If you want to ship your general cargo by sea to or from the port of Shanghai in China then here is some information that could help you import or export your cargo by sea from or to the port of Shanghai.

Where is the port of Shanghai

The port of Shanghai is located in the east of China in the middle of the nearly 18,000 km long coastline and about 130 km from the port of Ningbo and Hangzhou.
The Yangzi Jiang and Huangpu rivers join the Shanghai port and allow goods to be transported by river.Le port de Shanghai est situé à l’adresse suivante : 358 East Daming Road, Shanghai 200080 China.
Its geographical position is as follows: Latitude: 31 ° 13 '19 "N / Longitude: 121 ° 29' 22" E


The port of Shanghai in figures

The Port of Shanghai is the largest port in China and the world by tonnage ahead of the Port of Singapore. In 2018 container traffic reached 42.01 million TEUs. Its area is of

3,619.6 km². The Yangshan Port which is located in Hangzhou Bay is a container terminal and depends on the Shanghai Port.

Shanghai port traffic is experiencing impressive annual growth of 30\. Between 2003 and 2005 the port of Shanghai overtook that of Rotterdam, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The port of Shanghai sees nearly 150 cargo ships pass through each day. This has an impact on the environment as the port would emit between 5 and 12\ of the city's total toxic emissions.

The port of Shanghai becomes the largest automated port in the world. The terminal without human intervention will reduce labor costs by approximately 70\ and can increase its productivity by approximately 30\.

In 2017 the port was equipped with 10 overhead cranes, 42 gantries and 50 automated vehicles. In the future, the entire port will be equipped with 26 overhead cranes, 120 gantry cranes and 130 automated vehicles.

How to get to the port of Shanghai?

From Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) it will take around 1 hour by car to get to the port of Yangshan in Shanghai or 100 km.
From downtown Shanghai you can get by taxi to Yangshan Port in Shanghai in 1h10 or 105 km.


List of shipping companies serving the port of Shanghai

Here are some shipping companies leaving from the port of Shanghai:

- COSCO
- MSC
- OOCL
- SEASPAN YZJ LTD
- HAPAG-LLOYD
- MAERSK
- CMA CGM

COSCO Shipping Lines is the largest shipowner in China. It now has 17 container ships of more than 21,000 TEUs.

List of sea routes for freight to Shanghai

Below are some examples of the relationships for sea freight from port to port to the port of Shanghai with an approximate transit time.

Country of Origin            Port of Origin                    Destination Port             Duration

Belgium                             Antwerp                             Shanghai                             30 Days

France                                Le Havre                             Shanghai                             30 Days

Germany                            Bremerhaven                    Shanghai                             29 Days

Russia                                 Vostochny                          Shanghai                             6 Days

Slovenia                             Koper                                  Shanghai                             35 Days

Sweden                              Gothenburg                       Shanghai                             35 Days

United Kingdom               London Gateway               Shanghai                             41 Days

United Kingdom               Felixstowe                          Shanghai                             34 Days

United Kingdom               Southampton                    Shanghai                             43 Days

Canada                               Vancouver                         Shanghai                             22 Days

Chile                                   San Antonio                       Shanghai                             30 Days

Mexico                               Manzanillo                         Shanghai                             25 Days

United States                    Oakland                              Shanghai                             20 Days

United States                    Norfolk                               Shanghai                             29 Days

United States                    Seattle                                Shanghai                             16 Days

United States                    Mobile                                Shanghai                             27 Days

United States                    Los Angeles                        Shanghai                             24 Days

United States                    Long Beach                        Shanghai                             21 Days

United States                    Tacoma                               Shanghai                             27 Days

United States                    Savannah                            Shanghai                            47 Days

Australia                            Brisbane                              Shanghai                            18 Days

Australia                            Melbourne                         Shanghai                             22 Days

Australia                            Sydney                                Shanghai                             23 Days

Bangladesh                       Chittagong                         Shanghai                             15 Days

Indonesia                          Surabaya                            Shanghai                             12 Days

Indonesia                          Jakarta                                Shanghai                             12 Days

Japan                                 Yokohama                           Shanghai                             9 Days

Japan                                 Kobe                                    Shanghai                            7 Days

Malaysia                           Port Klang                           Shanghai                             14 Days

Malaysia                           Tanjung Pelepas                 Shanghai                             8 Days

New Zealand                    Tauranga                             Shanghai                             16 Days

Philippines                        Manila                                 Shanghai                             6 Days

Singapore                          Singapore                           Shanghai                             11 Days

South Korea                      Busan                                  Shanghai                             6 Days

Taiwan                               Kaohsiung                           Shanghai                             5 Days

Thailand                            Laem Chabang                   Shanghai                             8 Days

Vietnam                            Ho Chi Minh City               Shanghai                             7 Days

 

List of 20 freight forwarders in Shanghai

Below is a list of freight forwarders located in Shanghai who you can contact to ship your goods to all ports in Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa, and North and South America.

- SHANGHAI SHINE-WAY INT'L FORWARDER
- Shanghai Winwell International Logistics
- Coeffort (Shanghai) Logistics & SCM

- SHANGHAI REFINE INT'l LOGISTICS
- Shanghai EQ International Forwarding
- BARN LOGISTICS
- TURBO INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
- SHANGHAI RONGJUN INT’L LOGISTICS
- Shanghai Windtalker International Logistics
- Transworld Shipping (Shanghai)

- DG INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
- Shanghai Viwon International Logistics
- SPEEDY LOGISTICS
- EU-AROUND LOGISTICS (CHINA)
- DUNHILL GLOBAL(SHANGHAI)
- SHANGHAI WANYA INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS
- SHANGHAI HANYU INTERNATIOANL TRANSPORT
- FORAIR INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS (SHANGHAI)
- Shanghai Alliance International Freight Forwarding
- Shanghai Trans-River International Freight Forwarding

These 20 Shanghai freight forwarders can offer the below freight services :

- Ocean Freight (FCL
- Ocean Freight (LCL)
- Inland Truck Freight
- Air Freight
- Rail Freight
- Custom Clearance
- Warehousing

You can compare freight forwarder prices very easily by going to freight-comparator.com. In a few clicks you will get dozens of quotes.

Manufacturing plants around the port of Shanghai

The port of Shanghai is a must-see if you buy your goods around Shanghai. You will find thousands of factories in all industries. One only needs to move away from central Shanghai to see the factories by the hundreds along the roads.
From Hangzhou to Shanghai, the factories are open and most of them can be visited without an appointment by showing your business card.
However, before visiting the factories, we advise you to contact the factories a few days before so that a manager can come and pick you up at the hotel because it is sometimes very difficult even for a Chinese taxi to find the address of the factory because the roads are wide and the factories look alike.
You can find your suppliers on websites such as Alibaba, Made-in-China or Globalsources, but also by participating in dozens of fairs and exhibitions around Shanghai.