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Q: Shipping a large trunk out of China by boat : what's your experience ?

  As part of my planning to leave China, I would like to hear about your personal experience : sending a large trunk of personal stuffs (books, clothes, household items, home computer), by boat. I would use boat shipping over plane shipping, because it's cheaper and there would be no hurry. It would be for a long ride, ie. Down Under.

* Which company did you use ?
* Did you have to pick your trunk in a port by yourself, or was it delivered at a specified address ?
* In which state your stuffs were after the journey ?
* How long did it take to reach destination (to have a rough idea, was it 6 months or 2 weeks) ?

6 years 7 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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where are you now?i mean from  whcih city you will deliver your stuff?i can recomend the company!

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where are you now?i mean from  whcih city you will deliver your stuff?i can recomend the company!

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where are you now?i mean from  whcih city you will deliver your stuff?i can recomend the company!

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Have we slipped back to the nineteenth century?

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My only boat shipping 'experience' from GOOG:

 

http://en.sevenseas-china.com/shippingchina.html

 

Please also be sure to consult us if you are looking for an economical shipping service to Australia or New Zealand by sea freight, or you're just looking for a faster air freight overseas shipping service. Seven Seas also assists many teachers personnel with shipping services to EU and USA.

More on sea shipping:

http://www.chinaimportal.com/blog/sea-freight-shipping-from-china-guide/

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I did once try to ship a large trunk out of China but the elephant it was attached to wouldn't budge. The whole event turned out traumatic so, in the end, I gave up and sent my family a sculpted Buddha instead.

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I mainly have experience sending "stuff" using normal post. The delivery is slow, the packages show up in horrible conditions. It is only usable for unbreakable things such as socks and old Nokia phones. 

If it ends up in the hands of "La Poste"  is probably not important, the important part is that it leaves China in the hands of anyone but China Post. 

Sending from China to Europe has averaged 5 weeks or so, sending stuff the other way, the record has been 3 months....before the package was returned to sender with a stamp from Beijing post office. 

 

A suggestion. Look into shipping to HK using EMS or SF and then from there onwards using something else. 

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