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Cost of Shipping 20ft & 40ft Container from China to Kenya

As Kenya’s main trading partner, China is also the largest source of imports, with close trade exchanges. Among them, Kenya’s imports from China mainly include heavy machinery, electronic products, vehicles, textiles, and daily necessities. At present, there are two types of special lines for transportation from China to Kenya by air and sea. Sea transportation is also the method of choice for many people; neither of these methods has direct flights to Kenya, and they can only arrive after transit.

shipping from china to Kenya

1. Delivery service from China to Kenya Express

International Express: DHL international express, EMS international express, UPS international express, TNT international express, FedEx international express

International mail: China post parcel, Hongkong post parcel, Swiss post parcel

2. The price of shipping from China to Kenya

Different delivery methods have different prices. The international express delivery method is faster but the price is slightly higher, and the international mail method is cheaper but the delivery time is slightly longer.

cost of shipping 20ft and 40ft container from china to kenya

Departure PortDestination PortContainer 20’ (USD)Container 40’ (USD)Estimated Transit Time (days)
NingboMombasa2550-35503600-480022-30
NanshaMombasa2850-38503800-500024-32
ShanghaiMombasa2650-38503600-480022-30

LCL CONSOLIDATION SEA FREIGHT SHIPPING COSTS FROM CHINA TO KENYA (UPDATED 2023)

Departure PortDestination PortPrice per CBM (USD)Estimated Transit Time (days)
NingboMombasa16020-30
Shenzhen/GuangzhouMombasa17020-30
ShanghaiMombasa18020-30

AIR FREIGHT SHIPPING COSTS FROM CHINA TO KENYA (UPDATED 2023)

Departure CityRangeDestination AirportPrice Per KG ($USD)Estimated Transit time (days)
ShanghaiRate for 100KGS-299KGSNBO (Nairobi)5.854-8
ShanghaiRate for 300KGS-1000KGSNBO (Nairobi)5.854-8
ShanghaiRate for 1000KGS+NBO (Nairobi)5.854-8
GuangzhouRate for 100KGS-299KGSNBO (Nairobi)7.44-8
GuangzhouRate for 300KGS-499KGSNBO (Nairobi)7.054-8
GuangzhouRate for 500KGS-1000KGS+NBO (Nairobi)6.64-8

3. The time required to ship from China to Kenya

International Express: 3-5 working days

International Mail: Delivered within 7-20 working days

The time limit varies according to the delivery method and destination country and is affected by weather and other factors.

Tips: When choosing a dedicated line company, the main consideration is the company’s strength, transportation timeliness, required costs, and value-added services provided, and then cooperate with the logistics company according to your needs. Finally, considering the nature of your products, it is more suitable to choose the sea or air transport. Basenton is a logistics service provider from China that can provide customers with a comprehensive logistics solution provider, with business covering global LCL, ocean/sea (FCL), air transportation, express service warehousing, logistics, distribution, dangerous goods, customs clearance, Transportation and trade services, able to safely transport customers’ goods to all over the world at reasonable prices.

The above is the relevant introduction of shipping from China to Kenya. If you want to know more about freight services in Kenya or other African countries, please click on the service catalog on Basenton’s official website.

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