HART Logistics is a one-stop international freight forwarder with vast experience in shipping products from China to Ghana.
We provide all available shipping services from China to Ghana. Moreover, you also can ship goods from Ghana to China.
We also offer a customs clearance service. Ghana has a rigid customs policy, and we have our experienced team to help you complete all the formalities in Ghana customs. We always keep an eye on Ghana’s customs policy and continuously update our team to provide smooth service. Moreover, we have connections with local customs brokers in Ghana.
HART logistics has signed several contracts with various shipping agencies and airlines to provide the best service to ship from China to Ghana. Some of these companies are ET, TK, EK, QR, CX, AY, CA, CZ airlines, Maersk, MSC, CMA-CGM, COSCO, Evergreen, APL, PIL, Yang Ming, OOCL, etc.
We provide air freight from China to Ghana, Sea freight from China to Ghana, Express shipping from China to Ghana, and Door-to-Door shipping from China to Ghana.
Our Services for Shipping from China to Ghana
Why Choose Hart to Ship From China to Ghana
We are focused on standardization and systematization to deliver your goods at a low shipping cost from China to Ghana. Our knowledge of Ghana’s customs policies also helps us provide smooth service for your shipment from China to Ghana.
Cheap Shipping Rate
We have contracts with all the major airlines and courier services in Ghana. As we have special agreements, we get less price for your shipment from China to Ghana. We provide a cheap shipping rate in all shipping methods.
Standardized logistics solutions, service procedures, and cargo handling help us responding to your query quickly and maintain consistent quality service. We maintain high standard service in all the sectors for smooth delivery of your products.
We have developed a robust digital system to ensure a 100% paperless solution to our clients. You can place an order, monitor, and track your products using our in-house digital system without contacting our customer support team.
We have a dedicated person in every node. That person monitors everything using our software and provides updates. It means we are always in control of everything.
Custom Clearance Service
HART has its own experts to handle all the customs clearance processes for your shipment from China to Ghana. Moreover, we maintain a close connection with local customs brokers in Ghana.
We have branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities. We have our warehouses in the UK, Germany, Poland, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and African countries like Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Egypt, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, etc.
Highly Trained Team
We maintain a strict policy in recruiting policy. We always hire experienced and highly skilled people. We train all of our employees regularly so that they can maintain a smooth service when shipping from China to Ghana.
In the shipping business, an employee has to be smart enough to deal with any kind of situation. Our employees can tackle any problem expertly with optimum professionalism to ensure a smooth service.
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Qualifications and Honor for Shipping from China to Ghana
Business Form for International Freight Forwarders
According to the Foreign Trade Laws and Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of International Cargo Transport Agency, all international freight forwarders in China must have this certificate when shipping from China to Ghana.
NVOCC Business Operation Qualification Registration Certificate
Most freight forwarders in China do not have an NVOCC business operation qualification registration certificate. NVOCC-certified companies get many extra privileges. As an NVOCC certified freight forwarder, we always get control of your shipment from China to Ghana.
Our Network on the World
We have branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities, including Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Yiwu, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Taizhou, Jinhua, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Putian, Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha, etc. Representatives or warehouses in UK, Germany, Poland, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and African countries like Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, Rwanda, etc.
Shipping From China to Ghana | The Ultimate FAQ Guide
China is the second-largest economy in the world and the global leader in exports.
In 2018, China exported 4.6 trillion worth of goods which was 12.4 percent of the global trade.
Ghana is a big importer of Chinese products.
In 2018, Ghana imported products worth over 220 million.
For an international trader, there are fewer options to import other than China.
Chinese products are good and ensure profit.
But before you start shipping from China to Ghana, you should gather some knowledge.
We have been answering many questions in our years of experience as a freight forwarder in China.
That encouraged us to prepare an ultimate FAQ guide to help you know everything before shipping from China to Ghana.
Table of Content:
- How Can I Ship From China To Ghana?
- Is Shipping From China To Ghana Allowed?
- How Long Does It Take To Ship From China To Ghana?
- What Is The Shipping Cost From China To Ghana?
- What Is The Best Express Courier Service From China To Ghana?
- Do I Have To Go To China To Ship From China To Ghana?
- What Are The Advantages Of Air Cargo Shipping From China To Ghana?
- How Is Air Freight Cost Calculated When Shipping From China To Ghana?
- How Much Is Air Freight From China To Ghana?
- How Long Does Air Freight Take To Ship From China To Ghana?
- Can I Use Door to door Shipping From China To Ghana?
- How Much Does It Cost To Ship A 20-foot Container From China To Ghana?
- How Long Does It Take For A Cargo Ship From China To Ghana By Sea?
- What Are The Main Seaports In Ghana?
- What Is The Cheapest Shipping From China To Ghana?
- How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To Ghana?
- Do All Packages Shipped From China To Ghana Go Through Customs?
- How Much Does Customs Clearance Cost In Ghana For Shipping From China?
- What Happens If Customs Holds My Package When I Ship Goods From China To Ghana?
- How Can I Receive My Shipment From China To Ghana?
1.How Can I Ship From China to Ghana?
You can use three shipping methods to ship from China to Ghana.
Express shipping is the fastest way to ship to Ghana.
Top international courier service providers like UPS, DHL, FedEx, TNT ship from China to Ghana.
Express shipping is quick and takes 2-5 working days to deliver your shipment from China to Ghana.
Though express shipping from China to Ghana is fast, it costs a lot of money.
To minimize the shipping cost, you can choose to ship from China to Ghana with air freight.
Air freight costs less than express shipping but delivers your shipment in quick time.
For a large number of goods, the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana is sea freight.
Sea freight from China to Ghana requires much time, but you can ship at a low cost.
If you are shipping less than 150 Kg express courier is a suitable way to ship from China to Ghana.
Shipping detail from China to Ghana
For more than 150 Kg and under 500 Kg we suggest you use air freight service.
If you are shipping more than 500 Kg from China to Ghana, sea freight is your best option as it will reduce the shipping cost significantly.
Hart Logistics delivers all of the three shipping methods, as mentioned earlier.
You can ask for the best quote from us.
2. Is Shipping From China To Ghana Allowed?
Ghana imports many products from China each year.
Though the import quantity reduces significantly over the last two years for the Covid pandemic and other international issues of Ghana still the country imports many goods from China.
Therefore, importing from China to Ghana is not only allowed, but also Ghana appreciates your shipment from China.
If you are shipping less than 150 Kg, you can use express courier service.
If the goods weigh higher than 150 Kg and less than 500 Kg air freight is the best shipping method.
For more than 500 KG of goods, you should use sea freight from China to Ghana.
Hart is a leading freight forwarder in China and has vast experience in shipping to Ghana.
We also provide a customs clearance service for the smooth delivery of your shipment.
3. How long It Takes To Ship From China To Ghana?
Shipping time depends on the shipping method.
Express courier from China to Ghana takes only 2-5 days to deliver your shipment from China to Ghana.
Another advantage of express couriers is that it is a door-to-door service.
You don’t have to deal with customs clearance, and the product will reach your address at the given time.
Though express courier service is flexible and takes less time, the cost is much higher than any other way of shipping.
Airfreight is an excellent alternative to express shipping, and you will get your product in5-10 days.
Sea freight takes 40 to 60 days to deliver shipment from China to Ghana.
Sea freight delivery time depends on the distance between two ports of China to Ghana.
Some ports need less time where some other ports need more time.
4. What Is The Shipping Cost From China to Ghana?
The shipping cost depends on the distance between ports and the number of goods you are shipping.
Moreover, terminal fees and the changing fuel cost also impact the shipping cost from China to Ghana.
For express shipping from China to Ghana, courier services will charge USD15-USD35 per kg.
Air freight will cost you USD 5-USD15 per kg.
And Sea freight from China to Ghana can cost you US $3500-$4000 per 40 ft- container.
5. What Is The Best Express Courier Service From China To Ghana?
There are several express courier services in Ghana.
To name some of the best courier services in Ghana are DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, etc.
DHL possesses a fantastic track record in Ghana.
DHL provides door-to-door delivery service in Ghana.
You can order between 1kg to 30,000 Kg to transport from China to Ghana using DHL express courier service.
Hart Logistics has a special contract with DHL and offer attractive discount price when in express courier service from China to Ghana.
One important thing, you should not use an express courier service if you have more than 150 kg products to ship from China to Ghana as it is a very expansive way of shipping.
6.Do I have to Go To China to Ship to Ghana?
No, there is no need to personally go to China before you make a shipment from China to Ghana.
You can book an order online with a good shipping company in Ghana.
Hart Logistics is a leading shipping company in China and has vast experience in shipping from China to Ghana.
We will pick up your product from the Chinese suppliers and ship it to Ghana.
We also provide customs clearance service with our expert team and take support from local customs brokers in Ghana.
You can book door-to-door shipping from China to Ghana to receive your product sitting at your home from Ghana.
You also can book air freight from China to Ghana or sea freight from China to Ghana from Hart Logistics. Do take your shipment from China without going there.
7. What Are The Advantages Of Air Cargo Shipping From China to Ghana?
Air freight from China to Ghana is beneficial for many reasons.
To begin with, air cargo is the quickest way to ship products to Ghana from anywhere in the world compared to sea transport.
Even if you miss a flight, you will receive your product quickly as air freights have so many schedules.
Air Cargos are not only quick, but also they are trustworthy. You can ship anything from China using air cargo.
Now the most crucial advantages of air freight from China to Ghana:
Air shipment doesn’t demand heavy packing compared to the sea shipping method.
Less packaging ensures less costing.
Also, with air freight, you won’t have to rent a local warehousing facility.
In addition, for air freight from China to Ghana, the insurance premiums are also less.
Therefore, you can save a significant amount on additional packaging, warehousing, and insurance and get fast delivery.
Several big airlines like Aerogem Aviation, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa Cargo China Airlines, and Cargolux Airlines, offer air cargo service to Ghana.
Hart Logistics has special contracts with all the airlines and deliver your product fast and secured to Ghana from China.
8. How Is Air Freight Cost Calculated When Shipping From China to Ghana?
There is an international standard to calculate the air freight cost and air freight from China to Ghana also follows that standard.
The air freight costs are calculated on two parameters: Actual weight and Volumetric weight.
Actual weight represents the natural weight of your package.
And, the volumetric weight is calculated by comparing the volume and weight of your package.
The chargeable weight is the weight for which you will have to pay..
If the volumetric weight is higher than your product’s actual weight, you will be charged for the volumetric weight.
Again, if the actual weight of your product is greater than the volumetric weight, that will be the chargeable weight.
But how will you calculate the chargeable weight?
But the process is relatively simple.
Just memorize this easy formula of 1:167.
Let’s think your package weighs 1 Cubic meter.
If the actual weight of the package weighs lower than 167Kg, you will be charged 167 KG.
If the actual weight is more than 167KG, then you will be charged for the actual weight.
For express delivery, the formula changes to 1:200.
9. How Much Is Air Freight From China to Ghana?
The cost of air freight from China to Ghana depends on many factors.
The amount of your product and the destination airport impacts the cost.
Also, how fast you want your shipment from China to Ghana affects the shipment cost.
Typically air freight from China to Ghana costs USD10-USD15/kg.
Price variations also depend on the transit time and insurance policy.
10. How Long Does Air Freight Take To Ship From China to Ghana?
Air freight from China to Ghana takes 5-10 business days..
It would be better if you add five extra days with this for transit.
The delivery time changes from company to company, so pick your freight forwarder wisely.
Hart Logistics has contracts with all the famous airlines that import to Ghana from China.
With our solid connections and expert transport team, we will deliver your shipment from China to Ghana at the fastest possible time.
11. Can I Use Door-to-Door shipping From China To Ghana?
Yes, door to door shipping from China to Ghana is available.
Door to door is a convenient method of shipping products.
Hart Logistics offers door-to-door shipping for our clients in Ghana.
Our team will pick up your product from the supplier in China and send the shipment straight to your given address in Ghana.
We will deal with the customs clearance procedure, and you will get your product without any hassle.
12. How Much Does It Cost To Ship a 20-foot Container From China to Ghana?
Sea freight is the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana.
A 20 ft container is a comparatively small container.
So shipping with a 20-ft container will cost you less.
A 20-ft container will occupy less space and will definitely weigh less than a 40-ft container.
Typically the rate of a 20 ft container is USD1500-USD2000.
The rate of a 20-ft container from China to Ghana depends on many factors.
One of the most important factors is the destination port.
If the distance of the port is higher, the charge will increase automatically.
Moreover, the rate can be changed for fluctuating price of the fuel.
Terminal fees and the season of your shipment also will impact the cost of a 20-ft container from China to Ghana.
But, adding all the costs 20-ft container is still the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana.
13. How Long Does It Take For a Cargo Ship From China to Ghana By Sea?
A cargo ship is the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana.
But, a cargo ship takes a long time to ship.
Typically you will get your shipment within 40-50 days by sea freight from China to Ghana.
But the time largely depends on the distance between the ports you are selecting to ship your products.
For example, a cargo ship from Beijing Harbor to Tema port takes the route of the Indian Ocean, to south China to and then to South Atlantic Ocen.
It heads to Gulf and Guinea and then enters into North Atlantic Ocean before reaching Tema port.
The distance is much high in this case, and it takes approximately two months to deliver your shipment.
The time duration also depends on the shipping company.
As shipping with sea cargo takes a higher time, you should pick your freight forwarder agency wisely to lessen the time.
Hart Logistics delivers your shipment from China to Ghana faster with its connection to international shipping services and skilled transport experts.
14. What are the main seaports in Ghana?
Ghana has five seaports. They are: Tema, Accra, Saltpond, Takaoradi, Sekondi. Tema and Takoradi are the main two ports.
The Tema port operates around 12 million tonnes of cargo every year.
The location of The Tema port is in Southeast Ghana.
You can import goods like petroleum items, food products, cement, iron, and steel using Tema port.
You can also import textile and aluminum items using this port.
This port handles more than 80% of the total import of Ghana.
Tema seaport Ghana
The excellent news is Ghana’s government has taken several projects to update the infrastructure of this port to import even more goods from around the world.
Takoradi is the 2nd biggest seaport in Ghana, located in the western part of the country. The industrial district of Sekondi surrounds the seaport Takoradi.
This port is ideal for importing shipbuilding, railway repair, cocoa processing, plywood, and timber because of the surrounding industrial area.
15. What Is The Cheapest Shipping From China to Ghana?
If you are looking for the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana Sea route is the best choice.
How container shipping works
A 20-ft container costs USD1500-USD2000 to ship from China to Ghana.
If you don’t need a full container (FCL), you can go for LCL shipping.
LCL shipping cost varies from company to company, and the cost depends on the type of your product and the distance of the ports.
Whether FCL or LCL, sea freight is always the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana.
16. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China to Ghana?
Reducing your shipping costs while shipping from China to Ghana depends on many factors.
Firstly you have to choose the best shipping method that suits your product.
You have to ship some products using sea freight, and there are others you have to use air freight.
Secondly, the shipping cost depends on how fast you want to get the shipment from China to Ghana.
For fast shipping, you can use an express courier or air freight.
Air freight is cheaper than express courier service, and you will get your product faster.
On another important note, the shipping cost from China to Ghana largely depends on the freight forwarder you are hiring.
Don’t hire the first one you contact.
Before hiring, ask for a quote from the shipping agency.
After getting your quote, choose that freight forwarder who maintains the highest quality at the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana.
The last suggestion, maintain a good relationship with your freight forwarder.
A regular customer of a shipping company always gets a reasonable price.
17. Do All Packages Shipped From China To Ghana Go Through Customs?
Yes, the Ghana customs department will check every product you ship from anywhere in the world.
You have to provide the following documents after your shipment from China arrives in Ghana.
- Bill of lading
- Industrial license if needed
- Letter of credit
- Customs import declaration form
- Certificate of origin
- Bill of entry
- Commercial invoice
- Packing list
Without these documents, you can’t clear your shipment from Ghana’s Customs Department.
You can take professional help from a customs broker to help you clear all procedures in Ghana’s customs department.
Hart Logistics has a dedicated team in Ghana to help you in the customs department.
18. How Much Does Customs Clearance Cost in Ghana For Shipping From China?
The import duty of Ghana is calculated according to the weight, package dimension, or value of the product.
The import duty changes every year, and rates range from 0%, 5%, 10%, and 20%, and the Ghana customs division collects the duty.
The Ghana customs uses Harmonized System to classify all imports that come to Ghana.
After importing your shipment to Ghana, the customs department determines the code of the product.
Seeing the code, the customs department of Ghana determines the customs duty.
The duty depends on the product value, freight cost, and insurance.
Therefore the cost is calculated this way CIF(Cost Insurance Freight) = Cargo Value + Sea Freight/Transport+FOB.
Some products are exempt from customs duty.
To know more, please visit the official page of Ghana trade.
19. What Happens If Customs Holds My Package When I Ship Goods From China to Ghana?
Typically that does not happen.
When you ship your product from China to Ghana, it is your civil right to take your shipment from the customs department paying customs duties, and showing proper documents.
But the customs department can confiscate the shipment you fail to show proper documentation, paying all the bills.
If the shipping product from China is restricted in Ghana, the customs will cease your shipment.
It is better to take professional help in the customs department to find yourself in this kind of situation.
20.How Can I receive my shipment from China to Ghana?
There are many ways to receive your shipment from Ghana.
You can receive by yourself showing all the necessary documentation and paying all the customs duties.
Or, you can pay the freight forwarder to complete all the procedures in the customs department and clear your shipment from China to Ghana.
Again, you can tell your Chinese supplier to take all the responsibilities to deliver your product from China to Ghana.
The last option is expensive, so it would be better to pay the freight forwarder to clear your products from the customs department.
Ghana has all the facilities for importation business.
Shipping from China to Ghana is not a challenging task.
Also, the shipping cost from China to Ghana is affordable.
But without proper research and good freight forwarder service, you can find yourself in a complicated situation.
Hart Logistics has been shipping to Ghana for many years with their dedicated team in Ghana.
We are always here to provide the cheapest shipping from China to Ghana.
Contact us now, and we will help you more with your importation business.