages of the roughly 29.5-day lunar cycle and behavior and physiological changes in living beings on Earth, including humans. In some cases the purported effect may depend on external cues, such as the amount of moonlight.

What is the difference between lunar and Chinese New Year? ›

About Chinese New Year

Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, and Lunar New Year have the same meaning, although the former is still the preferred term. That is because Chinese New Year goes beyond the commonly-known animal zodiac system and incorporates other cultural and religious elements from ancient Chinese culture.

What is the opposite of lunar year? ›

Answer and Explanation: There really is no opposite of the lunar calendar however, the best-known alternative is the solar calendar. The lunar year tracks the movement of days based on the cycle of the Moon over the course of a month.

What does crane Worldwide do? ›

Services. As a full-service global freight forwarder and contract logistics provider, we offer both air and ocean freight supported by warehouse solutions providing all you need to address your supply chain challenges. Reach out for all your global import and export needs.

What does crane company do? ›

Company Description

Crane Holdings Co. engages in the management of a subsidiary, which manufacture aerospace equipment, electronics systems, and flow control systems. The company was founded on December 2, 2021 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

What is logistics company all about? ›

A logistics firm is a company that stores and delivers the products of other businesses. They may specialise in the import and export of goods in and out of the country or may concentrate on ground transportation within the area.

What is the purpose of logistics? ›

Logistics is the process of planning and executing the efficient transportation and storage of goods from the point of origin to the point of consumption. The goal of logistics is to meet customer requirements in a timely, cost-effective manner.

How many employees does Crane Worldwide Logistics have? ›

1,500 employees

When was crane Worldwide founded? ›

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, Crane Worldwide Logistics is a leader in supply chain solutions with 120 locations across 30 countries.

How many employees does Crane Co have? ›

Crane Co. has 11,000 employees. 30% of Crane Co.

What's the top pay for a crane operator? ›

The best Crane Operator jobs can pay up to $104,500 per year. A Crane Operator is a professional heavy machine operator, specializing in cranes.

Is crane operating a hard job? ›

Running the crane can be exhausting because the operator is constantly focused on a lot of variables that affect the safety of their work.

What are crane workers called? ›

A crane operator operates a stationary or mobile overhead crane to move, lift and position materials safely at construction sites.

What are the 8 types of logistics? ›

8 Types of Logistics Waste Within a Supply Chain
  • Over-Production: Producing More Than is Needed. ...
  • Waiting: Time Wasted for the Process Step to be Completed. ...
  • Transportation: Unnecessary Movement of Material, Product, or Goods. ...
  • Over-Processing: Doing More Than is Required. ...
  • Motion:Unnecessary Movements of People.
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What are the five areas of logistics? ›

The five elements of logistics
  • Storage, warehousing and materials handling.
  • Packaging and unitisation.
  • Inventory.
  • Transport.
  • Information and control.

What are the 6 logistics goals? ›

Objectives of Logistics Management
  • Improve Supply Chain Efficiency. ...
  • Inventory Management. ...
  • Fulfill customer requirements. ...
  • Mitigate product damage. ...
  • Reduce Operational Cost. ...
  • Quick Response. ...
  • Optimize delivery performance. ...
  • Efficient Flow of Information.
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What are the 3 main logistics objectives? ›

There are five main objectives of the logistics management process:
  • Minimize Manufacturing Costs.
  • Efficient Flow of Operations.
  • Better Communication Flow.
  • Provides Competitive Edge.
  • Better Inventory Management.
  • Logistics Management Solution.
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What are the 7 rights of logistics? ›

It is about getting the right product, to the right customer, in the right quantity, in the right condition, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost.


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