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Cargo Shipping from China to Turkey


Cargo Shipping from China to Turkey


Turkey, strategically located at an intersection of Western Asia and Southeast Europe, is a significant player in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. China is Turkey’s largest trading partner. 

If you’re a business looking to import goods shipping company from China to Turkey then you’ve come to the right place. Our team have many years of experience to our role in making sure that your transportation needs are met professionally. 

Three main shipping methods from China to Turkey are available, air /sea/railway  shipping service.


  • Sea freight from China to Turkey

    (FCL or LCL shipping for your ocean freight to Turkey from China)

Of course  ,when it comes to shipping from China to Turkey, it’s the first choice to most exporters and importers. 

The very best reason for most clients choosing sea freight over others is its low shipping cost, especially when the shipped goods are low value or come in bulk quantity.  But China-Turkey sea freight shipping takes about 30-40days

Sea freight is generally the cheapest option. Within this option it is useful to understand the difference between FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL Less than Container Load) shipping and establish which is better for your needs.
FCL is when you hire a whole container for your own use. LCL is when your goods are transported in a container with goods from other importers and companies.
If you aren’t transporting a lot of goods then LCL is cheaper, but because you are sharing with other businesses, it can also add time to the process. FCL could prove a better option even if you don’t have a full container.
A standard 40 foot container can accommodate 20-22 standard pallets, with a 20 foot container holding 10 pallets. If you’re shipping large volumes and can fill a container, it makes sense to choose FCL (Full Container Load).
FCL shipping service brings many advantages when it comes to logistics as if everything inside the container belongs to one company, then generally this makes things run a lot more smoothly, which can have a cost benefit too.

China major ports Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. 

Main seaports of Turkey MersinGemlik ...

    Mersin is Turkey’s largest port and is run by Turkish State Railways, with PSA-Akfen having a concession to manage. Given the ownership, the port has great railway based infrastructure, with five of the berths having connections to Turkey’s railroad, meaning that unloading and transfer can be done directly.

  • Gemlik port in Turkey is a famous harbour and is primarily known for its vessel services. It’s an important port for the Marmara region’s automotive division and their exports.



  • Air freight to Turkey from China

Air freight is the fastest way of shipping cargo from China to Turkey, also the most expensive way. It’s not so often used due to its high cost, but there may be cases when time is of top priority, maybe for the higher safety of air freight when choosing it for luxurious goods or high value equipment shipping.

However, air shipment can’t ship everything, it has its limitations and restrictions.

We can provide Door-to-Door service, Door-to-Airport, Airport-to-Airport, and Airport-to-Door services. 

 Air shipping from China usually takes 3-7 days to arrive in Turkey.

Main airports in Turkey Istanbul (IATA CODE: IST) AnkaraAdanaIzmir


  • Rail freight from China to Turkey


Apart from the traditional sea and air freight, freight train shipping service from China to Turkey is available now.

The first freight train route linking China and Turkey was launched in 2019, by China Railway Express, from Xi’an to Istanbul. The first cargo train from Turkey to China reached Xi’an on Dec 23, 2020.

With more routes opened and stations connected, now cargo train from China can reaches Istanbul, Izmit, Mersin.

Railway freight is becoming more and more popular with Turkish and European businesses these years. Shipping by sea from China to Turkey usually takes 20-35 days, whereas an express freight train from China to Turkey only takes 15-20 days. if there’s no congestion at departure station and border . Rail freight is the perfect substitute for sea, air freight - faster than sea freight but is substantially cheaper than air freight. And compared to sea freight, shipping by railway freight reduces the transit time from China to Turkey substantially, from 1 month time to only half (estimated).


Shipping time from China to Turkey ranges from 1 day to up to 1 month, depending on factors like shipping method, origin/destination, service and weather, route chosen, congestion, customs, and seasonal change of shipping market, etc.


We are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for import and export business.

For importers from Turkey, if you have products that need to be shipped from China to Turkey, you can consider our company. You can also provide us with an inquiry, and our company can give you a quotation; you can also take our price and compare the price with your cooperating agent.

Our company is very willing to be your backup choice, willing to be a "substitute player"

I believe that one day, we will have the opportunity to cooperate.

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