Shipping from China to Indonesia|Sea & Air FreightIndonesia is the largest island country in Southeast Asia. China is Indonesia's biggest trade partner and an important source of investment.
This guide is about shipping from China to Indonesia, written by one of the leading China freight forwarding companies to answer all the possible questions clients may encounter, including mode of transport, timing, cost, how to ship, how to decide the best way to ship, and what to expect from a freight forwarder for your China-Indonesia shipment handling.
For China-Indonesia trade lane, sea and air freight are the 2 main shipping methods.
Sea freight from China to IndonesiaSea freight is the answer when shipping cargo from China to Indonesia, for business with limited shipping budget, less pressing delivery deadline, cargo too large or too heavy to be air shipped. Shipping by sea is the most popular mode of transportation, and 90% of the world’s cargo is carried out by sea freight, China-Indonesia shipments are no exception. The majority of shipments are containerized, and some with bulk cargo ship and RO-RO ship. Besides low shipping cost, large shipping capacity and ability to carry large and bulk shipments, another advantage of sea freight is, it handles almost every type of cargo.
FCL (full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client, cost efficient.
LCL (less than container load): sharing a container with other clients who have cargo at the same time, to the same destination. Naturally due to extra work in LCL (warehousing, consolidation, de-consolidation, paperwork, etc.), the final cost on each unit is higher than shipping FCL, and the transit time is longer.
We offer not only regular FCL and LCL services, but also OOG cargo shipping from China to Indonesia. Our sea freight forwarding services cover all China major seaports, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc.
Major ports of IndonesiaJakarta
Located on the Northwest Coast of Java Island, capital city, center of economy, culture and politics of Indonesia. Jakarta port has several terminals, of which Port of Tanjung Priok (located in North Jakarta) is the busiest and most advanced Indonesian seaport, handling over 50% of the country’s cargo traffic. In 2021, container throughput was 6.75 million TEU.
Port of Tanjung Perak, located in Surabaya, East Java, is the second busiest sea port in Indonesia.
Annual container volume is over 3.8 million TEU.
Port of Semarang is the 3rd largest seaport in Indonesia, handling container shipments, breakbulk, RO-RO, dry and liquid bulk.
The port of Belawan serves the nearby city of Medan, and it is the busiest port in Indonesia outside Java.
If you are interested in shipping to an Indonesian port from China, contact us and get a shipping cost from China, and start a stress-free shipping experience.
Air freight from China to IndonesiaWhen coordinating time-sensitive shipments from China to Indonesia, air shipping ensures a fast delivery. Air freight is not so popular, main reason is its high shipping cost. Not everything is worth shipping by air, and not everything is accepted by airlines. Cargoes air shipped from China to Indonesia are often perishable goods, high value equipment, or consignment with pressing delivery deadline. And sometimes people choose air freight for higher level of security.
There are quite a few products that are forbidden by air freight, however, almost everything can be shipped by sea.
Consult a China freight forwarder for advice on your China-Indonesia air shipments, fill the form and get a shipping solution and quote from China.
Major airports of IndonesiaJakarta
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (IATA CODE: JKT) is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java. It’s the busiest and largest airport also the main air cargo gateway to Indonesia.
Other airports include:
Juanda International Airport, IATA CODE: SUB
Kualanamu International Airport, IATA CODE: KNO
How long does it take to ship from China to Indonesia?Cargo shipping to Indonesia from China will take 1 day to 20 days, depending on many factors, such as shipping method, port/airport, route, service chosen, weather, seasonal change of shipping market, etc.
China-Indonesia sea freight transit timeSea container shipping transit time from China to Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya)
|POL (port of loading)||POD (port of discharge)||Transit time|
FYI: 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 Indonesia.
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, not door to door
For LCL shipping time estimate, an extra of 7-10 days is required.
China-Indonesia air shipping transit timeDirect flights between China and Indonesia are available, which means transit time of air shipment from China to Indonesia can be only 1 day. As general rule of thumb, for faster speed, higher cost is required. In most cases, we are expecting air cargo to take 3-5 days.
Air freight market changes more frequently than sea freight, contact a China freight forwarder for advice on your next air shipment from China to Indonesia, and get a shipping cost from China.
How much does it cost to ship cargo from China to Indonesia?How much shipping from China to Indonesia costs is dictated by many factors, shipping method, available capacity, oil price fluctuation, sometimes carrier’s strategic adjustment, and other commercial, environmental factors. Shipping cost is an indispensable, sometimes a significant percent of the total cost of importing from China to Indonesia, so knowing the shipping cost from China to Indonesia is essential to your business.
However, each client is unique, and each shipment is different, it’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Indonesia. Besides, the shipping market is ever changing. Sea and air freight rates fluctuate with time, affected by supply and demand relationship, as well as by carrier’s strategic adjustment.
Reach out to the best-in-class China freight forwarder for China-Indonesia shipping solution and get the latest freight quote.
Best Way to ship from China to IndonesiaFacing the fast-changing shipping market, different shipments under different circumstances, there’s no one simple answer to the “best way” to ship cargo from China to Indonesia. The best way is to count on an experienced freight forwarder for their expertise and advice. To decide what the best way is, we’ll have to take the below factors 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
Or submit shipment details and get a shipping solution and cost from China to Indonesia by filling in the form, and we ensure a stress-free China-Indonesia shipping experience.
China-Indonesia freight forwarderEverybody has his own expertise and specialty, and shipping from China to Indonesia can be a tough job, why not hire a professional China-Indonesia freight forwarder to free you from all the trouble and complexity of international logistics?
UCS, as one of leading China based freight forwarding companies serving Indonesia, with expertise and experience to provide the most accurate answers and optimal shipping solutions always meets clients’ needs.
With the help of experienced China-Indonesia freight forwarding, your shipping management will be made easy. Moreover, door to door shipping is made possible.
China-Indonesia door to door shippingSometimes maybe clients are not interested in handling the shipping process or papers, they just want to find a freight forwarder that takes care of everything, the only thing they do is to receive goods when they arrive. You are in the right place if you are seeking door to door shipping service.
UCS provides customers the easiest one-stop shipping solution, i.e. to have their goods shipped from China to Indonesia door to door. Whatever your shipment is, whether you are shipping a private address, or commercial address, regardless of which shipping method you prefer, sea, air, or express, we got you covered. You are released from all the complexity and perplexity related to international shipping. China-Indonesia door to door shipping is made easy.
How to ship from China to IndonesiaStep 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 the freight forwarder with supplier, forwarder does his job
Step 4: Get cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
Why us when importing and shipping from China to IndonesiaWe are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for import and export business, and have been connecting business from Indonesia with China. For importers from Indonesia, 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 the leading China based freight forwarders dedicated to China-Indonesia cargo shipping, UCS is highly resolved to improve your supply chain and freight shipping experience.
If you are interested in shipping from China to Indonesia (Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang, Medan, Batam etc. ), whether by sea or air, reach out to one of the top China freight forwarders for a stress-free shipping experience. Contact us, get a shipping solution and quote for your China-Indonesia shipment.