Chinese New Year planning

3rd January, 2024

The year of the Dragon commences February 10th, 2024. The peak season for shipping will continue through to this date, whilst taking a break over the festive season. Please ensure to have your Chinese orders in place, as usual manufacturers will be stretched through to the commencement of CNY. Shipping schedules as previously noted are already affected by delayed sailings. Please ensure that all orders ex China are made available to the SCC team early January, this will allow us to track your cargo ready date and make an early booking for your important cargo.

CNY Rate increases

We have seen a few rates increases recently, shipping lines have indicated further increases in effect from 14/01, likely to be around USD300.00 per 20’ and USD600.00 per 40’. Once CNY wraps up, the market will reassess based on post CNY volumes. We will keep you advised further.

If you are wanting to check rates please contact us on



 Southern Cross Cargo Pty Ltd

+61 7 3899 6466
Unit 4, 24-26 Ellerslie Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131


Suite 23, 349-351 Kingsway
Caringbah NSW 2229


PO Box 245
Capalaba QLD 4157