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Containerized shipping from China: delivery method selection

We assist in delivery of goods from China not only by train but also by other transport means, for ex. by sea and road.

Here we will tell you how to select the best delivery methods, their major differences and pros and cons for each transport type.

We deliver a container by rail sooner than others deliver by sea

The containerized shipping under “sea + rail” multimodal delivery conditions is standard but such delivery is slower than simple delivery of goods by train. According to these conditions the goods first is delivered by sea to the RF port, like to Vladivostok, St. Petersburg or Novorossiysk. Afterwards the containers are reloaded to the trains. If the sea delivery is avoided the speed is increased, the time costs for rigging and stock storage are reduced, which is sometimes required while waiting for the train departure.

When the containers are delivered by rail they are immediately loaded to trains that move towards the Client's region. Therefore the train delivery is usually faster than by sea. The road delivery convenience is that it is completely unimodal. Transport with a container moves directly from the vendor's stock through the customs to the Client's stock. Moreover the goods are completely transshipped on the border. This is expensive and the goods damage risk is increased.

As to the speed the road delivery is faster than the rail or sea delivery. But as to the shipping cost it is the most expensive one. The vehicle departure deadline is usually fixed and almost never missed. And in railway deliveries sometimes there are delays in train departure, for ex. due to overloaded railways.

In addition to direct delivery we transport the Client' containers by road from the stock, shop, terminal or port in China as well as or deliver them from the terminal to the Client's stock in Russia.

We advise our clients and offer the most suitable delivery options for them. We explain why this or that method will be more efficient and useful for reduction of costs, deadlines or optimization of other parameters.

If you need help in selection of delivery method from China, please fill in your details and our Manager will contact you in the coming business hours.