Freight From China to the Republic of Korea

Best Freight Shipping Services from China to Korea

China and the Republic of Korea are close trade partners. China is South Korea’s largest trading partner, while South Korea is China’s fourth-largest trading partner. In 2020, the total trade volume between the two countries reached $285.2 billion, with China exporting $142.3 billion worth of goods to South Korea and importing $142.9 billion worth of goods from South Korea.

The mostly imported and exported goods between China and South Korea include electronics, machinery, automobiles, textiles, and chemicals. South Korea is known for its high-tech products, while China is a major producer of consumer goods.

When it comes to shipping cargo from China to Korea, ocean and air freight are the only options. The choice of transportation mode depends on the urgency of delivery, the nature of the cargo, and cost considerations.

Ocean Freight

Main Ports in China:

  • Port of Shanghai (CNSHA)
  • Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan (CNNGB)
  • Port of Qingdao (TCNAO)
  • Port of Shenzhen (CNSZX)

Main Ports in the Republic of Korea:

  • Port of Busan (KRPUS)
  • Port of Incheon (KRICN)
  • Port of Ulsan (KRUSN)

The major shipping lines that operate between China and South Korea include Maersk Line, COSCO Shipping, and Evergreen Line.

The time of ocean transportation from China to Korea is around 5 to 7 days, depending on the ports of origin and destination.

Air Freight

The major airports in China are Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

In South Korea the major airports are Incheon International Airport (ICN), Gimpo International Airport (GMP), Daegu International Airport (TAE).

Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and China Southern Airlines operate regular flights between major airports in China and South Korea. Air freight is a faster option compared to sea freight, with transit times typically ranging from 1 to 3 days depending on the airline and route.

It is crucial to consult a freight forwarder or shipping agent to ensure compliance with all the required documentation and procedures for shipping goods from China to the Republic of Korea. Agora Freight can provide expert guidance and assistance throughout the shipping process, ensuring a smooth and efficient transportation experience.

For the instant online quotations from China to Korea, use our online calculator. You can see instantly from multiple shipping companies to compare prices and choose and book the most cost-effective option.

Why Agora Freight

Agora Freight

We have simplified the process of calculating freight rates and placing bookings using a simple-to-use but accurate and reliable on-line rate and cargo booking platform.

The best cost options

Free access to up-to-date competitive rates for the cargo shipping by various modes of transport, including multimodal cargo, all on-line. No hidden costs or unpleasant surprises!

Optimal transportation option

Enter the parameters of the cargo, collection and destination points, and the online system will calculate the various options for the delivery of cargo, both cost and transit time.

Only verified members

It is no secret that freight forwarders, in essence, being “transport architects,” arrange shipments via their partners: air, maritime, road carriers and overseas transport agents. Our worldwide partner network has been tested over many years of cooperation and thousands of shipments.

Personal manager

We are sure that everything that can be digitised will be digitised, but no technology can replace personal attention within the transportation process. On placing a booking, a personal manager will contact you promptly and make all the necessary arrangements.

Convenient cargo booking method

Agora Freight is a fast, convenient and efficient way to order the cargo shipping by various modes of transport. You no longer need to spend time sending out rate requests to several companies to find the best option. Here you get it online and can immediately place an order.

By combining our vast experience in the freight industry with digitalization expertise, we aim to make our clients’ journeys quicker and as efficient as possible.

Samples of Quotations

Freight Quotes from China to Korea


Shanghai (CNSHA)


Busan (KRPUS)

Cargo type


1 pcs

20000 KG


Ningbo (CNNGB)


Incheon (KRINC)

Cargo type


1 pcs

20000 KG


Yantian (CNYTN)


Incheon (KRINC)

Cargo type


1 pcs

20000 KG


What is frequently shipped
from China?

Digital and home appliances
Clothes and shoes
Medical equipment
Leather products
The process

How it works


Enter the route, weight, and dimensions of cargo.


Choose the most suitable options for the shipment of your cargo.


Submit your booking which will be immediately assigned to one of our specialists who will manage everything from there.


Track your cargo in your personal area, automatic e-mail or sms notifications on status changes may be switched on.

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