Sea container, air cargo shipping from China to Angola|UCS

Freight forwarder, shipping from China to AngolaAngola is located on the west coast of Southern Africa. Angola is rich in natural resources. It has large reserves of oil and diamonds, hydroelectric potential, and rich agricultural land.
Angola is the 2nd main destination of Chinese investment in Africa. Official data indicate that the annual value of China-Angola trade rose to US$23 billion in 2021, making Angola the third-biggest trading partner of China. 

If you happen to be importing from China, keep reading this comprehensive guide into shipping from China to Angola, you’ll definitely find it useful. The below content include shipping method, transit time, cost, best way to ship, and what a freight forwarder can help with your China-Angola shipment. 

Sea and air freight are the most common modes of transportation for China-Angola trade lanes. There are many international freight forwarding companies that offer container shipping and air cargo transport services. It’s vital to work with a freight forwarder who understands your needs and always carries out tailored shipping solution from China to Angola.

Sea Freight from China to Angola

If you are looking for the cheapest way of shipping from China to Angola, sea freight is the answer. More than 90% of the world’s total cargo is being shipped by sea every year, mainly thanks to its affordable shipping cost. Compared to other forms of shipping services, sea freight is superior especially when shipping goods in bulk or cargo of large size, over long distance. In most cases, goods will be shipped in containers with container ships, and sometimes with bulk cargo ship, RO-RO ships and tankers. Another advantage of sea freight is, it accepts almost all types of cargo.
Sea freight, shipping from China to AngolaFCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Angola. Generally, we offer FCL shipping service to Angola with 20ft container and 40ft container (20GP, 40GP and 40HQ). FCL is more cost efficient.
LCL (Less than container load): Sharing a container with other clients who have cargo to the same destination, at the same time. Naturally, due to extra work (consolidation, de-consolidation, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), the final cost on each unit is higher than FCL, and shipping takes longer. LCL is a good choice for small business to start with. If your cargo can’t fill an entire container, our consolidation (LCL shipping) service from China to Angola is available.

Besides regular FCL and LCL shipments, if you are shipping large, heavy cargo from China to Angola, we’d recommend flat rack or open top container solution. And for temperature-sensitive shipments, we can provide reefer containers. For large, bulk shipment, vehicles and wheeled cargo, breakbulk and RO-RO ships are the answers. 

As a leading China freight forwarder serving Angola, our services covering all the major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. And we cover all the major seaports of Angola, Luanda, Lobito, Namibe, Cabinda, etc. 

If you are looking to ship containers or other sea shipments from China to Angola, we got the one-stop solution for you.
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Angola’s major sea ports

Sea freight, container shipping from China to Luanda, AngolaLuanda
The port city of Luanda is the capital of Angola and is also one of the largest commercial centers of the country.
The Port of Luanda is one of the largest deep-water sea ports of Angola. Major goods exchanged through the port include automobile parts, beverages, and various agricultural products (cash crops) such as coffee, cotton, oil seeds etc.
The port of Luanda handles more than 70 percent of the country's imports
It is being continuously developed to improve the infrastructure to facilitate international trade. 

Sea freight, container shipping from China to Lobito, AngolaLobito
Lobito, port city, western Angola, on the Atlantic coast just north of the Catumbela estuary
The Port of Lobito is a deep-water situated on the Atlantic coast facing the center of the country, and is 30km to the north of the large city of Benguela.
It’s Angola’s second busiest port by container traffic. 

The Port of Namibe is a small natural harbour that was originally used for fishing, and later expanded for handling complex cargo.Sea freight, container shipping from China to Namibe, Angola
Namibe is managed and operated by Empresa Portuaria do Namibe. The port is strategically important for serving the southern economic zone of Angola.
It also functions as a transit port for the supply of goods inland to the far southeast of Angola.
The Port of Namibe is the third-largest port of the country by cargo movement (loading, unloading and transshipment).

Cabinda, also known as Chioua, is a city and a municipality located in the Cabinda Province, an exclave of Angola. 
Port of Cabinda (Porto De Cabinda)
Sea freight, container shipping from China to Cabinda, Angola

Air Freight from China to Angola

Air freight, shipping from China to Angola by airAir freight is not so often due to its high shipping cost unless coordinating time-sensitive shipments from China to Angola. Maybe you have an approaching deadline, or maybe the cargo to be shipped is perishable, shipping by sea takes too long, can’t meet your timing requirements, and you are left with no other options but air freight. Sometime people choose air freight for their supply chain has a robust shipping budget, and compared to cost, they are more concerned about the speed and security. Shipping by air is the answer which enables us to deliver cargo using the least amount of time possible at higher level of security than other modes of international transportations. 

We have developed strong relationships with major air carriers and established a vast network of air cargo transportation, offering daily and weekly cargo flights from China’s main airports to Angola. 
When shipping by air with us, we provide the best shipping solution and the fastest route which meets your needs and guarantees a relatively cost-efficient way. 
Flying your cargo with us gives you peace of mind as we take care of your air shipments from pick-up till delivery to the destination, overseeing every link of the logistics chain.
Our shipping options include airport-to-airport, door-to-airport and door-to-door services from China to Angola.
Air shipping is expensive, not everything is worth shipping by air, especially over such long distance between China and Angola. And due to limitations and restrictions of air freight, some cargo may be rejected by airlines. 

Consult us, an experienced freight forwarder for advice, and get an air freight shipping cost for your China-Angola shipments. 

Chief cargo airport of Angola

Air cargo shipping from China to Luanda (LAD) airport of AngolaLuanda
Luanda International Airport, (IATA Code: LAD) is the current international airport serving Angola's capital city Luanda and the rest of Angola, via a network of provincial airports, and is soon to be replaced by the new Angola International Airport, which lies approximately 30 km to the east of Luanda.
The airport is served by a range of African and European carriers, with designed capacity of handling 15 million passengers and over 50,000 tons of cargo per year. 

How long does it take to ship from China to Angola?

Shipping from China to Angola takes 35-50 days by sea, and 3-7 days by air. 
The actual transit time could vary depending on the service and route chosen, weather, seasonal change of the market, etc. 

China-Angola sea freight transit time

The transit time of shipping a container from China to Angola port to port ranges from 35 to 50 days. 
POL(port of loading) POD(port of discharge) Transit time
Shanghai Luanda 42 days
Shanghai Lobito 46 days
Shenzhen Luanda 38 days
Shenzhen Lobito 42 days
Qingdao Luanda 46 days
Qingdao Lobito 50 days
Transit time of cargo shipping from China to AngolaContainer shipping transit time by sea from Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao to Luanda and Lobito
FYI: The transit time by sea, port to port, depends on the specific origin and destination ports chosen, service route, sailing schedule and choice on carrier.
Shanghai in East China, Shenzhen South China, and Qingdao North China, data from these 3 ports is enough to demonstrate the sea shipping time from China to Angola.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.

China-Angola air shipping transit time

The average transit time of air shipment from China to Angola is usually 3-7 days, depending on the service and flight route chosen.
The distance between China and Angola is great, and there are no direct flight services. If you are looking for the fastest way of air cargo shipping from China to Angola, make sure you get the fastest service and route with the least lead time. 

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How much does it cost to ship from China to Angola?

Shipping cost from China to AngolaShipping from China to Angola used to cost $2000-3000/40ft container, and shipping rates went up way higher after the COVID pandemic. Air shipping market is similar. 

Knowing the shipping cost is essential to business if you are importing goods from China to Angola. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes could be a large percentage of the final landed cost of imported goods. 

It’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Angola. Firstly, each shipment is different, and clients may have various requirements under some specific circumstances. Secondly, the shipping market is fast changing, sea and air freight rates fluctuate frequently, affected by seasonal and strategic adjustment by carriers, as well as by law of supply and demand. The year-on-year difference could be drastic, and price for last week may not be valid for this week. Besides, client’s timing requirement also influences the shipping cost, the faster you wish to move the shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping. 

Contact us now to obtain a tailored shipping solution and the latest shipping cost from China to Angola.

Freight forwarder shipping from China to Angola

Dealing with shipments from China to Angola yourself could be a tough job, time & energy consuming, so why not count on a professional freight forwarder?

Freight forwarder shipping from China to Angola by sea and air freightEverybody’s got his specialty and expertise. Using an experienced freight forwarder to handle your shipments from China to Angola allows you focus more on your main business, to bring the best out of you. With the help of a professional freight forwarding team, your shipment will be well planned and carried out smoothly, avoiding delay and potential extra charges, and freight management made easier than ever.

As one of the top China based freight forwarders serving Angola, we have the knowledge, expertise and experience to provide the most accurate answers and optimal shipping solutions tailored to your needs. Leave it to the expert, and you are freed from all the troubles and complexity of shipping and logistics. 
The experienced freight forwarder always gives you the best shipping solution and cost from China to Angola tailored to your needs.

Best way to ship from China to Angola

China is home to many worldwide suppliers, yet shipping from China to Angola isn’t always straightforward.
Everybody wants a fast and safe delivery of shipment at the minimum cost possible. Different shipments, circumstances with various requirements, plus the ever changing shipping market, there’s no simple solution. An experienced freight forwarder shall analyze all the factors and provide the best shipping solution under give circumstance, and meet your needs. 
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.    Your budget
6.    Goods ready time

Get in touch with us and start a hassle-free shipping experience, the best way to ship from China to Angola. 
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How to ship from China to Angola

Step 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
You may find a freight forwarder either from China or in Angola, while an Angolan forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. Working directly with a China freight forwarder is more straightforward, and the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
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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 cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Or you can choose a freight forwarder for one-stop shipping service from China to Angola, either by sea freight or air freight. 

Why us when importing and shipping from China to Angola

One-stop sea & air freight shipping from China to AngolaWe are China based freight forwarder specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Angola import & export business. Through years of effort on China-Africa trade lane, we have developed service agreements with the best sea and air shipping carriers. This allows us to offer various shipping solutions, routes and schedules from China to Angola at fair rates with space guarantee especially in peak seasons. 
1.    Quick Response, high efficiency
2.    Communication
3.    Professionalism, agility, accuracy
4.    Our logistics expertise, local and global connections
5.    Cost-saving
6.    Dedicated, focused
7.    Higher attention & tailored shipping solution

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As one of the leading China based freight forwarder serving Angola, we have the logistics expertise and experience to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Angola and ensure the best-in-class shipping experience. 

If you are interested in shipping from China to Angola (Luanda, Lobito, Namibe, Cabinda, etc.) whether by sea or air, CONTACT US and get a tailored shipping solution and quote for your China-Angola shipment. 
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