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China To Italy Shipping Service


China To Italy Shipping Service

China and Italy have a significant trade relationship, with both countries being major players in the global economy. In recent years, China has become Italy's largest trading partner in Asia, while Italy is one of China's most important trading partners within the European Union.

If you are interested in import business in Italy and want product shipment to Italy from China, VIPUTRANS will help you a lot.

Rich transportation experience-With more than ten years of experience in the transportation from China to Italy, we can solve any transportation problems for you.

Full support service-VIPUTRANS gives you access to worldwide freight and pricing experts available 24/7 to help you via online chat, email or telephone.

Competitive Quotes-We provide instant online quotes for LCL, FCL, Air, Rail, Sea, Truck, and you can even get multi-party quotes to help you choose the best shipping method for your consignment.

Shipping services from China to Italy provided by VIPUTRANS are: 

Air freight from China to Italy

Rail freight from China to Italy

Sea freight from China to Italy

Truck freight from China to Italy

DDP/DDU service from China to Italy

Express/Amazon Shipping from China to Italy

Additional shipping service 


Air freight from China to Italy 

If you want to choose a faster way, here we have recommendations for you Air Freight.

It's only take 1 day for direct flight,5-7 days for transit flights

Tips: Air freight will be the best option if  

· Your cargo is less than 2 m³

· If you have a deadline requirement

The airlines specify that when the cargo is small and heavy, it is calculated by actual weight; when it is large and heavy, it is calculated by volume. In centralized consignments, a shipment consists of several different pieces of cargo, both light, and heavy blister cargo.

Calculation: Volumetric weight = (length cm * width cm * height cm) / 6000 or 1CBM*167KG

The chargeable weight is calculated using the total gross weight or total volume weight of the whole batch of goods, according to the higher of the two.

Main Chinese airports

· PEK – Beijing Capital International Airport

· CAN – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

· PVG – Shanghai Pudong International Airport

· SHA – Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

· CTU – Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

· SZX – Shenzhen Baoan International Airport


Main Italy airports

· MXP Milan Malpensa Airport

· FCO Rome Fiumicino Airport 

· BLQ Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport

· VCE Venice Marco Polo Airport 

· NAP Naples International Airport

· GOA Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

Rail freight from China to Italy 


Freight train provideds a new, faster and affordable way of shipping from China to Italy.

Shipping by sea from China to Italy usually takes about 1 month, whereas shipping by rail freight takes about 20 days. Rail freight is the perfect substitute for traditional shipping methods sea and air freight faster than sea shipping, but substantially cheaper than air shipping. Because of the advantages, its becoming more and more popular and transcontinental railway freight from China to Europe is seeing a sharp rise.


Since 2013, when rail freight first became available to many European destinations, it has become many importersfavorite transportation option. The main reasons are that it offers both lower costs of shipping than air freight, as well as much shorter transit times than ocean freight.  But with the development of the New Silk Road, rail freight is sure to gain in popularity in the future.


The railway route from China to Italy:

Major cities in China-Alashankou-Kazakhstan-Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany-Italy

How Long Does It Take to Ship Cargo by Railway From China to Italy?


The main railway terminals in China are:


Chengdu is the Western-most rail hub in China and is considered to be the most important railway terminal when shipping goods to Europe due to how well connected it is to all other railway stations in China.

Yiwu is located in Eastern China. It is primarily known for its far-reaching freight service to London and Madrid, but the train travels across international routes to over 30 countries, including Italy.

Wuhan in 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the first freight train trip between Wuhan and Europe. Over 400 round trips between Wuhan and Europe are expected to be carried out in 2021.


Xian is located in Northwest China. It is set to become one of the largest distribution centers in China as the Belt and Road Initiative grows.


Suzhou located next to Shanghai, it only recently started transporting goods to Europe. Containers travel to Europe using the Trans-Siberian Railway.


In Italy, most trains run to Milans railway hub the largest city in Northern Italy before being further transported to the South of the country.


We handle rail freight from Several Chinese cities including Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Changsha, Xian, Yiwu, Hefei and Shenyang to Europe.



Sea freight from China to Italy 


Types of containers by sea:

20'GP, 33 cm3 capacity, 20 feet container for general purpose

40'GP, 67 cm3 capacity, 40 feet container for general purpose

40'HC, 76 cm3 capacity, 40 feet high cube container

LCL Less than a full container, when you are shipping a small volume of goods, this will be the best choice for you.

FCL means you are going to be charged with the whole container, and meantime you can use all the space of the container.


· Importing from China to Italy using an FCL service might be best for your business if:

· Your goods need to be with the recipient by a specified date

· Your freight can’t share a shipping container with other products

· The supplier can load and seal a container in China and the recipient in Italy can unload it

· Your cargo is big enough to fill at least half the capacity of a standard 20ft container


· LCL shipping is likely to be the most suitable option for your consignment if:

· It occupies no more than six standard pallets

· Your cargo isn’t urgently required in Italy

· Your cargo is safe to ship in a shared container

· You can’t load and self-seal a container in China

LCL shipping is best avoided if:

· Your freight is needed in Italy by a certain date

· Your cargo is fragile and could be damaged if moved too frequently

· Your consignment is large, awkwardly-shaped, or unsuitable for shipping in a shared container

· Your goods are perishable and unlikely to arrive in good condition after at least four weeks at sea


shipping from the coastal ports of China major ports such as Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Ningbo, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc, first shipping from the southwest, through the Strait of Malacca, then across the Indian Ocean, to the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal, to Mediterranean coastal countries such as Greece, Italy, France, Spain, etc.


How Long Does It Take to Ship Cargo by Sea From China to Italy?

Below is a selection of maritime freight routes connecting Chinese and Italian trade partners. The times stated are port-to-port, so please allow extra for door-to-door consignments.

· Shanghai to Genoa—29 days FCL

· Shanghai to Milan—37 days LCL

· Shanghai to Ancona—41 days FCL

· Shanghai to Genoa—41 days FCL

Truck freight from China to Italy 


LTL and FTL Trucking

For both countries, China and Italy, we are flexible thanks to our fleet of trucks. That’s why, we are able to manage trucking service, LTL as well as FTL :As container, LTL or less than Truckload, is referred to load stands for less than the capacity of the truck. Naturally, the pricewill be based on the space used.On the other hand, FTL or Full Truckload shipping refers to when customers has enough goods to fill the truckload. In reality, some clients use it to save time, because the shipment will be delivered faster.The shipping time from China to France is about 30 days.

DDP/DDU service from China to Italy 


DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) and DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid) are commonly used trade terms that specify the responsibilities and obligations between the buyer and seller in international shipments.

DDP (Delivered Duty Paid): When using DDP, the seller takes responsibility for the entire transportation process, including arranging and paying for transportation, handling customs clearance in both China and Italy, and delivering the goods to the buyer's designated location in Italy. The seller is also responsible for paying any applicable duties, taxes, and customs fees.


DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid): With DDU, the seller is responsible for arranging and paying for transportation from China to Italy and ensuring that the goods are delivered to the buyer's specified location in Italy. However, the buyer assumes responsibility for customs clearance, including paying any applicable duties, taxes, and customs fees upon arrival in Italy.


Express/Amazon Shipping from China to Italy 

Express shipping is the fastest shipping mode of all. You can have your product at your provided address in under 3 days. Express shipping services are provided by specialized companies. DHL. FedEx, TNT, and UPS are some of the top-rated companies. VIPUTRANS has contracts with all the express shipping companies operating between these two countries and we can ensure the lowest available price that you won’t get from the company itself.


Get free import tax and customs clearance when you ship from your suppliers/manufacturers in China to FBA centers in Italy. With professional and personalized service, skilled staff, and tailor-made solutions.


Addition shipping service 

Storage service in China

Thanks to our global network, we can store your goods in all major cities in China. Our company is proud to offer storage solutions with a variety of storage options to suit your needs.

Our facility is multi-user, which provides a lot of flexibility. You can also opt for custom and unique warehouses. Whether you need the highest level of valuable cargo storage security, or refrigerated storage services, we offer a complete warehouse service monitored by our skilled staff

Storage service in Italy

We can store your goods in China before departure, but we can also store them in Italy before delivery.


Our Packing/Unpacking Services

Packaging is an essential and critical step in any shipping process. In order to optimize shipping conditions and for the safety of your cargo, professional packing services are strongly recommended. Our packaging experts will work with you and your product's characteristics and provide solutions for packaging options to ensure safe shipping and delivery.

Freight insurance

We negotiated with the best-certified insurers to select the most attractive package for our clients, both in terms of cost and safety. We propose moving insurance because it is really important that our customers may be insured in case of incidents.

Insurance fee is 0.3% of your cargo value.


If you have any shipping need from China to Italy please feel free to contact 

Lora Yang        E-mail:      SKYPE|WECHAT|WHATSAPP|MOB:+86 13424468029

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