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China is the 2nd largest importer globally after the United States. The largest chunk of its imports originates from South Korea, Japan, the USA, Germany, and Australia. In 2018, China imported goods to a staggering value of $2.13 trillion (USD).

Maybe you are already importing to China actively or are preparing to do so for the first time. In either case, information about the available shipping options, rates, transit times, and customs clearance procedures will come in handy. On this page, we’ve gathered some of the guidance that you will need to enjoy more efficient and effective ocean and air shipping to China.


What Are Your Options for Shipping Freight to China?

The majority of commercial goods arrive in China via sea or air. We will explain both alternatives and their pros and cons in the relevant sections of this page.


Ocean Freight to China

Less than Container Load (LCL): LCL ocean freight services are a great option for shippers not in a position to hire a full container for transporting their freight to China. Your goods can instead travel in a shared container alongside the products of other shippers. It’s often the most affordable option for small shipments.

Full Container Load (FCL): With FCL shipping, you are paying to rent and ship a container at a flat rate. Most shippers do that when they have large quantities of freight to move. The main advantage is that your cargo will remain fully sealed in your container for the entire journey.


Air Freight to China

Air freight services typically outperform ocean shipping when it comes to speed and flexibility. Even if your cargo doesn’t travel on a direct flight to China, it will still arrive much faster by air than by sea. When choosing air freight, you have to be prepared to pay a hefty price, though.


How Much Does it Cost to Ship Cargo to China?

The ultimate cost of shipping your cargo to China depends on several different factors, such as:

  • The nature of the goods
  • Chosen mode of transport (FCL, LCL, Air)
  • Weight of the cargo
  • Dimension of the cargo
  • Distance between origin and destination
  • Type of service (such as Port-to-Port, Door-to-Door)

The weight of your consignment is one of the factors that influence the price the most. Here’s a handy rule of thumb to remember: Sea freight is likely to be the most economical option for cargo weighing 100 kg or more. If you are transporting less than 100 kg, though, then you probably won’t find much of a difference in cost between air and ocean shipping.

But, if you want to move light goods of 35 kg or less, it’s usually better to engage an international courier service instead of a freight forwarder. The reason is that most freight forwarding companies, including Shipa Freight, won’t deal with such a small quantity of cargo.


How Long Does it Take to Ship Cargo to China?

The seaport or airport of origin will largely determine how long it will take your cargo to reach China. Air freight can arrive in just one day but might also take up to nine days. Ocean shipping, on the other hand, will be slower. You have to plan on transit times ranging from four to 68 days.


How Long Does It Take to Ship Cargo by Sea to China?

Here are a few examples of sea freight transit times to China from various ports around the world:

Country of Origin Port of Origin Destination Port Transit Time LCL Transit Time FCL
Australia Adelaide Shanghai 28 days
Australia Adelaide Tianjin 23 Days
Australia Brisbane Shanghai 36 days
Australia Fremantle Qingdao 23 Days
Australia Melbourne Qingdao 19 Days
Australia Melbourne Shanghai 25 Days
Australia Sydney Shanghai 23 Days
Belgium Antwerp Shanghai 37 Days 38 Days
Brazil Itajai Shanghai 46 Days
Brazil Santos Huangpu 39 Days
Brazil Santos Ningbo 40 Days
Brazil Santos Tianjin 45 Days
Canada Vancouver Shanghai 37 Days
Canada Toronto Shanghai 21 Days
Chile San Antonio Shanghai 46 Days
France Le Havre Ningbo 40 Days 40 Days
France Le Havre Shanghai 38 Days
Germany Hamburg Guangzhou 36 Days
Germany Hamburg Shanghai 39 Days 42 Days
Germany Hamburg Shekou 45 Days 37 Days
Germany Hamburg Shenzhen 45 Days
Germany Hamburg Xiamen 45 Days
Germany Hamburg Qingdao 51 Days
Germany Hamburg Tianjin 42 Days
Hong Kong Hong Kong Shanghai 4 Days
India Kolkata Dalian 36 Days
India Chennai Shekou 27 Days
India Nhava Sheva Shanghai 23 Days 23 Days
India Chennai Shanghai 18 Days 31 Days
India Kolkata Shanghai 36 Days
India Chennai Ningbo 32 Days
India Chennai Xiamen 68 Days
India Kolkata Shenzhen 36 Days
India Cochin Huangpu 29 Days
India Cochin Shanghai 46 Days
India Chennai Dalian 27 Days
India Chennai Tianjin 29 Days
India Mundra Qingdao 26 Days
India Mundra Shanghai 26 Days
India Mundra Xiamen 36 Days
India Nhava Sheva Dalian 19 Days
India Nhava Sheva Huangpu 25 Days
India Nhava Sheva Ningbo 20 Days
India Tuticorin Huangpu 27 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Shanghai 18 Days 13 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Qingdao 26 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Tianjin 18 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Xiamen 20 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Guangzhou 31 Days
Indonesia Belawan Xiamen 24 Days
Indonesia Semarang Huangpu 32 Days
Indonesia Semarang Nansha 20 Days
Indonesia Semarang Qingdao 24 Days
Indonesia Semarang Shanghai 31 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Fuzhou 31 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Lianyungang 31 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Ningbo 14 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Qingdao 22 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Shanghai 19 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Tianjin 16 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Xiamen 10 Days
Ireland Dublin Shanghai 47 Days 42 Days
Italy Genoa Changsha 46 Days
Italy Genoa Shanghai 35 Days
Italy Venice Shanghai 46 Days
Japan Osaka Guangzhou 9 Days
Lebanon Beirut Ningbo 38 Days
Malaysia Port Klang Shanghai 11 Days 15 Days
Malaysia Port Klang Guangzhou 31 Days
Mexico Manzanillo Zhongshan 34 Days
Netherlands Rotterdam Dalian 51 Days
Netherlands Rotterdam Shanghai 40 Days
New Zealand Lyttelton Shenzhen 26 Days
New Zealand Lyttelton Qingdao 32 Days
New Zealand Lyttelton Shanghai 22 Days
Saudi Arabia Ad Dammam Shanghai 24 Days
Singapore Singapore Shanghai 11 Days 12 Days
Singapore Singapore Dalian 9 Days
Spain Valencia Tianjin 46 Days
Thailand Bangkok Shanghai 15 Days 13 Days
Thailand Laem Chabang Dalian 31 Days
Thailand Laem Chabang Qingdao 31 Days
Thailand Laem Chabang Shanghai 19 Days
Turkey Izmir Dalian 41 Days
UAE Jebel Ali Nansha 24 Days
UAE Jebel Ali Dalian 36 Days
UAE Jebel Ali Ningbo 22 Days
UAE Jebel Ali 26 Days
UK Southampton Wuhan 56 Days
USA Boston Shanghai 50 Days 42 Days
USA Boston Shenzhen 46 Days
USA Baltimore Shanghai 52 Days
USA Chicago Shanghai 36 Days 44 Days
USA Chicago Ningbo 46 Days
USA Chicago Xiamen 46 Days
USA Los Angeles Shanghai 35 Days 20 Days
USA Los Angeles Shenzhen 46 Days
USA Los Angeles Ningbo 34 Days
USA Los Angeles Qingdao 28 Days
USA New York Shanghai 46 Days 51 Days
USA New York Zhuhai 46 Days
USA Philadelphia Shanghai 46 Days
USA Oakland Shanghai 25 Days
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Huangpu 25 Days
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Shanghai 20 Days

How Long Does It Take to Ship Cargo by Air to China?

Here are a few examples of transit times for air freight bound for China from major international airports:

Country of Origin Airport of Origin Destination Airport Transit Time
Australia Brisbane Qingdao 3 Days
Australia Brisbane Shanghai 8 Days
Australia Sydney Shanghai-Pudong 2 Days
Australia Sydney Shenzhen 3 Days
Austria Vienna Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
Belgium Brussels Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
Brazil São Paulo-Guarulhos Shanghai-Pudong 9 Days
Canada Edmonton Beijing-Capital 8 Days
Canada Toronto Shenzhen 8 Days
Chile Santiago Shanghai-Pudong 6 Days
Denmark Copenhagen Tianjin 4 Days
Finland Helsinki Beijing-Capital 2 Days
France Paris-CDG Shanghai-Pudong 4 Days
France Paris-CDG Shenzhen 8 Days
Germany Frankfurt Beijing-Capital 4 Days
Germany Frankfurt Shanghai-Pudong 7 Days
Germany Dusseldorf Shenzhen 5 Days
Germany Hamburg Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
Germany Hamburg Xiamen 8 Days
Germany Dusseldorf Beijing-Capital 4 Days
Germany Dusseldorf Qingdao 8 Days
Germany Frankfurt Chengdu 4 Days
Germany Frankfurt Chongqing 5 Days
Germany Munich Beijing-Capital 8 Days
Germany Nuremberg Beijing-Capital 6 Days
India Ahmedabad Beijing-Capital 3 Days
India Mumbai Chengdu 3 Days
India Mumbai Shanghai-Pudong 6 Days
India Mumbai Guangzhou 8 Days
India Mumbai Tianjin 8 Days
India Chennai Shanghai-Pudong 6 Days
India Chennai Qingdao 3 Days
India Chennai Guangzhou 3 Days
India Bangalore Guangzhou 4 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Xiamen 4 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Beijing-Capital 5 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Dalian 8 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Guangzhou 4 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Shanghai-Pudong 4 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Shenzhen 8 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Tianjin 8 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Guangzhou 2 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Shanghai-Pudong 4 Days
Ireland Dublin Beijing-Capital 3 Days
Italy Milan-Malpensa Ningbo 8 Days
Italy Milan-Malpensa Shanghai-Pudong 6 Days
Japan Tokyo-Narita Guangzhou 4 Days
Japan Tokyo-Narita Beijing-Capital 3 Days
Japan Tokyo-Narita Shanghai-Pudong 3 Days
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Shenzhen 8 Days
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Chengdu 3 Days
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Guangzhou 6 Days
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Nanjing 8 Days
Oman Muscat Guangzhou 3 Days
Philippines Manila Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Guangzhou 8 Days
Singapore Singapore Shanghai-Pudong 5 Days
South Korea Seoul-Incheon Ningbo 2 Days
South Korea Seoul-Incheon Xiamen 2 Days
Spain Bilbao Beijing-Capital 8 Days
Thailand Bangkok Xiamen 3 Days
Thailand Bangkok Guangzhou 3 Days
Thailand Bangkok Shanghai-Pudong 3 Days
The Netherlands Amsterdam Shanghai-Pudong 3 Days
UAE Dubai Chongqing 4 Days
UAE Dubai Beijing-Capital 4 Days
UAE Dubai Guangzhou 4 Days
UAE Dubai Chengdu 4 Days
UAE Dubai Shanghai-Pudong 4 Days
UAE Dubai Shenzhen 4 Days
UAE Dubai Tianjin 4 Days
UAE Dubai Zhengzhou 4 Days
UK London-Heathrow Guangzhou 2 Days
UK London-Heathrow Beijing 3 Days
UK London-Heathrow Qingdao 4 Days
UK London-Heathrow Shanghai-Pudong 3 Days
UK London-Heathrow Tianjin 4 Days
UK London-Heathrow Wuhan 4 Days
UK Manchester Xiamen 5 Days
USA Atlanta Beijing-Capital 5 Days
USA Atlanta Shanghai-Pudong 5 Days
USA Boston Shanghai-Pudong 5 Days
USA Boston Zhengzhou 5 Days
USA Charlotte Beijing-Capital 4 Days
USA Chicago Shanghai-Pudong 6 Days
USA Chicago Qingdao 5 Days
USA Dallas Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
USA Houston Beijing-Capital 5 Days
USA Houston Guangzhou 5 Days
USA Los Angeles Shanghai-Pudong 6 Days
USA Los Angeles Beijing-Capital 7 Days
USA Los Angeles Guangzhou 5 Days
USA Los Angeles Tianjin 5 Days
USA Los Angeles Shenzhen 5 Days
USA Miami Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
USA New York Beijing-Capital 5 Days
USA New York Shanghai-Pudong 5 Days
USA Philadelphia Shanghai-Pudong 5 Days
USA San Francisco Xiamen 5 Days
USA San Francisco Shanghai-Pudong 5 Days
USA Seattle Shanghai-Pudong 8 Days
USA Seattle Tianjin 8 Days
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Shanghai-Pudong 1 Day
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Chengdu 4 Days

Import Customs Clearance in China

Before a buyer in China can receive an inbound shipment, the goods have to clear Chinese customs. It’s a compulsory part of the shipping process. Most businesses prefer to delegate this important task to experts as they want to avoid any issues or delays. Freight forwarders are perfectly equipped to clear your cargo through customs and can guarantee that Chinese customs regulations are followed to the letter.

Certain documents have to be present before the clearance process can start. Chinese customs officials will request at least the following paperwork:

  1. Commercial Invoice
  2. Packing List
  3. Certificate of Origin
  4. Letter of Credit or other payment terms (depends on the contract between the parties involved)
  5. Bill of Lading for ocean freight or Airway Bill for air freight (Shipa Freight will provide this for you)

You might also have to obtain other forms, such as certificates, permits, and licenses, depending on the nature of your goods. Your freight forwarder can explain the exact requirements to you.

Have a look at our documents list if you want to familiarize yourself a bit more with the different forms and see some examples.


Ship Ocean Freight to China: FCL or LCL?

The majority of commercial goods reach Chinese ports in 20ft or 40ft shipping containers carried onboard dedicated cargo ships. In the case that your sea freight doesn’t fit into a standard unit, your freight forwarder or carrier can offer alternatives, such as break-bulk shipping or other container types.

Here, we will explain LCL or FCL— the two options for containerized ocean shipping. The following sections will help you determine which method best meets your logistics needs.


Less Than Container Load (LCL) Shipping to China

LCL shipping is usually the right mode of transport for freight that:

  • Fits on less than six standard pallets (a volume of around 14 CBM).
  • Can be transported next to consignments of other shippers in the same container.
  • Is not needed in China immediately.
  • Is too large or otherwise unsuitable for shipping as air freight.

However, you might wish to refrain from using LCL if your shipment:

  • Is very big and/or heavy.
  • Comprises fragile, delicate, or high-value goods
  • Could incur damages through excessive movements and handling.
  • Has to arrive in China at a specific date without delays.

Learn more about Less than Container Load on our dedicated page on LCL shipping.


Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping to China

FCL shipping is usually best for freight that:

  • Has a volume of at least 14 CBM or will occupy more than half the capacity of a 20ft container.
  • Is delicate, fragile, or very heavy.
  • Has a fixed delivery date in China.
  • Should remain isolated in a container for the entire journey to China.

There’s one major downside to FCL, though. To handle a whole container and facilitate the loading and unloading process, suppliers and buyers need the necessary equipment. Not all businesses have this in place, which can restrict your options for pick-up and delivery.

Learn more about Full Container Load on our dedicated page on FCL shipping.


Cargo Ports of Arrival in China

Tianjin

Port Facts:

  • Ninth-largest port globally and the largest in China’s north.
  • Ideal for importers based near the capital of Beijing.
  • Offers routes to 115 destinations around the world.

Owned By: Tianjin Port Group Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >16 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNTNG.


Qingdao

Port Facts:

  • Situated on the Yellow Sea in the Shandong Province.
  • Among the ten busiest ports worldwide.
  • Receives cargo ships from over 700 destinations.

Owned By: Qingdao Port (Group)Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >18 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNTAO.


Shanghai

Port Facts:

  • Busiest container port globally and China’s most crucial foreign trade gateway.
  • Home to the largest automated container terminal in the world.
  • Infrastructure includes a deep-sea and a river port.

Owned By: Shanghai International Port Company Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >40 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNSHA.


Xiamen

Port Facts:

  • Eighth-largest container seaport in China.
  • Offers routes to the major ports in 50 countries.
  • Facilities include nine container terminals and 74 berths.

Owned By: Xiamen Port Authority.

Annual Container Volume: >10 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNXMN.


Guangzhou (Nansha)

Port Facts:

  • Located on the Pearl River, which flows into the South China Sea.
  • Largest port in South China.
  • Connected to 300 ports in more than 80 countries.
  • Ideal for importers in Guangdong province.

Owned By: Guangzhou Port Group Co.

Annual Container Volume: >15 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNNSA.


Shenzhen

Port Facts:

  • Among the top five largest container ports in the world.
  • Multiple ports with 140 berths along 260 km of coastline.
  • Ideal for consignees located in Macau and Hong Kong.
  • Connected to over 220 ports globally.

Owned By: Shenzhen government.

Annual Container Volume: >25.2 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNSHK.


Fuzhou

Port Facts:

  • Closest Chinese port to Taiwan.
  • Located on the southeastern coast of Fujian province.
  • In the top 10 of the busiest container ports in China.
  • Importers benefit from direct express rail connections to China's hinterland.

Owned By: Fuzhou Port Group Corporation Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: > 3 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNFOC.


Nanjing

Port Facts:

  • Known as the largest inland port worldwide.
  • Built into the delta of the Yangtze river.
  • Located in the Jiangsu province.
  • Established as a major seaport in 229 AD.

Owned By: Nanjing Port (Group) Co Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >3 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNNJG.


Shantou

Port Facts:

  • Natural river port with access to the South China Sea.
  • Main port for the Eastern part of Guangdong province.
  • Key gateway for the manufacturing hubs in the province.

Owned By: Shantou Port Affairs Bureau.

Annual Container Volume: >1.25 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNSWA.


Dalian

Port Facts:

  • Major import point for China’s Northeastern region.
  • Situated on the Yellow Sea.
  • The port has 80 berths.

Owned By: Dalian Port Group Co., Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >9 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNDLC.


Ningbo-Zhoushan

Port Facts:

  • Established as an overflow port for the nearby Port of Shanghai.
  • Boasts five terminals with over 300 berths.
  • Gateway for imports destined for Zhejiang Province.

Owned By: Ningbo Zhoushan Port Co., Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >26 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNNGB.


Wuhan

Port Facts:

  • Located at the intersection of the Yangtze and Hanjiang Rivers.
  • Infrastructure includes 244 berths for sea vessels.
  • Expansion of the port is planned.

Owned By: Wuhan Port Group Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >500,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNWUH.


Shekou

Port Facts:

  • Located in the Dawan District of Guangdong Province.
  • Offers extensive container terminal facilities.
  • Alternative to the nearby larger and busier port of Shenzhen.

Owned By: China Merchants Shekou Port Service Company Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >46,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNSHK.


Zhuhai

Port Facts:

  • Situated on the west bank of the Pearl River estuary in Guangdong Province.
  • Throughput exceeded 100 million tonnes for the first time in 2013.
  • Facilities include 131 berths.

Owned By: Zhuhai Port Corporation.

Annual Container Volume: >2.25 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNZUH.


Lianyungang

Port Facts:

Ranks among the top 30 ports globally. Located in the north of Jiangsu Province, near the mouth of the Qianqwei River. Serves one of the cities that opened up to foreign trade and investment.

Owned By: Lianyungang Port Group Co. Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >4.7 million TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNLYG.


Wuhu

Port Facts:

  • Fifth largest port alongside the Yangtze River.
  • One of China’s smaller container ports.
  • Serves the Anhui Province and surrounding areas.

Owned By: Wuhu Port Authority.

Annual Container Volume: >500,000 TEUs.

UN/LOCODE: CNWHI.


Air Shipping for Your Freight to China

Air shipping offers a fast, reliable, and flexible service for shippers who need their cargo in China urgently. However, due to the high cost, most shippers utilize this mode of transport only for small quantities of freight.

Air freight is a viable option for cargo that:

  • Needs to arrive in China as soon as possible.
  • Occupies two to three pallets at the most.
  • Is perishable and has a short shelf-life.
  • Requires the tight security that only airport operators and airlines can provide.
  • Will be received by a consignee based close to an international airport.

Airports of Arrival in China


Shanghai Pudong (IATA Code: PVG)

Airport Facts:

  • The third-busiest air freight gateway globally.
  • Crucial Asia-Pacific hub for freight carriers like FedEx, UPS, and DHL.
  • Received an award for “top cargo airport in the world” by Air Cargo World in 2019.
  • Capacity to be extended to six million tons of cargo per year.

Beijing-Capital (IATA Code: PEK)

Airport Facts:

  • 13th-busiest cargo airport in the world.
  • Had a freight throughput of two million tonnes in 2019.
  • Located 32 kilometers to the northeast of Beijing’s city center.
  • Boasts three terminals and three runways.

Shenzhen (IATA Code: SZX)

Airport Facts:

  • 24th-busiest cargo airport globally.
  • Located in the heart of the Pearl River Delta, 32 kilometers northwest of downtown Shenzhen.
  • Handled more than 1.2 million tons of cargo in 2018.
  • Important hub for freight carriers UPS and SF Airlines.

Zhengzhou (IATA Code: TSN)

Airport Facts:

  • Seventh-busiest airport for cargo traffic in China.
  • Airport with the highest freight volume in central China.
  • Located in Henan Province, 37 kilometers southeast of central Zhengzhou.
  • Processes a freight throughput of around 502,000 tonnes per year.

Chengdu (IATA Code: CTU)

Airport Facts:

  • Fourth-busiest airport in the country for cargo traffic.
  • Most important cargo hub for western China.
  • Situated in the Sichuan province, 16 kilometers southwest of central Chengdu.
  • Connected to 50 international and 170 domestic destinations.

Guangzhou (IATA Code: CAN)

Airport Facts:

  • Third-busiest airport in the country.
  • Main airfreight gateway for Guangdong province.
  • Facilities include two terminals and three runways.

Wuhan (IATA Code: WUH)

Airport Facts:

  • Located 26 kilometers from Wuhan’s city center in Hubei province.
  • Most important airport in central China.
  • Has one terminal and two runways.

Fuzhou (IATA Code: FOC)

Airport Facts:

  • Situated 50 kilometers east of central Fuzhou.
  • 23rd-busiest airport in the country for freight traffic.
  • Planned capacity expansion to 450,000 tonnes of freight per year.

Qingdao (IATA Code: TAO)

Airport Facts:

  • Situated 31 km from Qingdao’s city center.
  • Located in an urban area with limited room for expansion.
  • Due to be replaced by Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport.

Chongqing (IATA Code: CKG)

Airport Facts:

  • Tenth-busiest airport in China for cargo.
  • Located 19 kilometers north of Chongqing in the Yubei District in Western China.
  • Has three terminals with a fourth scheduled for completion within a decade.

Nanjing (IATA Code: NKG)

Airport Facts:

  • Serves the capital of Jiangsu Province.
  • Facilities include a 34,000 square meter cargo center.
  • Expressways rail links connect the airport to other regions close to the Yangtze River Delta.

Xiamen (IATA Code: XMN)

Airport Facts:

  • Located on the north side of Xiamen Island in the Fujian Province.
  • Eighth-busiest airport in China in terms of cargo traffic.
  • With little room to expand, a new airport is already under construction.

Tianjin (IATA Code: TSN)

Airport Facts:

  • Located in the Dongli District of Tianjin city.
  • One of the major air cargo centers in China.
  • New terminal and runway upgrade increases capacity to over 500,000 tons of cargo per year.

Ningbo (IATA Code: NGB)

Airport Facts:

  • 29th-busiest airport in the country for cargo traffic.
  • Serves the second-largest city in Zhejiang Province.
  • Opened in 1990.

Dalian (IATA Code: DLC)

Airport Facts:

  • Located 10 kilometers northwest of Dalian’s city center in Ganjingzi District.
  • Busiest airport in Northeast China.
  • Due to be replaced by another airport, having reached maximum capacity.

Ocean and Air Shipping to China: Why Choose Shipa Freight?

Shipa Freight is an experienced digital-first freight forwarder, serving businesses of all sizes. We aim to make shipping your air and sea freight to China as easy as possible. You can now benefit from our state-of-the-art online platform to manage all your imports and exports.

Take advantage of the following benefits when you ship your cargo to China with us:

Easy-to-compare online quotes, ready instantaneously. Quick and straightforward online booking and payment. Your entire shipping process on one single platform. Helpful customer support, available 24/7 via phone, email, and online chat.
Transparent shipping documents. No customs complexities – we will manage them for you. Full compliance with international and local shipping rules and regulations.

“With Shipa Freight, I could do everything from quotation to booking with just a click”.

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