Transportation from China to Colombia



Colombian ports receive seaborne cargo from China


Whole container shipping from China to Colombia


Almost 90% of Colombia's imports come from its ports.


Colombia has nine major seaports: Buenaventura and Tumaco on the Pacific coast, and La Guahira, the Gulf of Morosquillo, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Shenaga, Cartagena, Uraba and San Andres on the Caribbean coast.


You can go from EXP, China to the Chinese port in Columbia.


China has a vast territory and numerous ports. Here are some of the main ports:


  • Shanghai Port

The port is located in Shanghai on the east coast near the tip of the Yangtze River Delta. This location allows it to enter the hinterland of China from the outside through thousands of miles of rivers and waterways. It can be well connected to factories in nearby Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.


  • Shenzhen Yantian Port/Shekou Port

This port is located in Guangdong Province on the southern coast of China and is the gateway to the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong. This port is well connected to the southern hinterland of China.


  • Ningbo Zhoushan Port

This port is located on the eastern coast of Zhejiang Province. Zhejiang, a wealthy region with developed manufacturing, has been expanding its influence outside China in recent years. This also means that the port takes on more goods.


  • Hong Kong port

This port is located on the south coast and belongs to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a busy port with about 340 Container services per week, connecting the port to some 470 regions of the world, including Columbia.

Hong Kong is rapidly becoming an "international shipping service center".


  • Guangzhou Nansha Port

This is a port located on the southern coast of Guangdong Province.

This port, near the Pearl River Delta, is a historic port and plays an important role in Chinese history. As part of the new Maritime Silk Road, it is an international shipping hub.


The port provides a variety of choices for importers and exporters from China to Colombia


  • Qingdao Port

This east coast port is located in Shandong Province. Qingdao is an important port in Bohai Bay Port Group.

It provides good services in e-commerce and mechanization, and is becoming a first-class port in China.

Qingdao Port, relying on its geographical advantages, can connect Central Asia and become a strategic link between Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries and European countries.


  • Tianjin Port

The port is located on the north coast of Tianjin. This is one of the busiest ports in China, second only to Qingdao in throughput.


At present, there are plans to improve the port's Container loading and unloading market in order to better serve the international voice of global Container transportation.


  • Xiamen Port

The port is located on the southern coast of Fujian Province, near the mouth of Jiulong River. From this port, goods can be shipped to all parts of the world, including about 50 different countries including Colombia. Because of its geographical location, its trade with Taiwan is also closely related.


  • Dalian Port

The port is located on the northern coast of Liaoning Province, China. This port is the northernmost ice-free port in China. It has many strong links around the world and can serve 160 countries/territories including Colombia, in addition to East and North Asia and the Pacific Rim.

With the Chinese "Belt and Road" policy, the port has expanded its operations, opened up new routes for international Container shipping and introduced a Multimodal system.


With its location advantage, it is expected to become an important strategic port connecting the railways of Central Europe.


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Airlift from China to Colombia


Although most goods are transported by sea, air transport is undoubtedly the fastest choice among all modes of transportation. Our service can transport your goods from China to any airport in the world.


Air traffic from China to Colombia usually takes about three to seven days, depending on how heavy the air traffic is at a particular time of year.


However, please note that speed comes at a price, and air transportation can also be expensive.


On the other hand, if you are transporting small items, or if rapid transportation is an important part of your business and can add value, then air transportation may still be an effective economic option.


If you have any questions or want to discuss further, please feel free to send us a message, and our professional customer service team will contact you to discuss your options and find a solution that suits you.


When you choose air transportation, our logistics team will try to find the best combination of time and speed. According to the service you need, we can ship your goods from the factory to your company or other address.


We offer airport-to-airport, door-to-door, airport-to-door and door-to-airport services.


Air charter from China to Colombia


Air cargo charter flights are suitable for situations where you need to deliver and the regular schedule cannot meet your capacity or time requirements. The Air Cargo Charter allows you to charter flights to meet your shipping needs.


Charter service can make you sit back and relax. We can provide customized transportation service solutions to solve various air cargo transportation problems, such as transporting the following goods for you:

  • FMCG
  • High value goods
  • Sensitive goods, such as dangerous goods, fresh and perishable goods
  • Medical supplies and humanitarian relief assistance
  • Heavy cargo and super-large equipment
  • Automobile, aircraft and ship accessories

In terms of weight, we offer weight options from 10,000 pounds (5,000 kg) to 45,000 pounds (22,000 kg), which can be shipped in wooden cases, Pallet or bulk packages.

Our half-charter and all-charter services range in weight options from 10.000 lbs (5.000 kg) to 45.000 lbs (22.000 kg) and can also be shipped in wooden cases, Pallet or bulk packages.


Colombia's airport receiving Chinese air cargo


There are many airports in Colombia that can receive your imported goods.


Although there are more than a hundred possible airports, we highlight some of the most important airports and their suitable delivery methods below:


1-Airlift from China to El Dorado International Airport, Colombia. Air traffic from China.

2-Jose Maria C ó rdoba International Airport, Colombia. Freight from China.

3-Rafael Nunez International Airport, Colombia.

4-Alfonso Bonilla Arag ó n Columbia International Airport, door-to-airport service.

5-Ernesto Cortissoz Columbia International Airport. Airport to airport service.

6-Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport by air from Colombia from China.

7 Sim ó n Bol í var International Airport Columbia Cargo.

8-Palo Negro International Airport, Colombia.

9-Mateca ñ a International Airport Colombia DDP service comes from China.

10-Enrique Olaya Herrera Columbia Airport. Express service from China.

11-Los Garzones Airport, Colombia. Door-to-door service in China.

12-Camilo Dasa International Airport, Colombia. Air cargo service from China.

13-Eden Airport, Colombia. Air traffic from China.

14-Alfonso Lopez Airport Colombia by air from China.

15-Antonio Narino Airport, Colombia. Freight from China.


If you have any questions, please let us know and we will arrange the best landing site for your goods!


What are the advantages of air transportation from China to Colombia?


Air transportation is the fastest way to transport your goods from China to Colombia, but of course, this mode of transportation has both advantages and disadvantages.


In addition to the obvious advantage of speed, air transportation also provides reliability on arrival and departure.


Airplanes have a schedule to follow, and these schedules rarely change dramatically.


So when you order an airplane shipment, you can know exactly when your package leaves and arrives at each airport. If you are an enterprise that relies on accurate timing, this may be very important.


Another good reason is the flexibility of your shipping location.


By air, you can ship goods from almost anywhere in China. So while air transportation may be more expensive on a weight and size basis, it can be economical for your business by eliminating the extra travel costs to the seaport.


Likewise, because it takes less time by air than by other means, the INSURANCE CHARGE of goods in transit can be much less, which can save you money.


Generally speaking, INSURANCE CHARGE is also low, because air transportation is often safer than other methods. The airport is one of the safest places in the world, meaning your cargo is unlikely to be tampered with.


In addition, due to the fast transportation speed, your goods are less likely to be damaged in transit.


Air cargo also means that you may have fewer requirements for local warehousing and inventory integration.


With the acceleration of air transportation, your goods can be shipped directly to the airport instead of waiting to be integrated into the Container in the warehouse.


Air transport also requires less packaging than sea transport. You don't have to worry about packing.


As you can see, although air transportation is still the most expensive option by weight, in the long run, it can save a lot of economic costs.


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Warehousing your goods


We provide warehousing services for all your logistics needs.


When transporting goods, you may want to store them temporarily in a warehouse, especially when you purchase goods from many different stores.


Warehousing means you can collect and integrate your goods, which can save you money in the long run, especially if it means you can collect enough goods to make a complete Container economically viable.


Our facility provides all standard services in warehousing logistics, such as loading, unloading, packing, palletizing and temporary storage.


Customs declaration


Sailing through the sea of customs documents and arranging the most cost-effective and time-saving way to transport your goods can be a daunting task for importers.


That's why it makes economic sense to take advantage of the services of freight forwarders, who not only handle the details, but also use their wealth of knowledge and contacts to negotiate the best deal to meet your shipping needs.


If you want to ship goods from China to Colombia, choosing the right freight forwarder will have a great impact on your business success.


You can not only save money, but also save time, which is equally important to enterprises.


We take it as our duty to be familiar with the details and detailed rules of import laws and regulations. Of course, each country has different import regulations and intended standards.


By using the freight forwarding service, you can save the trouble of having to know all the different backgrounds and required documents.


This is our job and we will be able to ensure that your goods are transported as smoothly as possible, while you can use your time to better serve the profits elsewhere.


Should we choose EXW or FOB for shipping from China to Colombia?


The difference between FOB and EXW is whether the retailer is responsible for shipping to a Chinese port (FOB) or whether you are responsible.


If you are inexperienced or you are dealing with certain types of goods (such as wooden furniture) that may be difficult to clear, FOB may be your better choice.


However, if you are transporting small goods that are light in weight, then EXW is probably the best and most economical option in these situations.


If you have any questions about the seller's estimate of the price for delivery in China, please contact us and we can assess whether this is economically meaningful for you.


We have many years of experience in this industry and we know how to adjust your business logistics so that you always transport goods in a reasonable way.


Don't forget, our local knowledge of China makes us the perfect freight forwarder for shipping goods from China to Colombia.


If you have any questions about the best choice, please feel free to contact us.


Transport Terms from China to Colombia-EXW/FOB/CIF/DAP


After you choose the mode of transportation, there are other transportation calibrations that need to be considered.


Understanding the different options and how goods move along the supply chain will give you some insight into the next step.


Some terms to know: FOB, EXW, CIF, and DAP


If you buy from a commercial website such as, or if your vendor ships directly to you, they will recommend some terms to you: FOB, EXW, CIF and DAP.


FOB stands for Free on Board and is used to indicate liability for any goods damaged or destroyed in transit. FOB is the primary mode of transportation on websites such as Alibaba, which means that your supplier in China will be responsible for shipping from the factory to the port where the goods will be loaded.


After this step, you will be responsible for the next two freight steps: from China airport or seaport to Columbia airport/seaport; From Columbia Airport/Seaport to your company or shipping address.


EXW stands for Ex-Works is a term used in the International to designate the buyer to be responsible for transportation costs from the designated place provided by the seller. For shipment from China, EXW means that the buyer is responsible for freight and transportation from the factory/point of sale to the port in China.


This means that you basically have to cover three steps; From factory to port: from Chinese port to Colombian port; From Columbia port to your address. In these cases, Chinese freight forwarding companies can provide you with great help.


CIF stands for Costs, insurance and freight are paid by the supplier to prevent the risk of damage to the goods during transportation to the destination port, such as from the Chinese factory to the Colombian port. Therefore, under the CIF arrangement, the buyer is only responsible for transportation from the domestic port to the company address.


While CIF arrangements can eliminate some of the hassles in the transport process, they can be more expensive than alternatives.


In these arrangements, your supplier may use their own freight forwarder.


Therefore, you may need to consider whether it is a better business strategy to simply invest in your own freight forwarding partner, who will be responsible for logistics at a cheaper price than CIF arrangements.


DAP Representative Delivered at Place, as its name implies, is a trading arrangement in which suppliers agree to be responsible for all steps in the shipping process, from their supply point all the way to your company address.


In this step, the seller pays all fees and customs duties, and is responsible for any losses during transportation.


Although this may be the easiest way to order products, it also has some disadvantages.


First of all, the cost may be much higher than other arrangements. Second, suppliers may not be able to do a lot of work, such as warehousing your goods, ensuring they are properly labeled, providing real-time tracking and customer service, and knowing how to handle cargo inspection, compared to using freight forwarders to handle your shipments.


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What items can't be sent to Colombia?


Each country has its own list of prohibited items. Colombia is no exception. We list some key items that are banned below.

  1. Antiques from China to Colombia (especially fragile)
  2. Asbestos shipped from China to Colombia
  3. Animal fur goods from EXP to Columbia
  4. China Airlifts or Ships Military Equipment to Colombia
  5. Hazardous or flammable materials from China to Colombia (determined according to IATA rules)
  6. Weapons such as guns and explosives
  7. Dangerous goods, such as dangerous goods. Or a comb. Mat to Colombia
  8. Pornography from China to Colombia

The consumption of certain forms of food and organic materials, such as vegetables, plants and plant substances, is also prohibited.

Colombia also banned the import of meat and animal food from China.

If you have any questions, please contact us, and we will evaluate whether your suggested shipment is feasible. In this respect, safety is better than regret.


Colombian customs regulations


When you arrive in Colombia from Chinese EXP, it is necessary to reach an agreement with Colombian customs agencies to receive the goods and clear them through Colombian customs.


There are several steps in this process:


If you import goods worth more than $5,000 in FOB shipments, you will need to fill in "Andean Custom Value Declaration".


If the value exceeds $1,000, you will also need to fill out the import declaration form from China to Colombia.


Your customs broker in Colombia should be responsible for ensuring that all paperwork is in order and that the goods are cleared as they pass through Colombian customs. You then need to pay the correct import duties, surcharges, VAT and any other charges required for shipment.


Also make sure you can show any necessary documents for shipment from China to Colombia. These documents shall be kept by the importer for at least five years.


What documents do you need?


You will need a Commercial containing details about the goods you want to import, and must show the buyer and seller as well as the sales details.


You will also need a packing list, which will be used by customs to check the freight rate of the goods and should define the package type. Remember, this is no substitute for Commercial.


You also need a bill of lading (BOL), which is the document used by the carrier to confirm receipt of the goods.


This is essential if you need to apply for insurance and it is helpful to track the goods.



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