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Ship a container to China

Container shipping services to China offering the most reliable Ocean freight with the cheapest shipping rates to China with a faster transit time to ship a 20ft container or a, 40ft container to the major ports in China.

Shipping a container to China has never been easier than with BR LOGISTICS COMPANY, which provides the most reliable container shipping service to China.

Ship a container to China

Ship a container to the major ports in China: Port of Tianjin, Port of Dalian & Yingkou, Port of Quingdao, Port of Shanghai, Port of Ningbo, Port of Xiamen, Port of Hong Kong, Port of Shenzen, Port of Guangzhou

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How much does it cost to ship a container to China?

How much does it cost to ship a container to China, the average price to ship a container to China is from $850 to $4500 US Dollars. The shipping timeline to ship a full container to China ranges depending on the size of the container (20ft or 40ft), and the schedule route, please contact our quotation team to receive a detailed rate to ship your container to the port in China.

How much does it cost to ship a 20ft container to China, the average price to ship a 20ft container to China is from $850 to $1530. The shipping timeline to ship a 20 foot container to China ranges depending on the route.

How much does it cost to ship a 40ft container to China, the average price to ship a 40ft container to China is from $850 to $4500. The shipping timeline to ship a 40 foot container to China ranges depending on the route.

Historical ocean freight rates to ship a container to China:

Will ocean freight rates go down to ship to China in 2023?, Yes the rates slowly began falling in the first quarter of 2023 and are expected to continue to drop, little by little. You calculate the ocean freight rate based on oil prices (BAF), cargo dimensions, weight, port of export, port of destination, and season congestion. The following annual chart is showing the prices and costs for the year 2023 for average maritime freight to send containers to China.

These prices do not include additional or unforeseen costs that may be added during the course of your reservation or shipment itself. These are not the current or final price to ship your container, please request a rate for an updated price.

¿How long does it take to ship a container to China?

The average transit time to ship a container to China is from 4 weeks to 6 weeks.

Estimated transit time to ship a container to China:

The average transit times and sailing schedule to ship your container to China from the major ports in the world as from the United States ports, Europen ports, and Asian ports.

Continent of origin Country of origin Port of origin Port of destination Transit time (days) 20DV FCL
40HQ FCL
Europe Spain Barcelona Shanghai 35 2115€
Europe Spain Valencia Shanghai 32 2115€
Europe Spain Algeciras Shanghai 35 2115€
Europe Netherlands Rotterdam Shanghai 40 1850€
North America United States New York Shanghai 38 $3500
North America United States Miami Shanghai 35 $3850
North America United States Los Angeles Shanghai 15 $1500
North America United States Houston TX Shanghai 52 $3650
Asia China Shanghai Shanghai 15 $1350

Shortest transit time to ship a container to China:

One of the fastest transit times to ship a container to China is the route from Valencia Spain to China with an average of 15 to 25 shipping days. The next fastest route to ship your ocean container to China is from New York USA to the port of Shanghai China, with an average transit time of 30 to 38 days.

Longest transit times to ship a container to China:

The longest or slowest transit time to ship a container to China is from the port of Houston Texas, with an estimated average transit time between 45 and 52 days. The next longest route is from the port of Barcelona Spain, with an average transit time of 38-42 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to China?

How much does it cost to ship a container from USA to China?, the average price to ship a container from the United States to China is from $850 to $4500 US Dollars.

Container shipping rates from USA to China

These are the average prices to ship a container from the United States to China with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in the United States to China for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to China.

Container shipping service to China Type of container Ocean freight rates to China:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Boston to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from New York to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from New Jersey to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Norfolk to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Baltimore to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Charleston to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Savannah to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Brunswick to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Jacksonville to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Miami to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Houston Texas to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Galveston to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Freeport Texas to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from California to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Tacoma to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Washington to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Canadá to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2500 20FT
average price from: $4550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from USA to China?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from the United States to China, the average transit time to ship a container from the USA to China is from 18 to 35 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to China?

How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to China?, the average price to ship a container from Spain to China is from 1150€ to 4550€ Euros.

Container shipping rates from Spain to China

These are the average prices to ship a container from Spain to China with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in Spain to China for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to China.

Container shipping service to China Type of container Ocean freight rates to China:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Valencia to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Barcelona a China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Málaga to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Vigo to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Bilbao to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Santander to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Madrid to China 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: €1150 20FT
average price from: €4550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from Spain to China?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from Spain to China, the average transit time to ship a container from Spain to China is from 25 to 35 days.

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to China?

How much does it cost to ship a container from Europe to China?, the average price to ship a container from Europe to China is from 2500€ to 5500€ Euros.

Container shipping rates from Europe to China

These are the average prices to ship a container from Europe to China with the cheapest rates for loading and shipping containers from the major ports in Europe to China for 20ft and 40ft containers (FCL) with all types of cargo such as: commercial cargo, vehicles, or personal effects for international shipments to China.

Container shipping service to China Type of container Ocean freight rates to China:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Belgium to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Germany to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Spain to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from France to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Portugal to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Italy to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Switzerland to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from United Kingdom to China. 20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average prices from: €1150 20FT
average prices from: €4550 40FT

How long does it take to ship a container from Europe to China?

Estimated transit time to ship a container from Europe to China, the average transit time to ship a container from Europe to China is from 18 to 35 days.

Price factor to ship a container to China:

The price to ship a container to China from abroad will vary depending on the type of sea container you have to ship, the dimensions and weight of the cargo, the shipping company you contract to the destination port in China, the location of your cargo in abroad from where you plan to export it to China, and what route you choose to send your container, if it is a direct route or with transhipment.

Only once we have that information will we be able to more accurately estimate the costs to ship your container to China from any port in the world.

Online container shipping rate calculator to China from overseas:

With BR LOGISTICS COMPANY and our ocean freight calculator you can request a rate online, we made over 10000 rates per year to ship containers to China. Get the most updated container prices from many carriers using the get a quote request.

How to export a container to China ?

Exporting goods in a sea container to China begins with an ocean freight cost of between $850 USD to $4550 USD for shipment from the port of export to the port of import in China, plus import fees from China customs that are applied on the importation of goods to be imported into China, which will be an average of 15.3% tariffs for general merchandise and 9 for agricultural products + 13% customs VAT (VAT), calculated on cost, insurance and value freight (CIF), to pay import taxes in China. You are exempt from paying these tariffs or a lesser amount will be paid, when the importer accepts a trade agreement between China and the United States or between China and the European Union, when so established by any Chinese regulations for tax-free importation to Taiwan. The other imports of luxury products such as tobacco, alcohol, vehicles have higher taxes that must be effectively paid to Chinese Customs + other expenses not invoiced to carry out customs clearance on the total value of the merchandise to import all kinds of general products in China.

Can i import cargo via container to China?

Can a container with commercial merchandise or removals be imported to China from Spain, Europe, China or the United States? The answer is Yes, I can import a container with goods or moving goods to China from the United States, Spain, Europe, or China if the cargo meets the import standards of Chinese Customs, so that it can pass the procedure for importing and nationalizing goods. or vehicles in China.

What documents are needed for customs in China?

The requirements to import into China are to present the commercial invoice translated into Chinese and the detailed packing list, which must indicate the details of the quantity, the type of product and the shipment location, and then provide the following documents to Customs in China:

Imports must have the following documentation:

  • Bill of lading manifest, which is used for the import, release, and tax purposes.
  • Tax Identification Number in China
  • Location of the tariff subheading, and commodity
  • Registration as a importer in China
  • China Customs Value Declaration
  • Debt free in China
  • China Moving Inventory (original)
  • Have a trade or company patent in China that must indicate that you are dedicated to importing.
  • Phytosanitary Export Certificate from the country of origin (simple copy)
  • Demonstrate economic solvency in China
  • Establish the terms of the Incoterms agreement for importation.
  • Find a good customs broker in China
  • Shipping company’s original bill of lading, sea waybill or airwaybill
  • Packing list
  • Commercial invoice
  • Combined Certificate of Value and Origin (CCVO)
  • Power of attorney that authorizes your customs broker to clear de import for you with China Customs.

If you need more information to  ship a container to China you can contact BR LOGISTICS USA o BR LOGISTICS EUROPE

www.brlogistics.net

Tel: +12012015020 USA
Tel: +34628279703 ESPANA
Email: info@brlogistics.net

Taxes and duties to import into China:

Taxes and duties for importing general items into China manufactured abroad from Europe, the US, or Spain will be subject to tariffs. You have to pay the import tariffs of Customs of China that, as a general rule of import, the ad valorem duty or tariff is paid, which is from 2.5% to 17% on the CIF value of the container shipment, for luxury items such as Tobacco, Alcohol, luxury cars, boats, and for general merchandise will be from 20 to 30% or more. Additionally, you will have to pay the value added tax (VAT) that corresponds to 13% (VAT), the VAT will be applied to the total price of the import in Incoterm CIF + the Customs tax (tariff). + general import rates in China.

Import fees in China:

Most goods imported into China are subject to duty and Taxes, the rates vary, depending on the type of the product you want to import to China that are subject to the following rates:

General import tariffs and duties in China 2.5% to 17% on the CIF value + VAT 13%

How to ship a container to China?

The first step in shipping a container to China is to follow the step-by-step guide to shipping a container to China from the United States, the European Union, Spain, or China and provide your carrier or freight forwarder with the full details to ship your container to China.

Step-by-step guide to shipping a container to China:

  1. Search for companies specializing in container transport and offering shipping services to China.
  2. Request a shipping fee to China for your container shipment.
  3. Choose the best shipping company to send your container. Depending on your needs, you can choose the following types of sea containers, 20ft or 40ft.
  4. Provide the documents to the shipping company to make the reservation (booking) to send your container to China.
  5. Load and deliver the container to the port of export for and then satisfy the customs export process to China.
  6. Make the payment for freight and port expenses to the transport company (freight forwarder or shipping company).
  7. Send your container release or bill of lading to your customs broker in China.

Major Ports in China for shipping and importing cargo in containers

The Below list of ports are the best ones for shipping and importing cargo in sea containers to China, these are the most important port terminals in China for the importation of containerized cargo internationally.

Port of Shanghai

Address: 358 East Daming Road Shanghai, Shanghai 200080 China
Coordinates: 31° 13' 19" N 121° 29' 22" E

Port of Shenzhen

Address: Shenzhen, China
Coordinates: 22º 31' 1'' N, 114º 1' 43'' E

Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan

Address: Port Administration Office 496 Yanjiang Dong Road Ningbo, Zhejiang 315200 China Coordinates:29° 52' 0" N 121° 33' 19" E

Port of Hong Kong

Address: Harbour Building 38 Pier Road Hong Kong Hong Kong
Coordinates: 22° 19' 16" N 114° 9' 35" E

Port of Guangzhou

Address: 531 Gangqian Road Huangpu District Guangzhou, Guangdong 510000 China
Coordinates: 23° 5' 39" N 113° 24' 53" E

Port of Qingdao

Address: Port Administration Office 6 Gangqing Road Qingdao, Shandong 266011 China Coordinates: 36° 5' 45" N 120° 19' 2" E

Port of Tianjin

Address: 35 Xingang Road No 2 Tanggu Tianjin, Heibei 300456 China
Coordinates: 39° 0' 34" N 117° 27' 37" E

Port of Dalian

Address: 1 Gangwan Street Zhongshan District Dalian, Liaoning 116004 China
Coordinates: 38° 56' 1" N 121° 39' 2" E

Port of Xiamen

Address: Admin Off, 1 Xingang Rd Bayuquan District Yingkou, Liaoning 115007 China Coordinates: 40° 42' 1" N 122° 16' 1" E

Port of Yingkou

Address: 6HHC+JGW, Hua Khao, Singhanakhon District, Songkhla 90280, Thailand Coordinates: 34° 5' 56" S 59° 0' 28" W

What are the advantages of shipping containers to export your cargo to China?

Advantages of container shipping service to China:

  • Ocean freight rates are competitive.
  • You can send all kinds of transportable cargo.
  • Containers have good storage capacity.
  • They do not have weather problems for shipments
  • More international reach thanks to container ports all over the world
  • Streamlined procedures for exports and imports in China
  • Trip frequency & Schedule options with transhipments.
  • Fast shipping speed if you choose a good sea shipping route to China
  • You can send more weight than air transport
  • The cargo is protected inside the maritime container

Top 10 best shipping routes to ship containers to China

In BR LOGISTICS company we offer many options of routes to ship containers to China from Spain, the United States, Europe, and China. The following are the 10 most popular busiest shipping routes to China used by exporters and importers around the world.

International origin port Destination port in China
Port of Antwerp Belgium Port of destination: Shanghai; Port Code: CNSGH
Port of Bremerhaven Germany Port of destination: Shenzhen ; Port Code: CNSZX
Port of Rotterdam Netherlands Port of destination: Ningbo-Zhoushan; Port Code: CNNBG
Port of Barcelona Spain Port of destination: Hong Kong; Port Code: HKHKG
Port of Valencia Spain Port of destination: Qingdao; Port Code: CNTAO
Port of Savona Italy Port of destination: Tianjin; Port Code: CNTXG
Port of New York United States Port of destination: Dalian; Port Code: CNDLC
Port of Los Angeles California United States Port of destination: Xiamen ; Port Code: CNXMN
Port of Miami Florida United States Port of destination: Yingkou; Port Code: CNYIK
Port of Houston Texas United States Port of destination: Shanghai; Port Code: CNSGH

Best Shipping Companies to Ship Containers to China:

These are some of the top international shipping companies to send containers to China that strikes a delicate balance between fast and cheap international shipping services.

  1. Maersk line
  2. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
  3. COSCO Group
  4. CMA CGM Group
  5. Hapag-Lloyd
  6. Ocean Network Express (ONE)
  7. Evergreen Marine
  8. Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
  9. Orient Overseas Container (OOCL)
  10. Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM)

How to ship hazardous dangerous goods in containers to China?

How to ship hazardous dangerous good internationally to China? To ship a container with IMO or Hazmat dangerous products to China a series of shipping requirements must be met, such as the MSDS of the cargo to be shipped, the DGD for the maritime transport of dangerous goods and hiring a specialized shipping carrier or forwarder for the transport of dangerous goods internationally.

One of the most important steps in shipping hazardous materials by sea freight containers are Packing and documentation. Packing dangerous goods (Hazmat) is different than normal shipments.

List of steps to follow to send a container with dangerous goods (IMO-Hazmat) to China:

  1. Inform the shipping company of the type of IMO and cargo that you want to ship to China.
  2. Comprobar que la mercancía IMO este en buenas condiciones para poder ser cargado en el barco. Check that the IMO cargo is in good conditions to be able to be loaded on the ship.
  3. The container must be labeled on all its faces with the corresponding IMO label.
  4. Check with the shipping company that the IMO container will be accepted in China.
  5.  Make a booking with the shipping company like IMO to send the container to China.
  6. The Shipper or exporter of the container has to provide the MSDS of the merchandise to validate the parameters of hazardous materials
  7. Finally, the consignor or importer has to inform Customs in China that he is going to import an IMO container.

What is an IMO shipment?

An IMO shipment is the transport of dangerous goods, both in a container, as by plane, or land transport, the name IMO is due to the acronym  International Maritime Organization and includes all those dangerous transportable products and materials that due to their characteristics represent a risk to the safety of ships, planes, or trucks, to the health of the environment and people.

IMO types, classification of dangerous goods:

  • Class 1. Explosives.
  • Class 2. Gases.
  • Class 3. Flammable liquids.
  • Class 4. Flammable solids.
  • Class 5. Oxidizers and organic peroxides.
  • Class 6. Toxic.
  • Class 7. Radioactive material.
  • Class 8. Corrosive.
  • Class 9. Miscellaneous dangerous objects