For anyone with an international on time delivery requirement (for an event for instance) at this time of year it is essential to liaise with your freight forwarder if you’re on a tight schedule. At EwePack, we try to predict delays due to increased demand as well as try and anticipate increased freight charges raised by carriers. It’s important also to note that weather incidents (like large snow storm and high winds) can cause havoc with scheduling and create freight backlogs. It’s also a popular time of year for strikes in some destinations!
The message is: ship early, pay a little storage at destination for an early arrival rather than risk a late delivery.