Air, Sea & Railway Shipping from China to PolandIn recent years, Poland has given full play to their own advantages to consolidate the foundation for cooperation between itself and China to jointly build the Belt and Road and promote China-Europe trade route. Up till 2021, Poland has been China’s largest trading partner in Central and Eastern Europe for 14 consecutive years.
Explore a complete guide to shipping from China to Poland with one of the top China based freight forwarder. This guide covers shipping methods, timing, costs, how to choose the right way to ship, and what to expect from an experienced freight forwarder for your China-Poland shipments.
Sea, air and railway freight are the 3 main shipping methods between China and Poland.
Sea Freight from China to PolandSea freight provides the least expensive way to have your goods shipped from China to Poland.
In international trade, sea freight is the most popular shipping method to transport goods from one country to another, which accounts for over 90% of the world’s total freight traffic every year.
Low shipping cost is only one of its advantages. It’s also capable of handling large and bulk shipments, as well as those classified as dangerous goods. Generally we are using 3 kinds of ships for sea shipping, container ship, breakbulk ship and RO-RO ship.
FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Poland. Shipping 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.
Apart from regular FCL and LCL shipments, if you have OOG cargo from China to Poland, flat rack container and open top container are the solutions, and reefer container for temperature-sensitive goods. We are also charter bulk cargo ship and RO-RO ship for bulk shipment and wheeled cargo.
Containers shipped from China, west-bound by sea, takes about 40 days to arrive in Polish ports. Slow speed is its advantage.
As a leading freight forwarding serving Poland, we have overall coverage of both Chinese ports and Polish ports. Top ports in China: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc.
Major ports in PolandGdansk
The port of Gdansk is the largest Polish port.
Gdansk ranks second place in the Baltic ports in terms of cargo handling
An important logistics hub for trade with the Trans-European corridor
In 2021, Gdansk handled a record throughput of 2.09 million TEU
Port of Gdynia, next to Gdansk, an important link of the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
A modern universal port specializing in the handling of general cargo, mainly containerized shipments and RO-RO.
The port of Gdynia reported a container throughput of 0.98 million TEU in 2021, rise 8.9%
The port of Szczecin is a Polish seaport and deep water harbour in Szczecin, Poland
A free trade zone has been designated within the port area.
Ranks the 7th in terms of cargo volume handled in the top 10 of Baltic ports in 2021, 33.22 m tons.
Air freight from China to Poland
Air freight provides a quick shipping solution from China to Poland when time is of essence.
Maybe you are shipping perishable goods or emergency supplies, or maybe you are having a pressing deadline or simply use air shipping to offset the time loss of a delayed project. Whatever it is, using air freight ensures a rapid transit, but faster speed comes at a higher shipping cost.
People don’t choose air freight often because it costs too much, especially after the pandemic, not everything is worth shipping by air. However, for those with a robust shipping budget, who do not wish to wait over 1 month to receive a shipment from China to Poland. Air shipping guarantees not only faster speed, but also higher level of safety.
Due to airlines’ limitations and restrictions, oversized cargo might not be able to fit in planes and some goods might be classified as sensitive or even dangerous goods for air freight.
Consult an experienced China freight forwarder for their knowledge and advice, get a shipping solution and cost from us for your China-Poland air shipment.
Major airports in PolandWarsaw
Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA CODE: WAW) is Poland's largest and busiest international airport in terms of amount of cargo
Wroclaw (IATA CODE: WRO)
Krakow (IATA CODE: KRK)
Rail freight from China to PolandRail freight provides a faster and affordable way of shipping solution from China to Poland. It’s a relatively new but popular with importers and exporters. The transcontinental China-Europe freight train traffic is seeing sharp rise these years.
Due to Poland’s significant geographical location, nearly 90 percent of the China-Europe freight trains pass through or arrive in Polish stations, making them key arteries connecting Europe and Asia.
Freight train stations in Poland: Warsaw, Lodz, Malaszewicze, Gdansk
The first freight train from China to Poland
In December 2012, the Chengdu-Lodz freight train took its maiden journey. And the city of Lodz has become a significant hub connecting Chinese cities with European countries ever since.
In October 2013, railway service from China to Warsaw was launched.
A new China-Europe freight train route linking Chengdu with the Polish port city of Gdansk was launched in September 2021.
Malaszewicze has grown into one of the most important railway transshipment points for trains from China entering the EU, thanks to its location.
Shipping containers by freight train from China to Poland reduces the transit time of traditional sea freight of over 40 days to only 12-14 days, yet shipping cost by train is far cheaper than air freight.
If you are interested in shipping containers by railway from China to Poland or other countries of Europe, you have full support from us. Contact us and get a shipping solution and freight quote from us.
How long does it take to ship from China to Poland?Shipping from China to Poland takes 30-45 days by sea, 3-5 days by air, and 12-14 days by freight train.
The actual transit time might be slightly different, depending on many factors, such as shipping method, service and route, supplier address, final destination, weather, congestion, customs, etc.
China-Poland sea freight transit timeContainer shipping transit time by sea from China to Gdansk, Poland
|POL (Port of Loading)||POD (Port of Discharge)||Transit time|
|Yantian, Shenzhen||Gdansk||32 days|
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.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.
China-Poland air shipping transit timeGenerally it takes 3-5 days to ship goods from China to Poland by air.
There are direct flight service between some Chinese cities and Warsaw.
Beijing – Warsaw, Shanghai – Warsaw, Shanghai – Warsaw
If you suppliers are located in these cities or nearby, air shipping time could be 1 day.
Flight routes and space availability are subject to change, consult a China freight forwarder for the latest update, as well as an air shipping cost.
China-Poland freight train transit timeShipping containers by freight train from China to Poland takes 12-14 days.
Among all the European countries, shipping by sea to Poland takes longer time than to others. However, due to Poland’s significant geographical location, nearly 90 percent of the China-Europe freight trains pass through or arrive in Polish stations, making transit time by railway to Poland is the shortest among all.
Best way to ship from China to PolandIt’s hard to define the “best way” to ship from China to Poland. The shipping market is fast changing, and every client, every shipment could be different. Whatever the situation is, we have this criterion: fast and safe delivery of shipment at the minimum shipping cost possible.
To make this work, you’d better count on an experienced freight forwarder for their expertise and insight. Generally we’ll consider the factors below to work out the best solution for you.
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 details to us, we’ll offer one-stop China-Poland shipping solution and freight quote tailored to your needs.
How much does it cost to ship from China to Poland?Shipping a 40ft container from China to Gdansk, Poland used to cost $1500, and the highest record after the COVID pandemic reached 10 times of that.
Each shipment is different, and clients may have different requirements under different circumstances. The shipping market is always changing. Sea, air and railway freight rates fluctuate frequently, affected by seasonal and strategic adjustment by carriers, as well as by law of supply and demand. In a word, it’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Poland.
Knowing how much shipping costs you is essential if you are importing from China to Poland. Shipping cost is an indispensable, and sometimes a large percent 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
General rule of thumb, the faster you want your shipment to arrive, the most you’ll have to pay for shipping.
Contact us and get the latest shipping quote for your China-Poland shipment, and start a stress-free cargo shipping experience.
Freight forwarder for China-Poland door to door shipping
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How to ship from China to Poland?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 the freight forwarder with supplier, forwarder does his job
Step 4: Get cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
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Why us when importing and shipping from China to Poland?We are China based freight forwarder, specialized and experienced in international logistics for import and export business.
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If you are considering shipping from China to Poland (Gdansk, Gdynia, Warsaw, Lodz, Malaszewicze, etc.), whether by sea, air or railway, contact us for a tailored shipping solution and shipping cost for your China-Poland shipment.