International Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker Based in China

international freight forwarder

Ship from China to Germany

Our Services

Ocean Freight

Our extensive network ensures smooth sea transport with options for both less-than-container loads (LCL) and full-container loads (FCL), accommodating all your shipment sizes.

Air Freight

Ideal for time-sensitive deliveries, we provide fast and secure transport of goods to and from any major airport worldwide, backed by expert logistical support.

Door to Door

Our comprehensive service includes pickup, transportation, and delivery of goods directly to the point of use, ensuring convenience and efficiency.

Custom Clearance

Our customs clearance services ensure fast and reliable handling of all necessary paperwork, duties, and legal requirements to streamline the import and export process for your shipments.


Our secure storage facilities are equipped to handle goods of all sizes and types, offering both short-term and long-term storage options to support your inventory management

You Can Trust Allwayforward

Shipping from China to Germany is streamlined with AllWayForward, making the process transparent and straightforward for small businesses.

Our Shipping Process

1. Pickup and Consolidation

We collect your goods from suppliers in China, consolidating shipments for efficiency and cost-effectiveness without requiring a full container.

2. Documentation & Customs

Our team manages all export paperwork and customs clearances in China to ensure compliance and prevent delays.

3. Freight Options:

Select from ocean (FCL/LCL) or air freight. We provide transit times and updates throughout.

4. US Customs Clearance

We handle Germany customs, ensuring all documents are correct for a smooth entry.

5. Duties & Taxes

Assistance with duty and tax calculations, offering guidance to minimize expenses.

6. Delivery

Coordinating last-mile delivery, we ensure your goods reach you promptly and safely.

We Handle Your Germany Customs

Our expertise ensures your shipments through Germany Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are hassle-free. We handle the declaration process, ensuring compliance with Germany regulations and swift clearance.

Essential Documentation

Accurate documentation is crucial. You’ll need:

Commercial Invoice

Packing List

Bill of lading or airway bill

Certificate of origin

Import/export licenses

Specific Permits or Licenses (if applicable)

Allwayforward Tips

You can avoid your custom clearance delays by classifying goods correctly with the appropriate Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes, staying informed about any changes in regulations, and partnering with experts like AllWayForward, who ensure compliance with all customs laws to simplify the process for you.

Sea Freight Cost from China to Germany

Prices can fluctuate significantly due to market demand, fuel surcharges, and additional fees such as port handling, documentation, and customs clearance. Generally, for FCL shipments, the cost can range from $1,500 to $4,000 for a 20-foot container, while LCL shipments are priced based on cubic meter volume.

Air Freight Cost from China to Germany

The cost of air freight from China to Germany is determined by several variables, including the weight and volume of the shipment, the type of goods, and the urgency of delivery. Rates typically range from $3 to $8 per kilogram, with the possibility of additional charges such as fuel surcharges, security fees, and airport handling fees.

Why Choose Allwayforward?

For Small Business

We specialize in providing personalized, efficient, and cost-effective shipping solutions for small businesses, helping you navigate the complexities of international freight with ease.

Customized Solutions

Our flexible FCL and LCL options are tailored to meet the specific needs of your business, ensuring that whether it’s your first shipment or you’re expanding, you have the support and options you need.

Expert Support

With AllWayForward, you receive comprehensive support throughout the shipping process. Our team assists with paperwork, customs clearance, and selecting the optimal shipping method, making your experience seamless and stress-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Costs can vary widely based on shipment size, weight, type of goods, shipping method (FCL or LCL), and additional services like insurance or customs clearance. Rates for a 20-foot container may range from $1,500 to $4,000, but it’s best to get a direct quote for the most accurate pricing.

In China, major export ports include Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Ningbo. In Germany, significant import ports are Hamburg, Bremerhaven, and Wilhelmshaven.

Key documents include a Bill of Lading/Air Waybill, commercial invoice, packing list, and possibly specific certificates or licenses depending on the nature of the goods.

Certain items may be restricted or prohibited due to safety, health, or environmental reasons. It’s important to consult the latest German customs regulations before shipping.

Choose the right shipping method for your needs, pack your goods securely, complete all necessary documentation accurately, and work with reliable freight forwarders or carriers experienced in China-Germany shipments.

Better A to B Starts Here

Companies of all sizes come to us with supply chain challenges. We deliver results others can’t.

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