ETA Delayed? International Shipping is Challenged by Big Festivals

Chinese New Year, also called Lunar New Year, an annual 15-day festival in China and Chinese communities around the world that begins with the new moon that occurs sometime between January 21 and February 20 according to Western calendars. Festivities last until the following full moon.

The latest Chinese New Year, which is coming in less than three months, falls earlier than usual. According to the calendar, the 2023 Chinese New Year is going to begin on January 22nd, 2023, almost the earliest since 2005.

Since Chinese people usually celebrate the festival with a long holiday, most of the fishery workers will be absent from the middle of January and return by the mid to late February. As the result, the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) will be greatly delayed. The postponement may cause a chain effect and cast a relatively deeper influence on certain regions considering some important festivals as following.

December – Christmas

To avoid the delayed ETA, the order number may rise greatly during the following three months before the 2023 Chinese New Year, which means that buyers who wish to purchase for Christmas preparation are already, or have to be, in the queue.

The affected regions includes Americas and Europe. Notably, the influence might be particularly severe for France, since there is a tradition to have seafood for Christmas.

January – New Year’s Day

As a symbol of the changing of a year, New Year’s Day, which usually falls on the first day of January, is always taken seriously and brings a huge demand in food consumption. Together with Christmas, the food demand of New Year preparation cast great pressure on the international fisheries trade. The purchasing queue can be longer every minute and the ETA may already be delayed although there is still a long time before Chinese New Year.

The affected regions can be worldwide, and we suggest putting order with as little hesitation as possible.

April – Easter Day

Easter Day for 2023 falls on April 9th. It is viewed as the second most important festival in many regions (next to Christmas). The food demand, especially seafood, soars on that day. Taking Australia in 2022 as an example, the supply of seafood experienced a shortage on Easter day, resulting in the rise of the prices. Although the bad weather did contribute to the poor situation, the high demand of seafood remained to be the principal reason.

According to the past experience, ocean products like: scallop, salmon, mackerel, tuna, are always the mainstream. Affected regions involves most of the European counties as well as Americas such as Canada, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, USA and so on.

Ocean Treasure’s Solution

Ocean Treasure is a French company operating in China for 15 years. We provide a wide range of seafood as well as frozen vegetables & fruit all over the world. Qualified by BRC, ASC, MSC, Ocean Treasure is committed to satisfying the needs of international business.

Considering the coming important festivals and the high demand of seafood, Ocean Treasure collects raw materials from China, Vietnam and other places of origin and present every buyer the best products after a series of strict procedure. However, the order number is increasing and the clock is ticking. We suggest you to contact us as long as you have demand. Kindly see the specification below:

Tilapia fillets (Oreochromis Niloticus)

Natural fillet, IQF, skinless, boneless, PBO, normal skinned, normal trimmed, STTP Treated

Packing: IVP with lot number printed, 10kg master carton

Size (before glazing) : 3-5oz, 5-7oz

Glazing: 20%, 25%, 30%, 35% 1×40’ FCL

Frozen vegetables – Cauliflower

size 3-5cm, Grade A

China origin

10kg bulk

1×40’ FCL

Other products like Salmon, Cod and other vegetables are also available!

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