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Air cargo shipping to China

According to Wang Jianjun, director of the National Development and Reform Commission’s economic and trade department, China’s logistics business ranked first in the world in freight volume, whether it’s ocean freight to China or air freight to China, turnover rate, and express delivery volume in 2020.

Since its reform and opening-up 40 years ago, China has changed dramatically. The country has undergone remarkable economic expansion in recent decades, particularly in the logistics. The logistics market in China has developed gradually over the last few years, by nearly 5%.

China has now established clear objectives for the future. China is dominating the globe not only in the logistics market, but also in supplying other governments with logistic solutions, thanks to huge infrastructure expenditures and the execution of the Belt and Road Initiative, which is designed to overcome “bottleneck logistics.”

Air Shipping Services to China
Next flight out, consolidated, and deferred are the three main services of air freight to China. Any (or all) of these might work for your company. There are also other choices to consider, such as air charter, which may help you secure the capacity you require while also allowing you to employ an exclusive aircraft to satisfy any special needs.
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Expedited Shipping

Your air freight is dispatched as soon as a flight is available, as the name implies. Also known as expedited shipping, this is the quickest air cargo shipping option, but it is also the most expensive. Expedited air necessitates a supplier with the ability to find capacity at the last minute in order to meet your deadline.

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Consolidated Shipping

In this method, providers combine your cargo with those of multiple other shippers before shipping. Air cargo that are consolidated follow a strict timetable. Providers can typically get cheaper prices by carrying at specific times and with a larger cargo of products. A small company may not have enough customers to carry consolidated air freight on a regular basis and this might result in delays and increased expenses.

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Deferred Shipping

Your shipment will make many stops along the way to its target destination if it is shipped through deferred air transportation. Although deferred air service is less expensive than expedited air service, it is still more costly than shipping LCL (less than container load).

Top Cargo Airports in China
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Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), located in Pudong, 30 kilometers from the city center, is a significant East Asian aviation hub and the city’s primary international airport.

PVG is China’s busiest air freight hub and the world’s third busiest airport by cargo volume. It carried 3.63 million metric tons (MT) of goods in 2019, yet due to the Covid-19 epidemic, air freight volumes decreased in 2020.

Terminal 1 of this air port was built in 1999 and has a 4,000-meter runway as well as a freight hub. With the completion of a third runway in 2008, Terminal 2 now has the capacity to handle approximately 60 million passengers and 3.62 million metric tons of cargo per year.

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Hong Kong International Airport

The primary airport in Hong Kong is Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), which is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok. It serves as an international gateway for air freight to China and a shipping hub for a number of Chinese and Asian destinations. It is one of Asia’s leading freight handling hubs, operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong.

In 2020, HKG handled 4.46 million MT of air cargo, a 7.1 percent decrease from the 4.8 million MT it handled in 2019.

Terminal 1 of HKG airport is one of the world’s largest terminals, with a total size of 570,000 m2, while Terminal 2 is 140,000 m2.

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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Taiwan’s major airport, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), is located in Dayuan District, 40 kilometers from Taipei. It is an important regional freight cargo transportation center and an entry for destinations in Asia and air freight to China, and it is operated by the Taoyuan International Airport Corporation.

In terms of international freight handled, TPE was the world’s fourth busiest airport in 2020. In 2020, the airport handled a new high of 2.34 million MT of international air freight.

Terminal 1 is a five-story structure with a passenger capacity of 169,500 m2. Terminal 2, with a total size of 18,000 m2, was built to reduce the overwhelming traffic on Terminal 1.  The development of Terminal 3 is under progress.

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Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) is 32 kilometers from Beijing. It is one of two major airports that serve the city. Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited manages the airport, which has the world’s largest terminal.

According to reports from China’s Civil Aviation Administration, the traffic of air freight to China in this airport in March 2021 was 115,707 MT, up from 84,305 MT in February 2021. According to another source, cargo volume in the first four months of 2021 was 429,280 MT, an increase of around 8.3% over the same time in 2020.


The Covid–19 pandemic has had a major impact on global trade, with China being one of the hardest-hit countries. In 2021, the country is expected to see a rebound in its economy, with a corresponding increase in shipping activity. According to the China Shipping Association, the country‘s containerized trade is expected to grow by 8–10% in 2021, with exports growing by 9–11% and imports by 7–9%. This would represent a significant increase from 2020 when containerized trade fell by 2.8%.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air freight to China reached 6.8 million tonnes in 2021, an increase of 5.5% over 2020. This growth is driven by the continued expansion of the Chinese economy and the rise in e–commerce activity in the country. The IATA expects that the volume of air freight to China will continue to grow in the coming years, reaching 7.4 million tonnes by 2025.

Our Services

We offer ocean freight shipping services that cover the entire container freight transportation process including:

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Pick up and delivery
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Land transportation
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Ocean freight transportation
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Customs clearance
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Rules & Regulations

China has a complex system of rules and regulations governing the shipping industry. These rules and regulations are constantly changing, and companies must keep up–to–date in order to avoid penalties. Some of the key rules and regulations include:

– All shipping companies must be registered with the Chinese government
– Shipping companies must have a valid business license
– All ships must be registered with the Chinese government
– All ship captains must have a valid license
– Ships must comply with Chinese safety and pollution standards
– Ships must have insurance that covers third–party liability

Failure to comply with any of these rules and regulations can result in severe penalties, including fines, loss of shipping privileges, and even imprisonment.

Import & Export to/from UAE

Since China‘s reform and opening up in 1978, its economy has been growing rapidly, making it the world‘s second-largest economy. Given its large population and economic growth, China is an important market for imports and exports. In 2018, China‘s imports and exports totaled US$4.62 trillion, making it the world‘s largest trading nation.

China is a major importer of commodities, such as iron ore, crude oil, and copper. It is also a major exporter of manufactured goods, such as electronics and clothing. China‘s trading partners have been shifting in recent years. In 2018, the European Union (EU) was China‘s largest trading partner, followed by the United States, ASEAN, and Japan. China has also been increasingly active in regional trade agreements, such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

The UAE and China have a great trade relationship, with the UAE being one of China’s largest trading partners in the Middle East. The two countries have a Free Trade Agreement in place, and bilateral trade reached $53.3 billion in 2016. The UAE is a major destination for Chinese exports, and Chinese investment in the UAE is growing. The two countries are also cooperating on infrastructure projects, such as the Belt and Road Initiative.

Banned Products

Banned products are those that do not meet Chinese quality or safety standards, and as such, are not allowed to be imported into the country. These products may be counterfeit, dangerous, or simply not up to par with Chinese standards. While the ban is meant to protect consumers, it can also be difficult for businesses that may not be aware that their products are not allowed into the country.

China has a long list of products that are banned from being imported, ranging from food to toys to cosmetics. The country has very strict quality and safety standards, and as such, any products that do not meet these standards are not allowed into the country. This can be difficult for businesses who are unaware that their products are not up to par with Chinese standards, and as such, may be at risk of losing out on a significant market.

The list of banned products are as follows:

–pornographic materials
–Italian beef
–French fries
–fried chicken
–Cotton candy
–Gummy bears
–Jelly beans
–Soft drinks
–Ice cream
–Turtle soup
–Foie gras
–Uncanned and unpasteurized fruits and vegetables
–Raw milk and raw milk products
–Raw meat and poultry
–Uncooked seafood
–Dried fruits and nuts
–Canned fruits and vegetables

Documents & Customs Clearance

The documents needed for cargo customs clearance in China are:

1) Bill of lading
2) Commercial invoice
3) Packing list
4) Certificate of origin

These documents are required in order to clear your cargo through customs in China. The bill of lading is a document that lists the cargo that is being shipped, the commercial invoice is a document that lists the value of the cargo, the packing list is a document that lists the contents of each package, and the certificate of origin is a document that certifies that the cargo is from a certain country.

In China, the cargo clearance process is a complicated and lengthy process that requires a lot of paperwork and documentation. The process can take weeks or even months to complete, and it is often very costly. There are many different agencies and departments that are involved in the cargo clearance process, and it can be very difficult to navigate.

The first step in the cargo clearance process is to obtain an import license from the Chinese government. This can be a lengthy and difficult process, and it is often necessary to hire a professional to assist with the process. Once the import license is obtained, the next step is to obtain a customs clearance certificate. This certificate is required in order to clear the goods through customs.

After the customs clearance certificate is obtained, the next step is to submit all of the required documentation to the Chinese customs agency. This includes a commercial invoice, a bill of lading, and other supporting documents. The customs agency will then review the documentation and determine the value of the goods.

Once the value of the goods is determined, the next step is to pay the required taxes and duties. In China, there are a variety of different taxes and duties that may be applicable, and the amount that must be paid will depend on the value of the goods. After the taxes and duties are paid, the goods will be released and they can be picked up from the port.

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