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Container shipping Rotterdam to Lianyungang

You are planning to ship a container from Rotterdam to Lianyungang (CNLYG)? Sea freight offers many opportunities: you can ship large volumes at low costs, it’s convenient and it is trustworthy. Importing a container overseas with liquid bulk or cars can be done via e.g. Arkas Container Transport. They offer and a wide range of container types. You have to choose between full containers (FCL) and (LCL) Less Container Load. Via our transport specialists you will find up-to-date information about international transport Lianyungang (CN LYG). We share comprehensive information about the different types and ways of sea freight. You will also find a a practical step-by-step plan where we explain everything in 5 steps. Please send us an inquiry with your requirements and get a quote with great prices and shipping conditions.

  • Ocean shipping is a quick, secure and cheap way to import and export goods internationally.
  • Compared to air transport, it is far cheaper and you can easily transport large shipments.
  • Sea freight is a solution for international movings and the transportation of food or equipment.
  • The Port of Lianyungang offers excellent transit options in China.
  • You can choose from the following containers: 20 FT, 40 FT, 40FT HC and Hard-Top, Insulated, Dry Van, Tank, Open-Top, Ventilated containers.

Shipping to Lianyungang (CNLYG) from Rotterdam (NLRTM)

shipping container from port rotterdam  to port of Lianyungang

Ocean freight shipping is one of the most economical forms of transporting goods internationally. Your articles are transferred in shipping containers. Your freight forwarder will arrange the container. The cargo is transported by truck to the shipping vessel at the port of Lianyungang (CN LYG), and will be shipped over the ocean to the agent at the port of destination. You can choose for: port-to-port, door-to-door, door-to-port or port-to-door. In the next section you will find practical information about the POD (Port Of Destination).

Port of departurePort of Rotterdam (NLRTM)
Country of departureNetherlands
Port of destinationPort of Lianyungang
Country of destinationChina
Port CodeCNLYG
Transport Time+/- 47 days
Shipping prices$
Port addressAdministration Bureau, 99 Zhongshan Dong Road, Lianyungang, Jiangsu 222046, China
Telephone number865182382501

Freight Forwarder Rotterdam – port of Lianyungang

  1. Shipment details

    Enter the origin of shipment and the port of destination. Specify your preference: a complete full container (FCL) or a container with combined cargo (LCL). Find a container size that fits your goods (20 ft, 40 ft of 40 ft high cube).

  2. Prepare your package

    First of all, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To transport the cargo in good condition, make sure everything is securely placed on pallets. You must also put a label on the freight.

  3. Customs documents and procedures

    In the situations that you export goods to Lianyungang (CNLYG), you must send required export documents (for the purpose of national customs): packing declaration, export/import customs declaration, bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing list. The meaning of a Bill of Lading is a contract provided by a carrier to a shipper to acknowledge the receipt of cargo and that they are ready to be shipped.

  4. Determine the transfer of risk (Incoterm)

    An incoterm is a set of rules to define the rights and obligations of both the buyer and seller. The Incoterm shows who bears responsibility for e.g. transport, insurance and duty related matters. Popular incoterms are Cost, Insurance Freight (CIF), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Free On Board (FOB).

  5. Ocean freight tracking

    Use the Ocean Shipment Tracking to see where your load is right now. You will get a notification when the shipping is departed from the port of origin (POO), arrived at Port of delivery (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Lianyungang (CNLYG) to Rotterdam (NLRTM): choose container

You want to ship a container from port of Lianyungang – (CN LYG) to port of Rotterdam – (NL RTM)? It is important to pick the right container type. There are smaller and bigger boxes (20 foot, 40 foot) and different terms and conditions (FCL shipment or LCL shipment). We cooperate with several international shipping lines. The port has a good connection with surrounding cities. In the following summary you will find extensive information and advice about the most popular types in the maritime industry. Our specialists also provide details about Certificate of Origin.

from harbor Lianyungang CN LYG to rotterdam NL RTM

Specifications of a 20 foot container

20 ft. containers (also known under the name dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are easy to load, access, and handle, which give you lower handling and shipping costs. Very suitable for the transport of personal items or international removals. Good to know: 1 Teu means Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit.

  • A very popular box for transporting goods by means of shipping.
  • The size of a 20-foot container is: 5.90m x 2,35m x 2,39m.
  • Usually, 9-11 pallets are able to fit in one TEU.
  • You can load it with maximum +/- 27.900 kilogram.

Explanation of the 40 foot container

The 40-foot container offers twice as much space as the 20-footer. You can pack a lot of cargo in this. All this makes it a very effective means for shipping large quantities of goods. Finally, there are also special 40 foot containers such as the ‘high cube’ choice. It has an exterior height of 9’6” (1 foot taller than normal). Ideal if you have high cargo.

  • They are ideal for big shipments.
  • The format is universal: 12,2 x 2,44 x 2,59 meter.
  • It allows the transport of up to 28 pallets.
  • In terms of goods, there is a weight limit of +/- 28.800 kilogram.

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Information about FCL containers

When you need a lot of container space, then a full container is often worth it. This is known as an FCL (Full Container Load). There is no need to share it with other shippers. The advantages are great: quick transit time, a smaller chance of damage to the freight and you pay lower price per unit. There are also disadvantages: it is expensive for small loads and the financial risk is much greater. Do you want to send items from another port? Check also Antwerp to Lianyungang (CNLYG) and Hamburg to Lianyungang (CNLYG).

  • The concept of FCL is that you get the universal right to your own container.
  • Very suitable for goods with a large dimension.
  • When you send more than 10 standard pallets.
  • Available at: e.g. ONE, Hapag-Lloyd, COSCO, CMA CGM, Maersk.

In which situations do I choose an LCL container?

When you want to save money and don’t need a full container, it is often a good idea to pick a shared container. You choose a LCL (Less Than Container Load) contract. The premise of LCL is that you share space with others. There are multiple advantages: you’re only charged for the space you are using, you spend less on inventory warehousing space and it is more flexible during peak-times. Remark: if you have a cargo load that is more than half a container unit, then you better go for FCL. The total shipping costs are related to the dimensions of the package i.e. the length, width.

  • The goal of LCL is that your cargo is transported in a partial container.
  • The best choice for a charge between 3,5 m3 – 16 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • Easier to find space during peak season.
  • Available at: e.g. Wan Hai, POL, Evergreen, ZIM, HMM.

Other types of containers and customization

The range of boxes is very diverse for transporting your cargo. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The Dry van is the variant that most people will recognize. There are innovative and special constructions for oils or chemicals, flowers, fruit or very expensive items. Our expert has laid out a list below. You can also read more information about shipments to Penang (MYPEN), port of Chiba (JPCHB), Xingang (CNXGG) harbor and terminal Varna (BGVAR).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as wheat, rice and corn.
  • Flat Rack Containers: it is flat and cargo can be loaded either from the sides or from the top.
  • Hard-Top Containers: used for bulk cargo like cement, automotive, construction goods, steel, etc.
  • High-Cube Containers: are used to carry lightweight, high volume cargo (with extra height).
  • Insulated Containers: are often used in the retail market (extra dry & great stable temperature).
  • Open-Top Containers: for heavy goods which are difficult to be loaded sideways.
  • Palletwide Containers: 5 cm wider and are designed for optimal transportation of cargo on EURO pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: a reefer is capable of refrigeration for the transportation of temperature-sensitive and perishable cargo.
  • Tank Containers: suitable for different modes of transportation, and built to carry hazardous cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: ventilation is provided by openings in the top and bottom side rails.

Kind of cargo: what do you want to transport by sea?

Importing cargo by sea from Rotterdam (NLRTM) to Lianyungang (CNLYG) have all kinds of advantages: low tariffs, there are lots of different shipping options and very flexible. The most important ocean cargo via sea import/export routes are: neo bulk, dry bulk, roll on/roll off, break bulk, containerized. Below we explain some goods/cargo.

  • Car shipping: your vehicle will be loaded and shipped to the port of your choice.
  • House Moving: excellent logistic support in case of relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): all your household effects shipped inexpensive and insured.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. gasoline, diesel, biofuels, hydrogen, chemicals, kerosene.
  • Dry Bulk: iron ore, coal, grain but also cement, lumber, plates, sand.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo.
  • Breakbulk: ships carrying break-bulk cargo are often called general cargo ships.
  • Retail & other: freight like art and antiques, electronic goods, toys, medical/pharmacy, clothes or furniture, food, shoes, machines, drinks.

All about international transport (FAQ)

How long does it take for a container ship to go from Rotterdam to Lianyungang?

Shipping a container from Rotterdam (NL) to Lianyungang takes around 47 days. The total distance is about 11200 nautical miles (M). That is about 20742 kilometers. When you ship a sea container, there are 2 important values, ETD and ETA. Estimated time of departure (ETD) is when the ship is estimated to leave the port. ETA means the Expected or Estimated Time of Arrival. The precise shipping time depends on condition of the hull and the propeller, weather conditions and delay at the port.

What are the all-in costs of shipping a container to Lianyungang (CNLYG)?

Shipping rates from Rotterdam (Netherlands) to Lianyungang (China) are relatively cheap. The actual costs are determined by various components as cargo type, season and currency. Send us a message for a completely free, no-obligation quote today.

Which customs documents do I need for a shipment?

When you are sending goods to Lianyungang, then you must have the administration in order for customs clearance. The following documents need to be in place for effective and easy customs clearance. Bill of Lading, Insurance Certificate, Letter of Credit, Commercial Invoice, Import/export Licenses, Packing List. For more detailed information you can contact the customs of China or surf to the official website where you can read a lot of info (

What are Incoterms, and which one is the best to ship with

Incoterms are a set of 11 internationally-recognized rules that define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers. The most popular Incoterms for sea transport are FOB and CIF. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporter arranges delivering the goods to the port of destination. With Free on Board (FOB), we mean that the seller must arrange everything regarding the goods until the goods are loaded on board the ship. One can also choose from one of the alternative Incoterms 2000: Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW) + Cost and Freight (CFR), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU).

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