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How Long does it Take to Ship from China to Morocco

Morocco is the westernmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, facing Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar.

China and Morocco established diplomatic relations in November 1958 and established a strategic partnership in 2016. On January 5, 2022, Morocco signed an agreement with China to promote the joint implementation of the “Belt and Road” initiative, becoming the first North African country to sign an agreement. In 2023, China exported goods worth more than 8 billion US dollars to Morocco.

Shipping from China to Morocco has become an indispensable link in the trade chain between the two countries, and time is the issue that everyone is most concerned about. This article discusses the freight time from China to Morocco to help you understand and choose the appropriate transportation plan, improve transportation efficiency, and promote smooth trade cooperation.

SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO MOROCCO

What are the shipping methods from China to Morocco?

For China to Morocco trade routes, the most popular shipping methods are sea freight and air freight.

International freight forwarding company Basenton Logistics provides container shipping and air freight services from China to Morocco, providing the best shipping solutions according to your needs.

Sea Freight from China to Morocco

If you are on a tight budget, sea freight is the most cost-effective way to ship your goods from China to Morocco. Ocean shipping is popular not only because it is the cheapest mode of transportation, but it is capable of transporting bulk cargo and accepts almost all types of cargo, even those classified as dangerous goods. More than 90% of goods are shipped from China to Morocco and other parts of the world by sea. When you consider cost to be more important than speed, then sea shipping is the right choice.

  • FCL (Full Container Load): Shipping a container filled specifically for one customer from China to Morocco. Generally speaking, we provide FCL shipping services to Morocco with 20-foot containers and 40-foot containers (20GP, 40GP and 40HQ). Full container shipping is more cost effective.
  • LCL (Legage Container Loading): If your goods cannot fill the entire container, we always offer LCL (Legage Container Shipping) services from China to Morocco, i.e. sharing a container with other customers who have goods to ship to the same destination, address for the same time. Of course, due to the extra work (consolidation, unpacking, warehousing, paperwork, etc.), the final cost per unit is higher than the full box, and the shipping time is longer. LCL is a great option for small businesses.
Sea freight from China

Morocco’s main port

There are more than a dozen major ports in Morocco: Agadir, Casablanca, Jadida, Essaouira, etc. Among them, Casablanca is the largest port city in Morocco.

Casablanca/Dalbeda
It is located on the northwest coast of Morocco, about 88 kilometers northeast of the capital Rabat, on the east side of the Atlantic Ocean. Also known as Dalbeida, it is the largest port in Morocco. It was founded in 1770 and developed into a maritime trade center at the end of the 19th century.

Agadir
Located on the northeastern coast of Agadir Bay, the southwest coast of Morocco, and the east side of the Atlantic Ocean, it is one of Morocco’s iron ore export ports and major fishing ports. The port was damaged by an earthquake in 1996, and now consists of the castle ruins and the New Town on the east side of the port, as well as the industrial area in the southeast of the New Town. The port also has a sheltered anchorage that provides protection from northeasterly and easterly winds. The port is approximately 9 kilometers from Inezgan International Airport and is served by regular flights.

Shipping container price from China to Morocco

Container freight is usually charged as follows

Specify minimum shipping cost
Specify minimum freight levels. For example, COSCO Group has stipulated the minimum charging standard for seven categories of goods, and goods below seven categories are charged according to seven categories.
Specifies minimum freight tonnage. For example, Far East Shipping Company stipulates that the minimum freight tonnage of a 20-foot container is 17.5 tons of actual weight cargo, 21.5 cubic meters of dimensional cargo, and W/M/21.5 freight tons. Minimum bin load utilization is specified. Goods up to and including this cargo category are charged according to the specified maximum billing category.

Charge according to the specified maximum freight rate
Specify the maximum billable tonnage: If the cargo volume exceeds the normal volume of the container, it will still be charged according to the standard volume. If the container is charged at class package rates and the container class is different, the freight for the lower cargo class may be waived.

Container transportation cost structure

  1. Full container/full container: loading port towing fee + terminal operating fee + freight + unloading port terminal operating fee + towing fee.
  2. FCL/LCL: Towing fee + terminal operating fee + freight + unloading fee provided by the shipping company.
  3. LCL/FPL: packaging fee + freight + unpacking fee.
  4. LCL/FCL: packing fee + freight + terminal loading and unloading fee + trailer fee provided by the shipping company.

Container price table from China to Morocco

Container shipping service from China to MoroccoType of containerOcean freight rates from China to Morocco:
How much does it cost to ship a container from Shanghai China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2150 20FT
average price from: $4150 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Shenzhen China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Ningbo-Zhoushan China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Hong Kong China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Guangzhou China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Qingdao China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Tianjin China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $2150 20FT
average price from: $4150 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Dalian China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Xiamen China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT
How much does it cost to ship a container from Yingkou China to Morocco20 foot container FCL
40 foot container FCL
average price from: $3150 20FT
average price from: $4850 40FT

More detailed pricing information from China to Morocco can be read:Shipping From China To Morocco Cost And Time

Air Freight from China to Morocco

Air freight provides a fast delivery solution to shipping from China to Morocco when time is of essence. Maybe you have a pressing deadline, maybe the goods to be shipped are perishable, maybe you are just looking for a high security level for China-Morocco shipping, whatever it is, air cargo shipping is the right way to go. But remember, all these advantages come with higher cost.

Air Freight from China to Morocco

Morocco’s main airports

Morocco has 27 airports, including 11 international airports, such as Casablanca Mohammed V Airport, Rabat-Serra Airport, Agadir Airport, Tangier Airport, etc.

Casablanca Airport
Casablanca (Mohammed V) International Airport, located in the suburb of Noualsel, 30 kilometers southeast of Casablanca, is operated by the National Airports Authority and is Morocco’s busiest airport, handling 6.2 million passengers in 2008.

Agadir Masirah Airport
The airport is an international airport serving Agadir, the major city in southwestern Morocco and the capital of the Souss-Massa region.

How long does it take to ship from China to Morocco?

Shipping goods from China to Morocco takes 30 to 45 days, and air shipping takes 3 to 7 days.Actual transit times may vary slightly if you select a different origin, destination service and route.

Sea Freight time from China to Morocco

The transit time of shipping a container from China to Morocco port to port ranges from 30 to 45 days. 

POL(port of loading)POD(port of discharge)Transit time
Port of ShanghaiCasablanca40 days
Port of ShanghaiTanger Med35 days
Port of GuangzhouCasablanca35 days
Port of GuangzhouTanger Med30 days
Port of TianjinCasablanca45 days
Port of TianjinTanger Med40 days

Container shipping transit time by sea from Shanghai/Guangzhou/Tianjin to Casablanca and Tanger Med

How long does it take to ship from China to Morocco

Air Freight time from China to Morocco

Generally, an air shipment from China to takes 3 to 8 days to arrive in Morocco, shipping time would be prolonged in peak season. There’s no direct flight service connecting Chinese cities and Moroccan cities, all cargo air shipped will be transferred at airports in the Middle East or Europe. 

Air freight information from China to Morocco

Guangzhou (CAN) → Casablanca (CAS) Morocco

Guangzhou (CAN) – Riyadh/Jeddah (RUH/JED) – destination airport, first leg information: cargo plane/flight number SV979, flight week 147, model 747F; passenger plane/flight number SV885/SV883, one flight per day, model B777-200. Flight number 23457 for the second leg, A/C773 wide-body aircraft. The time is limited to about 5-7 days.

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Guangzhou (CAN) – Istanbul (IST) – destination, first leg: passenger/flight number TK0073, daily flight, departure time 23:00 – arrival time 05:25+1, model A340, freighter/flight week 47 (flight No. TK6625/TK6517, departure time 02:50-arrival time 12:35); flight in Week 5 (flight number TK6529, departure time 05:30-arrival 14:20), model A330F. 2 routes daily A340+B738+A330F/D7. The time limit is 3-5 days.

Guangzhou (CAN) – Dubai (DWC/DXB) – destination, first leg: flight number EK9877/flight of week 13, departure time 03:00 – arrival time 08:00, flight number EK9871/flight of week 5, departure time 03:00 – Arrival time 08:00, aircraft model B777F. The time limit is about 3-5 days.

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Beijing (PEK) – Casablanca (CAS), stopping at ALG (Algiers), 15 flights per week, AH3061 departure time 8:50, arrival time 14:20, 3 flights per week, departure time 3:05, arrival Time 8:35. Flight 2 information: B738, 135 continued. The minimum charge for flights under 100,000 yuan is 50 yuan, and the main European information is 50 yuan per ticket. The time limit is about 5 days.

Guangzhou (CAN) → Casablanca (CMN) Morocco

Guangzhou (CAN) – Doha (DOH) – destination airport, first flight information: cargo/flight QR8905, flight week 14 (departure time 03:25 – arrival time 07:20) week 6 (departure time 04:55 – Arrival time 08:50), model A330-200F; passenger/flight QR875, daily flight, departure time 00:30 – arrival time 04:00, model A330. The second flight is once a day, model A332. 3-5 days.

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Morocco’s tariff policy

Moroccan customs system
The Moroccan Customs Service is affiliated with the Ministry of Finance. Together with the Domestic Indirect Tax Bureau, it forms the Customs and Indirect Tax Department, which participates in the formulation of customs policies and is responsible for the following tasks: investment promotion, consumer protection, protection of the national economy and taxation.

Customs duties, prepaid import taxes and VAT

In order to stimulate domestic production, ensure the development of the national economy, accelerate integration into the World Trade Organization, and integrate the Moroccan economy with the international economy, Morocco has made important adjustments to tariffs since June 4, 1993. Since then, Morocco has made important adjustments to tariffs. Several tariff lines.

The three main types of taxes Morocco imposes on imported products are customs duties, import tax and value-added tax. Tariffs are divided into 10 levels: 0%, 2.5%, 7.5%, 12.5%, 17.5%, 25%, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%; import tax is always 12.5%; value-added tax is divided into 7% , 14% and 19%. Both customs duties and import prepayment taxes are calculated cumulatively based on the value of imported goods, while VAT is recalculated based on the value of the goods after the first two taxes are collected. For example, if the tariff on imported goods is 45%, plus 7% VAT before import tax, the final cumulative tax rate may be 68.52%. If the VAT rate is 14%, the final cumulative tax rate is 79.55%, that is 87.42% if the VAT rate is 19%.

Customs duty exemption
Morocco grants tariff exemptions to products in three main areas: industrial equipment and agricultural equipment that cannot be produced in Morocco and are used in factories outside the city of Kassa; products that are imported and processed for re-export; products that are subject to international agreements, such as those between the Maghreb countries Agreements between countries and Arab countries, products from beneficiary countries.

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Documents and requirements required for customs clearance in Morocco

Bill of lading request
The 4-digit HS code must be shown in the goods description. Starting from March 1, 2019 (date of arrival at the destination port), for all goods shipped to Morocco, the consignee and notifier must provide the ICE NO. (15-digit number) and must appear on the bill of lading.

Shipping method must be CY-FO.

Customs clearance document requirements

  • commercial invoice
  • packing list
  • Bill of lading
  • Import Declaration Form (IDF Form C-61)
  • Customs Value Declaration (Form C-52)
  • Certificate of Compliance, animals, animal products, and plant products require health quarantine certificates
  • If approval is required, an import license is required
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Food, with ingredient analysis certificate

Since the import requirements of different countries are different and adjusted from time to time, we recommend that the sender negotiate with the local recipient before exporting the shipment to ensure normal transit, customs clearance and delivery of the shipment. Please refer to local customs requirements. This article is for reference only.

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