Shipping containers to Asia

If you want to ship a container to Asia, iContainers guarantees you the best rates for shipping full (FCL) or shared (groupage or LCL) containers by sea. Our online platform allows you to get a quote in less than 15 seconds, book and track your shipment to Asia without worry.

How much does it cost to ship a container to or from Asia?

Exporting to Asia:

Valencia - Shanghai

From 222 $

Barcelona - Shanghai

From 222 $

Madrid - Shanghai

From 224 $

Rotterdam - Shanghai

From 447 $

Antwerp - Shanghai

From 514 $

Long Beach - Shanghai

From 390 $

Los Angeles - Shanghai

From 390 $

NEW YORK - Shanghai

From 510 $

Hamburg - Shanghai

From 585 $

Bremerhaven - Shanghai

From 585 $

Rio Haina - Jeddah

From 1,285 $

Caucedo - Jeddah

From 1,901 $

The most used route in terms of TEUs for trading with Asia is the one that links Asia to America. This is the list of the most important shipping routes when sending containers to or from Asia:

Top trade routes from / to Asia (TEU shipped) 2013
Route West Bound East Bound North Bound South Bound TOTAL
Asia - North America 7,739,000 15,386,000 - - 23,125,000
Asia - North Europe 9,187,000 4,519,000 - - 13,706,000
Asia - Mediterranean 4,678,000 2,061,000 - - 6,739,000
Asia - Middle East 3,700,000 1,314,000 - - 5,014,000
Australia - Far East - - 1,072,016 1,851,263 2,923,279
Asia - East Coast South America - - 621,000 1,510,000 2,131,000

Source: Trade Routes – World Shipping Council

The route with the most services to Asia is Europa – Middle East / South Asia. Here is the list of all the routes whose origin or destination is Asia by number of available services:

ROUTE SERVICES
Far East - North America 73
North Europe - Far East 28
Far East - Mediterranean 31
Europe - Mid- East/ South Asia 40
Far East - Mid-East/South Asia 72
North America - Mid-East/South Asia 10
Far East - Mid-East/South Asia 72
Australasia 34
TOTAL 288

Note:Some services might have been counted for more than one route.

Source:Drewry Container Forecaster Q1 & Q2 2013

With iContainers, you do not need to contact any middlemen to get the best rate that fits your budget. In less than 15 seconds you can compare the best rates for sending your goods to Asia by using our online quote generator.

Which Asian ports are specialised in containers?

Of the 100 most important ports for handling containers, 38 are located in Asia:

ASIAN PORT RANKINGS - CONTAINER TRAFFIC - 2014
WORLD RANK PORT COUNTRY TEUs
2 Singapore Singapore 33869
6 Busan South Korea 18423
9 Dubai Ports United Arab Emirates 14750
12 Port Klang Malaysia 10736
13 Kaohsiung Taiwan 10593
19 Tanjung Pelepas Malasyia 7897
21 Laem Chabang Thailand 6518
22 Saigon Port Co. LTD Vietnam 6334
26 Tanjung Priok Indonesia 5034
28 Tokyo Japan 4917
29 Saigon New Port VietNam 4750
30 Jawaharlal Nehru India 4496
33 Khor Fakkan United Arab Emirates 4256
34 Jeddah Saudi Arabia 4200
35 Colombo Sri Lanka 4097
39 Manila Philippines 3673
41 Ambarli Turkey 3445
48 Mina Raysut (Salalah) Oman 3030
49 Keelung Taiwan 2943
52 Yokohama Japan 2775
53 Nagoya Japan 2740
54 Bandar Abbas Iran 2691
56 Kobe Japan 2628
63 St. Petersburg Russia 2375
67 Kwangyang South Korea 2318
68 Inchon South Korea 2290
73 Osaka Japan 2161
82 Dammam Saudi Arabia 1655
83 Chittagong Bangladesh 1629
86 Karachi Pakistan 1591
87 Madras India 1552
88 Bangkok Thailand 1536
90 Taichung Taiwan 1514
91 Icel (Mersin) Turkey 1484
96 Penang Malaysia 1266
97 Ashdod Israel 1250
98 Beirut Lebanon 1225
100 Haifa Israel 1196

Source: Top 100 ports in the world 2014 - World Shipping Council

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Necessary documentation for sending containers to Asia

Do you already have the necessary documents for your shipment to Asia? On ICEX’s webpage (in Spanish) you will find valuable instructions listed by country.

One of the most important steps when you are going to send a container to Asia is the Incoterm. Make sure to choose the Incoterm that best fits your profile.