A 100kg to 1000kg shipment would be considered a moderately large shipment and the most cost effective way to ship from China to USA or Canada would be by sea freight.
Normal Sea Freight Routes will require you to hire a customs broker and handle delivery from port to door by yourself
If you ship by the usual sea freight routes that require you get a customs broker and delivery agent in USA or Canada to handle the delivery to door for you, a 100kg to 1000kg shipment would not be large enough to justify the costs.
Normal Sea Freight Routes come with many hidden costs at the destination port that can add up to costing even more than the shipping itself
For Normal Sea Freight Routes, there are many extra costs once the goods have arrived at the destination port which many shippers will not tell you about beforehand. The fees can sometimes come up to even more than the shipping costs, especially if your shipment is not large enough to justify the costs. You will find that apart from the sea freight costs, there are also extra costs like destination port fees, unloading fees, documentation fees, currency exchange fees, customs brokerage fees and the customs duties charged by customs. Many freight forwarders in China attempt to lure customers in with low sea freight shipping costs on the surface - but then when the shipment arrives at the destination port, the customs finds out that there are huge destination port fees that can add up to cost even more than the shipping itself. Therefore, unless your shipment is very large (preferably at least 10 CBM in volume), it is generally not cost effective to use the usual sea freight shipping routes.
CNXtrans has access to special dedicated shipping lines for sea freight which significantly lower the sea freight shipping costs for customers looking to send shipments from China to USA & Canada in the 100kg to 1000kg range
For shipments of 100kg to 1000kg, it would be more cost effective to ship from China via special dedicated shipping lines where the entire shipping process including customs clearance, customs duties, port fees and delivery to door will all be taken care of for you on a door to door basis. This way, you will not need to hire a customs broker in the US or Canada or pay any customs duties in the US and Canada.
CNXtrans has access to such special dedicated shipping lines for sea freight - multiple shipments are combined and shipped together in containers and customs is cleared together in batches via the assistance of our customs brokers in USA and Canada while delivery to door is handled by either UPS or local trucking delivery companies depending on the size of the shipment. Shipments with smaller packages will be delivered by UPS while shipments with large, oversized packages will be delivered by local trucking delivery companies in USA and Canada that CNXtrans partners with.
Individuals and businesses looking to send shipments in the range of 100kg to 1000kg from China to USA or Canada often face a conundrum. Such shipments would be too expensive to ship by air but are not quite large enough for full container shipments and to justify all the various expenses that come with sea freight shipping. Yet with the special dedicated sea freight shipping lines, CNXtrans leverages on the economies of scale brought about by its high volume of shipments to have shipments in the 100kg to 1000kg range shipped from China to USA and Canada in a affordable and cost effective manner. This way, the entire sea freight shipment is handled for you on a door to door basis and there are no 'hidden costs' once your shipments have arrived in USA or Canada.
Shipping normally takes about one month and will be handled on a full door to door basis, ideal for many businesses looking to import moderate sized shipments from China to USA and Canada without wanting to pay the exorbitant fees that port agents and customs brokers will charge for shipping by sea freight to USA and Canada on an individual basis. This way, sea freight shipping from China to USA and Canada can be cost effective even for moderate sized shipments in the 100 to 1000kg range.
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