Sea container, air cargo shipping from China to EcuadorEcuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. (Feb, 2022) China has been Ecuador’s largest trading partner for 2 years in a row. A new free trade agreement between the 2 countries is under negotiation. Once signed into effect, the FTA will further boost continuous, stable development of China-Ecuador trade.
Explore a comprehensive guide into shipping from China to Ecuador. If you are an importer from Ecuador, hopefully this will answer all your questions.
Sea freight and air freight are the most common shipping methods for China-Ecuador trade lane. There are many international freight forwarding companies that offer container shipping and air cargo transport services, but we can do more. It’s vital to work with a freight forwarder who understands your needs and always carries out the best tailored shipping solution from China to Ecuador.
Sea Freight from China to EcuadorSea freight is the most affordable way of shipping if time is not an issue when you are shipping from China to Ecuador. In most cases goods are shipped in containers with container ships, sometimes with bulk cargo ships or RO-RO ships, tankers, etc. Over 90% of the world’s total cargo is being carried by sea freight. Low shipping cost is one of the reasons that contribute to its high popularity. Sea freight is especially superior when shipping goods in bulk or equipment of large size, over long distance. Additionally, it accepts almost all kinds of cargo, even those classified as dangerous goods. But remember, sea shipping takes long, from China to Ecuador, a container will travel over 1 month on the ocean.
FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Ecuador. Generally, we offer FCL shipping service to Ecuador 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 you don’t have enough cargo to fill an entire container, our consolidation (LCL shipping) service from China to Ecuador is always available.
Besides FCL & LCL shipments, if you are shipping large, heavy project cargo from China to Ecuador, we’d recommend flat rack or open top container solution. For large, bulk shipment, vehicles and wheeled cargo, breakbulk and RO-RO ship are the answer. If you need temperature control, we have reefer container shipping.
We offer port to port, door to port and door to door freight solutions from China to Ecuador, depending on your specific requirements. Our sea freight forwarding services from China to Ecuador covers all the major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. With our door-to-door service, considering the final destination, we’ll transport your cargo via the most convenient port in Ecuador, such as Guayaquil, Esmeraldas, Puerto Bolivar, Manta, etc.
If you are looking to ship containers or other shipments by sea, we got the one-stop China-Ecuador shipping solution for you. Request a quote from us.
Major ports of EcuadorGuayaquil
Port of Guayaquil is situated on Ecuador's pacific coastline near the Gulf of Guayaquil.
Guayaquil is the nation's largest city and the capital of Guayas Province and it is also an industrial hub, home to multiple manufacturing units and fishing industries.
Port of Guayaquil handles approx. 2 million TEUs of container cargo per year, and in terms of container traffic it ranks the 7th among Latin American ports
Esmeraldas is a coastal city in Northwestern Ecuador.
Port of Esmeraldas is the major seaport of northwestern Ecuador, and it lies on the Pacific coast at the mouth of the Esmeraldas River.
Puerto Bolivar (Puerto Bolívar)
Named in honor of Simón Bolívar, Puerto Bolivar is one of the world’s largest shipment points of bananas, most of which destined for Europe. About 80% of Ecuador’s banana production is shipped through these port facilities.
The port of Manta is well known in the country as the port of tourism. This is where the cruise ships tend to berth because the port has access to the best pre-colombian historic sites and it is also close to the international airport: Eloy Alfaro International Airport. It is also home to the best water sports in Latin America from surfing to scuba diving and water skiing.
Air Freight from China to EcuadorWhen shipping time-sensitive goods or high value commodities from China to Ecuador, air freight proves to be a better solution. There are cases where we are having a pressing deadline or dealing with cargo which is perishable, shipping by sea can’t meet the timing requirement. But air shipping ensures a fast delivery, 3-7 days from China to Ecuador. Air freight is not so often due to its high cost. However, if your supply chain has sufficient budget, and compared to cost, you are more concerned about the security, then air freight is your perfect choice.
We have developed strong relationships with major airlines and established a vast network of air cargo transportation, offering daily and weekly cargo flights from China’s main airports to Ecuador. 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 Ecuador.
Unlike sea freight, not everything is accepted by airlines, not everything is worth shipping by air.
Consult our team for advice if you are looking for air freight service from China to Ecuador, get a shipping solution and quote from us.
Major airports in EcuadorQuito (IATA CODE: UIO)
Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the main airport in Ecuador, and one of the busiest airports in South America
Gateway for air cargo to Ecuador
Guayaquil (IATA CODE: GYE)
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport
Second busiest airport in Ecuador
How long does it take to ship from China to Ecuador?Shipping from China to Ecuador takes 30-40 days by sea, and 3-7 days by air.
The number of days may slightly change when choosing different port/airport, service and route, etc.
China-Ecuador sea freight transit timeThe transit time of shipping a container from China to Ecuador ranges from 30 to 40 days, port to port.
|POL (port of loading)||POD (port of discharge)||Transit time|
|Shanghai||Puerto Bolivar||39 days|
|Shenzhen||Puerto Bolivar||40 days|
|Qingdao||Puerto Bolivar||42 days|
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 Ecuador.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.
China-Ecuador air shipping transit timeCargo air shipped from China takes 3-7 days to arrive in Ecuador, depending on the service and route chosen. In peak season, the transit time will be slightly prolonged.
Due to the long distance, there are no direct flight services connecting Chinese cities and Ecuadorian cities. If you need the fastest delivery from China to Ecuador, make sure you contact us and get the best service and route with the least lead time.
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Best way to ship from China to EcuadorEverybody wants the same thing, fast and safe delivery of shipment at the minimum shipping cost possible when shipping from China to Ecuador.
However, each shipment is different, and the shipping market is fast changing. The best way to ship your goods from China to Ecuador is to rely on a reputable and experienced freight forwarder for their expertise, knowledge and network.
To decide the best shipping solution, a freight forwarder will take the below factors into account.
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
Submit the shipment details, and start a hassle-free shipping experience from China to Ecuador with us. Get a freight solution and quote from us.
How much does shipping from China to Ecuador cost?Shipping a 40ft container from China to Ecuador used to cost $1000-2000, and freight rates went up 7-8 times higher after the pandemic. Similar case with air shipping.
It’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Ecuador. First of all, 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, timing requirement also influences the shipping cost. Rule of thumb, the quicker you wish to receive the shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping.
Knowing the shipping cost from China to Ecuador is essential if you into import & export business. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes could be a significant portion of the final landed cost of imported goods.
“Landed cost” is the final cost of product plus all associated shipping and logistics costs for delivering the goods to its destination, with insurance and import duty paid.
The formula can be simplified as: product cost + shipping + insurance + import duty
Contact us now to obtain a tailored shipping solution and the latest shipping cost from China to Ecuador.
Freight forwarder shipping from China to EcuadorChina is home to many worldwide suppliers, yet shipping from China isn’t always straightforward.
Dealing with shipment from China to Ecuador yourself could be a tough job, time & energy consuming, so why not leave it to a professional freight forwarder?
Everybody’s got his specialty and expertise. Using an experienced freight forwarder to handle your shipments from China to Ecuador 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 Ecuador, 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.
Door to door shipping from China to EcuadorMoreover, we have reps in Ecuador and have been working with other local Ecuadorian freight forwarders as well. By combining our freight forwarding services with their networks, we present clients the easiest one-stop door to door shipping solution from China to Ecuador.
Whether by sea or by air, door to door shipping from China to Ecuador is easy with us.
How to ship from China to EcuadorStep 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
You may reach out to a freight forwarder either from China or in Ecuador, while an Ecuadorian forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. We believe working directly with a China freight forwarder is more straightforward, as 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 just count on us for a stress-free door to door shipping service from China to Ecuador.
Why us when importing and shipping from China to EcuadorWe are China based freight forwarder specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Ecuador import & export business. Through years of effort on China-Latin America 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 Ecuador at fair rates with space guarantee especially in peak seasons. This is what makes us different from our competitors.
1. Quick Response, high efficiency
3. Professionalism, agility, accuracy
4. Our logistics expertise, local and global connections
6. Dedicated, focused
7. Higher attention & tailored shipping solution
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As one of the leading China based freight forwarder serving Ecuador, we have the logistics expertise and experience to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Ecuador and ensure the best-in-class shipping experience. We are dedicated to simplifying and improving your supply chain.
Contact us if you are interested in shipping from China to Ecuador (Guayaquil, Quito, Esmeraldas, Puerto Bolivar, Manta, etc.). Whether you are shipping standard sea container, air cargo, refrigerated or oversized cargo, get a tailored shipping solution and quote from China to Ecuador.