China is Israel’s third largest trading partner and exporting market after the United States and the European Union. China is also Israel’s largest export market within East Asia. China’s top imports to Israel are broadcasting equipment and semiconductor devices. Before you start shipping from China to Israel, check your transportation options.
Shipping from China to Israel – means of transportation
Air freight from China to Israel
If you are short on time, air freight is the best option because even though air transportation is expensive, it is very time efficient. It is usually used to transport small shipments of high value, like jewelry and precious stones, or products with short expiry dates.
How long does air freight from China to Israel take?
Air shipping from China to Israel takes about 1-4 days.
Main cargo airports in China
- Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
- Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
- Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)
- Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX)
Main cargo airports in Israel
- Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
- Haifa Airport (HFA)
Sea freight from China to Israel
Sea freight is the most frequently chosen mode of transportation, most likely due to it being inexpensive compared to other shipping methods. It also offers great carrying capacity, which makes it convenient for transporting larger loads. You can choose FCL (Full Container Load) or LCL (Less Container Load) for sea transportation. FCL means your goods will fill the entire container, whereas LCL means sharing one container with other shippers.
How long does it take to ship from China to Israel by sea?
Sea shipping from China to Israel takes around 15-30 days; therefore, you should choose your shipping method according to your needs.
Main cargo seaports in China
- Port of Shanghai (CNSHA)
- Port of Shenzhen (CNSZX)
- Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan (CNNGB)
- Port of Guangzhou (CNGZG)
- Port of Qingdao (CNTAO)
Main cargo seaports in Israel
- Port of Haifa (ILHFA)
- Port of Ashdod (ILASH)
- Port of Eilat (ILETH)
Documents for shipping to Israel
Required documents when exporting to Israel:
- commercial invoice
- packing list, but only if the invoice does not include details on the shipped products.
Additional documents depending on the type of product are:
- certificate of origin
- fumigation certificate
- CITES certificate for specimens of fauna and flora
- other certificates, permits, and documents.
You can find more information on documents in the “documents” section of our blog.
How much does it cost to ship from China to Israel?
The transport cost depends mainly on the shipping methods, but the size or type of product you want to transport also plays a role. Both sea and air freight have their advantages and disadvantages. Before you make your final decision, please check the offers from different freight forwarders to get the best deal. It can easily be done on ShipHub – just fill in the form and wait for the quotations from reliable freight forwarders.