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Finding the right shipping company or freight forwarder in China can be a serious challenge. Logistics accounts for a tenth of the world’s GDP and includes everything from small-scale bookings agencies to online platforms with live tracking.
In this guide, we help you select the right shipping company for your import business. Some of these companies are traditional freight forwarders, while others are shipping platforms, where you can get quotations, book, pay, and track your shipments.
Keep reading, and learn what you must know about DocShipper, Flexport, and many other companies – as we compare them based on their service offering, locations, and ratings.
Planning to import products to Australia? In this guide, we list Australian freight forwarders offering a wide range of ocean freight (LCL and FCL), air freight, and domestic (rail and truck) freight services. Each freight forwarder profile includes their company history, services, location, certificates, and other relevant information.
Planning to import products by sea or air to the United States? In this guide, we list some of America’s leading freight forwarders, offering a wide range of logistics, warehousing, and customs solutions.
Exploring your options to shift production from China to Vietnam? You might find that your existing freight forwarder network doesn’t even operate in the latter. To make things a bit easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of shipping companies based in Vietnam. In addition, we also cover the following:
What should I look for when selecting a freight forwarder?
How do I get the cheapest freight rate from Vietnam?
I need to ship materials and components from China to Vietnam. How do I arrange that?
Trying to estimate shipping costs when importing products from China? In this guide, you’ll find a complete overview of the various freight costs, common pitfalls, and how to ensure that you get quoted the right freight cost from your forwarder or supplier.
COVID-19 Update: This guide was originally published before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had an enormous impact on freight costs. Hence, the cost examples in this guide are only applicable to ‘normal times’. Read the Q&A below to learn more about the COVID-19 impact on shipping costs from China.
Shipping Cost Overview
Factory to Port Transportation
China Export Clearance
Document Delivery (DHL or FedEx)
Port Charges (Port of Destination)
Customs Bond (United States)
Domestic Transportation (Port of Destination to Final Address)
Looking for a freight forwarder in Taiwan? In this guide, we list several Taiwan-based shipping companies offering sea and air freight services for products manufactured on the island. Each company profile covers their history, capabilities, services, and much more.
Freightos.com is a global shipping marketplace where importers and manufacturers can quickly find and compare freight forwarders on metrics such as price and track record. In my opinion, Freightos.com is especially useful in the following scenarios:
You are a new importer and don’t have a freight forwarder
You want to find out if your current freight rates are competitive
You want to change freight forwarder
You need to ship to a destination that your current freight forwarder doesn’t cover
I also disclose that we have collaborated with Freightos.com for a couple of years. That said, this is not an advertisement, but an informational guide to the Freightos.com platform.
About to import products from Thailand and need a reliable freight forwarder? In this guide, we list leading shipping companies based in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. For each company, we provide a brief description and service overview.
Are you looking to ship your goods from Hong Kong? In this article, we list some of the leading freight forwarders based in the city. For each of the companies that we selected, we provide a short description, a list of the services they offer, and a company overview.
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