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Shipping to the USA: A Guide to International Shipping

Views: 14     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2022-06-24      Origin: Site

U.S. shipping has always been an important part of the shipping market, but also the most important mode of international trade from China to the United States, then often take the sea should know: U.S. ports are divided into U.S. West, U.S. Central, U.S. East, because according to the different areas sent to the United States, there will be different timeframes, different prices. Generally speaking, due to one of the factors of geographical location, the comparison of the length of time and cost are U.S. East > U.S. Central > U.S. West.

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So how are these three regions differentiated? The following is a brief introduction to the US West, US Central and US East by STU Supply Chain.

Here is the content list:

· Eastern U.S. (U.S. East zip code starts with 0-3)

· Central U.S.: In addition to the U.S. East and West (U.S. Central zip codes begin with 4-7)

· Western U.S. (U.S. West zip code starts with 8-9)

· Shipping Time from China to USA


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Eastern U.S. (U.S. East zip code starts with 0-3)

The eastern part of the United States is the region where the entire U.S. population is mainly concentrated, while industry and commerce are also the most developed in the country, with a high degree of urbanization and developed educational resources.


The East Coast of the United States, also known as the Atlantic Coast, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Canada to the north, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Many internationally renowned cities are located in the East Coast, such as Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Miami, all of which are rich in cultural values. The level of spending power is also high.


The main ports in the US East are: NEW YORK, SAVANNAH, MIAMI, JACKSONVILLE, CHARLESTON, and BOSTON.


Central U.S.: In addition to the U.S. East and West (U.S. Central zip codes begin with 4-7)

Chicago is the largest city in the central region, the third largest city in the United States, and the second largest business center, and is also known as the "Capital of the Midwest. Detroit and Indianapolis rank second and third.


The major cities in the central part of the United States include Dallas, Chicago, Houston, and so on.


Western U.S. (U.S. West zip code starts with 8-9)

The western United States is home to many famous IT companies, Microsoft in Seattle and Boeing, the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, and California with Silicon Valley, Google, Facebook and Apple.


The west coast of the United States, facing the Pacific Ocean, usually refers to California, Oregon and Washington. Broadly speaking, it also includes Alaska, Hawaii, which has a Mediterranean climate and is famous for its sunny beaches. The major coastal cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Anchorage, Honolulu, and Long Beach.


The main ports in the U.S. West are: LOS ANGELES, LONG BEACH, SEATTLE,WA, SAN DRANCISCO, etc.

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Shipping Time China to USA

US West: Los Angeles/Long Beach as the main shipping terminal, Shenzhen outbound, general shipping time is around 16 days (Shanghai outbound Mason Express shipping time is 12 days)


U.S.-China: Unloading from U.S.-West/Vancouver, pulling to inland IPI point by train/truck, arriving at the station about 25-30 days after sailing, because of the need of transit, may be affected by the terminal unloading container plugging the port, etc.


U.S. East: New York / Toronto and other ports are the main, Shenzhen sailing about 30 days to.


The time required for the U.S. customs clearance by sea

The normal time for U.S. customs clearance is about 4 working days, if you meet the U.S. Customs inspection cabinet, will delay the delivery time in the United States, general inspection time, X-ray scanning about 2-6 working days, open box inspection about 2-3 weeks, 15 days to the port after the big ship, customs clearance 2-3 days.


The ultimate goal of the traditional industry shipping is to ensure that the cargo ship is loaded to 100%, the ship loaded with goods to be able to maximize profits. If the goods are not loaded, each container will have the corresponding loss


With the adjustment of shipping capacity, all walks of life in the sea or air transport route selection, choose the sea is also not a few. For cross-border e-commerce logistics, not sensitive to the time, to save costs, but also want to cost-effective, the advantages of sea freight loading can be consolidated box is reflected.


U.S. Amazon shipping is through Shenzhen / Shanghai to the United States in many forms of logistics transit, as the main form of logistics, for domestic and foreign enterprises to export international raw materials, advanced equipment, high-end product procurement, etc. to provide a convenient logistics route. And in the transport, domestic manufacturers and import and export companies, must go through customs supervision, to obtain valid customs clearance documents before release. At this time, you need a professional freight forwarder to help you solve all kinds of trouble, to ensure that convenient and not cumbersome, reliable, reliable, and preferential freight rates.



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