Chinese Holidays 2018

Chinese Holidays 2018

Dear Business Partner,

below we like to share an overview, showing the Chinese Holidays of 2018.



New Year’s Day

Jan 1st

Spring Festival

Feb 15th-21st


Apr 5th-7th

May Day

Apr 29th-May 1st

Dragon Boat

June 18th

Mid-Autumn Day

Sep 24th

National Day

Oct 1st-7th


A break in Shanghai

A break in Shanghai

Saturday morning. A recreation day from business. I am walking from my hotel near Shanghai railway station to East Nanjing road and discover a new highlight:

The Jing’An Sculpture Park

A family-friendly park located in north Jing’An. This 30,000 sq. meter park at the corner of Beijing Xilu and Chengdu Lu boasts sculptures and statues from over 61 cities. Visitors are allowed to walk on the grass, which is fairly rare for Shanghai. In the center of the park lies the newly opened Shanghai Natural History Museum. Pay 30 RMB to get in, it is a worth visit, outfitted with both living and dead animals. Open daily: 6.00 – 20.30.

Klaus Weiand CEO Petrex GmbH

Continuing good creditworthiness

Continuing good creditworthiness

Petrex GmbH is pleased to announce our current credit rating status at 0.23% with Creditreform.

Other companies in Germany run at an average at 1.48%.

Payments to our supplying and logistic partners are most important. We expect high performance and quality and do similar when we execute our payments.

Many thanks to all people involved to reach our goal:      Achieve customers´ satisfaction

CPhI in Frankfurt 24 to 26 October 2017

CPhI in Frankfurt 24 to 26 October 2017

The world’s leading pharmaceutical platform will take place in Frankfurt from 24th – 26th October 2017. There are more than 30,000 visitors expected. With +2,500 exhibitors from 150 different countries covering the full spectrum of products and services for your entire supply chain.

Event location:
Messe Frankfurt
60327 Frankfurt a. M.

Exhibition opening hours:

24 October 2017 (Tue):    9:30 – 17:30
25 October 2017(Wed):    9:30 – 17:30
26 October 2017 (Thu):    9:30 – 16:00

See you in Frankfurt …

Happy Mid Autumn Festival

Happy Mid Autumn Festival

The Mid Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Based on the Gregorian calendar, this year’s mid-autumn day will be held on October 4th 2017. Chinese legends say that the moon is at its biggest, brightest and roundest on this day. And the term round implies family reunion in Chinese. Families get together to eat moon-cakes and celebrate the end of the harvest season. It is often called the Women’s Festival. The moon symbolizes elegance and beauty.

Activities include fire dragon dancing, enjoying the displays of lanterns, and eating moon cakes. People are used to have moon cakes under the moonlight with family members. Moon cakes are pastries filled with gooey sesame, red bean, and walnut meats. Yummie … Enjoy a happy time.

New Dangerous Goods Rule in Qingdao

New Dangerous Goods Rule in Qingdao

We would like to inform you that the port of Qingdao, China issued a new Dangerous Goods (DG) rule. All dangerous goods classes 1 to 7 will be prohibited for loading, discharge and transshipment.
You may consider this new situation for your future bookings. All dangerous goods, except class 1 to 7, will remain permitted for a transit in Qingdao.

It is expected the suspension may expire end of October 2017. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Seven Bowls of Tea

The Seven Bowls of Tea

Lu Tong, the famous Chinese tea hero, was from the city of Jiyuan in the Chinese province of Henan. He was a mid-Tang Dynasty poet devoted to tea and tea ceremony.
The poems of Lu Tong are unusual, risky and a little strange, people call it the Lu Tong’s Style. The translation of the “Seven Bowls of Tea” hereunder:

The first bowl moistens my lips and throat
The second bowl breaks my loneliness
The third bowl searches my barren entrails but to find
The fourth bowl raises a slight perspiration
The fifth bowl purifies my flesh and bones
The sixth bowl calls me to the immortals
The seventh bowl could not be drunk
only the breath of the cool wind raises in my sleeves. Enjoy

CPhI China from June 20th – 22nd 2017

CPhI China from June 20th – 22nd 2017

CPhI China is the leading pharmaceutical ingredients show in wider Asian – Pacific region. It brings together over 40,000+ professionals from 120 countries worldwide. Co-located with ICSE, Innopack, P-Mec, NEX, FDF, P-Logi, EP & Clean Tech, BioPh and Lab World it is the most comprehensive, pure pharma indudstry focused event. Whether you are looking to purchase ingredients or strengthen your business partnership with  suppliers, don´t miss the Chance to join CPhI China from June 20 – 22, 2017 at the Shanghai New Int’l Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China. See you there…         

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

Beginning on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month people of several ethnic groups throughout China and the world celebrate the Dragon Boat festival on May 29.

Especially in the middle and lower areas of the Yangtze River. The festivities vary from region to region, but they usually share several features. A memorial ceremony offering sacrifices to a local hero is combined with sporting events such as dragon races, dragon boating and willow shooting.

The hero who is celebrated varies by region. The romantic poet Qu Yuan is venerated in Hubei and Hunan Provinces, Wu Zixu (an old man said to have died while slaying a dragon in Guizhou Province) in South China. And Yan Hongwo in Yunnan Province among the Dai community.

Bonds and relationships

Participants also ward off evil during the festival by bathing in flower-scented water, wearing five-color silk, hanging plants such as moxa and calamus over their doors and pasting paper cut-outs in their windows. The Dragon Boat festival strengthens bonds within families and establishes a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature. It also encourages the expression of imagination, creativity and contributing to a vivid sense of cultural identity.

Enjoy a happy Dragon Boat Festival!

Chemspec Europe 31 May and 1 June 2017 in Munich

Chemspec Europe 31 May and 1 June 2017 in Munich

Chemspec Europe 2017 is a international exhibition for fine and specialty chemicals. For purchasers and agents looking for specific products or solutions, the event is the ideal marketplace to meet with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and specialty chemicals.

The 32nd edition of this highly successful industry event will take place from 31 May – 1 June 2017 in the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany.

See you in Munich.