Venezuela is located at the northern tip of South America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the southwest and west.
The national capital, Caracas, is Venezuela's main industrial, commercial, educational and tourist center.
China has been investing billions of dollars in Venezuela and Venezuela has increased its exports of oil and other resources to China.
If you have cargo for shipping to Venezuela, please continue reading this guide to learn how to ship from China to Venezuela.
Over the years, the shipping sector from China to Venezuela has developed air, sea and express services. These services allow us to offer the most affordable shipping methods and protected space availability when shipping to Venezuela.
The two main modes of transportation of cargoes from China to Venezuela are by sea and air.
We use our expertise to handle your cargo so that you can build more substantial relationships with your Chinese suppliers and customers in Venezuela.
Shipping by sea is an ideal option if you want to ship cargoes from China to Venezuela on a budget.
Compared to other modes of transportation, sea freight is the cheapest and the slowest. It is suitable for shipping cargoes over long distances, especially for bulk cargoes or large equipment.
In most cases, cargoes will be transported using container ships, sometimes using bulk carriers or ro-ro ships, tankers, etc. Sea freight is very slow, taking about 30-40 days to reach Venezuela from China.
In addition, FCL and LCL are the most common ocean shipments we handle from China to Venezuela.
A FCL is a container dedicated to a customer shipping cargo from China to Venezuela. Usually, we offer full container shipping services to Venezuela in 20ft containers and 40ft containers (20GP, 40GP and 40HQ).
If you are shipping a large amount of cargo and can fill the container, it makes sense to choose FCL (full container load). Another advantage of FCL is that your items are stored separately from other importers. Also, FCL is more cost effective.
If your cargo is not fragile and requires less space, you can place your products in shared containers (LCL) and pay only the price of the necessary space.
Of course, the final cost per unit is higher than FCL due to the extra work (consolidation, unpacking, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), and also means that combining your cargo with other shipments to the same destination may take longer for your delivery. LCL is a good option for small businesses to get started.
JIKEship NOTE: If your products are large and heavy equipment, we will recommend flat racking or open top container solutions. Also, reefer containers for temperature-sensitive products, break bulk for large and bulk cargo, RO-RO: for vehicles and wheeled cargo.
Venezuela's largest port, vital to the oil industry, with over 80% of inbound cargo handled by the port of Cabello.
The second largest port in Venezuela, after Cabello Port. Located just one hour from the capital city of Caracas, Puerto La Guaira is rich in culture and of considerable historical importance.
The Port of Maracaibo is a medium port in Venezuela.
Other ports include: Guaranao, Guanta
Air cargo shipping is the perfect solution when all other modes of transportation fail to meet your time requirements. In any case, using airfreight guarantees the least amount of time used to get from China to Venezuela. If you are shipping high value products, speed is not the only advantage of airfreight, it also ensures a higher level of security.
However, it also means that shorter transit times may require faster cash flow and more turnover, and not everything is worth shipping by air.
Some shipments may be rejected due to airline restrictions and limitations. Please consult our team for solutions on shipping solutions if needed.
Largest airport in Venezuela
Other Venezuelan airports include:
Sea freight from China to Venezuela usually takes 30-40 days for sea freight and 3-7 days for air freight. The actual transit time may vary depending on the choice of port/airport, service, route, etc.
The following is for reference only：
|POL (port of loading)||POD (port of discharge)||Transit time|
|Shanghai||La Guaira||34 days|
|Shenzhen||Puerto Cabello||37 days|
|Qingdao||Puerto Cabello||40 days|
The above transit time is for FCL, port-to-port only. If you need LCL shipment, please add 7-10 days for shipment time.
Air freight from China usually takes 3-7 days to reach Venezuela, as there are no direct flights routes connecting Chinese cities with Venezuelan cities. Transit times may vary depending on the service and route chosen.
Note: During peak seasons, transit times can be extended.
The time also depends on the freight forwarder you choose, your urgency and your affordability.
However, the average timeline is as follows.
DHL Express can expect to deliver your shipment within 3 - 6 days.
UPS Express can expect to deliver your shipment in 8 - 12 days and 3 - 5 days, depending on your urgency.
FedEx Express can expect to deliver your shipment within 5 - 8 days.
China Post Express can expect to deliver your shipment within 16 - 30 days.
It is difficult to provide an estimate of the cost of shipping to Venezuela.
First, cargo varies, and different customers may have various requirements under some specific circumstances.
Secondly, the shipping market changes rapidly, resulting in frequent fluctuations in the sea and air freight prices, which can vary greatly from year to year. For example, last week's prices may be invalid this week.
In addition, time requirements can also affect shipping costs. The faster you want to receive your shipment, the more money you must spend on shipping.
If you are in the import/export business, it is crucial to know the cost of shipping to Venezuela.Shipping costs are integral and can sometimes be a large part of the final landed cost of imported goods, especially for low-value goods.
When shipping from China to Venezuela, everyone wants the same thing: fast and safe delivery of goods at the lowest possible cost.
Every customer is different and has different requirements in different situations, plus the ever-changing shipping market.
The best way to get your cargo from China to Venezuela is to rely on a reputable and experienced freight forwarder.
Please provide the following to your freight forwarder：
How do I ship from China to Venezuela?
Step 1: Contact a freight forwarder
A China-based freight forwarder may make it easier for you, since most of the complexity and uncertainty of international cargo shipping lies in the origin, not the destination.
Step 2: Obtain shipping quotes from China
Step 3: Connect your freight forwarder with a supplier, the forwarder will handle your shipment and keep you updated on its status.
Step 4: Obtain cargo insurance in China (optional)
Step 5: Arrange Customs Clearance
Prepare the shipment for arrival and customs clearance.
Or, you can have a freight forwarder provide you with a one-stop door-to-door shipping service from China to Venezuela.
If you are interested in shipping from China to Venezuela, please contact us. Get tailor-made shipping solutions and a quote for your shipment from China to Venezuela.