In 2021, Pakistan’s export to Canada was worth over USD 360 million. It mainly exported apparel, plastics, textile, leather, iron, and steel articles. In terms of importing goods from Canada, it was mostly oil seeds, grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables, certain roots and tubers, and steel and iron. Pakistan’s export to Canada has been increasing in recent years. However, before you start shipping from Pakistan to Canada, you should check your options and which one will be the most suitable for you.
Shipping from Pakistan to Canada
Sea freight from Pakistan to Canada
Sea freight is a cheaper option as well as a more reliable one, compared to air freight, where the weather conditions are a crucial factor. However, sea freight is also an option where transportation takes more time – a shipment from Pakistan to Canada may take 19-25 days. Another downside of this option is that it is less convenient as seaports are only located along the seaside. Therefore there may also be a need for inland transportation to the final destination. That may generate further costs as well as take more planning and organizing.
Major seaports in Pakistan
- Karachi Port
- Gwadar Port
- Port Muhammad Bin Qasim
- Ormara Port
Major seaports in Canada
- Port of Vancouver
- Port of Montreal
- Port of Prince Rupert
- Port of Halifax
- Port of Saint John
Air freight from Pakistan to Canada
Airfreight is a better option for valuable or vulnerable products and shipments where time plays a significant role, as it is a much quicker method. Transportation from Pakistan to Canada by air takes 1-3 days. Another advantage of air freight is that airports may be located across the country and not only on the seaside as seaports, making transporting to the final destination easier. However, it is a more expensive option.
Major airports in Pakistan
- Jinnah International Airport
- Islamabad International Airport
- Allama Iqbal International Airport
- Bacha Khan International Airport
Major airports in Canada
- Toronto Pearson Airport
- Vancouver Airport
- Hamilton International Airport
- Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
- Calgary International Airport
How much does it cost?
The transportation costs depend on the value and amount of product you will be shipping and the method of transportation chosen.
If you want to check the estimated costs, you can do it on ShipHub.co website. Follow the examples below: