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International holidays that affect your supply chain

By Jenny Hooper, May 8, 2019, Category: General News

When focusing on the small details of freight shipping, it can be easy to sometimes forget about upcoming international holidays that can affect your supply chain. A reliable freight forwarding company should be aware of the below holidays and how/if they will affect the freight services they can provide.

1. Labour day

Labour day is a holiday celebrated by many international countries including America, Slovenia, Russia and Switzerland. The exact date of the holiday differs between countries, in America, it takes place on the first day of September while for the majority of European counties, such as Slovenia, the holiday takes place on the 1st and 2nd of May.

2. Summer bank holidays

Freight shipping usually peaks during mid-August to mid-October and during this time the demand for shipping is incredibly high as consumers prepare for their summer holidays and begin Christmas shopping. August 28th is a bank holiday in both Canada and the UK and must be remembered when organising freight shipping during this busy period.

3. Independence days

If you are not a resident of a country it can be hard to remember when or if it has an independence day. For example, the 4th of July weekend in the United States is a big independence day holiday and could cause delays in a supply chain, other large independence day holidays include the Indian independence day on August 1st, Chinese independence day on October 1st and June 12th for the Philippines independence day.

To avoid such holiday days affecting your supply chains, it is important to work with a knowledgeable and expert freight forwarding company like Independent Freight. For more information on freight services, contact a member of Independent Freight now!