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

Freight forwarder shipping from China to GhanaGhana is a country in West Africa. Although relatively small in area and population, Ghana is one of the leading countries of Africa, partly because of its considerable natural wealth and partly because it was the first black African country south of the Sahara to achieve independence from colonial rule.
China is Ghana's biggest trading partner and foreign investment source. In 2019, our bilateral trade volume is 7.46 billion USD, ranking among the top in Africa. The bilateral trade increased, not reduced despite of the pandemic in the first half of 2020.

If you are an importer from Ghana, keep reading and explore a comprehensive guide into shipping from China to Ghana by a leading freight forwarder. The below content includes shipping methods, transit time, shipping cost, etc. 

There are many freight forwarders that offer standard container and air cargo shipping services from China to Ghana, but we can do more. It’s vital to work with one who understands your needs and always carries out the best tailored shipping solution from China to Ghana.

Sea freight from China to Ghana

When shipping from China to Ghana, sea freight is always the first choice. Sea freight is the mode of transport in which goods are shipped by sea, mostly with container ships, sometimes with bulk cargo ships or RO-RO ships, tankers, etc. And it’s economically and environmentally superior to other modes of shipping, especially over long distance, for goods in bulk or equipment of large size. Over 90% of the world’s total cargo traffic is carried out by sea freight. 
Shipping by sea allows you to move your cargo from China to Ghana at the minimum cost possible, but you’ll accept the long transit time across the ocean. One more advantage, with sea freight, we are capable of transporting almost any type of goods, even those classified as dangerous goods. 

Sea freight, shipping from China to Ghana by seaFCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for a client. From China to Ghana we offer FCL service with 20ft/40ft container (20GP, 40GP and 40HQ). FCL is more cost efficient.
LCL (Less than container load): If your cargo can’t fill an entire container, our consolidation (LCL shipping) service from China to Ghana is available, i.e. 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. 

Apart from regular FCL and LCL shipments, we offer below sea freight services from China to Ghana as complement.
Flat rack and open top containers: for OOG (out-of-gauge) cargo, oversized & heavy cargo shipping.
Reefer containers: for temperature-sensitive products
Breakbulk: for large and bulk shipment
RO-RO: for vehicles and wheeled cargo

We offer port to port, door to port and door to door freight solutions from China to Ghana, depending on your specific requirements. Our sea freight forwarding services from China to Ghana covers all the major Chinese ports: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc. Depending on the final destination, we’ll transport your cargo via the most convenient port in Ghana, such as Tema, Takoradi, etc.

Major ports in Ghana

Sea freight, container shipping from China to Tema, GhanaTema
Situated on the eastern coast of the country, the port of Tema is the largest port in Ghana, and it stretches over a 3.9 million square meters of land area.
It deals with general cargo, heavy dry and liquid bulk and imported vehicles. It handles approximately 12 million tonnes of cargo annually, including petroleum, cement, aluminium goods, and textiles.
85% of Ghana’s trade is done through the ports (Tema and Takoradi ) with shipping routes and vessel calls to and from all continents through both direct and transshipment services.
Sea freight, container shipping from China to Takoradi, Ghana
The port of Takoradi is situated in western Ghana and was the nation’s first commercial port that became operational as early as 1928 to cater to the needs of the mining sector and also to deal with imported consumer products. 
This port is well linked to the rest of Ghana especially the northern and central region and handles a large amount of trade with neighboring landlocked countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. 
It is Ghana’s second busiest port after the port of Tema.

If you are looking to ship containers or other shipments by sea from China to Ghana, we got the total solution for you. Get a China-Ghana sea freight solution and shipping quote now.

Air freight from China to Ghana

Air freight, shipping from China to Ghana by airAir freight provides a fast and safe shipping solution from China to Ghana for time-sensitive and high value commodities. Maybe your project gets delayed, maybe you have a pressing deadline, or maybe your cargo is perishable, when all other modes of transport can meet your timing requirement, using air freight enables us to deliver the shipment with the least amount of time.

Generally cargo air shipped from China takes 3-7 days to arrive in Ghana. If you are more concerned about security than cost and have sufficient shipping budget, especially when shipping high-value goods, then air freight is the perfect solution. 

We have developed strong connections with major airlines and built a vast network of air cargo transportation, offering daily and weekly cargo flights from China’s main airports to Ghana. 
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. 

Air freight is not so often used due to its high cost, unless for high value and time-sensitive commodities. Due to the limitations and restrictions of airlines, not everything can be shipped by air. If you are looking for air freight service from China to Ghana, consult our team for advice before you proceed. Request an air freight quote from us.

Chief cargo airport in Ghana

Air freight, air cargo shipping from China to Accra (ACC) airport of GhanaAccra
Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, located on the southern coast at the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Kotoka International Airport (IATA CODE: ACC) is an international airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana. The airport is operated by Ghana Airports Company Limited, which has its offices on the airport property. It is the sole international airport in Ghana.

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

Shipping from China to Ghana takes 32-50 days by sea, 3-7 days by air. 
The number of days could be different if we choose different port, airport, service and route. 

China-Ghana sea freight transit time

The transit time of shipping a container from China to Ghana port to port ranges from 32 to 50 days. 
POL(port of loading) POD(port of discharge) Transit time
Shanghai Tema 38 days
Ningbo Tema 36 days
Shenzhen Tema 32 days
Qingdao Tema 46 days
Transit time of cargo shipping from China to GhanaContainer shipping transit time by sea from Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Qingdao to Tema
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, Ningbo in East China, Shenzhen South China, and Qingdao North China, data from these ports is enough to demonstrate the sea shipping time from China to Ghana.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.

China-Ghana air shipping transit time

Generally, cargo air shipped from China takes 3-7 days to arrive in Ghana. 
Due to the great distance, there’s no direct international flight connecting Chinese cities and Ghanaian cities. If you need speed, contact us and get the shortest route and fastest air freight service for your shipment from China to Ghana. Request a quote from us.

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

Cost of shipping from China to Ghana by sea & airShipping a 40ft container from China to Tema port, Ghana used to cost $3000, freight cost went up way higher after the pandemic. Similar with air shipping.

Knowing the shipping cost from China to Ghana is essential if you into import & export business. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes constitutes a large percentage of the final landed cost of imported goods. 

However, it’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Ghana. 
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. 
Lastly, 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 for a tailored China-Ghana shipping solution and get the latest freight quote.

Freight forwarder shipping from China to Ghana

Freight forwarder, container & air cargo shipping from China to GhanaDealing with shipment from China to Ghana is time-consuming and requires certain knowledge and expertise, why not turn to a professional freight forwarder?

Everybody’s got his specialty and expertise. Using an experienced freight forwarder to handle your shipments from China to Ghana 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 Ghana, 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 provide the best shipping solution and cost from China to Ghana tailored to your needs.

Best way to ship from China to Ghana

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 given circumstance, and always 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

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How to ship from China to Ghana

Step 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred. (More on “Why you should work with a local China freight forwarder”)
Step 2: Submit shipment details and get a shipping quote from China
Step 3: Connect freight forwarder with supplier, the forwarder will work on the shipment and keep you updated
Step 4: Get cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Or you can rely on us for the one-stop shipping solution from China to Ghana whether by sea or air.

Sea & air freight shipping from China to GhanaWhy us when importing & shipping from China to Ghana

We are China based freight forwarder specialized and experienced in international logistics for China-Ghana 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 Ghana at fair rates with space guarantee especially in peak seasons. 
More on Why us when importing and shipping from China to Ghana

China is home to many worldwide suppliers, yet shipping from China to Ghana isn’t always straightforward. As a leading China freight forwarder serving Ghana, we have the knowledge and expertise to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment while ensuring the best-in-class cargo shipping experience.

CONTACT US if you are interested in shipping from China to Ghana (Tema, Takoradi, Accra, etc.). Whether you are shipping standard sea container, air cargo, refrigerated or oversized cargo, we have the solution. Get a tailored shipping solution and quote from China to Ghana.
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