UBox Worldwide ships to the following cities in China
Whether you are moving to China for work, or are a returning citizen, we make shipping to port cities in China easy and worry free. Our service is warehouse to warehouse. This means that you deliver to one of our 26 drop off warehouses in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico and pick up at the local warehouse in your destination city. This method of shipping saves you money. Pick up at your residence and door delivery can sometimes be arranged at additional costs. UBox Worldwide ships to China via consolidated ocean containers. This means your shipment will be placed into a container with other cargo which lowers the cost of shipping. This method of shipping is called "Less than Container Load" shipping or "LCL" for short.
Shipping Rates to China start at $8 USD per cubic foot with a minimum of $282.
Rates vary by origin and destination cities. The example above is the rate from Los Angeles warehouse to the Shanghai warehouse. Sea Freight has a minimum charge per shipment. This means you must pay the minimum rate for anything that measures less than 35.3 cubic feet. Weight is not a factor in ocean shipping, but we do would need an accurate weight and measurement, if you would like a truck pick up quote.
For an example, 36 cubic feet is equal to 12 boxes that are 18" x 18" x 16". 35.3 cubic feet = 1 cubic meter
Ocean shipping rates are based on the cubic volume of the shipment because you are paying for the space your shipment takes up in the container. So, to get an accurate rate quote you will need to know the L" x W" x H" of each box. Multiply the L" x W" x H" and divide by 1728 to get the cubic foot volume of each box and add the sums together for the total cubic volume.
Or use our instant rate quote calculator and it will do the work for you.
All cargo must be boxed, created or palletized and must be packaged properly in order to be accepted for shipping. We handle personal effects and commercial cargo. Personal effects are usually considered to be owned by the person that is both the shipper and the consignee. If you will not be present in China when your shipment arrives, we suggest shipping c/o the person you designate to pick up the shipment on your behalf. There is usually no duty accessed on personal effects, but it varies by country and individual circumstance, so please check with your local consulate or customs office.
The most cost effective way to ship is to ship loose boxes. This means that each individual box is measured and handled separately. The safest way to ship is to palletize and shrinkwrap your entire shipment. Your boxes will be placed on a heat treated wooden pallet and wrapped in plastic. Palletizing will increase your ocean freight costs anywhere from 30 - 100%, because the entire shipping package including the pallet is measured from the bottom to the highest point. It is best to make sure that all of your boxes are the same size and fit evenly on a 48" x 40" pallet in order to keep the cost down.
Marine cargo insurance is available at a cost of $2 per $100 of the packing list value with a minimum $75 . We have had a major change in risk coverage recently .We have been able to obtain "all risk" coverage, meaning coverage for breakage and all other perils provided that your goods are fully packaged and protected . The insurance coverage will fully inspect this requirement before honoring a claim. A word of caution here...there are other websites stating that steamship carriers offer free insurance up to $500 per package. Sorry, it isn't so. What they are mistakenly referring to, are the limitations of liability afforded carriers under international maritime law which is $500 per package/freight unit. This means that if the carrier is negligent for a loss, then they are obligated to pay only $500 per unit although the value of the unit may be $10000. Keyword being "negligence". There are many losses that are not considered negligent, whereby the carrier is not responsible. These include Acts of God, Heavy Weather, Tsunamis, Stranding, General Average Strikes, Acts of War, improper packaging for export, etc. Bottom line, no matter what you read, there is no free insurance.
Ocean rates are based upon the cubic space in the ocean container that the cargo occupies with the cost varying, depending upon the country and city destination. Our rate covers warehouse receiving, tallying, loading into container, documentation and ocean transport. These costs are included in your box rate. There will be local destination/delivery charges upon warehouse release per custom of the port. These charges are customarily collected from the consignee at the delivery port but can sometimes be prepaid. It is also important to understand that customs clearance, duties and taxes, if any, are the obligation of the receiving consignee; however, in most countries it is possible to clear customs yourself and normally duty is not levied on your own used personal effects. We cannot be held responsible for customs entry, but our delivery agent can offer this service at additional cost should you choose. Lastly, minimum charges are standard in the ocean transport industry and warehousing facilities. We attempt to keep these as low as possible and they are indicated in the country rates.
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China Customs Rules and Regulations
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The customs information provided is as a courtesy only. UBox Worldwide is not liable for any costs, damage, delays, duties, taxes or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance, errors or omissions. Shippers and Consignees should always check full requirements with the local embassy or consulate. Any questions regarding the information provided below, should be directed to the Chinese Consulate or Customs Office.
China Customs Regulations (Returning Citizens)
Note 1: The following policy applied for Returning Chinese to import a sea shipment from SHANGHAI.
Note 2: The following requirements applied for shipments at the seaports in GUANGZHOU and SHENZHEN.
Attention: The returning Chinese citizen refers to those who hold a mainland Chinese passport. If you are a Chinese citizen who has permanent residency or green-card of a foreign country, you are considered as a foreigner and therefore you are subjected to the eligibility of a foreign citizen.
IMPORT DUTY / TAX
RESTRICTED ITEMS - REASONABLE QUANTITY DEPENDING ON SIZE OF THE SHIPMENT
Note - Rules on restricted items can differ from city to city and can change frequently. If you have any of these items listed below, it is the best to check with our agent in China for the latest allowances. This information should be used as a guideline only.
OTHER QUARANTINE OBJECTS
Other Quarantine Objects
Microbial Strains, virus strains and other animal and plant pathogens, pests and other harmful organisms, cells, organs and tissues, blood and blood products and other biological materials;
Animal corpse, animal specimens and animal-derived waste;
Genetically modified biomaterials;
Other animals, plants and their products and other quarantine objects prohibited from entering China.
Poisons or illegal drugs, neuropathy Medicine, daily medicine and Vitamin.
Printed/recorded material deemed detrimental to the political, economic, cultural, or moral atmosphere in China (including all pornographic materials)
Maps (where the Chinese border is not in accordance with Chinese law)
Equipment /tools associated with gambling (such as poker cards, chips, jackpot machine etc.)
Endangered and rare animals and their products such as ivory
Motorcycles, mowing machine with large engine
Grand Piano is not allowed to import to Shanghai
It's not allowed to import medicine, liquid items, cosmetics, soap, candles and more than one identical electrical appliance in an airfreight shipment.
Any other items that are determined by the local Customs Bureau to be of non-personal or non-family use. These items may be seized if found in the shipment.
For more information about prohibited items for quarantine concern, you can visit the website at www.aqsiq.gov.cn Other restrictions on entry items, please refer to General Administration of customs www.customs.gov.cn
18" X 18" X 16" (3 cu. feet)
for linens, toys, clothes, etc.
18" x 18" x 24" (4.5 cu. feet)
for electronics blankets, pillows, lampshades etc.