How do they move?
Major Shipping Ports in China
14 of the 50 largest ports in the world are located inside of Mainland, China, and another 2 are economically tied to China in one way or another. This means that 15 of the largest ports in the world are shipping cargo from China to all over the world.
Below, we have created a list with each of these major shipping ports in China.
Guangzhou Harbor, China
Hong Kong, S.A.R, China
Major Shipping Ports in the US
The United States has approximately 360 ocean and inland waterway ports. Finding the right port for cargo to be shipped from China requires identifying which of the larger ports are closest to the final destination. Mileage on water is oftentimes much cheaper than mileage on a road, so it is always beneficial to consider multiple ports and calculate the all included cost from each.
An experience China freight forwarding company like Guided Imports should be able to create this assessment for you, however, it is always helpful to have your own understanding of the top US seaports.
Major West Coast shipping ports:
Port of Los Angeles, California
Port of Long Beach, California
Port of Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
Port of Oakland, California
Major East Coast shipping ports:
Port of New York & New Jersey, New Jersey, New York
Port of Savannah, Georgia
Port of Virginia, Virginia
Port of Charleston, South Carolina
Port of Miami, Florida
Gulf Coast shipping ports:
Port of Houston, Texas
Port of South Louisiana, Louisiana
How Long Does a Container Ship Take to Arrive from China to the US?
Container shipments from China to the United States can take between 12 and 33 days, depending on where in China your goods depart from and where they are being shipped to in the US. Containers shipped to the West Coast take 12-25 days, and 24-41 days to the East Coast.