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Shipping from China to Netherlands: Air & Sea rates | 2022

If you’re shipping from China to the Netherlands, we at SINO shipping are here to help you meet your needs.

Whether it’s by air, sea, or rail, we’ll guide you through the process and make sure you know exactly what you need to.

SINO shipping offers a professional freight forwarding shipping service from China to the Netherlands.

This service is highly customizable and we offer our service at competitive rates. Our services include Port to Port, Door to Port, and Door to Door services from China to the Netherlands.

SINO Shipping ensures that you have:

  • The most efficient shipping route from China to the Netherlands
  • Compliance with importing and exporting regulations at each port of call
  • A service with established and firm relations with logistics teams on each step of the journey
  • Up to date information about your shipping at each leg
  • Professional and smooth handling of your goods

DDP shipping from China to the Netherlands

 

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

We use LCL consignment shipping by sea shipping, air freight, rail 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 The Netherlands

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There are 4 main routes for DDP shipping from China to The Netherlands. These are Air freight, Rail Freight, Truck Freight and Sea Shipping.

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

DDP air freight from China to The Netherlands

 

  • 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 The Netherlands

 

  • 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 sea shipping from China to The Netherlands

 

  • First Leg: Sea shipping
  • Shipping Type: LCL shipping by default
  • Shipping Time: 30-35 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.

DDP truck freight from China to The Netherlands

 

  • First Leg: Truck freight
  • Shipping Type: LCL shipping by default
  • Shipping Time: 20-25 days
  • Export Declaration: Your factory could be the exporter to declare.
  • 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 Sea and 12KG for Truck freight.
  • Waybill minimum charges are 11KG for Air, 13 Kg for Rail, 21KG for Sea and 21 KG 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 shipping from China to The Netherlands

 

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The Netherlands is located in Northeastern mainland Europe, bordering Germany and Belgium as well as the North Sea to its western border.

It’s a small but densely populated country and is a member of the EU, as well as participating in the WTO and Eurozone.

The Netherlands has strong trading relations with The USA, France and Germany and is one of the world’s top ten exporting countries. It’s major industries are chemicals, electronics, machinery and foodstuffs.

The Netherlands has one of the highest per capita income rates in the world and is rated highly for its quality of life.

Its location gives it advantageous access to large markets in the UK and Germany.

It is also home to Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam. Ocean freight is thus going to be the first ‘port of call’ for importers in the Netherlands.

Should I choose FCL or LCL ocean freight to The Netherlands?

 

There are many factors you need to consider when shipping to The Netherlands.

A standard 40 foot container can accommodate 22 standard pallets, with a 20 foot container holding 10 pallets.

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

The other advantage of Full container load is that your items are kept separate from other importers.

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

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.

Important Ports for Sea Shipping to The Netherlands

Port of Rotterdam

 

The Port of Rotterdam is almost 25 miles long and covers 30 acres in total, with half of the space dedicated for business sites. Around 30,000 vessels dock annually and with its unrestricted port, even the largest vessels have access.

Every year nearly 550 million tons of goods pass through the Port of Rotterdam, which is run by the Port Rotterdam Authority. It is not only the largest cargo port in Europe, but in the top ten of ports in the world.

Ongoing water-based freight is accessible by Schedlt, Meuse and Rhine rivers, which allow connections into western and central Europe.

The Port also offers land connections across Europe and has line connections with over 1000 ports worldwide.

This is an important national Port, as its responsible for 3.5% of The Netherlands’ GDP. This is the state of the art port and provides excellent, cutting edge, services.

Door to Door shipping from China to Netherlands

 

We at SINO shipping offer a Door to Door service as part of our ocean/Sea freight service.

Your consignments/goods will be picked up from your factory and we’ll guide it all the way to your address in The Netherlands. Our Door to Door service is available for Ocean, Air and Rail Services.

Air freight from China to the Netherlands

 

Air freight is the fastest way to send goods across the world. And even within this option you can select from regular or express shipping. As the name suggests, express shipping is faster, but it’s also more expensive.

With our Door to Door service, this will take 3-5 days.

KLM Airlines, Air China, Lufthansa Airlines and China Airlines are some of the main air carriers on the China-Netherlands route.

Key airports in China are in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, while in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Breda, Groningen and Eindhoven are popular airports.

China to Netherlands via Rail Freight.

 

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Advantages of the Rail freight from China to Netherlands

 

Rail freight can be thought of as a ‘middle way’ between ocean and air freight in terms of cost and time.

It is becoming a more popular way to ship consignments from China to Europe, with 3-4 trains scheduled per week.

In terms of time, shipping by rail is quicker than sea freight, and it could save you around 50% of the cost compared to air freight.

We can offer you a door-to-door service direct to your address or business. Goods can be sent by LCL method. Goods can be sent by LCL.

Railway freight is becoming an interesting and innovative way to send goods, while traditionally sea freight has been the most popular way to ship goods from Asia, now we are seeing a rise in Railway shipping which many are seeing as a great alternative to historical modes of shipping.

With domestic railway systems in The Netherlands you can also deliver your goods by train to various cities throughout the country, making this a great mode of transport for businesses who have diverse clientele.

Rail Way Shipping Times

Train service from China to The Netherlands will take around 10-15 days.

You will also need to take into account customs clearance and pick up scheduling which might take around 3-5 working days, and then delivery might take around 2-5 working days.

Thus overall, you should schedule around 30 days for your rail consignment to arrive to your door. .

Why choose rail freight?

Many shippers are forced to weigh up their options between air and sea freight, which bring their advantages and disadvantages, airplanes are faster but ships are more economical.

Railway shipping offers a nice middle ground, as it’s shorter than sea shipping but very much cheaper than air freight.

Shipping by Sea normally takes around 45 days, while a train can take 15 days (although you need to factor in customs clearance and delivery times.

Railway service may also be better for the environment than sea or air freight and ensure the safety of goods, particularly large and bulky ones.

Are there direct trains from China to the Netherlands?

The Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam Express train was launched in 2016 and is the first rail service between China and the Netherlands with a capacity of 84 TEU per train.

A second option is to use trains that go from China to Germany, arriving at Hamburg or Duisberg and then ship from there to the Netherlands.

Connecting within China to the main railway terminals.

Chengdu is an important rail hub in China and can be reached by many other locations, meaning that you can arrange delivery easily from your factory or location to Chengdu and then onwards to The Netherlands.

Chengdu has connections to Kunming, Nanning, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wuhan or Shanghai.

From there your goods will be able to go onwards to Tilburg or Rotterdam directly.

The route to the Netherlands is around 11,000 km and crosses Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany on it’s way to Tilburg, with the Station to Station time taking around 15 days.

Railway shipping is a new and exciting method of shipping from China to The Netherlands and offers new opportunities for your shipping logistics.

It’s worth keeping track of this mode of shipping to see if new infrastructure projects in the future will make it even more convenient.

Below is the FAQ from Netherlands importers, here we add the answers for your information.

How long does shipping take from China to the Netherlands?

Courier services such as DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT USPS normally take around 3-5 business days to ship from China to the Netherlands door to door.

This is the fastest way to ship but of course is among the most expensive.

Regular air freight takes around 3-7 business days and is suitable for heavier goods and is cheaper than the courier services.

For sea shipping, allow for 15-25 days, but also take into account factors such as customs inspection, weather, transportation and employment related delays.

How much does it cost to ship from China to the Netherlands?

There is a great variation in shipping costs from China to The Netherlands which depend on your carrier, the service you require, the size of your package and its weight.

Shipping a small 1kg parcel to The Netherlands may cost around $15.

As the weight goes up so does the price. SINO shipping has numerous options for your shipping needs based on your budget and timescales.

Get in contact with us and we’ll find the best method for you.

What documents do I need when I’m shipping from China to The Netherlands?

As with any country to country shipping, when you ship from China to The Netherlands, you’ll need to complete certain forms in order for your shipment to pass through customs.

These include documents such as Commercial invoices, and packing lists.

Our service at SINO Shipping will help you take care of this as part of our service.

What’s the cheapest method of shipping from China to The Netherlands?

The most economical and cost-effective method for shipping your goods from China to The Netherlands is by Sea Freight. Ocean shipping also makes sense if you’re shipping large and bulky items across the world.

Ocean shipping might only be less economical if your goods are below 2 cubic meters, as then the port fees required will be greater than the overall costs of air freight.

Customs clearance in the Netherlands

There are many regulations you need to take into account when importing from China to The Netherlands, and you need to be familiar with the customs regime, which is similar to other EU countries.

Certain products are forbidden to be imported into the Netherlands.

These include weapons, motorcycles and cars, medicines, pets and certain flora and fauna. Please make sure your product isn’t on a restricted list.

How much does shipping from China to The Netherlands cost?

There are many factors that influence the final price of your shipments. These include the size and the weight of your goods as well as the transport methods.

You may also incur extra costs if you’re shipping fragile goods which need extra care and attention.

If you’re looking to ship from China to The Netherlands then SINO shipping will be able to provide you with a detailed estimate of your final costs based on your individual needs.

Contact us today and we’ll come up with a solution that suits you.