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Container shipping Antwerp to Guangzhou

Would you like to ship a container from Antwerp to Guangzhou (CNCAN)? Sea freight has many advantages: you can ship heavy cargo for a good price, it’s transparant and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Transporting a sea container with liquid bulk or machinery can be facilitated by shippinglines like Zhonggu Logistics Corporation. You can choose from many different sizes and types of shipping containers. An important point of attention is Full Container Load (FCL) and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via we provide you with useful information for international transport Guangzhou (CN CAN). We share knowledge and extensive information about the ways in which you can transport cargo by sea. On this website you can read a export plan in 5 steps. Describe what you want to transport and we will send a quote with a competitive rate.

  • Ocean shipping is a professional, trustworthy and inexpensive way to ship your goods to the other side of the world.
  • When we compare this to air freight, it offers more capacity and value.
  • Sea freight is recommended for international movings and importing breakbulk or motorbikes.
  • The Port of Guangzhou is one of the most important ports in China.
  • Popular container types are: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Insulated, Hard-Top, Flat Rack, Ventilated, Refrigerated, Open-Top containers.

Shipping to Guangzhou (CNCAN) from Antwerp (BEANR)

shipping container from port antwerp to port of Guangzhou

Ocean freight shipping is a reliable way of large-volume transportation. Your articles are wrapped up in shipping containers. The intermediary (freight forwarder) will book a container. The cargo will be trucked to the shipping vessel at the departing port Guangzhou (CN CAN), and will be shipped over the ocean to the importer at the arrival port. You can book various solutions like port-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-door, door-to-port. In the table below you will find practical information about the arrival port.

Port of departurePort of Antwerp (BEANR)
Country of departureBelgium
Port of destinationPort of Guangzhou
Country of destinationChina
Port CodeCNCAN
Transport Time+/- 46 days
Shipping prices$
Port address531 Gangqian Road Huangpu District Guangzhou, Guangdong 510000 China
Phone number– not available –

Freight Forwarder Antwerp – port of Guangzhou

  1. Details of your shipping

    Enter the departure port and the POD. Also indicate whether you choose FCL (Full Container Load) or (LCL) Less Container Load. Besides this, also choose a suitable container size (20-ft, 40-ft of a high cube).

  2. Freight preparations

    Primarily, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To transport the cargo in good condition, we advise to put everything on pallets. Make sure your cargo is labelled correctly.

  3. Customs Documentation for Exporters

    If you ship goods to Guangzhou (CNCAN), you will have to provide special export documents (for correct national customs papers): export/import customs declaration, commercial invoice, bill of lading, certificates of origin, packing list. The definition of a Bill of Lading is a document that is completed by a carrier to confirm that the shipment is received in good order and confirm that the items are well packed for shipment.

  4. Agree on who bears the risk (Incoterm)

    Incoterms are suitable terms in the transport-market to agree on the most important contractual terms and obligations for global trade. The agreed Incoterm determines who is responsible for e.g transport, insurance and the relevant documents for transport. Widely used incoterms are Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Free On Board (FOB).

  5. Follow your cargo live

    Use the Online Container & Freight Tracking System to check where your load is right now. You can see in realtime when the freight has been departed from Port of Loading, arrived at Port of Destination (POD) and when the carrier arrived at the final location.

Sea freight from Guangzhou (CNCAN) to Antwerp (BEANR): find a container that suits your cargo

You need to ship a container from port of Guangzhou – (CN CAN) to port of Antwerp – (BE ANR)? It is necessary to pick the right container type. They come in different sizes (20 foot, 40 foot) and different ways to fill a container (LCL shipping or FCL shipment). Well-known shipping lines are China Shipping, Evergreen, MOL. Well-known cities around the harbor are Guangzhou, Foshan, Daliang, Huangpu, Xiaolan, Humen, Jiangmen, Shilong, Licheng, Zhongshan, Qingyuan, Zhaoqing, Shaping, Lubu, Zhuhai, Sanbu, Taicheng, Luoyang, Shenzhen, Huizhou. In the box below you will find useful information about the most popular boxes. We are happy to provide you with more information about Palletwide Containers.

from harbor Guangzhou CN CAN to antwerp BE ANR

Explanation about a 20 FT container

20-foot containers (a.k.a. dry van) is the most common and available size. They are easy to transport, which ensures low handling costs. Widely used for transporting personal effects and removals. Good to know: A TEU is a standard container with a length of 20 feet.

  • One of the most rented boxes for transporting cargo by sea.
  • A 20-foot container is described in terms of size as: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • A 20 foot holds 11 pallets in one tier.
  • You must take into account a maximum permitted weight of +/- 27.800 kg.

Details of a 40 ft container

A40 foot container is standard applied to shipping bulk goods. Many types of goods can be shipped within these boxes. This makes it very economical for shipping large quantities of goods. Tip: you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ variant. You have more height at your disposal. Stuff can be stacked high.

  • Taller and bulkier than the standard containers.
  • The dimensions are as follows: 12031 x 2346 x 2383 mm.
  • It can hold 23-24 Euro pallets or 20-21 standard pallets in one row.
  • The max. weight is limited to +/- 28.200 kg.

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Full Container (FCL)

If your goods don’t fit in a small (shared) container, than you can reserve your own full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. You don’t have to share space with others. There are many advantages to it: Usually a faster transit time, a smaller chance of damage to the freight and the rates are more favorable. Important to mention: it is expensive for small loads and insurance is more expensive. Another departure port? Also check Rotterdam to Guangzhou (CNCAN) and Hamburg to Guangzhou (CNCAN).

  • The premise of FCL is that you get the universal right to your own container.
  • Suitable for as many small items on pallets as large goods.
  • If you’re shipping more than 14 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. ONE, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC, COSCO.

In which situations do I choose an LCL container?

If you do not need a full container, then your freight will be bundled with other freights. You choose a LCL (Less Than Container Load) contract. The premise of LCL is that you only pay for the space you need in a shipping container. There are many positive aspects to mention like: freight costs are typically based on cargo volume, you can save on inventory costs and it offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for sea freight. Pay attention: if your goods can fill up half of the container space, then FCL is probably a more favorable choice. The total shipping costs are related to the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • What we mean by LCL is that your cargo is transported in a partial container.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 1,5 m3 & 16,5 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • Easier to find space during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. ZIM, HMM, POL, Evergreen, Wan Hai.

Various other types of containers

There exist a lot of box-types for freight forwarding. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The Dry van is the variant that most people will recognize. There are specially developed transport options for oils or chemicals, flour, coffee or cocoa or unique high value cargo. Our specialist has placed a summary below. You can also check more information about shipping to Haydarpasa (TRHAY), port of Turkmanbashi (TMKRW), Mobile (USMOB) harbor and terminal AL Khoms (LYKHO).

  • Bulk Containers: used for transportation of dry bulk cargo like wheat and grains.
  • Flat Rack Containers: usually used for the transportation or storage of cargo with unique dimensions.
  • Hard-Top Containers: have a steel roof instead of a tarp.
  • High-Cube Containers: are used to carry lightweight, high volume cargo (with extra height).
  • Insulated Containers: a type of packaging used to ship temperature sensitive products.
  • Open-Top Containers: ideal for logs, machinery, and odd-sized items.
  • Palletwide Containers: 5 cm wider and are designed for optimal transportation of cargo on EURO pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: cold air blows from the refrigeration unit through the vents at the bottom of the reefer.
  • Tank Containers: for the transport of liquids, gases and powders as bulk cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: for cargoes that require ventilation in transit.

Load types: What do you want to ship?

Shipping goods by ocean from Antwerp (BEANR) to Guangzhou (CNCAN) is very popular because of you can ship large volumes at low costs, high sea vessel load capacity and it’s better for the environment than air freight. Much seen ocean cargo via sea import/export routes are: break bulk, roll on/roll off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, containerized. You can read more about it in the section below.

  • Car shipping: you can ship your vehicle practically anywhere in the world.
  • House Moving: affordable and reliable way for international relocations.
  • Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped in a fast and secure manner.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. diesel, hydrogen, chemicals, kerosene, gasoline, petroleum.
  • Dry Bulk: grain, iron ore, grain and rods, cement, salt, sand.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): the vessel is designed so that vehicles or loads can be entered straight by rolling.
  • Breakbulk: common method used to successfully transport cargo or goods that cannot fit in standard-size shipping.
  • Retail & other: goods like electronic goods, sports equipment, toys, art and antiques, clothes and fashion, shoes, drinks, food, furniture.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about international transport

How long does it take a cargo ship from Antwerp to Guangzhou?

Shipping a container from Antwerp (BE) to Guangzhou takes around 46 days. The total distance is approximately 10700 nautical miles (M). Converted that is 19816 kilometers. When you ship a sea container, you get 2 types of important values: ETD and ETA. ETD provides information on the date and time the ship will leave the seaport. ETA It is the date and time that the vessel has been scheduled to arrive into port. The shipping time is determined on the basis of vessel speed, wind force and wind direction and port inspection.

What is the total price of shipping a container to Guangzhou (CNCAN)?

Shipping rates from Antwerp (Belgium) to Guangzhou (China) are relatively cheap. The total cost is subject to a number of factors like cargo dimension, season and the Incoterms you have agreed on. Send us a message for current rates and transit times.

Which customs documents do you need?

When you are sending goods to Guangzhou, then there are some important customs clearance documents. The following documents are important: Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Bill of Lading, Letter of Credit, Import/export Licenses, Certificate of Origin. For more information, then we advise you to contact the customs of China or view the website of the port/government (

What incoterm is best for my business?

Incoterms are a set of globally recognized trade rules organized into 11 abbreviated terms. Two of the most common Incoterms are FOB and CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the selling party is responsible for covering the costs, insurance, and freight of the buyer’s shipment while in transit to the agreed port. With Free on Board (FOB), we mean that the seller is responsible for all expenses the goods until they are on the vessel at the outbound port. Other Incoterms 2000 you can choose from are: Carriage Paid To (CPT), Ex Works (EXW), Free Carrier (FCA), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) and Delivered At Place (DAP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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