When you start to import from China, shipping is an essential thing to be concerned. we can delivery goods via air shipment,ocean shipping and Express,any shipping way will be available according to your demanding,Below is the ocean shipping size for reference.
|Container Size||20″ GP||40″ GP||40″ HQ|
For goods which are LCL (less than one container loaded),the price we quote normally is EXW (EX-works)price which only includes supplier’s price and delivery cost to our warehouse in Shenzhen,China.
It is hard to count the exact cubic meters of the goods before loading,especially for those different packages and sizes.
Therefore we will leave 1 to 2 CBM based on the actual capacity in case some goods can’t be loaded.
For goods which are FCL(full container loaded),normally we quote FOB price.If you need us to add the sea freight,CIF trade term are also welcome.
Please check below detailed information for further understanding.
You must arrange all exporting procedures such as transportation,customs declaration,shipment,documents and so on.
For LCL goods,as the price we quote is EXW, customers need to pay extra FOB cost, depending on total volume of the shipment. The FOB fee is same as our forwarder’s quotation, no other hidden cost.
Under the terms of FOB,we will handle all exporting process like loading the container,delivery to the loading port and prepare all customs declaration documents.Your own forwarder will manage shipping from departure port to your country.
In conclusion,no matter LCL or FCL goods,we can quote you FOB price if you need.
We arrange delivery to your appointed port.But you need to arrange picking up the goods from destination port to your warehouse and deal with import process.
We offer CIF service for both LCL and FCL. For detailed cost, please contact our customer service.
Tips: Usually forwarders will quote very low CIF fee in China to win orders, but charge a lot when you pick up cargo at the port destination, much more than the total cost of using FOB term. If you have reliable forwarder in your country, FOB or EXW term will be better than CIF.