Shipping to/from China - Air and Ocean Freight Services

Pudong in Shanghai
Rank 2nd (nominal) / 2nd (PPP)
Currency Renminbi (RMB); Unit: Yuan (CNY)
Fixed exchange rates USD = 6.458843 RMB
(average in 2011)
Fiscal year Calendar year 01 January to 31 December
Trade organisations WTOAPECG-20 and others

$7.29 trillion (nominal: 2nd; 2011)[1]

$11.29 trillion (PPP: 2nd; 2011)[1]
GDP growth 9.2% (major economies: 2nd; 2011)[2]
GDP per capita

$5,414 (nominal: 90st; 2011)[1]

$8,382 (PPP: 90th; 2011)[1]
GDP by sector agriculture: 10.1%, industry: 46.8%, services: 43.1% (2011 est.)
Inflation (CPI) 5.4% (2011 est.)[3]
Gini coefficient 48
Labour force 795.5 million (1st; 2010)
Labour force
by occupation
agriculture: 36.7%, industry: 28.7%, services: 34.6% (2008 est.)
Unemployment 4.2% (July 2010)[4]
Average gross salary $457 monthly (2010)[5]
Main industries world leader in gross value of industrial output; mining and ore processing, iron, steel, aluminum, and other metals, coal; machine building; armaments; textiles and apparel; petroleum; cement; chemicals; fertilizers; consumer products, including footwear, toys, and electronics; food processing; transportation equipment, including automobiles, rail cars and locomotives, ships, and aircraft; telecommunications equipment, commercial space launch vehicles, satellites
Ease of Doing Business Rank 91st[6]
Exports $1.904 trillion (2011 est.)
Export goods Electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, textiles, iron and steel, optical and medical equipment
Main export partners US 17.1%, Hong Kong 14.1%, Japan 7.8%, South Korea 4.4%, Germany 4% (2011)
Imports $1.743 trillion (2011 est.)
Import goods Electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels, optical and medical equipment, metal ores, plastics, organic chemicals
Main import partners Japan 11.2%, South Korea 9.3%, US 6.8%, Germany 5.3%, Australia 4.6% (2011)
FDI stock $100 billion (2010)
Gross external debt $697.2 billion (30 September 2011 est.)
Public finances
Public debt 25.8% of GDP (2011)[7]
Revenues $1.646 trillion (2011 est.)
Expenses $1.729 trillion (2011 est.)
Economic aid recipient: $1.12 per capita (2008)[8]
Foreign reserves $3.00 trillion (1st; Jun 2012)
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

International Delivery to China

If you are shipping to China, why not let Intercargo take the stress and hassel out of your shipping needs. We offer an efficient freight service to all international destination ports, with many Airlines daily and Shipping lines departing every week. We can ensure your items are loaded soon after Pick Up/delivery.

Smaller items can sometime be more economical to send by Air freight, however for many larger shipments we can also provide Ocean Freight Services including 20ft or 40ft steel containers. Our services vary depending on your needs. We can supply a container for you to pack and load on-site. Our packing service includes packing, palletising and shrink-wrapping.

Freight Forwarding services to and from China

Container-shipping encompasses a number of different options. We offer 20ft or 40ft sole-use container services, to contain only your vehicle, to various ports in China and around the world. You effectively pay for the sole use of the container, for your vehicle only. (A number of options are available at extra cost should you have other requirements and wish to ship them at the same time.) Selected port destinations are also served by ocean-going RORO ferry services. Such vessels are purpose-built carriers, used by manufacturers to deliver brand-new vehicles around the world. Vehicles are protected from the elements in enclosed decks, and are secured by straps and chocks. Service frequency is usually once or twice a month, and the transit time is sometimes longer than for container vessels, but there can be useful cost savings on some routes than with container shipment.

In China, Intercargo provide a full range of freight forwarding and Courier services, below is list of our most popular services;

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