Sea Freight service From China
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What is Sea freight service?
If you are looking for the cheapest way to transport cargo, DDPCH offers sea freight to its customers. The movement of cargo, goods and passengers from sea and ocean routes is generally called sea freight. Ocean freight and sea shipping are other names for this method. Sea freight is one of the safest ways to transport cargo. In this method, the loads are placed in special containers. DDPCH transports goods from all major Chinese ports on a daily basis due to its extensive network and strong connections. Unlike air freight, sea freight is not limited in terms of volume and weight, and traders often use this method to move heavy and bulky shipments. One of the main advantages of ocean freight is its cheap price. DDPCH provides ocean freight services with the lowest, most competitive prices and the highest quality.
Everything's about Full Container Load (FCL)
In the sea shipping method, loads are often placed in special containers. There are different types of containers. In general, shipments are divided into two categories: bulky and non-bulky. The FCL method is used for large cargo. Suppose your shipment is very large. If your load is large enough to fill the entire space of a container, then you should use the FCL method. Payment in this method is based on the number of containers. This method is very convenient and cost-effective for professional traders and people who move heavy and large loads. DDPCH provides FCL sea freight services for you from A to Z
Everything's about Less than a Container Load (LCL)
Another way of sea shipping is that your cargo is not too much and takes up little space. In this case, it is not at all economical to use a container just to carry your cargo. DDPCH in this case offers to use LCL services to its customers. When your load is not too big, it takes up less space than a container. In this case, you have to share a container with several other people. This means that in the LCL service, the cargo in a container does not belong to just one person. This method is very convenient and cost-effective for beginners and people who do not have a very large business. In this method, the payment is calculated based on cubic meters of occupied space (CBM).
FCL or LCL which one is the best option for you?
In general, the FCL method is much more secure than the LCL. In the FCL method, the cargo is not removed from the container at the port of destination and the cargo is sent to you after unloading with the container. In the FCL method, the probability of making a mistake and getting lost is almost zero. Also, if your cargo is very large and bulky, you no longer need to pay extra money and just pay for a container. But if your loads are too small and do not fill the space of a container, it is better to use LCL. This way, by sharing a container with several people, your costs will be reduced. After unloading the cargo in the port of destination, the goods of each company is taken out of the container and placed in special cartons and the cargo of each person or each company is sent to the address specified in the invoice. DDPCH has extensive experience in providing FCL and LCL services.
How calculate CBM in sea shipping service?
In the FCL method, because a container is completely at your disposal, the fare is based on a container, and each company has a specific rate for a container. But if you use the LCL method, the situation is different. In LCL method, the basis for calculating freight costs is based on cubic meters. You need to get the volume of your packages by multiplying the height by the length and width of the package. For example, if the height, width and length of your package are 2 meters, your cargo volume will be 8 cubic meters (CBM). In this method, the weight of the load is compared with the volume of the load. For each cubic meter, the weight of the load should not exceed 1 ton. If your cargo weighs more than one ton, weight will be the basis for calculating shipping costs. For example, if the weight of the said cargo is 9 tons, the volume of cargo no longer matters and the fare is calculated based on the weight of the cargo. DDPCH receives the lowest and most competitive cost for providing the highest quality.
All Type of container
Containers are usually divided into 20-foot and 40-foot containers in terms of size. Of course, they may also have smaller or larger sizes. Shipping companies that plan to move goods try to adjust the size and weight of the goods to a factor of 20 or 40 feet. Of course, this is just a category in terms of size. These categories can be combined with other categories. For example, 20-foot containers with containers, 40-foot containers with roofs, 20-foot and 40-foot containers without roofs, refrigerators, etc. There are different types of sea containers that are used for different purposes. 40-foot cube containers are used for shipments that are too high.
Why is Ocean Freight the cheapest shipping method?
In principle, market equilibrium is controlled by the law of supply and demand. Suppose a merchant has 20 rugs for sale and there are only 10 customers for the rugs. In this case, because supply exceeds demand, the merchant is forced to sell the carpets at a lower price. Now suppose this same merchant has 60 customers. In this case, because the number of customers is more than the number of products, the price of each product increases. Because air freight is much faster than ocean freight, the number of people who want to use air freight is very high. But cargo planes are limited in terms of volume, size and weight of cargo. For this reason, because demand exceeds supply, the price of air freight increases, for example, the cargo handled by one cargo ship is more than the cargo handled by 10 cargo planes. Exactly for the same reason, sea freight cost is very cheap. DDPCH offers the best quality sea and air freight services. DDPCH specializes in shipping services from China.
Maximum weight for loading in container
DDPCH has always complied with all international laws for the safety and well-being of its customers. One of the most important international laws in the shipping industry is the weight limit of cargo. In general, for added safety, there is a limit to the weight of the load in each container. These restrictions and weights are specified as standard by international freight organizations. In general, the maximum gross load of each container should be 30480 kg. Since the weight of 40-foot containers is 3820 kg, the net shipment weight of these containers is 26660 kg. The weight of 20-foot containers is 2180 kg. The net permissible load weight for these containers is 28,300 kg. DDPCH offers the best ocean freight services from China to its customers
Port of Departure in China – How to choose?
If you are importing and exporting from China and you intend to use the ocean freight method, you must be familiar with Chinese ports. DDPCH provides shipping services from all major Chinese ports. If you are planning to use maritime freight service, you should be familiar with the main and important ports of China. China's main ports include the ports of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Qingdu, Tianjin, Dalian, Xiamen and Yingko. Since the cost of moving cargo from the supplier or the seller warehouse to the port of origin is very important and influential in the final price, For this reason, if you do not choose the right port, your costs will increase dramatically. So you must choose the nearest port from the mentioned ports.
Necessary documents for a Sea freight quotation
Since sea freight is a very important and sensitive process, you must be careful to prepare and complete the required documents in ocean freight. If your documents are incomplete, it can cause shipping delays, customs problems and heavy fines. Important documents that you must prepare and complete before shipping are Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Export or Import Customs Declaration, Bill of Lading and Sea Waybill, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit and Importer Security Filing (ISF ). DDPCH consultants will answer all your questions regarding shipping documents from China and help you.
Calculate Ocean freight chargeable weight
Calculating chargeable weight in the sea shipping may be much easier than in air freight. In general, if your cargo includes FCL service, sea shipping cost is calculated based on the number of containers, and each company has a specific rate per container. But if you want to use the LCL service, the chargeable weight is calculated as follows. Suppose your load is 10 cartons. The volume of each carton is 1.8 cubic meters. In total, your cargo volume is 18 cubic meters. The legal weight is 1 ton per cubic meter. In this case, your chargeable weight is 18,000 kg or 18 tons. If your gross weight is 12 tons, because the chargeable weight is more than the gross weight, the chargeable weight is considered as the basis for calculation the sea shipping cost.
Transit time in sea freight service
In general, the transit time is one of the most important factors in choosing the shipping method. For example, suppose you need a very important material and you only have 8 days. Surely in these circumstances you have no choice but to use air freight. But if you are not in a hurry and you are thinking more about the final price of the products, DDPCH offers sea freight. The duration of transit depends on various factors such as weather conditions, distance between origin and destination, etc. Generally, the standard transit time for the ocean freight is about 20 to 45 days.
Major Sea ports in China
If you are importing and exporting from China and you intend to use the ocean freight method, you must be familiar with Chinese ports. DDPCH provides shipping services from China exclusively from all major Chinese ports. If you are planning to use ocean freight service, you should be familiar with the main and important ports of China. China's main ports include the ports of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo-Zhoushan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Qingdu, Tianjin, Dalian, Xiamen and Yingko. DDPCH has access to all major Chinese ports due to its extensive network and powerful resources, and offers the most competitively sea shipping cost from China to all over the world.
Major Sea Shipping line in China
If you want to transport your cargo from China to other countries by sea, you must use Chinese shipping companies. The most important Chinese shipping companies are COSCO shipping, Merchants international holdings, Sinotrans, The China Navigation Company, Orient Overseas Container Line, Nan Fung Group, and Parakou Shipping. DDPCH has been working with all of these companies for many years due to its long history in the field of sea freight.
Track Container in sea shipping service
When you buy a product from another country, you are definitely spending a considerable amount of money on it. Waiting for the shipment to arrive may be the hardest thing in the world. Imagine you have hundreds of thousands of dollars on a ship. How will you feel? Today, with the rapid advancement of technology and the proliferation of satellites, there are many ways to track containers. Each container has a special 10-digit code. This code consists of 4 letters and 6 numbers. The first 4 letters of the display code are for the container owner company and the last 6 numbers are like fingerprints for each specific container. By entering the site of the shipping company and entering the 10-digit container code in the tracking section, you can track the exact location of your container. This is the most standard container tracking method for shipping that DDPCH recommends.
Ocean freight benefits
Each of the freight methods such as sea freight, air freight, etc., has their own advantages and disadvantages. Although the speed of movement of goods in the ocean freight is very low, this method has many advantages. Among the most important advantages of sea freight from China, we can mention the stable and very cheap price compared to other methods, high safety and security of sea routes and high volume of cargo ships and no weight and volume restrictions. This is exactly why DDPCH offers sea freight to its customers as one of the safest and cheapest ways to transport goods from China.
Sea freight order process
The first step in shipping is search. You must first make sure that both countries of origin and destination have access to international waters such as the seas and oceans. If one of the countries of origin or destination does not have access to the sea or ocean, you can not use this method. After searching and considering the transit time, cost and conditions, when you choose the shipping method, you should talk to your supplier and let him know. Then you need to find a reliable and experienced freight forwarder in the country of origin. Finally, after selecting the desired company, you must prepare the required documents mentioned in sea freight. Finally, after agreeing on the terms, price, and commitments with the shipping company, your cargo will be sent to you. The last step is customs clearance.
Dangerous goods in sea freight service
Due to the high importance and safety of goods as much as possible, the International Cargo Organization has placed certain goods in the list of dangerous goods for the sea shipping. Transportation and movement of these goods is prohibited by shipping companies and they will be fined severely in case of any violations. These goods include toxic substances, radioactive materials, toxic gases, explosives, flammable materials, oxidizers, contaminants, corrosive substances and any military weapons and ammunition. DDPCH, as a key member of the International Cargo Organization, also follows these rules and protects the rights of its customers.
Busy time for sea freight services
As everyone knows, supply and demand has an undeniable relationship, and if the necessary balance is not struck between them, the economy will face many problems. The same is true in the freight industry. If the number of freight orders suddenly increase in a short period of time and the amount of orders exceeds the capacity of freight companies, the freight companies will be very busy and your shipment will probably arrive late. Near the Christmas holidays, due to the holidays of shipping companies, all traders try to send their orders to the destination before the holidays. Ordinary people, on the other hand, send gifts to their loved ones in other countries by sea freight, and the amount of online shopping also increases. As a result, shipping companies are unable to deliver orders to their customers on time. DDPCH strongly advises its customers to plan ahead so that they will not face with any problem.
Alternatives for sea freight service
The choice of shipping method depends on several factors. Factors such as transit time, distance of origin and destination, type of cargo, access countries of origin and destination to international waters, final shipping cost, etc. If for any reason you are unable or unwilling to use sea freight, DDPCH recommends other shipping methods. If the shipping cost is not very important to you and you just want to get your products in the shortest time, the DDPCH team suggests you to use air freight. You can also use rail freight in other situations. In general, DDPCH provides freight services from/to China to 220 countries all around the world at the lowest prices.
Restrictions in sea freight service
Although ocean freight has many advantages, it also has disadvantages and limitations. Among the limitations and disadvantages of this method, we can mention the very low speed. In air freight method, the maximum transit time is 10 days. But in the sea freight method, the maximum transit time is 45 days. This means that your cargo will be delivered to you by air at least 35 days earlier. Another limitation of sea freight is the requirement for access to international waters. If one of the parties to the transaction does not have access to international waters, you can practically not use sea freight and you have to look for an alternative way. For this reason, the DDPCH team advises its customers to think about its limitations before choosing a shipping method. The DDPCH team also consults with all its customers before choosing a shipping method from China.
How book a Container in sea shipping service?
As shipping is a difficult and complex process and any mistake causes a lot of damage, DDPCH, as a reputable and international freight forwarder, advises its customers to use the high-quality and appropriate services of this company. After reviewing the different shipping methods and choosing one of these methods, you should go to the shipping companies' website and calculate the shipping cost by entering the shipment information, origin, destination and weight of the cargo. Then, to compare prices, it is better to go to several other sites and calculate the prices of other shipping companies. Finally, after reaching the best price, choose one of the shipping companies and use its services. DDPCH offers A to Z all shipping services from China for you with the lowest price and highest quality.
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FCL means Full Container Load and LCL means Less Container Load, for small shipment, we suggest use LCL, and for big shipment, it's better to use LCL service
If you want to ship a shipment with sea less than 10 CBM we suggest you use LCL ocean freight service but if your shipment more than 10 CBM we recommend you use FCL shipping service
Door to Door Air freight = 5-7 Days | Door to Door Sea shipping = 30-35 Days | Door to Door Rail freight = 15-20 Days
Ocean freight shipping cost for 20ft container from china to the USA $980 to $1300 | UK, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Spain, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Belarus, Hungary, Ireland, Switzerland $880 to $1100, per KG | Canada, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, $1120 to $1750 | UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Turkey $670 to $980| India, Pakistan $880 to $1100 | Japan, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia $650 to $750
For LCL service around 20-25 days and FCL service around 15-25 days