Ocean freight shipping to/from Shanghai
If you want to ship your general cargo by sea to or from the port of Shanghai in China then here is some information that could help you import or export your cargo by sea from or to the port of Shanghai.
Where is the port of Shanghai
The port of Shanghai is located in the east of China in the middle of the nearly 18,000 km long coastline and about 130 km from the port of Ningbo and Hangzhou.
The Yangzi Jiang and Huangpu rivers join the Shanghai port and allow goods to be transported by river.Le port de Shanghai est situé à l’adresse suivante : 358 East Daming Road, Shanghai 200080 China.
Its geographical position is as follows: Latitude: 31 ° 13 '19 "N / Longitude: 121 ° 29' 22" E
The port of Shanghai in figures
The Port of Shanghai is the largest port in China and the world by tonnage ahead of the Port of Singapore. In 2018 container traffic reached 42.01 million TEUs. Its area is of
3,619.6 km². The Yangshan Port which is located in Hangzhou Bay is a container terminal and depends on the Shanghai Port.
Shanghai port traffic is experiencing impressive annual growth of 30\. Between 2003 and 2005 the port of Shanghai overtook that of Rotterdam, Hong Kong and Singapore.
The port of Shanghai sees nearly 150 cargo ships pass through each day. This has an impact on the environment as the port would emit between 5 and 12\ of the city's total toxic emissions.
The port of Shanghai becomes the largest automated port in the world. The terminal without human intervention will reduce labor costs by approximately 70\ and can increase its productivity by approximately 30\.
In 2017 the port was equipped with 10 overhead cranes, 42 gantries and 50 automated vehicles. In the future, the entire port will be equipped with 26 overhead cranes, 120 gantry cranes and 130 automated vehicles.
How to get to the port of Shanghai?
From Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) it will take around 1 hour by car to get to the port of Yangshan in Shanghai or 100 km.
From downtown Shanghai you can get by taxi to Yangshan Port in Shanghai in 1h10 or 105 km.
List of shipping companies serving the port of Shanghai
Here are some shipping companies leaving from the port of Shanghai:
- SEASPAN YZJ LTD
- CMA CGM
COSCO Shipping Lines is the largest shipowner in China. It now has 17 container ships of more than 21,000 TEUs.
List of sea routes for freight to Shanghai
Below are some examples of the relationships for sea freight from port to port to the port of Shanghai with an approximate transit time.
Country of Origin Port of Origin Destination Port Duration
Belgium Antwerp Shanghai 30 Days
France Le Havre Shanghai 30 Days
Germany Bremerhaven Shanghai 29 Days
Russia Vostochny Shanghai 6 Days
Slovenia Koper Shanghai 35 Days
Sweden Gothenburg Shanghai 35 Days
United Kingdom London Gateway Shanghai 41 Days
United Kingdom Felixstowe Shanghai 34 Days
United Kingdom Southampton Shanghai 43 Days
Canada Vancouver Shanghai 22 Days
Chile San Antonio Shanghai 30 Days
Mexico Manzanillo Shanghai 25 Days
United States Oakland Shanghai 20 Days
United States Norfolk Shanghai 29 Days
United States Seattle Shanghai 16 Days
United States Mobile Shanghai 27 Days
United States Los Angeles Shanghai 24 Days
United States Long Beach Shanghai 21 Days
United States Tacoma Shanghai 27 Days
United States Savannah Shanghai 47 Days
Australia Brisbane Shanghai 18 Days
Australia Melbourne Shanghai 22 Days
Australia Sydney Shanghai 23 Days
Bangladesh Chittagong Shanghai 15 Days
Indonesia Surabaya Shanghai 12 Days
Indonesia Jakarta Shanghai 12 Days
Japan Yokohama Shanghai 9 Days
Japan Kobe Shanghai 7 Days
Malaysia Port Klang Shanghai 14 Days
Malaysia Tanjung Pelepas Shanghai 8 Days
New Zealand Tauranga Shanghai 16 Days
Philippines Manila Shanghai 6 Days
Singapore Singapore Shanghai 11 Days
South Korea Busan Shanghai 6 Days
Taiwan Kaohsiung Shanghai 5 Days
Thailand Laem Chabang Shanghai 8 Days
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Shanghai 7 Days
List of 20 freight forwarders in Shanghai
Below is a list of freight forwarders located in Shanghai who you can contact to ship your goods to all ports in Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa, and North and South America.
- SHANGHAI SHINE-WAY INT'L FORWARDER
- Shanghai Winwell International Logistics
- Coeffort (Shanghai) Logistics & SCM
- SHANGHAI REFINE INT'l LOGISTICS
- Shanghai EQ International Forwarding
- BARN LOGISTICS
- TURBO INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
- SHANGHAI RONGJUN INT’L LOGISTICS
- Shanghai Windtalker International Logistics
- Transworld Shipping (Shanghai)
- DG INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
- Shanghai Viwon International Logistics
- SPEEDY LOGISTICS
- EU-AROUND LOGISTICS (CHINA)
- DUNHILL GLOBAL（SHANGHAI）
- SHANGHAI WANYA INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
- SHANGHAI HANYU INTERNATIOANL TRANSPORT
- FORAIR INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS (SHANGHAI)
- Shanghai Alliance International Freight Forwarding
- Shanghai Trans-River International Freight Forwarding
These 20 Shanghai freight forwarders can offer the below freight services :
- Ocean Freight (FCL
- Ocean Freight (LCL)
- Inland Truck Freight
- Air Freight
- Rail Freight
- Custom Clearance
You can compare freight forwarder prices very easily by going to freight-comparator.com. In a few clicks you will get dozens of quotes.
Manufacturing plants around the port of Shanghai
The port of Shanghai is a must-see if you buy your goods around Shanghai. You will find thousands of factories in all industries. One only needs to move away from central Shanghai to see the factories by the hundreds along the roads.
From Hangzhou to Shanghai, the factories are open and most of them can be visited without an appointment by showing your business card.
However, before visiting the factories, we advise you to contact the factories a few days before so that a manager can come and pick you up at the hotel because it is sometimes very difficult even for a Chinese taxi to find the address of the factory because the roads are wide and the factories look alike.
You can find your suppliers on websites such as Alibaba, Made-in-China or Globalsources, but also by participating in dozens of fairs and exhibitions around Shanghai.