ABOUT FCL, LCL & AIR FREIGHT IMPORT FROM CHINA TO INDIA
FCL, LCL or AIR FREIGHT:
If you have 6 to 12 pallets to ship in a container from CHINA to the INDIA , a full container load (FCL) is probably ideal for you. FCL ocean shipping involves renting a container exclusively for your goods and paying for its shipment to the INDIA else less than that you can proceed with Less container Load (LCL) booking where you will share your CARGO with other SHIPPER and can pay according to total CBM or WEIGHT value, also for AIR FREIGHT it alll depends on you.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP CARGO:
The most effective way to assess the cost of shipping your freight from China to India is to get a quote from an online freight forwarder. That’s one of the benefits of the technical age we now live in—you can get a quote for air or ocean freight shipping in moments, with no obligation and at no cost.They will need to take into account the following factors:
1)The nature of the cargo
2)The size, weight, and volume of the shipment
3)The preferred ports of origin and destination
4)The type of delivery service requested (such as Port-to-Port or Door-to-Door)
HOW LONG DOEST IT TAKE TO SHIP CARGO:
Export shipments from China to India can take between 15 and 20 days if you use an ocean freight carrier and for AIR FREIGHT it takes almost 2 - 5 days. Transit time is reduced to just a few days for merchandise shipped as air cargo.
CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN INDIA AND CHINA:
As with all imports and exports, those taking place between China and India are subject to the customs rules in effect within the two countries. While customs processes can be confusing, they are unavoidable, which is why many shippers prefer to work with a reputable freight forwarder.
The documents for which you will need to provide information, and in some cases, to complete are mandatory for both export and import clearance and, most commonly, are as follows:
3)Certificate of Origin
4)Letter of Credit or other payment terms (depending on the contract between the parties involved)
5)Bill of Lading for ocean freight or Airway Bill for air freight (Your freight forwarder should provide this)