Shipping and the volume (CBM)

Usually we collect customers’ cargoes and parcels from various cities in China and ship them from Shanghai, Guangzhou , Yiwu or Ningbo at competitive rates to most destinations.

Shipping by Sea

The shipping costs of your products by sea usually depend on the amount of cubic meters (CBM or the volume) the goods occupy in the container espcially if it’s LCL (less than a container load). When shipping by sea, the costs are estimated according to the space the goods  take up on the ship’s container in term of CBM .Sometimes the weight may count your LCL cargoes are too heavy and exceed 1000kg. Read More

Packaging products

For the goods which are to be shipped internationally, must be packed well so that they arrive at the destination undamaged and in good condition.

We remind the customers to pack their products well before passing them to TEW for shipping.TEW is not responsible for packaging any products especially the products which were not sourced by us. In case the products arrive at the destination broken or damaged due to poor packaging, TEW will not be responsible. Read More

China container type and size

The shipping container revolutionized international trade when it was introduced back in the 1950s. The world wouldn’t be the same without them. This article introduces you to the three most common types of shipping containers, how they can help you to save money and how to track containers online.

Shipping container size

Most businesses importing from China are only concerned with the three standard sizes that make up most of the container volume shipped worldwide. The volume, dimension, maximum load and estimated price of these container types follow below: Read More

Meaning of CIF and FOB and their differences

These two popular business terms seem to be confusing among some people, let us clarify these terms in a simple and understandable way.If you have no clue what these terms are, this article will help you to understand these business terms.


FOB stands for Free on Board, and usually is an agreement between the buyer and supplier of products, under FOB agreement the supplier has to load the goods himself /herself on a ship and ship them to the buyer of the products. In this case, it is the duty of the supplier to clear the goods for export, and the cost as well as risk is clearly divided between the buyer and the supplier when the products are on the ship. In most cases, for FOB agreement, the details of the port and the ship have to be discussed and agreed by the buyer and the supplier of the goods. Read More