Shipping from China to Azerbaijan|Sea, Air, Rail FreightAzerbaijan, the country is situated in southwestern Asia with the Great Caucasus Mountains to the north. In 2021, China-Azerbaijan bilateral trade volume reached $2 billion. With the Belt and Road Initiative, Azerbaijan is becoming an increasingly active trading partner with China.
We share this article to shed lights upon cargo shipping from China to Azerbaijan, written by our professional team, a leading China based freight forwarding company, to answer as many questions as possible, including mode of transport, shipping time, cost, best way to ship under a certain condition, what a freight forwarder can help with your China-Azerbaijan shipments.
3 main shipping methods are available from China to Azerbaijan, sea, air and railway freight.
Sea Freight from China to AzerbaijanWhen it comes to cargo shipping from China to Azerbaijan, sea freight is always the first choice, especially when you have plenty of time, as shipping by sea usually takes more than 1 month. Sea freight is popular, and over 90% of the world’s shipments are carried by sea shipping, due to its nature of cost-efficiency, capacity to transport large shipment, and ability to carry oversized equipment when shipping with plane is out of the question. Most sea shipments are containerized, and sometimes go for bulk ship or RO-RO ship for large &heavy project cargo from China.
FCL: Using one container exclusively for your goods from China to Azerbaijan
LCL: Sharing one container with other clients who happen to ship to the same destination from the same origin at the same time.
Our sea freight forwarding services to Azerbaijan cover all China major ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. Additionally, we handle OOG cargo from China, bulk cargo ship, RO-RO ship as well.
In sea freight, we use Poti of Georgia or Bandar Abbas of Iran as Azerbaijan's gateway for sea freight trade.
Major ports for Azerbaijan’s sea freightPort of Baku
Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan.
The port of Baku is biggest and busiest port on the Caspian Sea.
However, due to the special location, Azerbaijan has no seaports connecting with the major ports of the world. When shipping by sea to Azerbaijan from China, there are often 2 routes, using multimodal sea and land transport, one is via Poti Georgia, and another one via Bandar Abbas.
Please refer to shipping from China to Georgia
Please refer to shipping from China to Iran
Air Freight from China to AzerbaijanAir freight is not so often used by clients due to its high cost. However, if you are coordinating time-sensitive shipments from China to Azerbaijan, shipping by air ensures a fast delivery. Cargo air shipped from China may be goods with tight deadline, perishable products, or medical supplies. Another case is, your supply chain has got a robust enough shipping budget and the goal is chasing higher safety level, for example, shipping luxurious goods or high value equipment, choosing air freight from China to Azerbaijan can be no wrong.
Air shipping has its limitations and restrictions, can’t ship everything we want. Consult one of the best China based freight forwarder for advice on your next China-Azerbaijan shipment and get a shipping solution from China by filling the form.
Airport in AzerbaijanBaku
Heydar Aliyev International Airport (IATA CODE: BAK) is a big regional transportation hub for both passenger and cargo.
Its geographical location facilitates transfer flights between East and West.
Railway freight from China to AzerbaijanShipping by freight train is becoming more and more popular with importer and exporters. The railway freight route between China to Azerbaijan was made possible thanks to the Trans Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), AKA Middle Corridor. This “rail-sea-rail-sea” multimodal transport solution linking Asia and Europe of course brings benefits to business in Azerbaijan as well. The railway freight transit time is 15-18 days, which is 2/3 saving of time compared to what’s needed by sea-land transportation from a China port to Baku Azerbaijan.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway was completed in 2017, an international rail link connecting Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, a land bridge for the blooming Asia-Europe trade
The first freight train route to Azerbaijan was opened in September, 2020, linking the city of Jinhua in East China and Baku of Azerbaijan.
Later, Xi’an-Prague railway freight route was opened, which passes through Baku, Azerbaijan.
Consult us if you wish a delivery faster than sea, cheaper than air, let’s ship your goods by railway freight.
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How long does shipping take from China to Azerbaijan?Cargo shipped from China takes 3-7 days to arrive in Azerbaijan by air, approx. 40 days by sea, and 12-18 days by railway freight.
The actual shipping time depends on many factors, shipping method, manufacturer address and destination, service and route chosen, weather, seasonal change of shipping market, etc.
China-Azerbaijan sea freight transit timeSea container shipping transit time from China to Baku Azerbaijan via Poti Georgia
|POL (Port of Loading)||POD (Port of Destination)||Transit time|
The transit time by sea, port to port, depends on the specific origin and destination ports chosen, service route, sailing schedule and choice of carrier.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only.
For LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days
China-Azerbaijan air shipping transit timeIt takes 5-7 days to ship goods from China to Azerbaijan by air, depending on the chosen airport, service and route.
Most airlines have no direct flights connecting China major airports with Baku, goods are often transshipped at Hongkong, Doha, Vienna, or Frankfurt.
China-Azerbaijan freight train transit timeShipping by freight train from China to Azerbaijan takes 12 – 18 days. Compared to sea freight, railway transport saves approx. 2/3 of the time.
Station-to-station transit time from China to Azerbaijan
Jinhua – Baku: 15-18 days
Xi’an – Baku: 12-16 days
How much does it cost to ship from China to Azerbaijan?Knowing how much shipping from China to Azerbaijan costs is essential to business. Apparently, the quicker you wish to receive the shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes a significant part of the total landed cost of imported goods. After comparing with your competitors, considering your markup, you can then decide the selling price.
Each shipment is different, with different shipping method, it’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Azerbaijan. Besides, the shipping market is fast changing. Sea, air and railway freight rates fluctuate with time, affected by supply and demand relationship, as well as by carrier’s strategic adjustment.
Contact a China freight forwarder for a China-Azerbaijan shipping solution and get the latest freight quote from China
Best way to ship from China to AzerbaijanEvery client is unique and every shipment is different, and there’s no one simple answer to the “best way” to ship from China to Azerbaijan. There are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration.
1. The type of goods and its value
2. How quickly you need your goods
3. The load of your goods (size, weight, quantity) or simply share the packing list
4. Supplier address (origin seaport/airport), delivery address(destination seaport/airport)
5. Goods ready time
With these details, the freight forwarder would be able to work out a shipping solution best for the circumstance. Or simply fill in the form and get a shipping solution and cost from China to Azerbaijan.
China-Azerbaijan freight forwarder, door to door shipping serviceAs one of the leading China based freight forwarding companies serving Azerbaijan, our expertise and experience allow us to provide the most accurate answers and optimal shipping solutions tailored to your needs. Shipping from China to Azerbaijan is a tough job, however, with the right hands of a reputable experienced China freight forwarder, your shipment will be taken good care of.
With years of effort on China-Azerbaijan trade and shipping by us and our partners in Poti and Baku, we are able to provide one-stop door to door shipping solutions by sea, air and freight train.
How to ship from China to AzerbaijanStep 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
You may reach out to a freight forwarder either from China or in your own country Azerbaijan. While a Azerbaijan forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. So China based forwarder is preferred, as the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
More on “Why you should work with a local China freight forwarder”
Step 2: Provide shipment details and get a shipping quote from China
Step 3: Connect forwarder with supplier, forwarder does his job
Step 4: Get China cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Why us when importing and shipping from China to AzerbaijanWe are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for import and export business. Together with our partners in Poti and Baku, we are handling regular sea/air/rail shipments between China and Azerbaijan. For importers from Azerbaijan, we have the below reasons for you to choose us as freight forwarder for your freight shipping from China.
- Quick Response, high efficiency
- Professionalism, agility, accuracy
- Our logistics expertise, local and global connections
- Dedicated, focused
- Higher attention & tailored shipping solution
As one of leading freight forwarder on Azerbaijan market, we connect Azerbaijan’s business with China, carrying out shipping solutions by sea, air and railway tailored to your needs.
If you are considering shipping to Baku Azerbaijan from China, whether by sea, air or railway, contact us the best China-Azerbaijan freight forwarder, and get an update-to-date shipping solution and quote.