Importing from China

China is South Africa’s largest trading partner.

As one of the world’s largest manufacturing hubs, China is a major source of goods for businesses around the globe. Turners Shipping is a leading South African logistics company that has developed extensive expertise in importing from China, helping its clients navigate the complexities of international trade and logistics.

We have established a strong network of partners and affiliates in China, providing access to reliable suppliers and streamlined shipping services. Turners Shipping offers a comprehensive range of import services, including customs clearance, freight forwarding, and cargo consolidation. With a deep understanding of the Chinese market and a wealth of experience in the logistics industry, Turners Shipping is the go-to partner for businesses looking to import goods from China.

Annually, South Africa imports over R230 billion worth of goods from China making it South Africa’s largest trading partner.

While cell phones, electrical goods, machinery, and appliances make up a large portion of the total imports, motor vehicles and spares, steel, rubber, and chemical product imports are also significant.

Having a reliable, locally-based, logistics partner in China is essential for importers, saving them time and money.

Turners Shipping is PSA BDP’s South African partner giving our clients the benefit of their 350 logistics specialists in China. PSA BDP China has 13 of its own offices situated in key export hubs and manufacturing regions.

As a result, Turners Shipping can offer a wide range of services and benefits such as:

  • The best contractual rates or spot pricing.
  • Frequent sailings, guaranteed space, and equipment availability with all major shipping lines.
  • Comprehensive landside operations on FTL and LTL basis covering more than 40 origins.
  • Expert advice and favourable rates for cargo Insurance on door-to-door service.

See our Seven steps to consider, when importing from China to South Africa.

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