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Detailed explanation of the shipping price and shipping time from the United States to China

by:VIPUTRANS     2021-03-13
For many friends who are planning to ship personal items from the United States to China, freight and shipping timeliness are most concerned. How long does it take to ship from the United States to China? What is the shipping price from the US to China? Here VIPU Supply Chain International Editor will answer for everyone. 1. The freight price from the United States to China. According to the editor's search on the official websites of major shipping companies, most shipping companies currently do not provide a specific fee list, and due to the difference in the volume and weight of the goods from the origin and destination ports , The price is different, the editor cannot give specific price data, and the user needs to consult the specific shipping company. However, it is worth mentioning that most of the current shipping company charges from the United States to China include: ocean freight, land freight, packing fees, port fees, THC, inspection fees, customs declaration fees, seal fees, and equipment handover fees. , Document fee, inspection fee, etc. According to different routes, shipping companies will also charge certain surcharges. 1. Ocean freight: After the goods arrive at the port, the FOB price needs to pay ocean freight to the shipping company, CIF/CFR does not. 2. Land freight: the land freight cost for vehicles to pick up the goods after the goods are released. 3. Packing fee: (1) Dropping fee: When the box enters the port, the terminal has not been opened for unpacking and cannot enter the port. The convoy cannot keep this box on the truck, and there are other boxes to tow, so it will find a place to drop the box and tow it in after the port area opens. At this time, there will be a drop-off fee. (2) Pre-lifting the container fee: under special circumstances, the pre-lifting box usually needs to be picked up before the normal pickup date in order to obtain the box number and fill in the manifest or other information. The cost incurred at this time is called the withholding charge. (3) Demurrage fees: In order to speed up the circulation of containers and avoid backlogs, shipping companies have established free usage periods for containers. Within this period, goods occupying the container can be free of charge, after the period, goods occupying the container will need to pay a fixed fee, which is the 'demurrage fee'. The demurrage fee is calculated on a daily basis. For export, it usually takes 7 days. (4) Pre-entry fee: After packing, the container of the ship has not yet opened, and the terminal is not allowed to enter the port. If the application is permitted, the expenses incurred in entering the port early. (5) Unloading fee: the cost of moving the container. The cost of repacking is generally due to the change of ships. Generally, the location of the container on the ship is planned. Once the ship is changed, the container is inevitable. For example, in the process of shipping, each sea area has requirements for ship tonnage and route. Some ships are not suitable for certain sea areas or do not take a certain section of the route, or take a certain section of the route is not economical, which will cause the cargo to be transferred to another ship. In addition, there are fees for suitcases, loading fees, empty return fees and so on. There are a lot of costs for the box, and if one is inadvertently, additional costs will be incurred. In any case, in order to get the boxes on the ship smoothly, avoid additional costs, and avoid greater cost losses, we must understand these costs and make judgments in advance. 4. Port miscellaneous charges: miscellaneous charges collected by the terminal when picking up the goods. 5. THC: Terminal operating fee, the general charging standard is `20 feet RMB370, 40 feet RMB560. 6. Customs declaration fee: the freight for export declaration of seaborne goods is generally regulated according to the trade method; (1) FCA (cargo) Delivery to the carrier) This generally only needs to be handed over to the freight forwarder designated by the customer, and an export declaration procedure is processed. This is generally only domestic transportation costs and customs declaration fees; (2) FOB (delivery on board at the port of shipment) this All the expenses related to the boarding of the ship belong to the buyer; the domestic freight and customs declaration expenses, the sea freight LCL fee, the bill of lading fee and the operation fee and miscellaneous expenses; (3) CIF (delivery at the port of destination), which involves all the port of destination Expenses; it also involves insurance costs and transportation costs as well as domestic transportation costs and some domestic miscellaneous expenses. 7. Seal Fee: Seal Fee is commonly called 'Seal Fee' in freight forwarding. The lead seals provided by shipping companies for containers are basically made of steel and are high-strength steel, so the seals are sometimes called 'high security seals.' Seal Fee is very common, but not all shipping companies will charge Seal Fee, or they do not charge this fee separately, which may be included in other fees. 8. Equipment Handover Form: When containers or mechanical equipment are lent or recycled at the container terminal yard (or freight station), the terminal yard (or freight station) will issue an equipment handover form as a voucher for equipment handover. 9. Document fee: the expenses incurred in handling documents, documents, certificates, etc. used in international settlement. For example: document fee, signing fee can be called document fee. 10. Inspection fee: The inspection fee is the cost of the customs declaration fee. In fact, it is also the service fee for the customs broker to provide the customs declaration service. This fee should be charged by the ticket and has nothing to do with the value of the goods. According to different ports, customs brokers are different, but the difference is not big. In addition to the above charges, shipping companies have other charges. Before choosing a company, the editor recommends that you consult in detail to avoid unnecessary trouble. 2. How long does it take to ship from the U.S. to China? The time from the U.S. to China is actually about the same as the time from China to the U.S. We can see that the general shipping time from China to the U.S. should be 11-15 days. From China to Los Angeles and Long Beach in the United States, it is the basic port of West America. It will take about 22-25 days to get to a basic port in the US East (East Coast of the US) such as New York. Therefore, we can see that the time limit for shipping from the US to China is about 20 days. This is the time limit available only for the Clippers. If you choose a slow ship, it will take about 30 days to arrive. The specifics can be Consult the online customer service of the freight forwarding company to track the status of the item by the way.
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