China and Oman have a strong trade relationship, with China being one of Oman’s top trading partners. As a result, the two countries have a high demand for cargo shipping services.
China exported to Oman are iron pipes ($231M), polycarboxylic acids ($187M), and air conditioners ($120M). In the same year, Oman exported $23.9B to China and the main products were crude petroleum ($19.7B), petroleum gas ($2.51B), and cyclic hydrocarbons ($288M). Between May 2022 and May 2023, the export of China decreased by $-118M (-28%) from $420M to $303M, while imports decreased by $-1.41B (-36.7%) from $3.84B to $2.43B.
The decrease in China’s year-by-year exports to Oman was explained primarily by a decrease in product exports in spices ($-12.1M or -98.5%), leather footwear ($-8.96M or -92.1%), and bathroom ceramics ($-8.41M or -71%).
In May 2023, the top exports of China to Oman were polycarboxylic acids, iron pipes, telephones, petroleum coke, and semiconductor devices. The top imports were crude petroleum, petroleum gas, acyclic alcohols, semi-finished iron, and ethylene polymers.
The exports were mainly from Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Shandong, and Liaoning Provinces, while import destinations were mainly Beijing, Guangdong Province, Shanghai, Liaoning, and Zhejiang Provinces.
There are different transportation options between the two countries, and below are the following options.
Maritime transport is one of the most common modes of transporting goods between China and Oman. Cargo ships carry containers filled with goods from Chinese ports (e.g., Shanghai (CNSHA), Ningbo (CNNGB), or Shenzhen (CNSZX)) to the ports in Oman: Sohar (OMSOH) and Salalah (OMSLL).
For urgent or high-value shipments, air freight is an option, although it is generally more expensive than sea or rail transport. Cargo flights operate between major airports in China (e.g., Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou) and airport in Oman (MCT – Muscat International Airport).
Courier services are ideal for small shipments that require fast delivery, with companies such as DHL, FedEx, and UPS offering courier services from China to Oman. Courier services are more expensive than other shipping options but offer faster delivery times and door-to-door service.
The cost of shipping cargo from China to Oman depends on several factors, including transportation mode, the cargo’s weight and volume, and the distance between the place of origin and destination. You can use our free online calculator to know the cost immediately. It will instantly show you rates from multiple shipping companies where you can compare, and you can choose to book the most cost-effective option.