Chapter 2: Ways of shipping from China to Pakistan
- Sea freight shipping from China to Pakistan
- Air Freight shipping from China to Pakistan
Sea freight from China to Pakistan
Distance from China to Pakistan is 3,291 kilometers.
You know what? Sea freight is the main shipping method with low prices.
And that’s why large volumes can transfer with FCL or LCL options.
you are not in a hurry then you probably use sea freight, it’s a recommended option for you.
Generally speaking, refrigerated and hazardous materials can only transfer by sea freight service.
Main seaports in China
Some of the shipping ports of China given below:
- Port of Qingdao
- Port of Shanghai
- Port of Zhuhai
- Port of Tianjin
- Port of Guangzhou
- Port of Dalian
- Port of Ningbo
- Port of Shenzhen
- Port of Haikou
- Port of Xiamen
I amazed to know, approximately 100 million tons handled by these ports in a year.
Above all, the port of Shanghai China is the busiest port of the world.
Now check the ports of Pakistan which primarily used for shipping.
Main seaports in Pakistan
Like China, Pakistan also has some international seaports operates to receive goods from China.
As compared to China Pakistan’s seaports are very few and small.
- Port of Muhammad Bin Qasim
- Port of Pasni
- Port of Gwadar
- Port of Keti
- Port of Karachi
- Port of Qasim
- Port of Ormara
60% of shipping activities handled by the port of Karachi
Karachi port situated in Sindh and it is the busiest port of Asia.
Amazingly, 25 million tons volume shipped by this port.
Gwadar port is also an important destination in Pakistan to receive cargo from China.
You can ship your products by way of Silk Road from China to Pakistan.
Shipping companies from China to Pakistan
Different ports of Pakistan receive products from China, but every port has its benefits and drawbacks.
However, it depends on the distance of the loading port and destination port.
As I explained above, best freight Forwarder helps you to make your shipping process efficient.
I want to suggest some companies to ship your goods from China to Pakistan.
China Ocean Shipping Company includes in top 5 container shipping companies in the world.
COSCO has experienced team and famous for the best customer relations.
It provides shipping services all around the world including Pakistan.
Integrated shipping services performed well in the trading world.
It’s a very efficient service provider that handles urgent bookings and tracking system from China to Pakistan nicely.
So, don’t over think to use this reliable service its flexibility and transparency is its identification.
Container shipping cost from China to Pakistan
Cost estimation is a very important part of shipping.
You always keep in your mind; you have to pay for different things during shipping from China to Pakistan.
Before starting the process of shipping, you have the option to estimate a rough idea of the cost you need to pay in Pakistan.
Check freight calculator below:
Shipping Cost Calculator
Normally, cost of 20 ft container for shipping from China to Pakistan is $1,020 and for 40 ft container $1523.
If you want the container to deliver your cargo to the warehouse of the buyer in Pakistan,then you charged $550 extra.
How long does it take to ship from China to Pakistan by sea
There are different factors effects on the transit time to ship from China to Pakistan.
First of all, transit time depends on the distance between the loading port and destination port.
Another important thing to consider is shipment released from which city of China.
Weather conditions affect badly even becomes the reason for the delay in estimated transit time.
However, shipping time between China and Pakistan is approximately 23 to 24 days by sea freight service.
You have to make up your mind for the delay of 2 to 3 days because of the loading process from the port of departure.
And also consider the time of unloading products from the container in Pakistan.
You can check the route from Karachi to China:
Port of Karachi Pakistan to Port of Shanghai China
Shanghai China is very famous for industries.
The place from where you can get your required products for your business.
Your shipment takes estimated 26 to 27 days at sea when shipping from China Shanghai port to Pakistan Karachi port.
And according to the rough idea 8418 nautical miles is the distance between these ports.
Air freight from China to Pakistan
If you have a deadline to deliver products, you can use air freight service which is the fastest shipping service from China to Pakistan.
The most amazing thing about this service is, they know the shortest routes to arrive as soon as possible.
Another feature is, freight forwarder deals with all logistic activities in low cost from China.
Before using air freight shipping service from China to Pakistan, you need to know about the main airports of China.
However, China has a lot of trading airports which handles tons of commodities in a year.
Main Airports in China
You can check the list of airports of China here:
- Beijing Capital International Airport of China
- Pudong International Airport of Shanghai
- Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
- Kunming Changshui International Airport
- Hong Kong International Airport
- Xian Xianyang International Airport
- Haikou Meilan International Airport
- Qingdao Liuting International Airport
- Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
- Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
- Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
- Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
- Changsha Huanghua International Airport
- Harbin Taiping International Airport
- Phoenix International Airport
- Tianjin Binhai International Airport
- Wuhan Tianhe International Airport
- Guiyang longdongbao International Airport
- Taiyuan Wusu International Airport
- Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
- LanzhouZhongchuan International Airport
- XishuangbannaGasa Airport
Main Airports in Pakistan
Pakistan is a well-known country for import and exports business.
Well, Pakistan’s most famous exports are sports items, furniture, rice, cement, leather goods, electronics and many more.
It’s appreciated that China is the largest trading partner of Pakistan.
Pakistan is mostly importing edible oils, chemicals, petroleum products, and fertilizers from China.
Have a look on the list of airports which have worth in shipping products from China to Pakistan.
- Quaid-e-Azam International Airport Karachi.
- Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore.
- Quetta Airport. Quetta.
- Multan International Airport.Multan.
- Peshawar International Airport. Peshawar.
- Benazir International Airport.Islamabad.
- Bahawalpur Airport. Bahawalpur.
- Dera Ghazi Khan Airport (DG-Khan) Dera Ghazi Khan.
- Gawadar Airport Gawadar.
- Faisalabad Airport Faisalabad.
- Turbat International Airport Turbat.
- Sialkot International Airport Sialkot
- Shaikh Zayed International Airport Rahim Yar Khan
Cargo Airlines when shipping from China to Pakistan
Some of the logistic parties ship your products more conveniently with high-end security.
- Airblue Pakistan
- Askari Air Pakistan
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Princely Jets
- Serene Air
- Shaheen Air
- Start Air Aviation
- Afeef Zara Airways
- Air Sial
How long does it take to ship from China to Pakistan by Air
If you want to ship your products from China to Pakistan by air, transmit time can vary according to natural circumstances.
Like weather conditions affects the transit time of a cargo.
Loading and unloading time of products also included in the transit time.
Although the distance between China and Pakistan is 3,291 kilometers.
And if your mode of shipment is air then only 3 to 5 days required to deliver cargo at the destination.
In fact, this time is estimation when the average speed of the airplane is 560 per mile.
Here is a table that summarizes the transit time from Chinese airport to Pakistan airport.
Of course, this is an estimated value.
| ||Jinnah International Airport||Banazir Bhutto International Airport||Allama Iqbal International Airport
|Beijing||1-3 days||1-3 days||1-3 days
|Shanghai||1-3 days||1-3 days||1-3 days
|Guangzhou||1-3 days||1-3 days||1-3 days
Above table displays simple data but an important one.