Sea, Air & Railway Freight Shipping from China to BelarusBelarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Minsk is the capital and the largest city of Belarus. The China-Belarus comprehensive strategic partnership has kept developing steadily since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1992, on the basis of mutual trust and win-win cooperation.
Explore a full guide into cargo shipping from China to Belarus with one of the leading China based freight forwarders. Keep reading if you are interested in China-Belarus business, or are already in. The below content includes shipping method, transit time, cost, best way to ship your goods, and what an experienced freight forwarder can help with your China-Belarus shipments.
3 major shipping methods are available for goods between China and Belarus, sea, air and rail freight.
Sea freight from China to BelarusDespite the fact that Belarus being a landlocked country, sea freight remains a dominant form in shipping from China to Belarus via Riga port and Klaipeda. Shipping by sea is economically and environmentally superior to other forms for cargo shipping services, especially for goods in bulk or equipment of large size, over long distance. Maybe you choose shipping by sea, because it’s the least expensive way. Maybe you are dealing with large or bulk shipments, and sea freight is the only way. Keep in mind, the disadvantage of sea freight is its long shipping time. It takes 40-50 days to ship a container from China to Belarus. Not a good choice if you are coordinating time-sensitive shipments from China to Belarus.
The most regular sea shipments are FCL and LCL.
FCL (Full container load): shipping a container filled with goods exclusively for one client from China to Belarus. Shipping FCL is more cost efficient.
LCL (Less than container load): Sharing a container with other clients who have cargo to the same destination, at the same time. Naturally, due to extra work (consolidation, de-consolidation, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), the final cost on each unit is higher than FCL, and shipping takes longer. LCL is a good choice for small business to start with.
Additionally, when it comes to OOG (out-of-gauge) cargo, oversized & heavy cargo shipping, we use flat rack or open top container solution. For temperature-sensitive cargo, reefer container. Breakbulk solution for large and bulk shipment, and RO-RO ship for vehicles and wheeled cargo.
Whatever you need from us, we have comprehensive sea freight forwarding services to meet your needs. And as a leading China freight forwarder, we have overall coverage of all China major ports, as well as extended reach to hinterland of Belarus.
Top ports in China: Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Qingdao, Tianjin, Dalian, etc.
If you are interested in sea shipping from China to Belarus, contact us and get a shipping solution and freight quote from us.
Seaports for BelarusMaritime gateway to Belarus: the port of Riga, Latvia and the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Being a landlocked country, Belarus has no seaports. Most maritime container shipments from China or elsewhere are shipped to European ports like Riga, Latvia and Klaipeda, Lithuania, and then transported to inland Belarus using railway or truck.
Shipping from China to Latvia
Shipping from China to Lithuania
Air freight from China to BelarusAir freight provides a fast shipping solution if you are coordinating time-sensitive shipments from China to Belarus. Generally, cargo air shipped from China takes 3-5 days to reach Belarus. Delivery can be accelerated, but at higher cost.
There are cases where we have to choose speed over cost. Maybe the deadline is approaching, maybe the products are perishable. Or maybe people use air shipping just because they have a robust shipping budget, and they prefer to spend more rather than waiting anxiously for the shipment to arrive, especially when sending high-value equipment or luxurious goods. Moreover, air shipping is guaranteed higher level of security.
We provide a wide range of globally recognized air freight services with quality and speed. However, not everything can be shipped by air and not everything is worth air shipping. Reach out to us for more information and advice before you make a decision. Get a shipping cost from us.
Cargo airport in BelarusMinsk
Minsk National Airport (IATA CODE: MSQ)
Located 42 km to the east of the capital Minsk
The main international airport in Belarus
Rail freight from China to BelarusBeing landlocked, shipping to Belarus by sea is kinda of challenging and takes long via Klaipeda or Riga, then railway transport to Minsk or Gomel.
Rail freight provides an alternative, faster than sea freight, cheaper than air, to ship containers from China to Belarus by cargo train. Shipping from China to Belarus by train takes 12-16 days
Due to its geographic location, Belarus is an has become a railway hub on the New Silk Road, also a gateway for Chinese goods into the European market. The vast majority of Chinese freight trains to Europe are passing through Belarus. (Over 90% of rail freight traffic between China and Europe has been going through Belarus.)
The first Shenzhen-Minsk freight train set off from Port of Yantian on May 23, 2017, adding another trade line to China’s planned economic corridor through Eurasia.
The first freight train from Shenzhen, China to Minsk, Belarus
First freight train leaves for Belarus from Shijiazhuang (June 5, 2018)
China Railway's first express freight service linking Shijiazhuang with Europe began on Saturday with the departure of a train bound for the Belarusian capital Minsk.
In November of 2019, new container railway route between Zhuzhou and Minsk was launched.
Belarus continuously optimizes China-Europe freight train service on its territory, aiming to become a land link between China and Europe.
If you are interested in shipping your containers from China to Belarus in a faster way, contact us and get a railway solution and shipping cost from us.
How long does it take to ship from China to Belarus?It takes 40-50 days to ship from China to Belarus by sea, 3-5 days by air, and 12-16 days by railway.
The actual transit time may vary due to choosing different seaport/airport/railway station, service and route, etc.
China-Belarus sea freight transit timeContainer shipping transit time by sea and land from China to Minsk, Belarus
Shanghai – Minsk via Klaipeda: 43 days
Shanghai – Minsk via Riga: 45 days
Shenzhen – Minsk via Klaipeda: 37 days
Shenzhen – Minsk via Riga: 39 days
Qingdao – Minsk via Klaipeda: 48 days
Qingdao – Minsk via Riga: 50 days
FYI: Shanghai in East China, Shenzhen South China, and Qingdao North China, data from these 3 ports is enough to demonstrate the sea shipping time from China to Belarus.
The transit time by sea, port to port, depends on the specific origin and destination ports chosen, service route, sailing schedule and choice on carrier.
Above transit time is for full container load shipping, port to port only, for LCL shipping time estimate, pls add 7-10 days.
China-Belarus air shipping transit timeGenerally, an air shipment from China to Belarus takes 3-5 days.
Only one direct flight route is available between Beijing and Minsk, if your suppliers are located nearby, shipping your cargo from Beijing airport would accelerate your air shipment.
However, flight routes and space are subject to change, consult our team for a shipping solution and cost from China to Belarus.
China-Belarus freight train transit timeSeveral Chinese cities have freight train service to Belarus’s Minsk or Brest, transit time ranges between 12-16 days.
Compared to sea freight, shipping by railway takes only 1/3 of the time.
Best way to ship from China to BelarusIt’s hard to define the best way to ship from China to Belarus. But an experienced freight forwarder can always provide the best shipping solution. Generally, we’ll have to take the below factors into consideration to decide the best shipping solution under given circumstance.
1. The type of goods and its value
2. How quickly you need your goods
3. The load of your goods (size, weight, quantity) or simply share the packing list
4. Supplier address (origin seaport/airport), delivery address(destination seaport/airport)
5. Your budget
6. Goods ready time
Whatever the situation is, the best way certainly meets this standard:
Fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Belarus at the minimum shipping cost possible.
Submit the details to us, and we’ll work out the best China-Belarus shipping solution tailored to your needs and guarantee a stress-free shipping experience.
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How much does it cost to ship from China to Belarus?Shipping a 40ft container to Belarus from China used to cost $2000-3000, and the cost went up 6-7 times higher after the pandemic.
Knowing how much shipping costs you from China to Belarus is part of the job to calculate landed cost of imports. Shipping cost is an indispensable, sometimes a significant portion of the total cost, especially since the COVID pandemic, for low-value goods.
However, it’s impossible to provide a general estimate of shipping cost from China to Belarus, as each shipment is different, and sea, air, railway freight rates vary according to season, available capacity, oil price fluctuation, sometimes sea & air shipping carriers’ strategic adjustment, and other commercial, environmental factors. Client’s timing requirement also influences the shipping cost. General rule of thumb, the quicker you wish to receive the shipment, the more you’ll have to pay for shipping.
Contact a China freight forwarder for a tailored China-Belarus shipping solution and get the latest freight quote.
How to ship from China to BelarusStep 1: Contact a freight forwarder; a China based one is preferred.
You may reach out to a freight forwarder either from China or in Belarus. While a Belarusian forwarder is most likely to rely on a Chinese local shipping agent. So China based forwarder is preferred, as the majority of complexities and uncertainties of international cargo shipping lie in origin, not in destination.
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Step 2: Get a shipping quote from China
Step 3: Connect forwarder with supplier
Step 4: Get cargo insurance (optional)
Step 5: Arrange customs clearance
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Freight forwarder shipping from China to BelarusEverybody’s got his specialty and expertise. Why not use an experienced freight forwarder to handle all your China-Belarus shipments? In this way, you got more time and energy to bring the best out of on your main business.
And for us too, as one of the leading China based freight forwarders serving Belarus, shipping and logistics is our job, we have the knowledge, expertise and experience to guarantee the most accurate answers and optimal shipping solutions tailored to your needs.
With the right hands of a professional freight forwarding team, your shipments will be carried out as planned smoothly, avoiding delays or potential extra charges. Freight management becomes easy. Moreover, door to door shipping from China to Belarus is made possible.
Why us when importing and shipping from China to Belarus?We are China based freight forwarder, experienced in international logistics for China-Belarus import and export business. With years of hard effort on China-Europe trade lane, building networks of sea, air, railway and local connections, we are able to provide a hassle-free one-stop shipping solution from China to Belarus. This is what distinguish us from our competitors.
1. Quick Response, high efficiency
3. Professionalism, agility, accuracy
4. Our logistics expertise, local and global connections
6. Dedicated, focused
7. Higher attention & tailored shipping solution
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As a leading freight forwarder serving Belarus, whatever you are shipping, regardless of the shipping method, we have the logistics expertise, local knowledge and global network to fulfill a fast and safe delivery of shipment from China to Belarus and ensure the best-in-class cargo shipping experience.
If you are interested in shipping from China to Belarus (Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Grodno, etc.), whether by sea, air or railway, contact the best freight forwarder and get a shipping solution and quote for your China-Belarus shipments.