Fast Solutions for Getting Cargo out of China

Written by Karl Francisco
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As freight congestion continues in Chinese airports, cargo for air export out of China commonly is sitting in warehouses for days as exporters seek lift capacity. The scarcity of that capacity makes it imperative to identify and consider possible alternatives to airfreight out of China.

Thankfully, there are options. We have several possible solutions that can help our customers navigate this period of disruption. If your business requires express solutions out of China either to the United States or to Europe, we have time-definite ocean and rail services that can help meet your needs.

Express Ocean Services from China to the United States:

For your shipments into the United States, we offer fast ocean freight options for both full container loads (FCL) and less than container loads (LCL).

Fast FCL

Customized solutions with combined service offerings based on your day-specific transit requirements bring velocity to your supply chain. This service offers the fastest transit from Asia to the US and is less expensive than air freight service, proving to be very cost-effective.

Your freight will move via ocean on our existing contracts out of China to the U.S. west coast with transit time as short as 10 days. From there, your shipment is immediately moved out of the port for delivery to your door location via express rail or transloading at the first port of unlading and final mile delivery via team truck drivers.

This service is supported by Expeditors advanced online tracking system and reports, allowing the cargo to be efficiently tracked and monitored at all times.

LCL Express Platinum

LCL Express Platinum offers the fastest LCL ocean service available from Asia into the United States. Currently, this service transports cargo from Shanghai to Los Angeles with an ocean transit time as fast as 10 days. LCL Express Platinum utilizes faster vessels, offers a single day of dwell time when entering the U.S., and is cheaper than airfreight. 

Once your cargo reaches Los Angeles, we can service any of your delivery locations in the United States. This map represents transit times from CFS (container freight station) departure date to U.S. door destinations:

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LCL Express

LCL Express is a specialized service available from ocean ports in Asia to most door destinations in the United States. LCL Express is faster than traditional LCL, but not as fast as LCL Express Platinum. LCL Express has quicker port turn times and inland deliveries than traditional LCL and it is significantly cheaper than airfreight.

Rail Express (RCX) Service from China to Europe:

In addition to our eastbound and westbound FCL services between Europe and China, we also offer express rail solutions for LCL. The RCX service from China to Europe has a fixed weekly departure and a fast 13-day transit time from the Xian Rail Station container yard to the container yard at the first entry terminal in Poland.

RCX service starts in Shanghai, stops in Warsaw, Poland, and ends in Dusseldorf, Germany. From Warsaw and Dusseldorf, our rail deconsolidation centers and network can service all European destinations. For destination delivery, we utilize our own transit hubs, line haul network, and closed-loop ground network service to provide seamless links for FCL and LCL shipments.

Our rail service providers are recognized for providing best-in-class secure block train, partial train, or single container loads.

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While there has been additional strain on supply chains, we are ready to support and provide innovative solutions for your company. Reach out to our experts today.

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Blog was originally posted on May 28, 2020 3 PM

Topics: China, Ocean, COVID-19

Karl Francisco

Written by Karl Francisco

Karl started his career at Expeditors in 1984 when he was hired as a runner in the Los Angeles office. In 1992, he became the Los Angeles Import Manager and in 1994 was promoted to District Manager due to his great attitude, strong work ethic, and management skills. After five years as District Manager, Karl was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Southwest Region where he was instrumental in growing all of the offices in the Southwest region. His unique skills and management style enabled him to effectively mentor each of the District Managers reporting to him. Karl was promoted to Senior Vice President, North America in 2014. In this role, he successfully oversaw the Western United States and the Southern Border region, one of the largest regions of the company, with a continued emphasis on developing and mentoring those on his team. In May 2017, Karl was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Ocean. In 2024, Karl was promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Air. His thirty plus years of logistics experience, expert management skills, geographical expertise and positive attitude all contribute to his visionary leadership of the Global Air team.

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