How Much Is The Container Shipping Rates To USA ?- Xiongda

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Compared with shipping from China to USA by sea LCL, the FCL container is cheaper. But not every seller’s volume can meet the requirements of the whole cabinet. How is the container shipping rates calculated?

Container freight Charts and container shipping rates.Below is a chart of port-to-port container shipping rates (from Shanghai, China) for cost ranges for common international shipping destinations:

Destination         country          20’ Container      40’ Container

United States    (Los Angeles)   $13,475               $18,500

United States     (New York)      $15,000               $22,000

Factors Affecting container shipping rates

The nature and quantity of the goods

Obviously, the container shipping rates varies according to the type of goods. Usually, the freight rate of precious goods, dangerous goods and livestock is higher, and the goods such as pallets can enjoy preferential freight rates; the freight rate of the goods with higher value is also higher. Low freight rates are high;

The difference in cargo stowage factor affects the utilization rate of the cabin capacity, and the natural freight rate is also different; the freight rate of small batches of goods is usually higher than the freight rate of large batches of goods; the quantity of goods also affects the utilization rate of space and tonnage of ships .

When it will cause a large waste of capacity. The container shipping rates should also be higher.

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Ships used

Different ships are used, and their seaworthiness and cargo suitability are different, so the container shipping rates or rental rate should be different; different ships are used, their technical conditions and safety guarantee conditions are also different, so the international standard is often based on whether they hold a ship class or not.

To determine freight rates or rentals and insurance premiums, etc.; different ships are used. Their cost components are also different. Therefore, the container shipping rates or rent directly related to the cost must also be different.


Under the market economy conditions, the number of competitors, their strength and their own strength in the market have a great impact on the freight rate or rent. As mentioned above, under monopoly market conditions, container shipping rates or rents are relatively stable, but under conditions of free competition with numerous competitors.

The strong beat the weak by manipulating freight rates or rents, among which price-cutting competition is particularly common.

Other factors

These include the constraints and effects of relevant regulations. Subject to the constraints and influence of agreements with other operators, the relationship with the owner group or trade group, and the impact of expected exchange rate changes, etc.

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Seasons are different

In the off-season, shipping companies have excess space, and in order to allow customers to leave the ship, the sea freight will be appropriately reduced. In the peak season, shipping companies are tight in space and trailers are tight, so container shipping rates will increase.

Like any other industry, the shipping industry has peak and low seasons. These seasons have a big impact on shipping costs. Whenever demand for a commodity is higher than usual, it is peak season.

Peak season has the following characteristics:

Increased demand for goods

Port congestion

Shortage of freight services

Container shortage

Delayed service

On the other hand, the off-season has the following characteristics:

Low demand for goods

Fast delivery service

Enough containers

Enough trucks

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In China, the peak season is usually from July to November or December. Also, the holidays are peak season. If you’re shipping on the holidays, don’t be shocked to hear about container shipping. Prices are often very high due to high demand for the commodity.

The Chinese holidays you should be aware of are:
New Years: This is the first holiday of the year, people take 3 days off. It takes place from January 1st to January 3rd.
Spring Festival (Chinese New Year): This is the biggest festival in China. One week, from January 31st to February 6th.
Tomb Sweeping festival: Chinese people worship their ancestors and welcome spring. 3 days from April 3rd to April 5th.
Labor Day (May 1): During this holiday, China’s tourism industry is usually very busy. This is a 5-day holiday from April 30th to May 4th.
Dragon Boat Festival (Dragon Boat Festival): A traditional cultural festival in which Chinese people have a three-day holiday. It takes place from June 3rd to June 5th.
Mid-Autumn Festival: After the Spring Festival, this is the second most important festival. 3 days from September 10th to September 12th.
National Day (Golden Week): This holiday runs from October 1st to October 7th.
Container freight is very high these seasons. Therefore, you should plan your shipments early and avoid peak seasons.

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Container size

20ft container size

Measure 20ft

Internal length 5.9m / 19.4ft

Internal width 2.35m / 7.8ft

Internal height 2.39m / 7.9ft

Tare weight 2,300kg / 5,071.5 lbs

Payload capacity 25,000 kg / 55,126.9 lbs

Cubic capacity 33.2 m3 / 1,172 cu ft

40ft shipping container dimensions

Measure 40ft

Internal length 12.03m / 39.5ft

Internal width 2.4m / 7.9ft

Internal height 2.39m / 7.9ft

Tare weight 3,750kg / 8,268.8 lbs

Payload capacity 27,600kg / 61,200 lbs

Cubic capacity 67.7 m3 / 2,389 cu ft

40ft high cube shipping container dimensions

Measure 40ft high cube

Internal length 12.03m/39.5ft

Internal width 2.35m / 7.8ft

Internal height 2.70m / 8.10ft

Tare weight 3,900kg / 8,598 lbs

Payload capacity 28,600 kg / 63,052 lbs

Cubic capacity 76.3 m3 / 2,694.5 cu ft

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