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Delivery and customs clearance from China

Your shipment is trusted with our professionals. International logistics is not just delivering form A to B but considering different factors which affect the final delivery cost.

Logistics is one of the biggest parts of the furniture shopping overall expenses for our clients. The more experienced shipping broker the more you save.

Delivery

Delivery is a chain consisting of many links: from the moment goods arrive to our warehouse to the moment you receive it.

Delivery step by step

  1. Furniture, sanitary ware, building materials, lighting and other goods’ consolidation in our warehouse in Foshan
  2. Booking a container
  3. Loading container in our warehouse
  4. Delivering container to the nearest port
  5. Customs clearance in China
  6. Shipping a container to the selected port
  7. Customs clearance in the country of destination
  8. Inbound delivery

Container types

All the goods for international shipment are loaded into container. There are two main types we use for loading, the price will depends on which container you’ll need.

20’ Dry freight
20 feet container INSIDE LENGTH 5905 mm
INSIDE WIDTH 2350 mm
INSIDE HEIGHT 2381 mm
DOOR WIDTH 2291 mm
CAPACITY 33,2 m3
TARE WEIGHT 2230 kg
MAX CARGO WEIGHT 21.770 t
40’ High Cube
40 feet container INSIDE LENGTH 12024 mm
INSIDE WIDTH 2350 mm
INSIDE HEIGHT 2697 mm
DOOR WIDTH 2340 mm
DOOR HEIGHT 2597 mm
CAPACITY 76 m3
TAR WEIGHT 2380 kg
MAX CARGO WEIGHT 26.460 t

Delivery cost

Delivery cost depends on:

  • Container type (20 ft or 40 ft)
  • Country and city of delivery
  • Time of the year
  • Transport type: sea, rail or auto freight

Shipping cost calculator

Here you can calculate the delivery cost of your furniture to the nearest port.

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Approximate shipping (freight) costs from Foshan (China) to New orleans (USA) are 3200$ for a 20ft container and 3900$ for a 40ft container.
Customs clearance in Foshan (Guangzhou) costs 1000$ for a 20ft container and 1150$ for a 40ft container.
Cost of customs clearance in the country of destination is individual and depends on the type and amount of goods. Please contact us for further information.

Time of delivery

The farther the destination the more time it takes to deliver.

Approximate time of delivery:

DirectionDelivery time
Foshan-Sydney20-25 days
Foshan-Mumbai15-20 days
Foshan-Hamburg45-50 days
Foshan-Seattle30-35 days

Customs clearance

Our company provides customs clearance in China, its price is already included in the delivery price. For other countries we have reliable partners.

Questions & Answers

Is it possible to buy insurance for a container?

We cooperate with leading insurance companies in the world and insure the container of each client.

Can I buy a container?

Yes, you can. You should inform us in advance before the shipment starts from China. The price depends on the day of production, wear and other factors. It is usually about 1500-3000$.

What to do with the container after unloading the furniture?

After unloading, the empty container will be returned to the port or to the railway station by a containership.

How much time will I have for unloading a container?

According to international logistics rules, after the container has arrived at the desired address, you must unload the container in a specified time (usually 4-6 hours).

Will you deliver a container straight to my house?

Yes, the container will be delivered to your house or building. The only requirement is that the road should be wide enough and there is no entry ban for containerships.

Can you deliver furniture by plane?

Yes, it is very fast but very expensive. So we almost never use delivery by air.

I live far from the sea. How will I get my container?

The delivery usually includes 3 steps:

  1. By sea to the closest port
  2. By train to your city
  3. By car to your address
Why is delivery by the sea the cheapest?

The main reason is the relatively low cost of transportation companies because one ship carries up to 5000 containers at a time.

Why do you deliver containers by sea?

It is one of the most inexpensive ways of delivery that is good for large loads. Travel time is 40-45 days, and the container does not open when reloaded.

How long have you been in customs clearance?

Our company has been in customs clearance for more than 10 years. Some logistics specialists of our company have experience in customs clearance for more than 12-15 years.