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Shipping from China to Denmark | Sea, Air & Rail Freight

China is Denmark’s largest non-European trading partner and the countries have a long history of trade, even as far back as the 17th century.
There are many popular routes from China to Denmark, most notably via plane and ship for air freight and ocean freight respectably.
On this page you’ll find detailed information about the process of shipping your cargo with everything you need to know about transportation, customs, and prices so you can be well-informed when you make your decision to ship.
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What Are Your Options for Shipping From China to Denmark?


When shipping from China to Denmark, you can choose between air and ocean freight. We’ll outline the processes and advantages and disadvantages of both below.


DDP shipping from China to Denmark


Our professional freight forwarding service offers DDP shipping from China to Denmark.

We use LCL consignment shipping by sea shipping, air freightrail freight and truck freight and we have competitive prices as well as offering an economic and timely service that ensures your goods are handled safely at each step.We offer door to door delivery as well as a service that delivers to Amazon FBA warehouses and other business addresses. Timescales are 10-15 days for air freight, 20-25 days for truck freight, 30-35 days for rail freight.


About DDP shipping from China to Denmark: Description


There are 3 main routes for DDP shipping from China to Denmark. These are Air freightRail Freight, and Sea Shipping.

With your authorisation, we can collect your goods from the factory that produces then.
Otherwise, they can be sent to our warehouse for onward delivery.


DDP air freight from China to Denmark

  • First Leg: Air freight
  • Shipping Type: LCL shipping by default
  • Shipping Time: 10-15 days
  • Export Declaration: The declaring exporter could be your factory.
  • VAT & EORI: We use the VAT and EORI of our business partners as importers for import declarations.
  • Destination: Business and Private addresses, or Amazon FBA warehouse.



DDP rail freight from China to Denmark

  • First Leg: Rail freight
  • Shipping Type: LCL shipping by default
  • Shipping Time: 30-35 days
  • Export Declaration: If the total weight is more than 100kg, your factory could declare themselves as the exporter.
  • VAT & EORI: We use the VAT and EORI of our business partners as importers for import declarations.
  • Destination: Business and Private addresses, or Amazon FBA warehouse.


DDP truck freight from China to Denmark

  • First Leg: Truck freight
  • Shipping Type: LCL shipping by default
  • Shipping Time: 20-25 days
  • Export Declaration: Your factory could be the declaring exporter.
  • VAT & EORI: We use the VAT and EORI of our business partners as importers for import declarations.
  • Destination: Business and Private addresses, or Amazon FBA warehouse.


Item Rules

  • We don’t accept items that break IP rights.
  • We don’t accept illegal and controlled substances and items such as drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and arms.
  • Packaging and SCU labels must have “Made in China” marks and on the outer carton too.
  • Outer packaging/cartons must be sturdy and new and not have misleading labels or info.
  • Outer cartons should be sealed with clear tape, not coloured tapes.

The maximum length should be 120cm at the longest side and 75cm at the second longest side. Maximum size in CM: (Width + Height)*2 + Length<300.


Weight Prices and Requirements

  • The minimum weight charge is 10KG for Air, 13kg for Rail, 12KG for Truck.
  • Waybill minimum charges are 11KG for Air, 13 Kg for Rail, 21KG for Truck.
  • The maximum weight for one outer carton is 30kg.


Amazon FBA Items Requirements

  • Each item needs to have a unique FNSKU label.
  • Two Amazon shipment labels must be attached to each outer carton, one on the front and one on the back using clear tape or stickers.


Final Delivery

  • Door to door delivery.
  • By UPS or DHL.


Ocean Freight From China to Denmark


You can transport your goods by both FCL and LCL shipping. There are many factors you need to consider when shipping from China to Denmark.

If you’re shipping large volumes and can fill a container, it makes sense to choose FCL (Full Container Load).

The other advantage of the full container load is that your items are kept separate from other importers, which can also mean that they are more secure.

FCL shipping is also quicker than LCL because the container doesn’t need to go through any consolidation or deconsolidation process at the port.

As the name suggests, this method of shipping uses the full shipping container and is thus suitable for loads that are at least that quantity.
If your individual quantities are less than the container, you could LCL or employ a strategy of bundling multiple orders into one container. Flat-rate pricing makes FCL shipping a good deal.

On the other hand, LCL (Less than a Container Load) refers to shipping where your goods share space within a container with other goods.

This is suitable for small quantities of goods and when air freight is too expensive. Because the quantity is less than a container, it will cost less than full container shipping.

However, there might be a small additional time to wait LCL delivery involves the consolidation (packing) and deconsolidation (unpack) of your goods from the rest of the container items prior to departure and after arrival.

If you’re ok with that, then LCL shipping (also known as groupage) offers a more economical way to ship smaller quantities that make up less than half of the volume of a full container.


Air Freight from China to Denmark


If time is of the essence and you need to get your goods from China to Denmark quickly, then air freight is what you need. However, be aware that the price you pay for speed and flexibility can be a lot higher than ocean freight.


How Much Does it Cost to Ship Cargo From China to Denmark?


There’s no set price for shipping from China to Denmark and there are numerous factors that play into a final price, such as size, weight and volume of your goods as well as the method of transport you prefer and your time requirements.
Weight and size are key factors in deciding which method of shipping to use.

For smaller parcels, anywhere between 35kg and 100kg, air freight is probably going to be the most economical option for you.
Anything above that, will be more cost-effective via ocean freight, unless you need it urgently and are willing to pay a premium for air freight.

If you have a parcel under 35kg in weight it’s recommended that you use a courier service.

Contact us at SINO shipping to get a custom quote that takes into account your needs.


How Long Does it Take to Ship Cargo From China to Denmark?


The choice of air or ocean freight will definitely play a big role in the time it takes for your goods to arrive from China to Denmark.
Air freight is of course the fastest option and, taking into account customs and delivery time, the shipment via air can take around eight days.

On the other hand, ocean freight can take anywhere between 37- 51 days to arrive.
You’ll need to weigh up your economic needs and schedules when you make the decision to choose either air or ocean freight, as flying is expensive but quick and sailing is slow but cheaper.


How Long Does It Take to Ship Goods via Ocean Freight by Sea From China to Denmark?


There is a fair amount of variety when it comes to ocean shipping times from China to Denmark and it will depend on the port of origin and the precise destination port.
Below is a list of routes and their approximate times. Remember that FCL shipping is quicker but there is no need for container consolidation and deconsolidation (packing and unpacking) at the ports.

  • Shenzhen to Copenhagen – 43 days by LCL, 37 days by FCL
  • Shanghai to Aarhus – 45 days by LCL, 46 days FCL
  • Shenzhen to Aarhus – 41 days by LCL, 37 by days FCL
  • Ningbo to Copenhagen – 46 days by FCL and LCL
  • Qingdao to Aarhus – 46 days by LCL
  • Shanghai to Copenhagen – 46 days by FCL and LCL
  • Shantou to Copenhagen – 45 days by LCL, 44 days by FCL
  • Shekou to Aarhus or Copenhagen – 37 by days FCL


How Long Does It Take to Ship Cargo by Air From China to Denmark?


Shipping by air from China to Denmark will take around eight days. While the actual time spent flying is only a fraction of that, you need to take into account the time your freight will pass through customs and other processing as well as delivery times.


Customs Clearance in China and Denmark


Getting your documents in order is vital to making the process of shipping run smoothly and is also a necessity for all importers.
While the list below may seem daunting, we’ll do our best to make the process run without any problems and we’ll take care of as much as we can from our end. It can make sense for you partner with us for the customs declaration process as we have the experience and the skillset to help process your goods with all the necessary formalities.
You will still need to provide the following paperwork to the authorities in both China and Denmark:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Letter of Credit or other payment terms (depends on the contract between the parties involved)
  • Bill of Lading for ocean freight or Airway Bill for air freight (SINO Shipping will provide this for you)


Should You Choose Ocean Freight or Air Freight?


Ocean Freight


Ocean shipping is popular for transporting cargo and consignments from China to Denmark.

Ships that transport goods are loaded with containers of either 20ft or 40ft in size.

Containers can hold a lot of things, but just in case your goods are unsuitable for container shipping your freight forwarder could arrange for break-bulk shipping.

In what follows we’ll discuss the two options for container shipping: FCL and LCL.



If you have enough goods to fill six standard pallets and your goods are over 100kg, the LCL shipping from China to Denmark might be the best choice for you.

Because you’ll be sharing your container with other goods from other companies, the process of shipping can be a little more complicated as the container contents will need to be consolidated at the port of origin and then deconsolidated at the port of destination.




FCL shipping means having a container all to yourself. If this is the option you choose the size of your container (either 20ft or 40ft) will depend on the size of the goods.

Furthermore, while you may want to book a container for your sole use, if your total goods are less than six pallets, this may be impractical and not very cost-effective.

A 20ft container will hold up to ten pallets while a 40ft can hold double that.

FCL containers are sealed and will remain so all the way to your destination address in Denmark, unless customs official select it for inspection. FCL is the quickest method of shipping via ocean freight.


Air Freight


If you’re looking for extra quick delivery then air freight might be for you and is the quickest way to import from China to Denmark.

Air shipping makes sense not only for it’s speed and quicker transit time, but if your goods are perishable, you need the highest level of security, or if your delivery addresses are close to the airport.

It also makes sense to ship by air freight if you want to pay less insurance and if your goods can be shipped on just a small number of pallets.


Ocean Cargo Port Guide

Cargo Ports of Origin in China



Port Facts: Shenzhen has links to over 130 shipping lanes and is among the world’s busiest container hubs. Located on the South Coast, it’s ideal for importers and exporters working in that region of China.
Owned By: Multiple owners.
Annual Container Volume: >27 million TEUs.



Port Facts: In 2019 was rated as the world’s best connected port and is also the world’s largest port, and has regular connections to Sweden. Suitable for domestic connections to Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu.
Owned By: Shanghai International Port Company Ltd.
Annual Container Volume: >40 million TEUs.



Port Facts: Cutting edge technology means that facilities here can load and unload incredibly efficiently. It has five terminals and is close to Shanghai.
Owned By: Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Company Ltd.
Annual Container Volume: >26 million TEUs.



Port Facts: Qingdao has connections to over 700 ports worldwide and is the main freight hub of Shandong province. The port has two container terminals.
Owned By: Qingdao Port (Group) Ltd.
Annual Container Volume: >18 million TEUs.



Port Facts: Shantou is the only port in China’s Guangdong Province and is an important export gateway for products from this region and is close to the South China Sea. There are plans underway to expand the port’s capacity to meet growing demand.
Owned By: Shantou Port Affairs Bureau.
Annual Container Volume: >1.25 million TEUs.



There are many other ports that you can use to ship from China to Denmark these include:


Cargo Ports of Arrival in Denmark




Port Facts: Copenhagen is one of the largest ports in the Nordic region and its container terminal has a storage area with 175,000 sqm of space. Importers to Copenhagen can sell their goods to the many consumers of the region.
Owned By: Copenhagen Malmo Port and By & Havn.
Annual Container Volume: >194,000 TEUs.



Port Facts: Aarhus is located on the mouth of the River Aarhus and is a busy port which is responsible for half of Denmark’s container traffic.
Owned By: Aarhus Municipality.
Annual Container Volume: >540,000 TEUs.


Airports of Origin in China



Airport Facts: Shanghai is one of the busiest airports for freight in the world handling almost 4 million tonnes of cargo annually. One of the world’s top three busiest airports for cargo, it is also close (30km) to the business district of Shanghai. Airlines such as China Cargo, DHL Aviation and China Southern Cargo fly out of here.
Danish Airports Served: Copenhagen.
Shanghai-Pudong to Denmark Cargo-Only Operators: Air China Cargo, China Cargo Airlines.



Airport Facts: This is the forth most busiest airport for cargo in China and has two terminals and runways.
Danish Airports Served: Copenhagen.
Shenzhen to Denmark Cargo-Only Operators: None.




There are many other airports that fly directly or indirectly to Denmark from China. We can arrange for your goods to be shipped out of Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Beijing, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, and Shanghai Hongqiao.


Airports of Arrival in Denmark



Airport Facts: Copenhagen is the largest airport in the Nordic region and is located on Amager, an island 8km south of the city. The airport has three cargo terminals and can hold goods in 40,000 square meters of holding space. Close to Sweden with the Oresund link.
Connected Airports in China: Shanghai-Pudong, Chengdu.
China to Copenhagen Cargo-Only Operators: China Cargo Airlines, Air China Cargo.


Why Ship From China to Denmark With SINO Shipping Freight?


SINO shipping has extensive experience, capacity and the skillset to ensure that your logistical needs are met.

We are a reliable partner that can ensure your imports from China to Denmark arrive on time, secure and safe.

Whether its ocean or air freight, we’ll endeavour to find the best solution for you.
Contact us today and we’ll provide you with up to the minute quotes based on the latest logistic data worldwide.

When you book with we’ll be ready and waiting to assist you at each step of journey and can help make the process of customs clearance smooth and compliant. Make your supply chain management effective with SINO Shipping.

  • Guaranteed compliance – always be in the clear with rules and regulations.


What is the cheapest way to ship from China to Denmark?


The type of product: Different products may have different transportation needs. e.g. valuable or perishable goods may need to be given specialist packaging and/or security.
The size and weight of your parcel: This is perhaps the most important factor when it comes to price. As you might expect, the larger the parcel, the greater the price.
The means of transport: Air freight is always going to be much more expensive that shipping via ocean freight. However, you may want to take into account the size, as it may make more economical sense to ship via air if your delivery is small or if quick delivery is a key facet of your business.
Your schedule: If you’re looking for a parcel quickly, then you’ll generally need to pay more. With air freight, express shipping will cost more than regular air freight shipping.
Take into account all these elements when you’re calculating you’re price and we’ll do our best to assist you to find the method of shipping that makes the most sense for you.


What is the fastest shipping from China to Denmark?


If you need a package delivered from China to Denmark quickly, then SINO Shipping aims for a cost effective and speedy delivery of 8 days.
As part of the service we also offer a pick up service which means that you won’t have to bring your parcel to an office, saving you time and making your logistics run smoothly.
Be aware that all services from China to Denmark may take longer than expected on important days such as national holidays which are peak times for travel or due to unforeseen weather situations.


How do I organize shipping from China to Denmark?


Organising shipping from China to Denmark can be complicated at first, but we at SINO shipping endeavour to make it easy for you and we’ll take care of as many steps as possible. If you want to send a parcel, we offer a pick up service that means you don’t need to send it or go yourself to the office.


How do I track a parcel from China to Denmark?


It can help with your logistics and also your peace of mind to be able to track your package as it moves throughout the world on its journey from China to Denmark.
It’ll help you plan in case of any unforeseen delays.
If it’s your first time, you might want to keep track of your goods to get an idea of the details of the logistics process.
With our service you’ll be able to do just that, following your package from China to Denmark, whether it’s by air, sea or land.
With SINO Shipping you’ll be able to track your package at each step of the journey through our website.
Just go to the site, and post your tracking number into the search bar and you’ll be able to see round the clock tracking on your cargo.
Make sure you have entered the correct tracking number into the website.
This can often be an easy mistake to make! If you’re sure you have entered it correctly, refresh the browser or wait a little while for the system to update.
If you’re still having any problems with this, please contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you in tracking your consignment from China to Denmark. Send an email to us and our agents will do our best to help you locate your package and what stage of the journey it is on.
It is always reassuring to be able to know the location of your parcel during the shipping. With SINO shipping, you can track your parcel wherever and whenever you need to.
You’ll be able to see:

  • The order status
  • The location of the package
  • The name of the transporter
  • The next steps of the delivery
  • The final date of the delivery



What payment methods can I use to send my parcel from China to Denmark?


If you want to send your package from China to Denmark with SINO Shipping, there are many methods you can use. If you wish to purchase online, you can select from any of the following methods:

  • JCB
  • Visa
  • Diners Club
  • American Express
  • Discovers
  • Mastercard

Your payment will be processed with Stripe, which is SINO Shipping’s reliable payment software, that allows us to process worldwide payments. It is also used by many other companies. We are also bringing in Alipay and Wechat as payment methods in the future.


What is the import tax in Denmark?


When importing, it’s important to take into account importing rules and any corresponding fees and taxes. Please make sure you research this carefully so you are not liable to any fees.

Different countries have different rules regarding import tax based on the type of goods and the size and weight of the parcel.
Whether you need to pay import tax when importing to Denmark from China will depend on whether the value of your parcel is over the threshold established by EU rules. For Denmark, this threshold is set at 22 Euros.

Thresholds, however, can change, so please check this before you send, as any courier company won’t be held responsible for charges incurring if the tax changes.

It is your responsibility to make sure you have paid the correct importing taxes, which will also mean you avoid any additional fees or fines when you are importing


What can I ship from China to Denmark? 


All countries have lists of prohibited items and it is different for each country. Please make sure that the goods you are importing are allowed to be imported by Danish law.

SINO Shipping checks all our packages before forwarding.

If we find you are attempting to send something prohibited, then we will return the package to your office/factory at your expense.

Some of the forbidden items that cannot be imported to Denmark from China are:

  • Magnetic objects (speakers…)
  • Liquid, Powder, or paste (liquid cosmetics products with liquid, powder, capsule drugs…)
  • Perishable products ( except properly packaged bees, silkworms and leeches)
  • Batteries or any types of electronic products with batteries
  • Documents (currencies, advertisement,…)
  • Some categories of product (drone, electronic cigarette…)
  • Weapons (real weapon, imitation guns, ammunitions)
  • Hazardous goods (explosive, flammable…)

Another important point to keep in mind is the size and the weight of your package:

  • Your package doesn’t have to exceed 2 kilos with packaging and labels included
  • The longest side of the parcel should not exceed 60cm.
  • The sum of all the sides length should not exceed 90 cm.

These are the basic rules for your China to Denmark shipping.
You should also take into account the rules and guidance on the size and weight of your package. Packages should be 2 kilos maximum including packaging and labels. They should have a maximum measurement of 60cm on the longest side and the total sum should not exceed 90cm.


About SINO

SINO Shipping is a trusted international freight forwarder with over 35 years of experience, offering a full range of logistics and transport services. With a strong presence in China and a commitment to efficiency, reliability, and customer satisfaction, SINO Shipping ensures stress-free and cost-effective logistics solutions for businesses worldwide.