FCL shipping will be your clearest choice when you’re shipping from China to USA. and have enough to fill the entire container. They come in different sizes and come in two main sizes: 20ft and 40ft container from China to USA. They can store almost any type of cargo, from boxes, barrels, pallets to vehicles and heavy equipment.
What is the length, width and height of a 40ft container from China to USA?
There are two kinds of 40ft container from China to USA, one is ordinary container and the other is high container. 40-foot ordinary container: the internal volume is 11.8m*2.13m*2.18m, the gross weight of the distribution is generally 22 tons, and the volume is 54 cubic meters; 40-foot high container: the internal volume is 11.8m*2.13m*2.72m. 22 tons with a volume of 68 cubic meters.
20ft container size
Length: 19’4″/5.89m. Width: 7’9″/2.35m. Height: 7 ft 10 in / 2.39 m. Tare: 4,894 lbs/2,220 kg. Payload Capacity: 48,171 lbs/21,850 kg. Cubic Capacity: 1,170 cubic feet / 33.2 cubic meters.
Time of shipping 40ft container from China to USA
One of the shortest transit times for 40ft container from China to USA. is the route from Shanghai Container Terminal using CMA CGM Container Service, with an average transit time of 20 days, which is a faster way to ship containers from China to the U.S. The next shortest route is East Overseas, with Qingdao as the loading port, it takes an average of 28 days to reach the west coast of the United States.
The longest and slowest transit time for a 40ft container from China to USA is the Hong Kong to New York route, with an estimated average transit time of 35 to 37 days from port to port. The second-longest route for shipping containers from China to the U.S. is from Guangzhou to Houston, Texas, with an average transit time of 38 to 45 days.
The following are the shipping times from Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, China to the United States:
Shanghai Transit Time – New York, New Jersey, USA
Maher Terminals USA SSL: CMA CGM Shipping Time: 30 days
Shenzhen transit time – New York, New Jersey, USA
Maher Terminals USA SSL: OOCL Shipping Time: 35 days
Ningbo-Zhoushan transit time-New York, New Jersey, USA
APM Terminals, SSL: Maersk Container Lines Transit time: 35 days
Guangzhou Transit Time – Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Maryland, USA
Seagirt Marine Terminal SSL: MSC Transit Time: 35 days
Cost of shipping 40ft container from China to USA
How much does it cost to shipping 40ft container from China to USA? Most goods imported from China are taxed from China at a rate of 3% + 25%. The amount you pay depends on the customs value of your shipment. For example, if your shipment is subject to 3% duty + 25% duty (if the item is made in China), and the customs value is $10,000, you will pay a duty of $2,800.
Customs clearance fees:
The customs clearance fee for one container is USD 500 to USD 1000 + destination fee + customs duty.
Entry import fee $150
Customs Import Fee $ It will be a percentage (%) of the value of the goods
MPF import fee $500
HMF import fee $350
Entry Deposit Import Fee $350
ISF import fee $150
E&O import fee $15
Customs broker import handling fee from $150 to $300
20ft or 40ft container from China to USA, how to choose?
The first thing to consider is the fact that a 20ft container is no more cost effective than a 40ft container from China to USA. Contrary to popular belief, 20 feet does not cost half as much as 40 feet. The usual price for a 20ft container is about 75% of a 40ft container.
2. Loading and storage
Larger containers provide more space, which is why you should consider your storage and loading requirements when choosing a shipping container. In general, when shipping pallets in containers, we strongly recommend packing them in one row along the length of the container and another row across the width. Trays can be easily stacked. However, if the item is heavy, stacking may not always be recommended, which may change your container size requirements.
In order to use your container efficiently, you need to carefully consider the volume and height of your cargo. To hold larger or taller items, you can choose tall cube containers. It adds 27 centimeters in height and a total of 9 cubic meters in volume. The extra height provided saves you from having to book additional cargo.
3. Weight and volume
Each container is designed to carry a specific cargo based on factors such as weight-to-volume ratio and weight distribution. If you plan to ship heavy items, keep in mind that you may not be able to utilize all the space available in the container.