Thanks to the Suez Canal, when importing from China to Europe, ocean freight is a very viable option. If you are an importer or an exporter intending to ship from China to Austria, read on. In this article, we will explain reasons to choose ocean freight from China to Austria.
China – Austria trade background
According to the United Nations COMTRADE report on international trade, Austria’s exports from China amounted to USD 4.78 billion. Based on Austria’s exports from China data (last updated in February 2020), top imported categories of goods include: Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers amounting USD 1.37 billion; Electrical, electronic equipment valued at USD 683 million; Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus amounting USD 539 million.
Benefits of ocean freight from China to Austria?
As it was mentioned in the previous sections, the top main imports of Austria from China are mostly bulky and heavy products. While shipping from China to Austria using air freight is mostly feasible for light cargo (such as Clothing, Electronics, etc.), shipping sizeable, industrial products is recommended via ocean freight.
Not only will ocean freight provide the ability to deliver bulky goods, but also it will offer a higher level of security. Moreover, ocean freight is typically more affordable than air freight, also providing FCL and LCL options. If you want to learn more about FCL vs. LCL, this article will provide really helpful information: LCL and FCL Compared | Which One Suites Your Cargo in China?
Ocean freight from China to Austria: How long?
Shipping from China to Austria via sea freight takes almost 43 days at sea from Port of Shanghai to the Port of Vienna, and the duration from Shenzhen and Guangzhou to Vienna is 40 days.
Further Reading: Ocean freight from China to France (Paris)? | Complete Guide
Shipping from China to Austria: Top ports
While shipping from China to Austria, an importer must be familiar with the main ports of the origin and the destination countries. This way they can make a more convenient plan of cargo shipping.
The top sea ports of China for ocean freight are:
- Shanghai Port
- Port of Shenzhen
- Ningbo-Zhoushan Port
- Port of Guangzhou
- Port of Qingdao
On the other hand, the top ports of Austria for sea freight are:
- The Port of Vienna
- The Port of Krems
- Port of Enns
- Port of Linz
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