Sea Freight: China to FBA, What you need to knowJul 20, 2023
Sea freight from China to Amazon FBA is a popular and cost-effective way to transport goods. A cost-effective option compared to air freight, sea freight allows companies to ship high volumes of goods from anywhere in China to destinations around the world.
With Amazon FBA’s streamlined customs clearance process, this form of transportation is even more convenient. ABL Logistics is experienced in arranging and coordinating sea freight shipments from China to Amazon FBA warehouses, providing you with an efficient way to get your products to their destination.
Transportation Time from China to Amazon Fulfillment Centers
Shipping times for sea transportation are protracted. Shipping from China to Amazon FBA takes about 25-35 days. Many factors affect transportation time, such as weather, customs inspection, and force majeure.
From China to USA
It takes about 25 days from China to Amazon warehouse in the western United States. It takes about 30 days to reach Amazon warehouse in the central United States. It takes about 35 days to reach Amazon warehouse in the eastern United States.
From China to Canada
It takes about 25 days from China to Amazon warehouse in Canada.
From China to Europe
It takes about 30-35 days from China to Europe (UK, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Spain).
Calculate the Weight and Size of Sea Transportation
Sea transportation shipping costs can range significantly. Typically, the costs for a pallet are around $200, while one cubic meter will cost about $300. Additionally, you may have to pay port charges, customs clearance fees, document handling fees, storage costs, and domestic transportation expenses.
Sea Transportation Dimensional Weight Method
Dimensional weight = Length (centimeters) * Width (centimeters) * Height (centimeters) / 6000
Let ABL Logistics Help you to Arrange your Shipments
Sea Freight + UPS Combined or Air Freight + UPS Combined
Sea Freight + UPS Combined and Air Freight + UPS Combined are not widely used, nor are they considered the traditional shipping methods for international trade.
Most companies providing the two methods are China freight forwarders, as not all shipping service companies can provide this service. Moreover, only when the goods are shipped to Amazon warehouses can you ask for this service from those China Freight forwarders.
Sea Freight + UPS vs Air Freight + UPS
Under traditional sea freight or air freight, forwarders will find a truck to transport the goods to the Amazon warehouse after the goods arrive at the destination seaport or airport.
In contrast, under Sea Freight + UPS and Air Freight + UPS, UPS will be responsible for the local logistics and transport of the goods from the landing port to the Amazon warehouse.
We’ll share a reference price below so you can do an initial calculation for your shipment to decide on the best shipping method for your shipments:
Sea Freight + UPS Combined
If you think traditional sea shipping is too slow and air freight or express shipping costs too much, Sea Freight + UPS will be a good alternative. The price for above 100kg of goods going to the US is $1.5 – $2.
Why Choose Sea Freight from China to FBA
Sea freight from China to Amazon FBA has many advantages. This method of transportation is less expensive than air freight, allowing businesses to ship large amounts of goods at a much lower cost.
When shipping via sea freight from China to Amazon FBA warehouses, the time it takes for goods to be delivered typically takes around 20-40 days, depending on where they are being sent. This is generally longer than the time taken by air freight.
Additionally, with sea freight, there is less chance of goods getting lost or delayed, meaning there is usually less of a risk of them not arriving on time. ABL Logistics can help you arrange and coordinate your sea freight shipments from China to Amazon FBA warehouses, providing you with a reliable and cost-effective way to transport your products.
ABL Logistics can help you arrange and coordinate your sea freight shipments from China to Amazon FBA warehouses, getting your products quickly and cost-effectively to their destination.