Sea freight from China to USA is a very common mode of transportation for international logistics transportation. Sea freight has two back-end delivery methods, namely sea freight + express delivery, sea freight + truck delivery.
There are two back-end transportation methods for sea freight from China to the United States, namely sea freight + express delivery, sea freight + truck delivery.
The back-end delivery of sea freight + express delivery is delivered by express delivery, while sea freight + truck is delivered to the FBA warehouse by truck.
The previous transportation process is the same, but the selected shipping company is different according to the location.
Generally, the back-end transportation of sea freight + express delivery is mainly by UPS and FedEx, and it can be delivered to the FBA warehouse at any time without making an appointment, so the delivery time is relatively fast; but if there is a warehouse explosion in the peak season, then it will be relatively fast. It’s not stable anymore.
Sea + truck use the logistics company’s own truck fleet. Because the logistics company manages and controls it, it can guarantee that the goods will be sent out every day. It takes about 1 to 2 days for the west of the United States and 10 to 13 days for the east of the United States to enter the warehouse, and the cost is also higher Express is cheaper.
The main differences between sea freight + express and sea freight + truck
The difference between the two is mainly due to the difference in last-mile delivery.
It takes about 1 to 2 days by sea + express to FBA in the west of the United States, 5 to 7 days in the east of the United States, and 10 to 13 days by sea + truck in the east of the United States.
Whether t to make an appointment to enter the warehouse
Express delivery, so there is no need to make an appointment to the FBA warehouse, and it can be shipped directly; truck transportation needs to be booked before being transported to the warehouse.
Different billing standards
Express delivery is charged according to the weight of the product, in kilograms, which is about 1 to 2 US dollars/kg; trucks are calculated by volume, starting at 600/cubic.
Generally speaking, the weight of a single piece of goods shipped by sea + express is limited to less than 30kg, and the length of a single piece of goods does not exceed 120cm. For sea + truck, there is no limit to the unilateral length and weight of the goods, and the delivery restrictions of the two freight methods are obviously different.
How to choose?
Sea + express delivery is more suitable for cross-border e-commerce sellers to send small items due to their fast timeliness and high efficiency. friendly.
Moreover, e-commerce has high requirements on timeliness, and sea freight + express delivery can better meet the logistics needs of sellers. Sea freight + truck are suitable for larger tariff units, with each cubic meter as the billing unit, and the billing unit is relatively large, which is suitable for export of large and bulky items.
Generally speaking, there are many foreign traders and export companies that send sea freight + trucks, and there are relatively few cross-border e-commerce companies. Moreover, once there are too many goods in stock, it will be a challenge to the seller’s funds.
Nowadays, many freight forwarding companies provide the transportation method of sea + truck, so if you want to choose sea + express delivery, you must first ask whether it supports sea freight + express delivery. Xiongda International Logistics can provide you with sea freight + express and sea freight + truck services.
No matter which method is used, everyone must pay attention to the timeliness of transportation, so as to ensure that the goods can be delivered in time, especially during peak seasons, it is possible to avoid the situation that the goods cannot be put on the shelves in time.