Carriage of goods to China

Importing from China becomes easier with Global Shipping.

With over 40 years of experience in international shipping, Global Shipping offers import and export services to China and all Middle Eastern and Asian markets. Knowledge of international markets, long experience in shipping, and great attention to customer relations are the formula that distinguishes Global Shipping’s import-export shipping services. .

Importing goods from China to Italy

Does your company need support and assistance in importing goods from China, i.e. shipping from China to Italy? Global Shipping is the right partner.

Remember that importing from China to Italy, and in general to EU member states, requires a series of bureaucratic formalities to which one should pay particular attention.

In order to import from China, certain documents are required, such as: the commercial invoice containing all data on the producer, buyer, goods and their value, the packing list and any certificates required by the importer depending on the type of goods. In addition, certain specific documents must be prepared for the transport of goods, depending on the type of service chosen (by sea, by air, by train).

Importing from China, therefore, requires a number of steps to make the shipment of goods go smoothly, which is why it is essential to rely on a company that specialises in international freight forwarding while having extensive experience in markets with complex regulations such as China.

Shipping goods from Italy to China

Does your company need a reliable partner for shipping to China? Rely on Global Shipping and its solutions for shipping goods by sea, air and rail. 

Exporting to China  involves a series of bureaucratic formalities concerning the certification of the goods to be shipped (certificate of origin and commercial invoicing for all types of goods, as well as special certifications for particular types of goods), but also the documentation required for the shipment (international consignment note, packing list, and labels designed specifically depending on the type of goods).

Preparing all the documentation for exporting to China independently can therefore prove to be a complex operation, which can lead to mistakes and oversights.

Shipping goods from and to China with Global Shipping

Relying on an expert partner trained in all requirements for shipping goods to and from China is essential to ensure that your goods arrive at their destination smoothly: we at Global Shipping offer support to Italian companies who want maximum efficiency from their import and export activities from China, accompanying them through all the steps, from the preparation of the necessary documents for Customs Declaration (DAU) to the actual shipment of the goods.

Global Shipping accompanies companies through all the steps required for efficient shipping from and to China. For more information and quotes please email

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Why choose us for your shipments?

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We organise the international shipment of your goods according to your specific requirements.

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We help you prepare all the necessary documentation, follow your shipments step by step and offer you a punctual tracking service.

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We have an in-depth knowledge of international markets, customs procedures as well as the paperwork involved.

We are an ISO 9001 certified company

Global Shipping is an ISO 9001 certified company, an internationally recognised standard that ensures we meet the needs of our clients through an effective quality management system. This is a demonstration of the value we place on consistency, continual improvement and customer satisfaction: by obtaining an ISO 9001 certification, we have made a commitment to uphold the best quality standards available and follow rigorous procedures every step of the way, but without ever forgetting to put our clients first.

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Any questions?

The differences concern both cubic capacity and weight that can be loaded. A standard 20ft container can hold up to about 21.500 kilos of goods (24.000 kilos tare weight included) and has an average capacity of 30 cbm; there also certified containers that can hold up to about 27.500 kilos of goods (30.480 kilos tare weight included). A 40 ft container can generally squeeze about 60 cbm worth of goods inside and you can load 26.500 kilos of goods (30.460 kilos tare weight included).

Among the factors to be taken into consideration are requested time for the loading; place of loading; type of goods; shipping company.

  • When a specific time for the loading is required, an additional charge could be added. Furthermore, whether the company exceeds the franchise, extra costs could be charged.
  • The place of loading must correspond to the one indicated in the booking. Modification, where necessary, might require extra costs.
  • There are costs related to the type of goods you are willing to ship. Dangerous or IMO goods, for example, require specific procedures and their cost is defined at the time of request.
  • Each company applies its own rates. Our experts identify the company which best suits your needs.

If you need more info, please contact us.

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