HART Logistics is a one-stop international freight forwarder with vast experience in shipping from China to South Africa. Besides, you can ship your products from South Africa to China safely and securely at a low cost.

Hart Logistics also offers customs service for your shipment from China to South Africa. South Africa has a strong customs policy, and you can find yourself if you fail to submit proper documentation and follow the procedures accordingly. Our expert team constantly keeps an eye on South Africa’s customs policy and delivers your shipment quickly from the customs department of South Africa. Besides, we maintain a healthy connection with the local customs broker of South Africa.

HART has special contracts with shipping companies including top airlines, sea freight companies, and express couriers. Some of these companies are QR, ET, EK, AY, TK, CX, CA, CZ airlines, CMA-CGM,  Maersk, Evergreen, APL,  MSC, Yang Ming,  COSCO, PIL, OOCL, etc. That’s why we can provide the cheapest shipping from China to South Africa.

We can assure a low shipping cost from China to South Africa, and we never compromise with our service.

Our Services for Shipping from China to South Africa

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Air Freight

We provide the best air freight  from China to South Africa. With our contracts with all the major airlines, you will never short of space in air freight.

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FCL Shipping

You can book a 20-ft or 40-ft container for your FCL shipping from China to South Africa. We offer the best sea freight from China to South Africa with additional customs clearance services.

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LCL Shipping

We offer the cheapest shipping from China to South Africa with our LCL shipping service. We handle your products carefully and maintain every direction from the manufacturer to secure your LCL shipment.

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Door to Door Shipping

We provide excellent door to door shipping from China to South Africa. Our team will receive your goods from your Chinese supplier and deliver them to your address.

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Express Services

We have contracts with the most famous express courier services in South Africa like FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc., and provide competitive rates for express shipping from China to South Africa.

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Customs Clearance

We know all the details of the South African customs department. We will fill up all the necessary documents and help you pay the duties and other Taxes.

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Warehousing

For a large number of goods, you will need a warehouse. We can provide you with a safe and secured warehouse in South Africa using our connections.

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Pickup & Delivery

If you want a hand in picking up your shipment from China, we also can do that. Moreover, if you need a delivery service in South Africa our expert team will handle that smoothly.

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FBX

We offer fulfillment shipping services from China to South Africa. For your FBJ shipping contact us and get the best FBJ shipping experience from China..

Why Choose Hart to Ship From China to South Africa

Focus

We keep focusing on standardization and systematization to reduce the shipping cost. Having an in-depth knowledge of South African customs also helps us for improved service.

Cheap Shipping Rate

We have long-time contracts with large airlines, sea freight companies, and express couriers in South Africa. Using our channels, we ensure the best cheapest shipping from China to SA.

Standardization

Standardized logistics solutions, service procedures, and cargo handling help us responding to your query quickly and maintain consistent quality service.

Systematization

Without a proper digital system, it is tough to maintain a smooth service in the shipping industry. Hart has its own in-house software development team for 100% paperless service.

Full Self-control

We have a dedicated person at every checkpoint to monitor your shipment from China through our software. We never lose control of your shipment from China to South Africa.

Custom Clearance Service

With Hart, you don’t need to worry about customs clearance in South Africa. We will take charge of the customs clearance process and you will get your goods from customs quickly.

Wide Coverage

We have branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities. We have our warehouses in South Africa, UK, Poland, Germany, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and African countries.

Highly Trained Team

For maintaining the smooth service we regularly train our employees. With the latest knowledge and proper training, we can maintain a high standard in every shipping method.

Professionalism

Our skilled and experienced team members are specially developed for shipping from China to South Africa. We handle every situation with the optimum level of professionalism.

Check How We Help You Ship from China to South Africa

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Qualifications and Honor for Shipping from China to South Africa

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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 for shipping from China to South Africa.

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NVOCC Business Operation Qualification Registration Certificate

Not every freight forwarder can issue a bill of lading of its own, but we can. Additionally, we have many other advantages as we are NVOCC certified. . You won’t find many freight forwarders in China that have NVOCC certification as the certification process have some specific obligations.

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ISO9001 2015 Quality Management System Certificate

HART has a global quality management system and we strive to provide a consistent quality service level to all customers in South Africa. This certified system regulates our communications and working procedures for your shipment from China to South Africa.

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Certificate of Membership for WCA

WCA is the leading organization of independent freight forwarders with its activities in 197 countries worldwide. The organization provides financial support for its members to maintain our good service without any fear or doubt in mind.

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Certificate of Membership for CIFA

The Ministry of Commerce in China built this organization. CIFA is an organization that provides a level playing ground for every freight forwarder company in China. As a member of this organization, we always maintain the rules applied by them.

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Member Unit for SIFFA

SIFFA is a social organization with a legal personality approved by Shenzhen Civil Affairs Bureau. The mission of SIFFA is to guide, protect and coordinate the members to exchange information, coordinate relations, and enhance cooperation to promote the international freight forwarding industry.

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 South Africa | The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Introduction

South Africa is a country of the African continent, located at the southernmost tip.

About 60% of their GDP is dependent on trading. And China belongs to the topmost trading partner of the country.

So, it will be straightforward to import products to South Africa from China.

If you choose HART Worldwide Logistics Limited as your logistics partner, it will be much easier for you to import your desired goods from China to South Africa.
To make it easier to understand, this FAQ Guide will help you know more about the shipping procedures of goods from China to South Africa.

Table of Contents

  1. How Do I Get My Products Shipped From China To South Africa?
  2. Is Shipping Of All Goods From China To South Africa Allowed?
  3. What Is The Cost Of Shipping Different Goods From China To South Africa?
  4. Is There Any Service of DHL Express To Ship Goods From China To South Africa?
  5. How Much Is International Express Shipping From China To South Africa, Like DHL Or FedEx?
  6. What Is The Average Shipping Time For Shipping Goods From China To South Africa?
  7. Why Should You Choose Air Cargo Over Sea Cargo When Shipping From China To South Africa?
  8. How Is Air Freight Cost Calculated When Shipping From China To South Africa?
  9. What Is The Average Cost Of International Air Freight While Shipping From China To South Africa?
  10. How Long Is Air Freight Shipping From China To South Africa?
  11. What Is The Maximum Weight For Air Freight Shipping From China To South Africa?
  12. What Are The Prohibited Items When Shipping From China To South Africa In Cargo Air?
  13. How Much Is Sea Freight From China To South Africa?
  14. How Long Does Shipping By Sea Take From China To South Africa?
  15. Which One Is Really Better Between Air Freight And Sea Freight When Shipping From China To South Africa?
  16. What Is The Most Cost-Efficient Way For Shipping Goods From China To South Africa?
  17. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To South Africa?
  18. Do All Packages Shipped From China To South Africa Go Through Customs?
  19. Why Do Packages From China To South Africa Take So Long?
  20. If I Ship Goods From China To South Africa, Will I Have To Pay Customs Charges?
  21. Who Pays The Import Duty When Shipping From China To South Africa?
  22. How Long Does Customs Hold Packages From China To South Africa?
  23. What Happens If You Don’t Pay Customs Charges When Shipping From China To South Africa?

1. How Do I Get My Products Shipped From China To South Africa?

You have to follow some steps if you want to ship products from China to South Africa by saving both your time and cost.

And the steps are discussed below:

Step.1: Choose the right agent

First, make sure that you choose an authentic agent for purchasing your products.
Second, you have to make sure the seller will sell quality products at a reasonable price.

Step.2: Contact a freight forwarder

Make sure to find the best freight forwarder to ship goods from China to South Africa.  The freight forwarder must fit your expectation.
Make a deal with them about your shipment and keep everything very clear.

Step.3: Proper packing

Pack your products in a proper way and perfect shape and size.
Do not leave extra space inside while packaging.

Step.4: Do the paperwork

You have to complete all the required paperwork needed for the shipment from China to South Africa.
The following documents are required:
– Detail information about the parcel.
– Information of the importer.
– Contract paper between the importers of goods and exporters.
– Commercial invoice
– Import permit
– Certificate of Origin
– Air Waybill etc.

Step.5: Receiving your parcel

Receiving your parcel depends on the dispatch method.
If your parcel arrives via air freight from China to South Africa, you have to go to the airport to collect it.
If your parcel arrives by sea freight from China to South Africa, you have to go to the port.

A short description is given below.

Air Freight:

If your parcel is dispatched through air freight from China to South Africa, it will arrive at its destination on the mentioned date.

You will have to collect the parcel from the airport and pay the customs clearance.

The forwarders also provide a door to door service, including customs clearance.

Sea Freight:

If your parcel is dispatched through sea freight from China to South Africa, it will arrive at any of the ports.

The port at which your parcel will arrive will be mentioned in the invoice.

Your forwarder will give you the exact location of your shipment from China to South Africa.

You have to clear customs and pay the warehouse bill. You can then pick up your parcel.

You can also choose a forwarder to pick up your parcel.

Here, the procedures of shipment from China to South Africa are explained in detail.

You can quickly ship from China to South Africa if you go through the procedure mentioned above.

You can choose an authentic freight forwarder who can do all the work on your behalf for your comfort.

A forwarder will also clear customs and pay the bills on behalf of you.

Freight forwarder also provides services for door to door shipping from China to South Africa.

2. Is Shipping Of All Goods From China To South Africa Allowed?

Yes, shipping from China to South Africa is allowed.

There are two ways of shipping from China to South Africa, like, air freight, sea freight.

But you cannot ship restricted or prohibited items.

3. What Is The Cost Of Shipping Different Goods From China To South Africa?

Shipping cost depends on the method of shipping, the urgency of shipment, and the size & weight of your imported products.

Air Freight:

For shipping your parcel via air freight, the shipping cost from China to South Africa is,

Air shipping door to door service takes US $ 4 – 7.9 per kg.
China air shipping freight agent takes US $ 1.1 – 2.8 per piece.

Air Freight From China To South Africa
Air Freight From China To South Africa

Sea Freight:

For Sea freight, the shipping cost from China to South Africa will be,

FCL shipping, US $ 1800-1900 per 20ft container

LCL shipping, US $ 25 per cubic meter.

Sea Freight From China To South Africa
Sea Freight From China To South Africa

To know more about LCL and FCL shipping, watch this video-

4. Is There Any Service of DHL Express To Ship Goods From China To South Africa?

Yes, of course, DHL express is shipping from China to South Africa.

DHL provides door to door shipping from China to South Africa.

DHL takes 2-6 working days for shipping from China to South Africa.

5. How Much Is International Express Shipping From China To South Africa, Like DHL Or FedEx?

The shipping rates of DHL and FedEx to ship from China to South Africa is explained below:

DHL Express Shipping cost from China to South Africa:

  • DHL Express Shipping cost from China to South Africa starts from a 0.5kg document parcel.
  • DHL allows documents only up to 2kg.
  • DHL Express accepts up to 70kg of non-documents in a single parcel.
  • The cost of a document parcel is US $103.87- US $208.21 for 0.5kg – 2kg.
  • For Non-Document parcels, the rate is US $156.82 – US $4075.64 for 0.5kg – 70kg.
  • DHL Express Shipping is door to door shipping from China to South Africa.
DHL Express Shipping From China to South Africa
DHL Express Shipping From China to South Africa

FedEx Express Shipping cost from China to South Africa:

  • FedEx International Express Shipping Economy accepts up to 68kg for shipping from China to South Africa.
  • FedEx Envelope rate is US $140.15 for a 0.5kg package to ship from China to South Africa.
  • FedEx Pak rate from 0.5kg – 2.5kg is US $171.43 – US $298.66
  • If the parcel is a larger document or any compact package then it falls under FedEx Pak.
  • The cost of non-documents for FedEx Express Shipping from China to South Africa is US $205.70 for 0.5kg.
  • DHL Express Shipping, FedEx Express Shipping also provides door to door shipping from China to South Africa.

Both DHL and FedEx have some advantages and disadvantages for your shipment from China to South Africa.

If we compare the two express shipping then DHL is more cost effective than FedEx Express.

But both DHL and FedEx provide excellent services for International express shipping from China to South Africa.

FedEx Express Shipping From China to South Africa
FedEx Express Shipping From China to South Africa

6. What Is The Average Shipping Time For Shipping Goods From China To South Africa?

DHL provides air freight from China to South Africa. Usually they take 2-7 days for shipping products.

For international shipping from China to South Africa,
– DHL air express shipping from China to South Africa takes 2-3 days.
– Air freight shipping takes 2-7 business days.

They also provide their services on weekends.

You can choose HART WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS LIMITED as your freight forwarder.

HART promises to deliver your products on time.

7. Why Should You Choose Air Cargo Over Sea Cargo When Shipping From China To South Africa?

Air cargo has so many advantages when shipping from China to South Africa.

Air cargo is faster than sea cargo for shipping from China to South Africa. And fastest delivery is very important in case of your business.

In comparison to courier deliveries, air cargo offers the cheapest shipping from China to South Africa.

Air cargo offers you reliable and safe shipping.

Also, Air cargo provides the lowest transit time to ship from China to South Africa..

Besides, You can easily track your parcel in air cargo.
So, air cargo is the convenient choice for sending small shipments from China to South Africa.

8. How Is Air Freight Cost Calculated When Shipping From China To South Africa?

Air freight cost depends on the volumetric weight of your desired parcel as well as sometimes on the actual weight (gross weight).

Some steps are given below for calculating the cost of the chargeable weight when shipping from China to South Africa:

Step.1: To find the average volume of the packet.

First, you have to measure the height, width and length of your parcel.

Then, you have to find out the volume of the parcel using the height, width and length.

The calculations must be in cubic meters.

Step.2: To calculate the volumetric weight

To get the volumetric weight in kilograms, the cubic volume of the parcel is multiplied by 167(air cubic conversion factor) and the result is the volumetric weight.

The result will be in kilograms.

Step.3: To calculate actual weight in kilograms

The formula to calculate the actual weight/gross weight is:

Actual weight = Weight of parcel + Weight of pallet
Now, you need to convert the actual weight(gross weight) of the parcel in kilograms.
1lbs = 0.4536kg.
You can use the above formula to convert the actual weight.

Step.4: To compare between the volumetric weight and actual weight.

You have to make a comparison between the volumetric weight and the actual weight.

Find out which is greater, volumetric or the actual weight.

The greater value is the chargeable weight of the parcel.

And the cost of the parcel will be determined using the chargeable weight for shipping from China to South Africa.

Comparison Between Gross and Dimensional Weight
Comparison Between Gross and Dimensional Weight

But, if the product is irregular in shape, it is a little bit tough to find the measurements.

Here is a picture showing how to measure the height, width and length of irregular shaped goods.

How To Measure Irregular Shaped Goods.
How To Measure Irregular Shaped Goods.

You can get a clear idea about the calculation of the chargeable weight in the given video-

9. What Is The Average Cost Of International Air Freight While Shipping From China To South Africa?

International air freight cost from China to South Africa depends on the shape and size of the parcel as well as the type of cargo.
Usually the cost range varies from US $2.83 – 10 per kilogram.

10. How Long Is Air Freight Shipping From China To South Africa?

Shipping through air freight  from China to South Africa usually takes 2- 7 days.

The transit time may reduce or extend depending on some factors that affect the shipping time duration.

11. What Is The Maximum Weight For Air Freight Shipping From China To South Africa?

The maximum weight for air freight shipping from China to South Africa is in between 300 – 500kgs.

Some additional weight can be added but it will charge more for the additional weight.

12. What Are The Prohibited Items When Shipping From China To South Africa In Cargo Air?

Different countries set standards for international trade. South Africa don’t allow the following items when shipping from China to South Africa is given below:

  • Fireworks
  • Cigarettes
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Toxic materials
  • Counterfeit things
Prohibited Items
Prohibited Items

13. How Much Is Sea Freight From China To South Africa?

The cost of shipping via sea freight from China to South Africa depends on the FCL and LCL method.

For FCL shipping, the cost is US $1800-1900 per 20ft container from China to South Africa, and it is the cheapest shipping from China to South Africa.

For LCL shipping, the cost is US $25 per cubic meter.

LCL Shipping From China To South Africa
LCL Shipping From China To South Africa
Shipping Goods From China To South Africa Through FCL
Shipping Goods From China To South Africa Through FCL

14. How Long Does Shipping By Sea Take From China To South Africa?

Usually shipping by sea freight from China to South Africa takes 20-26 days on an average basis depending on the origin port and the destination port. Moreover, it is the cheapest shipping from China to

15. Which One Is Really Better Between Air Freight And Sea Freight When Shipping From China To South Africa?

When shipping from China to South Africa, the better option depends on some factors of shipping.

Such as,

  • Size of the parcel
  • Weight of the parcel
  • Time requirements
  • Budget

Air Freight:

Air freight shipping from China to South Africa is the best option when the size and weight of the parcel is not too much.

If you want your parcel on an urgent basis or in a short time, then air freight will be a better option for shipping from China to South Africa.

Sea freight:

Sea freight shipping will be the best option if you consider your budget and want a budget friendly shipping.

As sea freight is the cheapest shipping from China to South Africa compared to air freight shipping.

Also if the parcel size and weight is too heavy then sea freight will be better for shipping.

16. What Is The Most Cost-Efficient Way For Shipping Goods From China To South Africa?

The cheapest shipping from China to South Africa is the sea freight shipping.

A product that can cost you $1000 by air freight will cost you $195 by sea freight.

However, if the size of your parcel is too small, that is, if the parcel is a document or something then air freight will be the best choice.

Think about HART WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS LIMITED as your freight forwarder partner.

HART is the most renowned freight forwarder in China and offers you with the cheapest shipping from China to South Africa.

17. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To South Africa?

The average shipping cost from China to South Africa cannot be reduced if you don’t become aware of the process.

However, if you look over some factors then you can minimize the shipping costs.

  • Select the cost friendly shipping freight.
  • Leave no space while packing the product.
  • Choose the perfect freight forwarder.
  • Select the efficient route.

You can also ship on special occasions or on holidays to avail if there is any offer in shipping from China to South Africa.

18. Do All Packages Shipped From China To South Africa Go Through Customs?

Yes, all the packages shipped from China to South Africa go through customs.

There is no other way to skip customs.

The products are checked by the customs to find out if there is any harmful or hazardous item in your parcel and they provide you a customs clearance.

19. Why Do Packages From China To South Africa Take So Long?

Packages from China to South Africa take a lot of time because of customs.

Normally international shipping transit time takes extra 4-5 days.

Another reason for delay during shipment from China to South Africa is the overcrowded customs.

Sometimes the delays at the customs take a longer time than the usual time, while shipping from China to South Africa.

20. If I Ship Goods From China To South Africa, Will I Have To Pay Customs Charges?

Yes, of course you have to pay the customs charges.

The buyer or the importer needs to pay the customs charges for the package ship from China to South Africa.

Some other expenses such as taxes, duties are also paid by the buyer.

21. Who Pays The Import Duty When Shipping From China To South Africa?

The buyer is responsible to pay the import duty including all other taxes.

The import duty charge depends on the amount of imported products.

There is a cost limit of importing duty free items, if you cross the limit you need to pay more extra charge for additional weight.

You can take help from your freight forwarder to help you throughout the process.

You can think of HART WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS LIMITED for your freight forwarder.
They promise to provide you a hassle free customs clearance.

22. How Long Does Customs Hold Packages From China To South Africa?

The customs in South Africa generally take about 5 days for clearance.

However, this time may vary if there is any problem with the package imported from China to South Africa.

If there is any fault in your papers then it will take longer for the customs clearance.

Some overcrowding may also affect your customs clearance time.

Another reason for delay in customs is, if they become suspicious about your package, they might take a bit more time.

23. What Happens If You Don’t Pay Customs Charges When Shipping From China To South Africa?

If you do not pay the customs charges when shipping from China to South Africa, you will not get your parcel.

The parcel will be returned to the seller or the sender of the parcel.

If you do not receive the parcel then you will not need to pay the customs charges.

Final Words

The above guide is a step by step FAQ guide for shipping from China to South Africa.

A full description of shipping from China to South Africa is explained in this guide.

From this FAQ guide you will get a clear view of how to ship goods from China to South Africa.

HART WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS LIMITED is a trustworthy freight forwarder company.

Hart Logistics is bound to give you the best service.

You can give them the full responsibility of your imported products to South Africa from China.

Please do not be in two minds to contact us for any further information.

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