Shipping from China to Italy

Winsky Freight has been focused on the shipping from China to Italy since 2008. We provide professional  Air freight, Sea freight, railway freight and Amazon transportation services door to door from any location in China to Italy conveniently.

Meanwhile, We have a highly qualified and trained team in the laws and custom clearance regulations, so we can guarantee a hassle-free and seamless shipping experience!

Enjoy convenient pick-up services from major cities like Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. You also get excellent door-to-door delivery to Italian destinations like Milan, Rome, and Genoa, etc.

Our vast network of international carriers like COSCO and MSC and airlines such as CA, CI, and CX enable us to deliver quality and quantity without any compromises. Get the best shipping services in the industry at the most reasonable prices. Contact us for a shipping quote from Chna to Italy today.

Your Reliable Freight Forwarder from China to Italy

  • Competitive shipping price from China to Italy, since we have deep cooperation with Air, Sea, and train carrier.

  • Fast delivery, get more adequate shipping space from the cooperated carrier, get better service experience.

  • Pick up & Free consolidation from your different manufacturers in China, and then ship together as one shipment for saving your import cost.

  • 30 days free warehousing, so you have enough time to prepare your order.

  • Multi-shipping options available like DDP Air, Sea, and Train for shipping from China to Italy.

  • Keep tabs on your shipment status with full online tracking

One-stop Cargo Shipping Options from China to Italy

Air freight from China to Italy

Air freight from China to Italy

Get long term relationships with famous Air Carrier like CZ, PO, CA, competitive air freight to Alghero, Ancona, Genova, having both direct and in-direct air shipping service to meet your different delivery time request.

Sea freight from China to Italy

Sea freight from China to Italy

Get affordable and on-time LCL sea shipping options from any seaport in China to the Gioia Tauro, Ravenna, Venezia, Bari, Naples, and other major seaports in Italy, with port-to-port or door-to-door delivery options.

Express shipping from China to Italy

Express shipping from China to Italy

Get TNT, UPS, DHL, and FedEx fast express shipping options on your parcels and shipment from any city in China to Italy. Our express shipping provides you with doorstep delivery within 3 – 5 business days from China to Italy.

Rail Freight from China to Italy

Rail Freight from China to Italy

Get affordable and fast rail freight options from China to Italy, through the fixed train route from China to Europe. Save time and money with rail freight being 40% faster than sea shipping and 50% cheaper than air freight.

Amazon Shipping from China to Italy

Amazon Shipping from China to Italy

Get free import tax and customs clearance when you ship from your suppliers/manufacturers in China to FBA centers in Italy. With professional and personalized service, skilled staff, and tailor-made solutions.

shipping insurance from China

Insurance China to Italy

Provide high quality of insurance for shipping from China to Italy, especially suitalbe for high value goods Shipping by Sea or Air, insurance rate is as low as 3‰ of the goods commercial value, make you goods is fully protected.

DDP Air freight from China to Italy:

The DDP air freight channel was independently developed by Our Air carrier China to Italy.

The Air special line to Italy makes use of Hong Kong’s high-quality flight resources to fly directly from Hong Kong, China to Italy. After commercial customs clearance finished, it will be delivered by Europe express delivery like GLS, DPD, UPS to Italy. Italy dedicated Air special line is a high-quality and efficient logistics service tailored to B2C e-commerce sellers, Amazon sellers based on the Italian market, can also ship to a private address, commercial address, third-part warehouse in Italy. The whole process of DDP air shipping is fast, and it can be delivered in 7-10 workdays.

Sea Freight from China to Italy:

Winsky freight, as a professional international sea freight service provider, and has established long-term cooperative agency relations with several shipping companies. We can provide customers with high-quality shipping service from China to main seaports in Italy are Genoa, Ancona, Naples, and Las Peziza.

Winsky freight has established long-term agency relations with Chinese Sea Carriers such as COSCO, CSC (Shipping) and foreign liners such as NYK (Japanese oil tanker), MSC (Maersk), Matson (Meissen), CMA (Dafei), EVG (Evergreen), HANJIN (Hanjin), which can provide customers with faster information, more accurate flights, more adequate shipping space, more reasonable prices, and better service experience.

Based on the independently developed logistics information system, Winsky Freight has its agency network in more than 80 countries around the world, providing you with Italian full container shipping and Italian LCL shipping services. and use land, sea, and air transport and door-to-door transport mode to deliver the goods to the designated destination safely and quickly.

DHL shipping from China to Italy

The goods can be sent by the four major international express company like DHL, UPS, FedEx for shipping From China to Italy.

For Small goods below 21KG, it is recommended to shipping by DHL with the more economic price and fast delivery (3-4 days or so), and for large quantity goods over 100kg, it is recommended to take UPS, as UPS has goods prices advantages for shipping bulk goods from China to Italy, and delivery take is also faster (3-5 workdays),  if you need the cheapest prices for quantity orders, it is suggested to take FedEx, delivery takes about 5-7 workdays.

Shipping from China to Italy Process:


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Shipping from China to Italy | Your Ultimate Guide in 2024

Shipping from china to Italy

Over the past five years, trade between China and Italy has soared from $50 billion to nearly $80 billion, significantly highlighting the strong economic ties between the two nations. If you are new to China-Italy international shipping, or you are a business looking to take advantage of this huge market, this page will be helpful to you. Winsky will explain the entire processes involved in Sea, Air, and Rail shipping from China to Italy.

1. What are the Available Shipping Methods from China to Italy?

Sea, Air, and Rail shipping from China to Italy.

Several methods can be used to ship from China to Italy. Each method has unique benefits and challenges.

Sea freight from China to Italy

There is probably no way to avoid this method in international shipping, especially when dealing with large or bulky cargo. It is a cheap and safe shipping method and can carry almost any type of good you have. However, you should be prepared for long transit times, because ocean routes from China to Italy take weeks.

You can choose different incoterms during sea shipping from China to Italy. The incoterm chosen will determine the costs and level of involvement you experience. Generally, your goods will be shipped from the Chinese port directly to the Italian port, and then you take over from there.

If you’re familiar with sea freight, you’ll know of LCL and FCL shipping.

Container Options in Sea Freight

 Feature  “LCL (Less than Container Load)”  “FCL (Full Container Load)”
 Usage  Suitable for smaller amounts of cargo that do not require a full container  Suitable for larger shipments (> 15 cbm)
 Cost  Cheaper for small shipments; pay only for the space used  More expensive than LCL for small shipments
 Container Sharing  Share the container with other shippers’ goods  Entire container is rented for your goods (20ft or 40ft)
 Transit Time  May have extended transit times due to the consolidation process  Faster transit time as no consolidation is needed
 Safety  Slightly less secure due to multiple shippers sharing the same container  More secure as the container is dedicated to your shipment
 Process  Requires consolidation of multiple shipments into a single container  Direct shipping from the port of origin to the port of destination

Every port has its advantages. You should prioritize a port that lets you save costs and time. So, always choose one closer to your supplier and final destination.

In China, your goods can travel from Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Qingdao, or Ningbo. There are other ports, but these are the major ones with frequent shipping to Italy.

In Italy, the essential ports are:

  • Ancona: Located on the Adriatic Sea, this port facilitates trade to and from Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Catania: This port is important for trade with other Mediterranean countries and is perfect for shipments to Sicily and the southern regions of Italy.
  • Genova (Genoa): One of the busiest ports in Italy. it is the main gateway for goods entering Northern Italy and Southern Europe.

Air freight from China to Italy

Sometimes, you might not be comfortable with the slow transit time of sea freight. Probably your business involves perishable goods or expensive items like electronics parts. In such cases, Air freight is an option to consider. The advantage is that your goods can arrive within 3 to 10 days. The disadvantage is that it is a more expensive shipping method.

In this method, your cost is determined by the “chargeable weight”, which can either be the volumetric or gross weight.

If “Gross weight” > “Volumetric weight”, Chargeable weight = Gross weight.

If “Volumetric weight” > “Gross weight”, Chargeable weight = Volumetric weight

The latter usually occurs when you have lightweight goods that occupy a lot of space.

Your cargo flight can take off from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, or Beijing. The usual destinations in Italy are Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino, Genoa and Venice. These airports are well-equipped with facilities to handle large volumes of international cargo.

Your freight forwarder can advise you on selecting the best airports. To reduce costs, you have to consider its connectivity to road and rail networks, the routes taken by the flights, and how close it is to your destination.

 Shipping Route  Advantages  Disadvantages
 “Direct Route”  Goods arrive from second day.  Typically more expensive.
 “Indirect Route”  More economical.  Longer transit time

Express freight from China to Italy

Express freight from China to Italy.

When importers hear Express freight, they may wonder what the difference is, because it also involves shipping by cargo planes. Well, the difference is that your goods are transported through specific courier companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL, and TNT this time. What is the advantage? It is very stress-free and fast. So fast that you can receive cargo within “2-5 working days” with door to door service. As you will expect, it is also a very expensive shipping method.

However, Winsky freight has contracts with all the express shipping companies operating between these two countries and we can ensure the lowest available price that you won’t get from the company itself.

Most of the job can be handled by Winsky Freight. We’ll ship your goods to the nearest Courier depot, deal with the export custom declaration, then the courier will assist you about import custom clearance, duties & ship it to your destination.

Train Freight from China to Italy

This option is the perfect compromise between cost and freight. It’s no surprise that many importers prefer this option for sending their heavy cargo from China to Italy.


  • It saves you time (It takes about half the time of “sea shipping”)
  • It saves you money ( You spend about half the cost of “air shipping”)
  • It can transport large and heavy goods.
  • You can use LCL or FCL.
  • Reliable and safe shipping method.
  • With Winsky Freight, you can choose DDP door-to-door shipping option.
  • Well-connected rail network from China to Italy.

Rail Shipping Route

“Guangdong→ Chengdu/Chongqing→Alashankou→Kazakhstan→Russia→Polish Mara→ Customs clearance in Hungary/Czech→UPS Pick up→UPS End Delivery to Italy.”

The estimated shipping times for train freight from China to Italy are as follows:

  • First Leg within China- “Guangdong/Zhenjiang to Chengdu/Chongqing”: 3-5 days.
  • Second leg between countries: 14-16 days.
  • Third leg: Customs clearance: 3-5 working days.
  • Fourth leg: UPS final delivery: 2-5 working days.

In good weather conditions, expect your goods at your doorstep in Italy in 30 days.

2. How Long Does It Take to Ship from China to Italy?

Express Freight

FedEx, UPS, DHL, and TNT can deliver within 5 days.

Air Freight

If all shipping conditions go according to plan, then expect the following delivery dates:

From/To Rome Milan Venice
Shanghai 5-10 days 5-10 days 5-10 days
Beijing 5-10 days 5-10 days 5-10 days
Guangzhou 5-7 days 5-8 days 5-8 days

Sea Freight

From/To Ancona Catania Genova
Shanghai 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days
Ningbo 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days
Shenzhen 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days
Xiamen 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days
Qingdao 25-35 days 25-35 days 25-35 days

Rail Freight

Station to station: 16 days.

Door to door: 28-35 days.

3. How Much Does It Cost to Ship from China to Italy?

International shipping costs depend on various factors such as seasons, shipping methods, shipment volume, factory and delivery address. Therefore, there is no magic calculator to tell you the exact shipping cost from China to Italy. So,it is always better to ask for a quote from a freight forwarder to know the shipping cost. Here we have listed reference cost dated 05-June-2024 for you information:

Express freight Per KG from China to Italy:

Carrier Weight Price (USD) Weight Price (USD) Weight Price (USD)
FedEx ≥21kgs 8.0-9.5 ≥69kgs 6.9-8.0 ≥100kgs 6.5-7.8
UPS ≥21kgs 7.8-9.0 ≥69kgs 6.5-7.8 ≥100kgs 6.0-7.5
DHL ≥21kgs 8.2-9.5 ≥69kgs 6.7-8.0 ≥100kgs 6.5-7.5

Air Freight Costs Per KG from China to Italy

Remember that the chargeable weight determines your cost. And the volume or weight of your goods determines the chargeable weight.

Port of Origin Port of Destination Weight Price Range(USD) Weight Price Range(USD) Weight Price Range(USD)
Shenzhen/Guangzhou/Shanghai Genoa ≥100kgs 4. 5-7.5 ≥300kgs 4.2-6.5 ≥500kgs 4.0-5.5
Napoli ≥100kgs 4. 8-7.7 ≥300kgs 4.5-6.8 ≥500kgs 4.2-5.8
Milano ≥100kgs 4.8-7.5 ≥300kgs 4.5-6.5 ≥500kgs 4.5-5.5

Sea Freight Costs from China to Italy

The costs vary with seasons, your chosen container option and the distance between the ports.

Port of Origin Port of Destination Price (USD/CBM) 20GP(USD) 40HQ(USD) Transit Time
Shenzhen/Shanghai/Ningbo Napoli 25-45 4940-5290 6580-6980 28-35 Days
Genoa 25-45 4850-5090 6380-6780 28-35 Days
Ancona 25-45 4990-5290 6580-13980 28-35 Days
Roma 25-45 4880-5070 6350-6760 28-35 Days

Train Freight Costs from China to Italy

We mostly focus on the LCL DDP door to door train freight. Below is the reference Train freight Door to door, including import custom clearance service.

City Weight Price Range (USD Weight Price Range (USD Weight Price Range (USD
Genoa ≥21kgs 3.0-4.5 ≥100kgs 2.0-3.5 ≥300kgs 2.0-3.0
Napoli ≥21kgs 3.0-4.5 ≥100kgs 2.0-3.5 ≥300kgs 2.0-3.0
Milano ≥21kgs 3.0-4.5 ≥100kgs 2.0-3.5 ≥300kgs 2.0-3.0

4. Import Customs Clearance from China to Italy

Import customs clearance from China to Italy.

You can’t avoid this process in international shipping. It’s either you do it yourself, or you commission a “customs broker” to do it on your behalf. First, are you sure the goods you’re shipping are acceptable in Italy? if you’re not sure, contact your freight forwarder and confirm. To avoid problems down the road. Before you proceed, your documentation must be intact. Always get the following beforehand:

Required Documents:

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Bill of Lading (B/L) or Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Import License (if required)

When your goods arrive, fill out the declaration form and proceed to customs. They’ll request for the documents listed above. They’ll then calculate your taxes based on the “value” of your goods and their “classification”. Pay the duties, and you’re free to leave with your cargo. Sometimes, the whole customs process is not so straightforward. This is why we advise importers to leave it for their freight forwarders or customs brokers. Any problems with inspection or documentation will lead to fines, which can affect your budget. Contact Winsky if you want a smooth sailing shipping and clearance experience.

5. How Much are the Duties for Shipping from China to Italy?

As a European Union (EU) member, Italy follows the EU’s “Common Customs Tariff”. The customs duties depend on the “CIF value” of the goods and their “HS code”. Duties can range from 0% to 17%, with an average tariff of 4.2%. Some products from China may benefit from preferential rates or even zero tariffs due to trade agreements.

In addition to customs duties, VAT is applied to imported goods at the standard rate of 22%. However, reduced rates of 10% or 5% may be used for certain goods, depending on their classification. To determine the exact duty rate for your product, consult the “EU TARIC database” or a customs broker.

6. Door to Door shipping from China to Italy

With Winsky, you can choose DDU or DDP from China to Italy for the door to door service.

DDU Shipping

The important thing to remember for the DDU shipping is that you do nothing until the goods reach Italy. Your job is to clear the goods at customs and then receive it at your doorstep. If you’re familiar with express couriers like FedEx and DHL, then you must have experienced this type of shipping.

DDP Shipping

When you use the DDP shipping option from China to Italy, you have no job at all in the logistics process. Yeah, that’s right. You only have to pay an all-inclusive price ahead, and the entire shipping plus clearance is done on your behalf. You then receive the goods at your doorstep.

Transit Time estimate:

“DDP sea freight arrives in about 38-45 days.”

“DDP air freight arrives in about 14 days.”

“DDP train freight arrives in about 35 days.”

How does Winsky operate DDP from China to Italy?

It’s a straightforward process. After pick up from your supplier, we load your goods in the container and gather the required documents. Then, shipping proceeds. In Italy, Winsky’s representatives take over and clear the goods. They unload the cargo and send it out to you via express couriers.

7. Do I Need to Buy Cargo Insurance from China to Italy?

Cargo insurance from China to Italy.

8. How Do I Track My Shipment Status from China to Italy?

It’s very easy to monitor your China-to-Italy shipments. If you use an express courier, air, or sea freight, then input your tracking number into their website, and you’ll get a live location of your goods.

You can also use specialized tracking sites like 17Track or ask your freight forwarder to give you live updates on the shipping process.

9. How to Ship from Winsky Freight?

If you choose to use Winsky as your freight forwarder, we’re very glad to assist you throughout the shipping process. When your goods are ready, we’ll come pick them up ourselves and confirm that every necessary document is intact. If you’re not able to visually verify the goods yourself, Winsky can also do that on your behalf. Just give us the full specifications of your products, and we’ll confirm for you.

After settling the payment, we handle export clearance and consolidate your goods on a shipping carrier. Throughout the sea transit, we monitor your goods on your behalf. You can contact us at any time for a real-time update on shipping. When your goods arrive in Italy, our representatives complete clearance and deliver the goods to your final destination.

10. Why Ship from Winsky Freight?

Let’s give you reasons why thousands of businesses across the globe choose Winsky for their logistics operations:

  1. We’re an experienced and very reputable China freight forwarder. Winsky has successfully handled thousands of freight in over 15 years of operation.
  2. We provide unbeatable prices and very fast delivery times. You don’t have to spend above your budget when shipping with Winsky. We find creative ways to beat down the price for you without compromising on shipping quality.
  3. We have local partners in every major country in the world. Winsky can get it there for you no matter where you’re shipping to.
  4. You never have to worry about the safety of your packaging. Winsky will package your goods right in our warehouse and ensure their safe handling throughout the shipping process. No matter how rough the seas or the consolidation process, your goods will arrive in one piece.
  5. We prioritize excellent customer service and fast response times when dealing with clients. We’re available 24/7 to guide you during shipping and answer whatever questions you may have.
  6. With our level of experience, you can expect your customs clearance to be speedy and without fines. We understand every necessary documentation and have customs brokers in every major country. Just sit back, relax, and watch us do the work.
  7. Clients get numerous extras when shipping with Winsky. They include: Warehousing, Distribution support Packaging, Cheap Insurance, etc.

11. What Payment Methods Are Accepted?

Winsky Freight accepts major payment gateways for different countries. You can use PayPal, T/T Bank Transfer,, Western Union, or MoneyGram. These methods are fast, reliable, and suitable for all types of international payments.


This article has addressed the basics of shipping from China to Italy in 2024. We hope you can rely on this guide for a smooth and hassle-free shipping experience. Should you have any more questions or need any support about shipping to Italy, contact Winsky Freight. You’ll hear from us immediately.

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