Calculating Container Shipping Time

When ordering from China, it is important to plan ahead. This is especially true when sending products by sea freight. To make things a bit easier, we have compiled a list below. This list indicates sailing times for port to port shipping. Included in this compilation are most major ports, such as shipping to Shanghai and shipping to Australia.

Container Shipping Times

 

Please note the port of loading that is taken as a reference here is Hong Kong, but The ODM Group also ships out of Shanghai, Ningbo, and Shenzhen, among other ports.

Sailing time will vary by about 2/3 days depending on the actual port of departure in China.

EU Countries

  • Shipping from China to Belgium, Antwerp 30 days
  • Shipping from China to Denmark, Copenhagen 31 days
  • Shipping from China to Finland, Helsinki 32 days
  • Shipping from China to France, Marseille 24 days
  • Shipping from China to Germany, Hamburg 30 days
  • Shipping from China to Germany, Bremen/Bremerhaven 30 days
  • Shipping from China to Netherlands, Rotterdam 30 days
  • Shipping from China to Netherlands, Amsterdam 30 days
  • Shipping from China to New Zealand, Auckland 16 days
  • Shipping from China to Norway, Oslo 31 days
  • Shipping from China to Italy, Palermo 23 days
  • Shipping from China to United Kingdom, London 29 days
  • Shipping from China to Spain, Las Palmas 28 days
  • Shipping from China to Sweden, Stockholm 32 days
  • Shipping from China to Ukraine, Odessa 23 days
  • Shipping from China to Poland, Gdynia 31 days
  • Shipping from China to Russia, Magadan 9 days

Americas Countries

  • Shipping from China to Chile, San Antonio 31 days
  • Shipping from China to Brazil, Rio De Janeiro 31 days
  • Shipping from China to Canada, Toronto 36 days
  • Shipping from China to Colombia, Santa Marta 29 days
  • Shipping from China to United States, Los Angeles 20 days
  • Shipping from China to United States, Long Beach 20 days
  • Shipping from China to United States, Houston 32 days
  • Shipping from China to United States, New York/New Jersey 34 days
  • Shipping from China to Puerto Rico, San Juan 31 days
  • Shipping from China to Mexico, Veracruz 33 days
  • Shipping from China to Portugal, Porto 27 days
  • Shipping from China to Uruguay, Montevideo 32 days

Africa Countries

  • Shipping from China to Morocco, Casablanca 26 days
  • Shipping from China to Madagascar, Suarez 16 days
  • Shipping from China to South Africa, Cape Town 21 days
  • Shipping from China to Tunisia, Tunis 23 days

Middle Eastern Countries

  • Shipping from China to Israel, Tel-Aviv 20 days
  • Shipping from China to United Arab Emirates, Dubai 15 days
  • Shipping from China to Lebanon, Beirut 21 days
  • Shipping from China to Turkey, Istanbul 22 days

Asia Countries

  • Shipping from China to Australia, Dampier 9 days
  • Shipping from China to Australia, Sydney 15 days
  • Shipping from China to China, Shanghai 3 days
  • Shipping from China to India, Jawaharlal Nehru 12 days
  • Shipping from China to Malaysa, Tanjung Pelepas  5 days
  • Shipping from China to Singapore, Singapore 5 days
  • Shipping from China to Japan, Nagoya 5 days
  • Shipping from China to Taiwan, Keelung 2 days
  • Shipping from China to Pakistan, Karachi 14 days

 

For other ports of discharge, not mentioned above, or for other ports of loading, please click here for a freight transit time calculator. Do send us a comment and we will add your ports to this list. Note also that the Freight times do not take into account further delays which may occur such as:

  • Getting products to port a few days before sailing for clearance in China. Account for 2-3 days extra
  • Waiting until the next available vessel departs (there is unlikely to be a departure every day to your port of choice)
  • Customs clearance in your country (count 3-5 days of slack.)
  • Internal trucking in your country. (count 3-5 days of slack.)
Container Shipping Times

Container Shipping Times

Please also check our blogs on Incoterms for more info on Freight calculations as well as our blog on National holidays where there might be further delays.

Understanding shipping routes and distances are important in order to keep your production streamlined. Consider using an online sea freight calculator or air freight transit time calculator to really stay on top of things.

See also our blogs on Incotermscalculating air freight, how many products fit in a container, shipping hazardous materials, & Pre-shipment QC.

Container Shipping Time from Hong Kong to (in days):

Keelung: 2, Shanghai: 3, Nagoya: 5, Tanjung Pelepas: 5, Singapore: 5, Dampier: 9, Magadan: 9, Jawaharlal Nehru: 12, Karachi: 14, Sydney: 15, Dubai: 15, Suarez: 16, Auckland: 16, Tel-Aviv: 20, Los Angeles: 20, Long Beach: 20, Beirut: 21, Cape Town: 21, Istanbul: 22, Palermo: 23, Tunis: 23, Odessa: 23, Marseilles: 24, Casablanca: 26, Porto: 27, Las Palmas: 28, Santa Marta: 29, London: 29, Antwerp: 30, Hamburg: 30, Bremen/Bremerhaven: 30, Rotterdam: 30, Amsterdam: 30, Rio De Janeiro:31, San Antonio: 31, Copenhagen: 31, Oslo: 31, Gdynia: 31, San Juan: 31, Helsinki: 32, Stockholm: 32, Houston: 32, Montevideo: 32, Veracruz: 33, New York/New Jersey: 34, Toronto: 36.

Container Shipping Time from Shanghai to (in days):

Sydney: 14, Dubai: 17, Singapore: 7, Auckland: 16, Tel-Aviv: 22, Los Angeles: 18, Cape Town: 23, Istanbul: 24, Palermo: 25, Odessa: 25, Porto: 28, London: 31, Hamburg: 32, Rio De Janeiro: 33, San Antonio: 30, Oslo: 33, Montevideo: 33, Houston: 30, New York: 31, Toronto: 31, Veracruz: 30, Santa Marta: 26, Suarez: 17, Tanjung Pelepas: 6, Keelung: 2.

 

How can ODM help?

Feel free to contact and speak with us to get a price for Shipping from China to your intended location.

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What is the speed of a cargo ship?

Most cargo ships travel at speeds around 24 knots but the average speed for bulkers is 15 knots (27.8km/h)

How can I calculate the truck load transit time?

It’s a quite simple operation. Just substract 350 for the first day, divide the remainder by 550 and finally add back in the first date.

How much does it take to send a merchandise by boat from Hong Kong to New York?

It will take approximately 34 days.

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