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Shipping Cost from China to US
Freight rates determine how much it will cost to transport cargo from one point to another. The rate is determined by the type of goods being shipped, the mode of transport, the dimensional weight of the cargo, and the distance to the delivery destination.

This graphic guide to freight rates from China to US leverages advanced data from a variety of real time sources to give you a better understanding of what it costs to get your goods from China to the US.

Other factors impacting freight rates include seasonality, current events (ahem…COVID-19), and capacity.

In addition to the freight rate, the total cost of shipping from China to the US involves a long menu of fees that can be daunting for importers.

If you want to learn more about additional costs, read more here.

Keep reading to find easy to understand charts outlining the current average rates for:
Ocean FCL
Ocean LCL
Air Cargo
Transit Times
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Ocean Freight from China to the US
Ocean Freight FCL
FCL, or full container load, means your goods fill an entire container, either 20’ or 40’ long. If you are shipping at a high volume, you’ll save time and money by shipping FCL. Pricing for FCL is done as a flat rate, regardless of whether or not your container is completely full.


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