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Fed up with the hassle, red-tape, and confusion of commercial freight shipping? Shipa Freight sweeps all the stress away, giving you a simple and fast freight-forwarding platform that makes it easy to ship freight between China and Italy.

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From the international shipping experts at Agility Logistics comes Shipa Freight, an online freight forwarder helping businesses large and small to move goods from China to Italy. Automated booking combined with outstanding customer support and logistics expertise make Shipa Freight the smart choice for a better freight forwarding experience.

Make the Shipa Freight platform your new freight mate.

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Ocean Freight to Go: Choose FCL or LCL From China to Italy

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Sending freight by ocean from China to Italy is now a process you can sail through thanks to tech-first forwarder Shipa Freight. Using the time-saving benefits of internet technology, the online freight-forwarding platform from Agility Logistics gives you quick quotes, easy bookings and live tracking of your Italy-bound shipment as it heads west from China.

Shipa Freight is packed with business-friendly tools that help your enterprise to access the global carriers and reduce freight cost, whether you need your ocean freight delivered port-to-port or door-to-door, by FCL or LCL.

LCL? It stands for Less-Than-Container Load—ideal if you’re shipping a small volume of goods that won’t require a full 20ft or 40ft shipping container. FCL, or full-container-load shipments are more straightforward when it comes to the process and understanding the shipping cost. Your forwarder will fill a 20ft or 40ft container with pallets of goods and off it goes by sea from China to Italy.

With an LCL shipment, your forwarder will consolidate your commodities with other shippers' consignments until there’s enough to fill a container. So going LCL does mean goods take longer to ship from supplier to buyer. Remember too, that they will be delayed once more at their destination port in Italy, as they need to be de-consolidated.

Chinese Ports From Where Your Freight Can Depart

Shipa Freight gives you a wide range of ports in China at which your consignment can be loaded, ready for the voyage.


A major Chinese trading port for over 1000 years, the port of Nansha is on the banks of the Pearl River, and is ranked number five in the world for container volume. Want an idea of its size? There are a staggering 4600 berths in the port which is in the mouth of the Pearl River Estuary.

Owned By: Guangzhou Port Group Co. Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >20.3 million TEUs.



Shenzhen is the name given to a collection of several ports in Guangdong which, between them, form one of the biggest amalgamated container ports in the world. With 18 container berths, Shenzhen has both eastern and western port areas, which are located about 37 km north of Hong Kong.

Owned By: Shenzhen government.

Annual Container Volume: >25.2 million TEUs.



One of China’s smaller ports but no less significant, Changsha is well-connected to some of the fastest-growing regions of inland China. Many of the surrounding areas have expanded their manufacturing capabilities ten-fold in the last decade, so expansion of the port of Changsha is inevitable.

Owned By: Changsha Harbour Administration Bureau.

Annual Container Volume: >100,000 TEUs.



Anhui province is where you’ll find the port of Wuhu, traditionally regarded as the center of China’s rice trade. It’s now forging a reputation for itself as a hub for local manufacturing and a key port for shipping lines moving freight to locations all over China and the rest of the world.

Owned By: Wuhu Port Authority.

Annual Container Volume: >500,000 TEUs.



This port in China’s north-eastern Jiangsu province is among China’s top ten biggest ports and the 30th largest port in the world. The name Lianyungang translates to ‘the port connecting to the clouds’

Owned By: Lianyungang Port Group Co. Ltd.

Annual Container Volume: >4.7 million TEUs.


Other Ports in China You Can Use

China has so many ports from where your shipment to Italy can start. As well as those mentioned above, Shipa Freight can offer you FCL or LCL services from:

  • Zhuhai
  • Tianjin
  • Ningbo-Zhoushan
  • Shanghai
  • Dalian
  • Fuzhou
  • Chongqing
  • Shantou
  • Qinzhou
  • Qingdao
  • Zhongshan
  • Nanjing
  • Xiamen

Italy: Ports Where Your Freight Can Arrive

Italy’s distinctive geographic boot shape means the country has plenty of coastline, with ports ready to receive shipments from China. The following are locations to which Shipa Freight can route your products from the Far East.

La Spezia

Established as a port in the late 19th Century, La Spezia is a deep and natural breakwater harbor that’s now one of the Mediterranean Sea’s major container ports.

Owned By: Port of La Spezia Port Authority.

Annual Container Volume: >1.4 million TEUs.



Located in the center of the Italian Adriatic coastline, Ancona port features advanced container and freight handling facilities across its 1.4 million square meter site. Classified by the European Union as an international port, container traffic volume is growing annually, thanks to major global carriers being attracted to the port.

Owned By: Central Adriatic Ports Authority.

Annual Container Volume: >150,000 TEUs.



Venice – the city for lovers. Lovers of commercial cargo ports, that is. The port of Venice in Northeastern Italy is the country’s eighth-busiest commercial port. There aren’t any gondolas – you’ll need to head into the city of Venice for those. Instead, you’ll find 23 freight terminals handling all types of goods, and a vast rail freight network connecting the port to the rest of Italy.

Owned By: Port Authority of Venice.

Annual Container Volume: >1.4 million TEUs.



A major Mediterranean seaport, located in the center of the city on Italy’s southern coast, Naples is an important container hub, with 38 berths and close to 5000 employees. Other maritime activities in the port include ship repairs and passenger services.

Owned By: Port Authority of Naples.

Annual Container Volume: >500,000 TEUs.



The busiest port in Italy in terms of freight tonnage throughput, and one of the top three Mediterranean ports, Genoa is an artificial harbor that’s over 1,000 years old. Naturally, it has witnessed plenty of change during its first millennium, with the port offering some of the most modern logistics and freight-forwarding services in Europe.

Owned By: Genoa Port Authority.

Annual Container Volume: >2 million TEUs.


China to Italy Shipping Lanes and Transit Times

Which port in China to ship from? Whereabouts in Italy to deliver to? How long does shipping to Italy take? Questions, questions, for which Shipa Freight has the answers, answers. Below is a selection of maritime freight routes connecting Chinese and Italian trade partners. The times stated are port-to-port, so please allow extra for door-to-door consignments.

Port of Origin Destination Port Est. Transit Time
Nansha Guangzhou La Spezia 22 Days
Nansha Guangzhou Milan 32 Days
Shenzhen Milan 25 Days
Shenzhen Genoa 25 Days
Wuhu La Spezia 36 Days
Wuhu Milan 41 Days
Lianyungang Venice 46 Days
Lianyungang Milan 39 Days
Shanghai Naples 27 Days
Shanghai Venice 36 Days
Shanghai La Spezia 30 Days
Shanghai Milan 30 Days
Tianjin Venice 45 Days
Tianjin Genoa 35 Days
Zhuhai La Spezia 40 Days
Zhuhai Genoa 32 Days
Qinzhou Milan 34 Days
Qinzhou Genoa 34 Days
Nanjing La Spezia 42 Days
Nanjing Venice 45 Days
Nanjing Genoa 29 Days

Sending Air Freight From China to Italy

Time and money! Like every business, you’re looking to make and save as much of both as possible. Shipa Freight’s air transit services can help. Although shipping rates for air freight are higher than FCL or LCL, transporting products from China to Italy by plane has many benefits:

  • Urgent orders: those demanding customers who want your product now, won’t wait for ocean shipping. With air freight, transit times are measured in days, compared to weeks for LCL or FCL, so you can satisfy those demands.
  • Time-sensitive freight: it can be worth the higher shipping cost to ensure goods that perish easily or quickly spend as little time in transit as possible. In these cases, air freight is the answer.
  • Mitigate delays: sending a percentage of your freight by air will help ensure that not all of your products are held up by issues that sometimes affect ocean shipping – such as delays occurring before or after public holidays in China and Italy.
  • A small shipment: it’s nearly always more budget-friendly to use air freight-forwarding, rather than LCL freight, if you are shipping a small quantity.
  • Less time equals less risk: the quicker a shipment gets from supplier to buyer, the fewer risks it will be exposed to en route.

To Courier or Use Air Freight?

Couriers will always provide a door-to-door service, but the shipping cost will probably be prohibitive for anything more than a parcel or two. With air freight, you can choose airport-to-airport deliveries as well as door-to-door, and you can usually expect a lower price. So, if your shipment is urgent, but not mega-urgent, don’t waste money on courier services if air freight can deliver in time to meet your delivery deadline.

If you need your freight to arrive in Italy from China as quickly as possible, fly it with Shipa Freight.

For your quote, use the form at the top of this page.

Air Freight From China to Italy: Export Gateways


With a full name of Nanjing Lukou International Airport, it’s just over 35km south of Nanjing City, with expressways connecting airport and city and other towns in the area. Opened in 1997, it’s a two-terminal airport with passenger and freight capabilities.

Italy airports served: Milan-Malpensa

Nanjing to Italy Cargo-Only Operators: None.



The recipient of the Best Airport Award in its category in 2017, Chongqing is China’s ninth-busiest and home to three terminals. It’s where six of China’s airlines are based, including West Air, and is 12 miles north of Chongqing city in the western Chinese Yubei District.

Italy airports served: Rome-Fiumicino.

Chongqing to Italy Cargo-Only Operators: None.



Shenzhen International Airport is both well-appointed and well-connected. On the east bank of the Pearl River, less than 20 miles from Shenzhen city center, it is linked to Hong Kong International Airport by a ferry service. Opened in 1991, it’s the world’s 24th busiest airport for freight and, passenger-wise, China’s fifth-busiest.

Italy airports served: Rome-Fiumicino

Shenzhen to Italy Cargo-Only Operators: None.



Occupying a 40 sq. km site east of the city center, Pudong is one of two airports in Shanghai, taking the most international air traffic as well as being the world’s third-largest in terms of freight movement. The airport is well-connected to the city of Shanghai and the city’s other airport – Hongqiao.

Italy airports served: Milan-Malpensa, Rome-Fiumicino.

Shanghai-Pudong to Italy Cargo-Only Operators: China Cargo Airlines, Fed-Ex Express.



With its IATA code being a throwback to the days when Beijing was better known as Peking, Beijing-Capital International Airport has, over the past decade or so, become one of the world’s busiest airports – the 13th busiest for commercial freight. It opened in 1958, and with the airport operating at near to capacity, a second Beijing airport – Daxing – will relieve some of the sheer weight of air traffic when it opens in late 2019.

Italy Airports Served: Milan-Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino.

Beijing-Capital to Italy Cargo-Only Operators: None.


Other Airports in China

Here are the other China airports from which Shipa Freight can help you move freight to Italy. However, some flights from these airports will not be direct.

  • Guangzhou
  • Qingdao
  • Chengdu
  • Ningbo
  • Xiamen
  • Zhengzhou
  • Dalian
  • Tianjin
  • Wuhan

Shipping Air Freight From China: Italy Arrival Airports


Built nearly 50km north of Milan, adjacent to the Ticino River, Milan-Malpensa is a two-runway, two-terminal airport with extensive freight facilities. It’s Italy’s busiest for freight and cargo, and has been in operation since 1909.

Connected Airports in China: Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong

China to Milan-Malpensa Cargo-Only Operators: FedEx Express.


Rome-Fiumicino / Da Vinci

The Italian capital’s busiest airport is named after one of Italy’s most famous sons, and is the eighth-busiest in Europe. It’s the home of Alitalia, Italy’s largest airline, and has five terminals, one of which is known as Cargo City.

Connected Airports in China: Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Chengdu.

China to Rome-Fiumicino Cargo-Only Operators : None


Flight Routes for Air Freight Between China and Italy

The table below lists routes between airports in China and Italy, along with estimated journey times. This will give you an idea of how long it will take your air freight to get from airport to airport. Our door-to-door service will take longer, depending on domestic transportation distances and routes at the start and end of the overall journey.

Airport of Origin Destination Airport Est. Transit Time
Shanghai Rome 12 Hours
Beijing Rome 10 Hours
Beijing Milan 11 Hours
Shanghai Milan 12 Hours
Nanjing Milan 11 Hours
Chongqing Rome 11 Hours
Shenzhen Rome 12 Hours
Wuhan Rome 12 Hours
Chengdu Rome 12 Hours

Shipping From China to Italy: the Shipa Freight Benefits

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With Shipa Freight, every business, no matter its size or location, can access the global freight carrier network to get their goods from China to Italy at the most competitive prices. Here’s why our platform is already making waves in the world of freight-forwarding:

A Global Presence

Our parent company, Agility Logistics, has operations in nearly 100 countries, including China and Italy. So you can be sure your shipment will be in the safe hands of a freight forwarder with a tried and tested network.

Offices in China Offices in Italy
Chengdu Turin
Chongqing Verona
Dalian Milan
Guangzhou Bologna
Shanghai Ancona
Qingdao Malpensa

Tianjin Beijing

More Control for You

The Shipa Freight digital platform brings simplicity to signing-up, getting a quote and making a booking. Also, paying for and tracking your freight from China to Italy is easier than ever.

Impressive Logistics Resources

As part of the Agility Logistics group, we’re able to call on the expertise and resources of a major global supplier of warehouse and logistics services.

Full Support Service

Book with Shipa Freight, and you will have the full support of worldwide freight and pricing experts ready to help you via online chat, email or telephone.

Competitive Quotes

We want you to use Shipa Freight to send your products from China to Italy. So much so, we’ll give you a quick quote at a price designed to delight.

Bringing Automated Simplicity to Freight-Forwarding

Shipa Freight uses easy-to-follow, self-explanatory features, so every stage of your China to Italy consignment, whether you choose to send it by air or sea, is stress-free.

Even Customs Clearance Has Been Simplified

Shipa Freight cuts through the complexity of customs regulations and cuts out the time-wasting involved in customs regulation compliance.

  • Access basic guides to customs information relating to China and Italy freight. See also our Global Shipping Guide.
  • Shipa Freight’s smart compliance engine shows you the information you need to provide for your products, their country of origin, and characteristics.

Shipa Freight will help you get your exports or imports packed-up and sent-off, so you can get back to running your business and securing your next big international order.

The Shipa Freight team can’t wait to handle your goods from China to Italy in the most hassle-free way you’ve ever experienced. Give us a try.

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