Freight forwarder from China to USA

Forwarder China to USA

Forwarder China to USA

Competitive pricing and transparent quotes

Expertise in international shipping and customs clearance

Specialized Amazon FBA forwarding services

In This Article

1. Air Freight vs. Ocean Freight From China to the US

Air freight is faster but more expensive for shipping from China to the US, while ocean freight is slower but more cost-effective. The choice between air and ocean freight depends on the urgency of the shipment and the budget of the customer.

2. Express Shipping from China to the US

Using an international courier, also known as express freight is generally more reliable and quicker, whether it’s UPS, FedEx or DHL.But watch out, some couriers will charge an astronomical amount if you are not a registered customer.

3. Air Freight Costs and Rates from China to the US

Cost for standard air freightis normally about $1-2 per kilo less than Express Shipping. Very light shipments for their size might be charged on dimensional weight, rather than actual weight.

For larger shipments sizes–more than 200 kgs – and origin/destination pairs, LCL (less than container load) ocean freight costs might be cheaper than air freight costs – make sure you check it out!

4. Sea Freight Costs and Rates from China to the US

Once a shipment weighs more than around 200 kgs, sea freight becomes the cheapest option. Ocean freight offers tremendous economies of scale (some ships can carry 20,000 twenty-foot containers).

Some freight forwarders offer a premium service, often called expedited freight, which is a little more expensive than normal ocean freight. Like air freight, ocean freight rates vary widely between forwarders, and over time.

5. How Can Air Freight Be Cheaper Than Sea Freight?

Each shipping mode has its own combination of base and variable costs. Modes with a lower base cost are cheaper for smaller shipments while modes with lower variable weight costs are the cheaper options for larger shipments, even if they start out with a high base cost.

Check with your account manager at AEB Logistics to see how this plays out for freight shipping costs from China to the US.

6. How Long Does it Take to Ship From China?

Rules of thumbs for lead times (in regular conditions) are 3-5 days for air express freight, 8-10 days for air freight, and 30-40 days for ocean freight.

These estimates can be affected by a wide range of circumstances, so it’s worth checking with your logistics provider.

7. Express Shipping Options

When shipping from China by international courier, allow 3-5 days. That includes either picking the parcel up at the Chinese supplier’s door unless the supplier has dropped it off at their depot. If it’s really urgent, there are more expensive premium services which may even be delivered overnight.

8. Air Freight

Standard air freight between China and the US generally takes around 8-10 days. It’s not that planes are slower; it comes down to the fact that air freight processes that are much complicated than for express freight.

9. Ocean Freight from China to the US

At around 30-40 days for a door to door shipment from China to the USA, ocean freight has the longest lead time. That’s because ships move a lot slower than planes.

Beyond additional preparation required, ocean liners have also started to move slower to save fuel (and money). For instance, US Customs requires importers using a single entry bond, and going by ocean freight, to also take out an ISF bond.

On top of that, port congestion, customs delays, and bad weather conditions affects ocean freight much harder than they do for air freight.

Ocean freight also has a premium service. Depending on shipment requirements, expedited freight might be able to really cut down the transit time. In some instances, it might even being competitive with air freight lead times.

Expedited freight works by streamlining ocean freight processes and by only tying in with the faster ocean services and premium trucking services. That makes expedited freight a great new option when shipping from China.

10. Efficient and cost-effective logistics services by AEB Logistics

We are an international freight forwarder that specializes in shipping goods from China to the USA. Whether you are a small business or a large corporation, we can provide you with efficient and cost-effective logistics services.

11. What types of goods do you ship from China to the USA?

We can ship a wide variety of goods, including electronics, textiles, toys, and household items. We also have experience in shipping large and bulky items such as machinery and equipment.

12. How do I get a quote for shipping from China to the USA?

You can easily request a free shipping quote on our website by filling out our quote form with your shipment details. We will respond with a quote within 24 hours.

13. What are your shipping options?

We offer both air and sea freight options. Air freight is faster and more expensive, while sea freight is slower but more cost-effective. We will work with you to determine the best option based on your shipment’s size, weight, and time constraints.

14. Do you provide shipping insurance?

Yes, we can provide shipping insurance for your shipment to protect against loss or damage during transit.

15. Do you provide customs clearance services?

Yes, we provide customs clearance services to ensure that your shipment clears customs smoothly and efficiently.

16. Do you have experience in shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses?

Yes, we have extensive experience in shipping to Amazon FBA warehouses. We can provide specialized solutions to meet Amazon’s specific requirements for labeling and packaging.

17. What sets AEB Logistics apart from other freight forwarders?

We have extensive experience in shipping from China and specialize in providing efficient and cost-effective logistics solutions for Amazon FBA sellers. We prioritize customer satisfaction and strive to provide exceptional service at all times.

18. What documentation is required for international shipments?

The documentation required for international shipments can vary depending on the countries involved and the nature of the goods being shipped. Some common documents include commercial invoices, packing lists, bills of lading, and certificates of origin. AEB Logistics can provide guidance and assistance with all necessary documentation.

19. How do I track my shipment?

AEB Logistics provides real-time tracking information for all shipments, allowing you to monitor the progress of your cargo from origin to destination. You can access tracking information through our online portal or by contacting your account manager.

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