HART logistics is a leading one-step freight forwarder in China. We have been shipping from China to Zambia for a long time now. You can ship from China to Zambia using our air or sea freight service. HART logistics also provides express courier service for your shipment from China to Zambia. 

Many importers from Zambia find them in complicated situations clearing their goods from the customs. We have a dedicated customs expert team in Zambia to clear your shipment from China to Zambia smoothly. Also, we maintain a good relationship with local customs brokers in Zambia to ensure that you will never face an issue in the Customs department of Zambia.

We offer the cheapest shipping from china to Zambia. Hart Logistics has signed agreements with top airlines, sea freight companies, and express couriers in Zambia. Some of these companies are TK, ET, QR, EK, CX, CA, AY, CZ airlines, CMA-CGM,  MSC, Maersk, COSCO, Evergreen, APL, PIL, Yang Ming, OOCL, etc.

We are committed to shipping your products from China to Zambia safely and securely at a low cost than any other freight forwarder in China without compromising our service.

Our Services for Shipping from China to Zambia

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Air Freight

With Hart Logistics you will get the best air freight from China to Zambia. Besides, we offer additional customs clearance service from China to Zambia with it.

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FCL Shipping

You can hire from 20-ft container and a 40-ft container for your FCL shipment from China to Zambia. We deliver a well-equipped container to secure your shipment from China.

 

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LCL Shipping

You can take our LCL shipping method if you are not importing in large quantities. We offer the best sea freight shipping from China to Zambia. We offer additional customs clearance service with LCL shipping.

 

 

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Door to Door Shipping

We have the best door to door shipping  from China to Zambia. Our team will pick up your products from China and deliver them to your given address in Zambia.

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Express Services

We have contracts with every major express courier company in Zambia. We provide the best rate for express shipping from China to Zambia.

 

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Customs Clearance

We have our dedicated experts in Zambia with knowledge of Zambian customs policies. We also keep in close contact with local customs brokers in Zambia.

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Warehousing

Those who are using sea freight from China to Zambia will need a warehouse. We have our connections all over Zambia for providing a safe and secured warehouse at a cheap rate.

 

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FBJ Shipping

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

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We offer consolidated shipping. We receive orders from different suppliers and ship them together to you. In this way, you can save the shipping cost from China to Zambia.

Why Choose Hart to Ship From China to Zambia

Focus

Standardization and systematization are two factors we always keep focusing on. We ensure smooth delivery of your shipping from China to Zambia by taking a systematic approach.

 

Cheap Shipping Rate

We know how important the shipping rate is for your shipment from China to Zambia. We have contracts with many shipping companies to get the best price for your shipment.

 

Standardization

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

Systematization

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

Full Self-control

We never lose control of your shipment from China to Zambia. We have a dedicated person in every node to monitor every activity from the software to look after your cargo

Custom Clearance Service

Customs is a crucial part when you are shipping from China to Zambia. For a mistake, you can suffer a lot. But with Hart Logistics, you are always safe in Zambian Customs.

Wide Coverage

We have branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities. We have our warehouses in African countries like Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, etc.

Highly Trained Team

We have branches or warehouses in more than 20 Chinese cities. We have our warehouses in African countries like Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Senegal, etc.

 

Professionalism

We have dedicated expert teams with the highest level of professionalism. Our experts know every corner of the shipping process from China to Zambia and manage them professionally.

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Check How We Help You Ship from China to Zambia.

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Qualifications and Honor for Shipping from China to Zambia

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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 Zambia.

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NVOCC Business Operation Qualification Registration Certificate

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 Zambia.

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ISO9001 2015 Quality Management System Certificate

We maintain the ISO9001 2015 quality management system when shipping from China to Zambia. The Zambian government also demands this certificate from the freight forwarders that arrange to ship from China to Zambia.

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Certificate of Membership for WCA

WCA is the largest organization of standalone freight forwarders in the world with its activities in 197 countries. The organization looks after the financial support of its members. We are proud members of WCA, and having them at our back gives us extra courage.

 

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Certificate of Membership for CIFA

WCA is the largest organization of standalone freight forwarders in the world with its activities in 197 countries. The organization looks after the financial support of its members. We are proud members of WCA, and having them at our back gives us extra courage.

 

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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 Zambia – The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Zambia is an underdeveloped country on the African Continent.

The Zambian economy largely depends on imports and exports.

China is the second highest exporter to Zambia.

Zambia is a landlocked country; you can not ship from China to Zambia via sea freight directly.

This FAQ guide will help you know everything you need to know about shipping from China to Zambia.

Table of Contents

  1. Can I Ship From China To Zambia?
  2. What Shipping Options Are Available From China To Zambia?
  3. How Many Days Do I Need To Ship From China To Zambia?
  4. What Is The Shipping Cost From China To Zambia?
  5. Is Ups Available From China To Zambia?
  6. Is Door To Door Shipping Possible From China To Zambia?
  7. Can I Ship From China To Zambia Without Going Myself?
  8. How Do I Calculate The Shipping From China To Zambia?
  9. What Is The Cost Of Air Freight From China To Zambia?
  10. How Much Time Do I Need To Ship From China To Zambia By Air Freight?
  11. How Much For A 20-foot Container From China To Zambia?
  12. How Much Time Do I Need To Ship From China To Zambia By Sea?
  13. What Is The Cheapest Shipping Method From China To Zambia?
  14. Is There Any Sea Port In Zambia?
  15. Does Amazon Ship To Zambia?
  16. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To Zambia?
  17. Do I Have To Face Customs In Zambia?
  18. Which Products Are Restricted In Zambia?
  19. How Much I Have To Pay For Customs Clearance In Zambia?
  20. What If The Zambian Customs Department Holds My Package?

1. Can I Ship From China To Zambia?

China is the global leader of exporters, exporting various products all over the world.

And Zambia is no exception as the country imports various products from different categories every year from China.

So, shipping from China to Zambia is absolutely permitted, and the Zambian Government encourages shipment from China.

But before you proceed, you should know that Zambia does not possess any seaport; the country is covered by land only.

So, if you want to use sea freight you can use Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), the ports of Durban (South Africa), & Walvis Bay (Namibia).

You can ship from China to Zambia using an express courier service if the goods you are shipping weighs less than 150 Kg.

Shipping from China to Zambia
Shipping from China to Zambia

If the goods you are importing to Zambia weigh more than 150 kg and under 700 Kg, air freight will be your best bet.

Though Zambia does not have any seaport, you can import to Zambia via sea freight to Durban (SA) and travel through the land to bring that to Zambia.

With some limitations, sea freight still is the cheapest shipping from China to Zambia.

HART logistics is a global freight forwarder from China. We offer the cheapest shipping from China to Zambia for every shipping method.

You can pick a supplier from China and ship your products to Zambia using a freight forwarder in China.

If you are new and don’t want to invest much initially, you can do it sitting in Zambia.

You can contact a seller from Alibaba and bring your shipment from China to Zambia, but remember,  finding a good supplier in Alibaba is a very challenging task.

2. What Shipping Options Are Available From China To Zambia?

Zambia is a landlocked country which means there is no seaport in the country.

So, there are only two direct ways to ship to Zambia.

Obviously, express shipping is the fastest shipping method for Zambia.

Many leading express courier services like FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL are available in Zambia and you can use any of them to ship from China to Zambia.

Express shipping is faster than any other shipping method deliver your shipment between only 3-5 business days

Air freight shipping from China to Zambia
Air freight shipping from China to Zambia

Though express shipping from China to Zambia is fast, it is the priciest shipping option.

So, for the lesser shipping cost from China to Zambia, you can choose the aerial route.

Air freight from China to Zambia will cost you less than express courier, and you don’t have to wait much to receive your shipment.

Though Zambia has no seaport, you can still use sea freight from China to Zambia.

Dar es Salaam port Tanzania, Durban port of South Africa,  Beria, or Walvis Bay port Namibia is close to Zambia and you can use any of those ports.

From there you have to transport your goods to Zambia by truck.

Even though the process is not accessible if you are importing many goods, the cheapest shipping from China to Zambia is sea freight.

Sea freight needs much time, but the shipping cost from China to Zambia reduces by a great deal.

So, here is the deal:

If your package weighs less than 150Kg express courier is an ideal option for you.

And with the express courier, you don’t have to deal with customs.

For more than 150 Kg and under 700 Kg air freight is a perfect choice.

If you are importing more than 700 Kg, sea freight from China to Zambia will be a good choice.

Hart Logistics offers all the shipping as mentioned above methods from China to Zambia at a competitive price.

3. How Many Days Do I Need To Ship From China To Zambia?

You have to calculate the shipping time based on the shipping method you are using.

Express shipping  from China to Zambia takes only 3-7 days to deliver your shipment from China to Zambia.

Furthermore, you don’t need to deal with customs clearance; the courier service will take care of everything from receiving to delivering your goods.

The express courier service is flexible and quick but at the same time too pricey.

Air freight shipping from China to Zambia is convenient
Air freight shipping from China to Zambia is convenient

Air freight is another fast shipping method, and you will receive the shipment from China to Zambia in 10-15 days.

Remember, you have to take care of the customs procedures and add 5-10 additional days for transit.

Sea freight from China to Zambia takes 40 to 60 days.

From the port, you have to bring the shipment to Zambia using trucks, and that will also take 3-5 days to complete the entire process.

As you have to bring your goods using another country’s border, you must complete some additional official formalities.

4. What Is The Shipping Cost From China To Zambia?

The shipping cost from China to Zambia depends on the mode of your shipping and the freight forwarder.

The shipping rate largely depends on the type of product and the service method you will use to ship from China to Zambia.

For express shipping from China to Zambia, the charge is between US $15 to US $30 per Kg.

Air freight from China to Zambia ranges from US $5 to US $15 per kg.

And you have to pay US $3500-$4000 per 20-ft container while using sea freight from China to Zambia.

But as Zambia does not have a seaport, you have to use a seaport of its neighbor country and then transport via truck.

You have to pay for the road transport and destination clearance.

Sea freight shipping from China to Zambia
Sea freight shipping from China to Zambia

Top express couriers like DHL, FedEx, UPS have signed contracts with freight forwarders from China.

Those freight forwarders offer express shipping from China to Zambia at a low cost.

HART Logistics has signed agreements with all the major express couriers in Zambia.

We also have contracts with every top airline that ships from China to Zambia and offer competitive prices than other freight forwarders in China.

5. Is UPS Available From China To Zambia?

UPS has more shipping options than any other shipping company in China.

And you can ship from China to Zambia with UPS.

UPS will pick up your shipment from a Chinese supplier and deliver it to your address in Zambia.

UPS has many shipping options for shipping from China to Zambia.

Sea freight shipping from China to Zambia
Sea freight shipping from China to Zambia

You can track your shipment’s status using UPS’s robust tracking system.

Moreover, you can upload your customs documentation to their World Ship portal and get your shipment quickly.

6. Is Door To Door Shipping Possible From China To Zambia?

Yes, you can use door to door shipping from China to Zambia.

Door-to-door is the most convenient shipping method.

You can use the sea or air route for your door to door shipping from China to Zambia.

Hart Logistics offers door to door shipping for our clients in Zambia.

Our team will pick up your product from the supplier in China and deliver it to your doorstep in Zambia.

We will deal with the customs clearance procedure, and you will get your product smoothly sitting at your home.

7. Can I Ship From China To Zambia Without Going Myself?

Yes, it is not mandatory to go to China for shipping from China to Zambia.

You can book a door-to-door service from a freight forwarder in China, and they will collect your goods from your supplier and deliver it straight to your address in Zambia.

If your shipment from China to Zambia is not that large, you can use any express courier service.

It is straightforward to ship from China without going there.

You can select your product from Alibaba or any other B2B website and place your order.

Then you have to hire a freight forwarder, or you can take help from that B2B website to bring your shipment from China to Zambia.

But suppose you are dealing with a sophisticated product or planning to import a large shipment. In that case, it is highly recommended that you visit the supplier and take all the precautions before shipping from China to Zambia.

To know more how to find a Chinese supplier you can watch the video

8. How Do I Calculate The Shipping Cost From China To Zambia?

Shipping cost depends on many factors.

First of all, you have to calculate your package weight to determine the cargo cost.

You have to follow the international standard to calculate the cost.

The cargo shipping costs are calculated on two parameters: Volumetric weight and Actual weight.

The actual weight, as the name suggests, represents the original package weight.

The volumetric weight, on the contrary, is the comparison of both volume and weight.

Volumetric weight is important for shipping from China to Zambia
Volumetric weight is important for shipping from China to Zambia

From that comparison, the shipping company will charge you for your shipment from China to Zambia.

If the volumetric weight is higher than the typical weight, the shipping company will charge you for the volumetric weight.

On the other hand, if the regular weight is bigger than the volumetric weight, you will be charged for the actual weight.

Now the main question, how to know the weight for what the shipping agency will charge you?

Well, the process is very straightforward with a simple ratio.

Use the formula of 1:167 to determine the chargeable weight for air freight of your shipment.

Let’s clear the topic with an example.

Suppose the package you are shipping from China to Zambia is one cubic meter.

Using the 1:167 ratio, the actual weight of your package can not be over 167 Kg.

If the actual weight is over 167 Kg, you will be charged for that weight.

For express courier service, the ratio becomes 1:200.

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9. What is the cost of air freight from China to Zambia?

Air freight is the most popular way of shipping from China to Zambia.

As Zambia does not have a seaport, most importers prefer air freight to bring their shipment from China to Zambia.

The rate for air freight from China to Zambia is between US  $10-$15 per kg.

The price should depend on multiple reasons like available space in the cargo, the type of cargo,  etc.

Furthermore, the price varies for the number of your goods.

The price will decrease for a higher amount of products, and for a lower amount of products, the price will increase.

The shipping cost from China to Zambia for air freight also depends on the transit time and insurance policy.

Hart Logistics always offers the best competitive price for air freight shipping from China to Zambia.

10. How Much Time Do I need To Ship From China To Zambia by Air Freight?

There are 21 Airports in Zambia, and 6 are international airports where international air freight lands.

Air freight from China to Zambia takes 8-15 business days to deliver your shipment.

Add 5 transit days with that to be on the safer side.

The Air freight delivery time can vary from company to company.

So, you should pick the freight forwarder to receive your shipment in Zambia quickly and easily.

Hart Logistics has signed agreements with every top airline that transports to Zambia from China.

With our healthy connections, we can ensure that you will find your place on air freight to Zambia faster than others.

11. How Much for  A 20-Foot Container For Zambia?

Zambia is a landlocked country, and there is a seaport in Zambia.

Therefore, you have to ship your goods to Dar es Salaam port Tanzania, Durban port of South Africa,  Beria, or Walvis Bay port Namibia.

20 ft container for sea freight shipping from China to Zambia
20 ft container for sea freight shipping from China to Zambia

From there, you can transport your shipment to Zambia by road.

The charge for a 20-ft container ranges from US $2000 to US $35000.

The shipping rate is not fixed and depends on many factors.

The most crucial factor is the distance between the two ports.

For a higher distance between two ports, the cost will be higher.

Moreover, the fluctuating fuel price also impacts the rate of a 20-ft container.

And lastly, the terminal fees and shipping season also impact the cost of a 20-ft container from China to Zambia.

And, for Zambia, you will have to add the road transport cost.

12. How Much Time Do I Need To Ship From China To Zambia By Sea?

Zambia is surrounded by land and no ocean.

So, you can not ship directly to Zambia by sea freight.

You can use Durban sea port to transport to Zambia
You can use Durban sea port to transport to Zambia

You have to ship your goods to Dar es Salaam port Tanzania, Durban port of South Africa,  Beria, or Walvis Bay port Namibia.

Typically it takes 40-60 days to ship to Tanzania, South Africa, or Namibia from China.

You will need additional 3-5 days for processing and delivering the shipment to Zambia.

13. What Is The Cheapest Shipping Method From China To Zambia?

Typically sea freight is the cheapest shipping method from China.

But Zambia is a landlocked country and has no seaport.

Therefore, air freight is the cheapest shipping from China to Zambia for a low number of products.

But if you are dealing with lots of goods, sea freight is the cheapest shipping from China to Zambia.

But you have to pay for destination clearance and road transport costs for your shipment from China to Zambia.

In a nutshell, the shipping cost from China to Zambia depends on the number of your products.

For fewer products, air freight is the cheapest, and for a large number of products, sea freight is the most affordable.

14. Is There Any Seaport In Zambia?

Zambia is a landlocked country which means the country has no border with a sea.

But you can ship to Zambia with sea freight using other country’s seaports.

Tanzania, South Africa, and Namibia share common borders with Zambia and permits them to ship products using their country’s land.

15. Does Amazon Ship To Zambia?

No. Amazon does not offer any free shipping service to Zambia.

But you can purchase from Amazon from Zambia by registering to their international shipping portal.

Typically you have to pay around ZK150 ZMW for every shipment from Amazon to Zambia.

Amazon Does not ship free to Zambia
Amazon Does not ship free to Zambia

You may have to pay more if you place a bulk order or ship more than one product.

14. How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs From China To Zambia?

Reducing the shipping costs while shipping from China to Zambia varies for multiple factors.

Firstly you need to select the ideal shipping method that suits the product you are importing from China.

As Zambia does not have any seaport, it is better to choose air freight if the amount of shipping is not too high.

Secondly, the cost depends on the shipping mode you are going to use.

For fast shipping, express courier is the best way.

But express courier will cost you nearly double than air freight service.

So, if you are shipping higher than 150 Kg, express courier is never an ideal option.

In that case use air freight from China to Zambia.

Then comes another essential factor that impacts your shipping cost from China to Zambia, the freight forwarder.

Don’t book the first one you contact.

Always ask for a quote from different shipping companies.

After getting the quote, choose that freight forwarder with the lowest rate and good reputation of shipping from China to Zambia.

Remember, shipping companies care for a long-term relationship.

So, if you are a regular international trader from Zambia, maintain a good relationship with your freight forwarder.

A regular customer always gets special discounts from a freight forwarder.

15. Do I have to Face Customs in Zambia?

Yes, you can not transport any goods to Zambia without letting the customs know. The customs won’t demand duty or VAT for some specific products and packages, but your products have to go through customs before they enter Zambia.

16. Which Products Are Restricted In Zambia?

Like all countries, Zambia has a list of forbidden items. For hassle-free shipping from China to Zambia, we recommend DO NOT ship these products.

  • Non-perishable food
  • Precious metals
  • Blood
  • Credit cards
  • Jewelry
  • Knives
  • Furs
  • Oxidizers
  • Liquor
  • Personal effects
  • Stamps
  • Poisons
  • Powder
  • Obscene material or item
  • Iran made products
  • Tobacco products

17. How Much I Have To Pay For Customs Clearance In Zambia?

The Zambian Government applies the following charges on all imports to Zambia.

  • Customs Duty: Ranges from 0-40%.
  • Import Value added Tax (VAT): 0-16%.
  • Excise Duty: Applied on selected luxurious products and alcohol, tobacco.
  • Export Duty: Applied on selected items.
You have to pay duty bill to Zambian Customs department
You have to pay duty bill to Zambian Customs department

For detailed information, you can visit the official page of the Zambian customs department.

18. What If The Zambian Customs Department Holds My Package?

If you have proper documentation and paid your customs duties the customs department won’t hold your shipment.

But if they do that means they will run an investigation on your shipment.

In that case, you can not do anything but wait for their calls.

Conclusion

Zambia imports many products from China.

But before you start shipping from China to Zambia you should know everything related to the shipping process.

Hart Logistics is the leading freight forwarder in China and has been shipping to Zambia for many years.

You will get the cheapest shipping from China to Zambia from Hart Logistics.

Do you have anything to ship from China to Zambia?

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