China-India Shipping: Best Freight Services with Cheap Prices

China has become the largest trading partner of India in 2013~2014. India-China trade
volume was US $49.5 billion, accounting for 8.7 percent of India’s total trade volume.

We have engaged in lots of containers shipping from China to India and from India to China. Not only FCL 20GP/40GP/40HQ containers, but also LCL ocean shipments and air shipments. Besides, we can provide air freight services if the shipment is valuable or time-emergency.


India Seaports

There are many ports in India. And according to the news, about 95% of the foreign trade by quantity and 70% by value takes place through the ports.

Mumbai Port & JNPT(Navi Mumbai) handles 70% of maritime trade in India. Besides,
there are other 10 major ports: Kochi, Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Ennore, Chennai, Tuticorin, New Mangalore, Mormugao and Kandla.

India Airports

Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai handle more than a half of the air traffic among more than 20 international airports in the country.

Ocean routes to India

China-India route is very competitive. Almost all carriers can handle shipping from any loading port in China to Nhava Sheva directly.

The frequency for each carrier is once a week. But for one specific destination port in India, the frequency will be every day. There are always some vessel leaving China and heading to India in one day.

So you don’t have to pay attention to the shipping routes at all. Once your cargo arrived at the loading port facility, they can be transported onto a ship immediately.

Shipping Time to India

Different steamship carriers, different loading port, different destination port, make the transit time hard to be summarized.

You can simply take it as 20 days for your schedule.

Please note before the vessel departure, 3~5 days at the FOB port needed, and the same situation at the port of destination. Add this to your considerations.

We have a reckon chart below, for reference only.

Nhava ShevaMumbaiKolkataChennai

Freight Cost to India

Let’s take Shenzhen as POL and Nhava Sheva as POD for example.

FCL charges

The rate range is from US $500 to US $800 for a common 20 feet container. And $700 ~
$1100 for 40 feet. 40HQ is the same price as 40GP.

LCL charges


Attention: a rough idea only. You can get a free fresh quote from us by filling our contact form online.

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