Port selection: Sidney to Hong Kong and Shanghai
The biggest shipment companies are based in Sydney. All customer service, documentation, accounting, container control, and ship operations are run from this port. Choosing ports of Shanghai and Hong Kong, we ensure fast distribution on China’s market due to excellent traffic connections of those two locations (direct access to 85 Chinese ports). Mode: Shipment to and from port of destination Rail roads are very reliable, cost smart, and based on good infrastructure.
One could argue that delivery time can be disadvantage, when compared with air cargo. Air carrier’s biggest advantage is the prompted delivery but the cost side and weather conditions are minus for this mode. Ocean carriers are the best choice for connecting the buyer and seller market, there are very cost efficient and flexible. Motor carriers are limited in quantity and the price of gas makes them less affordable.
According to “General Standard for the Labeling of Pre-Packaged Foods” issued by China’s Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Authority and the National Standardization Administration Committee, all packaged food products (except bulk) sold in China must have labels in Chinese stating all of the following information: Trademark, Food name, List of ingredients, Net content, Name and address of manufacturer and distributor, Indication
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The Chinese characters, symbols and numbers on mandatory labels cannot be smaller than 1. 8 mm (0. 07 inch) when the surface area of the packing material or container is greater than 20 cm2. Depending of original package, standard 20 and 40 foot containers will be used for shipment of UHT packaging. For glass and plastic bottles, usage of mobile refrigerated containers called “reefers” is recommended. Cost of distribution will depend on quantity of goods, and size of Chinese market to be covered. Seasonal influence is also to be taken into account.