China Offers Different Shipping Routes

If you are looking to ship your good from China to different destinations across the globe, then you are in luck.  Not only are there many different shipping routes that you can choose from, but there are many ports where your goods can end up and there are multiple different shipping companies that will be able to take care of your shipping needs from start to finish, but we are here to show you why SINO should be your shipping company of choice.

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Route Options for container shipping from China

When you are shipping your Chinese made products all over the world, there are in general, three different routes that can be taken. The Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean all offer routes to different destinations.  The route using the Indian Ocean is usually used for oil transport or other shipments that need to go to Africa, Western Europe, the Persian Gulf or North America by way of the Cape of Good Hope.

If you go the Pacific Ocean route, then the ships will go northward through the Sea of Japan to enter the North Pacific Ocean.  This is a good route for those ships that need to reach Latin America, Western Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the Western United States.

For those ships that need to go to the east coast of the United States, the Gulf, the Suez Canal, Western Europe or the Mediterranean area can choose to take the Atlantic route that will send them from China in a southern direction to the Cape of Good Hope and Indian Ocean.

Sea freight from China to ASEAN

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Southeast Asia countries: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, East Timor

Major Container Terminal

BELAWAN, SURABAYA, PENANG, PORT KELANG, CEBU, SINGAPORE, HAIPHONG, HOCHIMINH, MANILA, JAKARTA

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: RCL, OOCL, COSCO, HMM, APL
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: ESL, ZIM, NORASIA
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: CSCL, NYK, WANHAI

SINO Tips: Please keep in touch with one of our advisors, we will advice you best shipping options and cost-effective logistics solution.

Sea freight from China to Pakistan

Major Container Terminal

BOMBAY, CALCUTTA, COCHIN, COLOMBO, MADRAS, KARACHI, NHAVA SHEVA, CHENNAI, NEW DELHI

Ocean Carrier 

  • Standard price and Travelling time: RCL, HMM, COSCO
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: NCL, MSC, ESL, SCI
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: MAERSK, WANHAI, PIL

SINO Tips: Pakistan customs is hard to deal with, so please make sure to match with all import customs regulations.

Sea freight from China to Mediterranean area

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Major Container Terminal

  • Eastern Mediterranean: LIMASSOL, ALEXANDRIA, DAMIETTA, ASHDOD, BEIRUT, ISTANBUL
  • Western Mediterranean: BARCELONA, VALENCIA, MARSEILLE, NAPLES, LIVORNO

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: EMC, CSAV
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: NCL, MSC
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: COSCO, CMA

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to France:

SINO Tips: Mediterranean area is huge, and you have to be careful about the port of destination, to avoid troubles and get a shipping quote, just contact us

Sea freight from China to Red sea

Major Container Terminal

AQABA, JEDDAH, PORT SUDAN, HODEIDAH, SOKHNA

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: PIL
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: EMC, MSC
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: COSCO, APL

SINO Warning: Some countries listed as above, facing now war, so make sure to ship from China to a safe country, carefully choose the port of unloading to avoid trouble at destination.

SINO Tips: China has very good bilateral trade-relation will all countries above, so you can ship goods from China to Middle East stress free!

Sea freight from China to black sea

Major Container Terminal

ODESSA, CONSTANTZA, POTI, BURGAS, NOVOROSSIYSK

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: PIL, NYK, CMA
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: EMC, MSC
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: COSCO, APL, CSAV, ZIM

SINO Tips: We will give you different options, price will mainly depend of Transit time, longer TT will lead to cheaper quote.

Sea freight from China to Middle east

Major Container Terminal

ABU DHABI, DUBAI, UMM QASAR, BANDAR ABBAS, KUWAIT, SALALAH, DOHA, DAMMAN, RIYADH

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: HMM, ZIM, OOCL, RCL, NCL
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: ESL, MSC, CSCL

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to Middle East:

SINO Tips: Do not hesitate to read our Multi-modal shipping solutions articles, as you may save money combining sea and air freight, using Dubai as Hub.

Sea freight from China to Europe

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Major Container Terminal

HAMBURG, ANTWERP, FELIXSTOWE, SOUTHAMPTON, ROTTERDAM, LE HAVRE, ZEEBRUGGE, BREMERHAVEN, MARSEILLE, PORTSMOUTH, DUBLIN, LISBON, FREDRIKSTAD, STOCKHOLM

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: COSCO, KLINE
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: MSC, CSCL, PIL, ZIM, WANHAI, MISC
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: APL, CMA, HMM, MSK

SINO Tips: If you want faster Transit time, you should think about Rail freight. Let’s compare and choose the best for your business.

Sea freight from China to Africa

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Major Container Terminal

  • Eastern Africa: DJIBOUTI, MOMBASA, MOGADISCIO, DAR ES SALAAM, NAIROBI
  • Western Africa: COTONOU, ABIDJAN, APAPA, LAGOS, MATADI
  • North Africa: CASABLANCA, ALGIERS, TUNIS, TRIPOLILY
  • South Africa: DURBAN, CAPE TOWN, MAPUTO

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: SAFMARINE, PIL, MARUBA
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: MSC, ESL, CSAV
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: DELMAS, MAERSK, NYK

SINO Tips: Africa will become the main Market for Chinese goods, The demand of chinses goods is huge, and we are one of leading freight forwarding company China-Africa.

Sea freight from China to Australia/New Zealand

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Major Container Terminal

ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, FREMANTLE, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: CSCL, HAMBURG-SUD
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: OOCL, SYMS, MISC
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: COSCO, MAERSK, PIL, MSC

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to Australia:

SINO Tips: For small volume shipment between China and Ocenia, you should consider Air freight, it might be cheaper or same rice, but fast and secure.

Sea freight from China to Canada

Major Container Terminal

VANCOUVER, TORONTO, MONTREAL

Ocean Carrier 

  • Standard price and Travelling time: EMC, HPL, APL, ZIM
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: MSC, NCL
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: HMM, YML

Sea freight from China to America

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Major Container Terminal  

  • Eastern America: HOUSTON, NEW YORK, SAVANNAH, MIAMI
  • Western America: LOS ANGELES, SEATTLE, LONG BEACH, OAKLAND

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: PIL, EMC, COSCO, HPL, APL, ZIM
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: MSC, NCL, NORAISA
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: CMA, MOSK, MAERSK, HMM, YML

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to USA:

SINO Warning: A trade war begun recently, between USA and China, so carefully check news, and make sure your product isn’t concerned by the new American and Chinese policy.

Sea freight from China to South America

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Major Container Terminal

  • Eastern South America: BUENOS AIRES, MONTEVIDEO, SANTOS, PARANAGUA, RIO GRANDE, RIO DE JANEIRO, ITAJAI, ASUNCION, PECEM
  • Western South America: BUENAVENTURA, CALLAO, GUAYAQUIL, IQUIQUE, VAL PARAISO, SAN ANTONIO

Ocean Carrier

  • Standard price and Travelling time: CSAV, CSCL, PIL, MARUBA
  • Cheap Sea Freight rates but long transit time: EMC, HPL
  • Expensive Ocean Freight but fast line for short TT: MSK, NYK, HAMBURG-SUD

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to Brazil:

SINO tips: We do have a huge network in south and central America, so we can offer you door to door services

Sea freight from China to Japan

Major Container Terminal

  • Eastern Japan: NAGOYA, TOKYO, YOKOHAMA
  • Western Japan: KOBE, MOJI, OSAKA

Ocean Carrier

KMTC, CSCL, SITC, DONGYING, SINOKOR, CHAOYANG, HMM, MOL, NYK

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to Japan:

Sea freight from China to South Korea

Major Container Terminal

BUSAN, INCHON, SEOUL

Ocean Carrier

KMTC, CSCL, SITC, DONGYING, SINOKOR, CHAOYANG, HMM

Do not hesitate to check our dedicated destination guide for shipping from China to South Korea:

Sea freight from China to Russia

Major Container Terminal

VLADIVOSTOK, VOSTOCHNY, ROSTOV

Ocean Carrier

FESCO, SINOKOR, MAERSK

Sea freight from China to Taiwan

Major Container Terminal

KAOHSIUNG, KEELUNG, TAICHUNG

Ocean Carrier

SYMS, KMTC, CSCL, SITC, DONGYING, SINOKOR, CHAOYANG

No matter which route you choose to take, you can rest assured that we will make sure your goods make it from point A to point B in the most efficient and timely manner possible.

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