Either a full container load (FCL) or a shared container-(LCL, a less-than-container load)-are your options when shipping a container to China.
Your shipping volume can help you make a choice here: you will need a full container load if the volume of your shipment is equal to six or more standard pallets. Ten standard pallets is the maximum capacity of a 20-foot shipping container; 22 such pallets can fit in a 40-foot container.
If you wish to avoid any risk of damage to your goods that may be posed by contact with other exporters' goods, you should also go with FCL.
A shared container-groupage (LCL)-is a good choice otherwise. This allows you to pay only for the space you require. iContainers can provide you with information on rates and other important details.
Maritime export and import activity is enormously important to the Chinese economy. Foreign trade has grown rapidly over the last decade and a half, and China's many commercial ports reflect this. Major port centres include Dalian, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, and Xingang, but the following ports are particularly vital to exporters.
Air freight imposes some limitations on shipping in terms of volume and weight, but it may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean freight. This is especially so if you are working against a short deadline or with an urgent shipment. Consult the calculator provided by iContainers to help you determine which is the right option for you.