Europe to China

Europe – China is one of the most world’s most important trade lanes. This route is far less congested the China – Europe, meaning greater capacity and rates are available. Collection points in Europe are far closer together than those in China, so can be used strategically to reduce costs. At the same time, however, there are fewer seaports, so selection of ocean freight collection points is limited. Our job is to advise you on the best solution to meet your deadline, no matter when you need them to arrive.

Air Charter from Europe to China

Chartering an aircraft from Europe is a complex operation, however sometimes it is the only solution to ensure your goods arrive on time.

An Air Charter operation from Europe to China can be achieved in 24-48 hours when permits are in place, should a permit-at-location be necessary this can take up to ten days. A key element is having a local team on the ground, available 24/7, to ensure the right decisions are made, the most efficient point of export is selected, and the Air Charter operation runs as seamlessly as possible avoiding significant unnecessary cost.

Your plan will include both full charter – and if available part charter solutions to ensure you get the space you need.

Aircraft Charter

On-board Courier from Europe to China

Ultimately On-board Courier (OBC) delivery is the fastest mode of transport from Europe to China, but it is only suitable when your goods can be carried onto the plane or fit within the baggage hold of a commercial flight.

Depending on the distance from the major hubs in Europe, an OBC operation can often deliver within 24-36 hours from collection.

The key to using OBC from Europe successfully is understanding when it is a viable option by ensuring the goods can be carried, the correct customs documentation can be completed and the best departure and arrival points are selected taking into account cost and risk and ensuring that the courier’s visa, testing requirements and merchandise-in-baggage clearance are all able to be completed.

On-Board & Virtual On-Board Courier

Airfreight from Europe to China

If you need to transport your goods to China faster than ocean freight, airfreight is often the best solution. Depending on your deadline, options include Emergency, Next-Flight-Out, Express and Standard service.

While airfreight from Europe is a popular and generally reliable option, if done incorrectly, airfreight can result in significant delays of days or even weeks and unnecessary extra cost.

Emergency and next-flight-out operations can often deliver within 36-60 hours depending on the distance to the airport at each end. The airlines must-ride products often come with a premium, when selecting a standard airfreight it is best to look at what airline has the best offer on the day. Standard airfreight from Europe to China will often deliver between seven and ten days.

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Major airports utilised for air solutions include: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Frankfurt International Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, London Heathrow Airport and Václav Havel Airport Prague. Flying into Beijing Capital Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport, Chengdu Shuangliu Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an Airport. Kunming Changshui Airport, Xi’an Xianyang Airport, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.


Sea freight from Europe to China

Sea freight from Europe to China generally takes between four and six weeks, depending on the port of destination. It is generally the most economical option but in recent times there has been significant disruption to ocean carrier networks which have resulted in substantial delays and much higher costs.

Recent events have highlighted the need for flexible contingency plans when shipping critical items by sea freight.

Freight Forwarding

Rail freight from Europe to China

Although rarely used, Rail freight from Europe to China is an attractive option and generally takes between three and five weeks, depending on the port of destination. It is comparable with sea freight in terms of cost but capacity can often be an issue and therefore an educated judgement call is required to decide which is the best option on the day.

Freight Forwarding

Road freight from Europe to China

Although rarely used, it is possible to use road freight from Europe to China, The disruption of shipping due to the Covid-19 pandemic has generated a growing need for diversified transportation modes on the Europe-Asia trade lane. While Europe to Asia rail freight has caught most attention, there have also been growing demands for road freight between the EU and China. Depending on the point of origin and destination, deliveries can take between two and three weeks.

Evolution’s road freight service provides a regular, competitive route for non-critical cargo.

Road Freight