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

Freight forwarder, shipping from China to EgyptEgypt, located in the northeastern corner of Africa, a country connecting Africa with the Middle East. China and Egypt has a very special relationship since Egypt is the first Arab and African country with which China established diplomatic relations. Bilateral trade between China and Egypt is currently (2022) running at about US$2 billion per month and rose about 18% in 2021.

If you are an importer from Egypt, keep reading and explore a comprehensive guide into shipping from China to Egypt, hopefully this will answer all your questions. 

Sea freight and air freight are the most common shipping methods for China-Egypt 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 Egypt.

Sea Freight from China to Egypt

Sea freight is the most affordable way of shipping if time is not an issue when you are shipping from China to Egypt. 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 Egypt, a container will travel about 1 month on the ocean. 

Sea freight, shipping from China to Egypt by seaFCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Egypt. Generally, we offer FCL shipping service to Egypt 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 Egypt is always available.

In addition to FCL & LCL shipments, in the event you are shipping OOG cargo from China to Egypt, 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 Egypt, depending on your specific requirements. Our sea freight forwarding services from China to Egypt covers all the major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. Considering the final destination, we’ll transport your cargo via the most convenient port in Egypt, such as Sokhna, Port Said, Damietta, Alexandria, etc. 
If you are looking to ship containers or other shipments by sea, we got the one-stop China-Egypt shipping solution for you. Request a sea freight quote from us.

Major ports of Egypt

Sea freight, container shipping from China to Sokhna, EgyptSokhna
Sokhna port is located on the western coast of the gulf of Suez, 43 KM south of the city of Suez.
Sokhna is Egypt's first deep-sea port. It is designed to handle containers, liquids and bulk cargoes, break-bulk and general cargoes. It is also a logistics hub, employing state-of-the-art systems to streamline port and logistics operations.
It is Egypt's main gateway to for trade with the Middle East, East Africa and Asia. 

Suez port
The Suez Port is an Egyptian port located at the southern boundary of the Suez Canal. It is bordered by the imaginary line extending from Ras-El-Adabieh to Moussa sources including the North Coast until the entrance of Suez Canal. Originally Port Tewfik (or Port Taufiq) was named as the entrance of the canal. Port Suez covers a larger area with multiple harbors.
Sea freight, shipping from China to Port Said, Egypt
Port Said
Port Said is considered to be the third most important city in Egypt, after Cairo, and Alexandria. 
Port Said port is situated at the northern end of Suez Canal, where it merges into the Mediterranean sea. Port Said with its port facilities is beside Alexandria and Suez a major port in Egypt, it serves ships and vessels traveling to and from the canal and for exports of Egyptian products.

Damietta Port is one of the leading Egyptian Ports in the Mediterranean. It acts both as a gate for local imports and exports and as a hub for the transshipment trade in the East Mediterranean. It is a place also for many petrochemical industries; including LNG, methanol and propane.
Sea freight, container shipping from China to Alexandria, EgyptSea freight, container shipping from China to Damietta, Egypt
The city of Alexandria is located at the west end of the River Nile between Lake Mariout and the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the second most important city after Cairo. 
The port of Alexandria consists of 2 harbors (East and West). It’s one of the most important and largest ports in the Middle East and Africa, and handling over 60% of Egypt’s foreign trade volume. 
Alexandria old port (EGALY)
Alexandria new port, El Dekheila (EGEDK)

Air Freight from China to Egypt

Air freight, shipping from China to EgyptWhen shipping time-sensitive goods or high value commodities from China to Egypt, 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 Egypt. 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 Egypt. 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 Egypt.

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 Egypt, get a shipping solution and quote from us.

Major airport in Egypt

Air cargo shipping from China to Cairo (CAI) airport of EgyptCairo
Cairo International Airport (IATA CODE: CAI) is the principal international airport of Cairo and the largest and busiest airport in Egypt. It serves as the primary hub for Egypt Air and Nile Air as well as several other airlines.
Cairo airport ranks the second place in air cargo traffic among all African airports. 

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

Shipping from China to Egypt takes 20-40 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-Egypt sea freight transit time

The transit time of shipping a container from China to Egypt port to port ranges from 20 to 40 days. 
POL(port of loading) POD(port of discharge) Transit time
Shanghai Sokhna 26 days
Shanghai Alexandria 37 days
Shenzhen Sokhna 20 days
Shenzhen Alexandria 33 days
Qingdao Sokhna 30 days
Qingdao Alexandria 41 days
Transit time of cargo shipping from China to EgyptContainer shipping transit time by sea from Shanghai, Shenzhen, Qingdao to Sokhna and Alexandria
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 Egypt.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.

China-Egypt air shipping transit time

Cargo air shipped from China takes 3-7 days to arrive in Egypt, depending on the service and route chosen. In peak season, the transit time will be slightly prolonged. 

If you need the fastest delivery from China to Egypt, make sure you contact us and get the best service and route with the least lead time. 
Get an air shipping solution and quote for your China-Egypt shipment. 

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

Shipping cost from China to EgyptShipping a 40ft container from China to Egypt used to cost $1000-2000, and freight cost went up way higher after the pandemic. Similar case with air shipping.

Knowing the shipping cost from China to Egypt 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. 

It’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Egypt. 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. 

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

Freight forwarder shipping from China to Egypt

Dealing with shipment from China to Egypt yourself is time-consuming and requires certain expertise, why not turn to a professional freight forwarder?

Freight forwarder shipping from China to Egypt by sea & airEverybody’s got his specialty and expertise. Using an experienced freight forwarder to handle your shipments from China to Egypt 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 Egypt, 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 Egypt tailored to your needs.

Door to door shipping from China to Egypt

With sea and air carriers, their reach is limited, mostly their services end at seaport and airport. Through our freight forwarder service, the reach is extended, and door to door shipping is made possible.

We have representatives in Egypt and have been working with other local Egyptian 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 Egypt.
Whether by sea or by air, door to door shipping from China to Egypt is easy with us.

Best way to ship from China to Egypt

China is home to many worldwide suppliers, yet shipping from China to Egypt 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, best way to ship from China to Egypt.  
Request a shipping solution and freight quote from us.

How to ship from China to Egypt

Step 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
Find a freight forwarder either from China or in Egypt, while an Egyptian 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.
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 cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Or you can just use a freight forwarder for one-stop door to door shipping service from China to Egypt, ship cargo with us stress free. 

Why us when importing and shipping from China to Egypt

One-stop door to door sea & air freight shipping from China to EgyptWe are China based freight forwarder specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Egypt 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 Egypt 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

More on Why us when importing and shipping from China to Egypt

As one of the leading China based freight forwarder serving Egypt, we have the logistics expertise and experience to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Egypt 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 Egypt (Sokhna, Port Said, Damietta, Alexandria, Cairo, etc.). Whether you are shipping standard sea container, air cargo, refrigerated or oversized cargo, get a tailored shipping solution and quote from China to Egypt
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