“Made in China” has long been a familiar phrase on product labels. Chinese cars, textiles, fabrics, and consumer electronics have been flooding global consumer markets for some time now. Statistics confirm the tremendous demand for Chinese products, with trade between the Celestial Empire, the CIS, and Europe currently estimated to be worth hundreds of billions of euros and growing with every new season.
Since the early 2000s, the Republic of China has been expanding its maritime infrastructure and today is a leading global player in sea transport. Every day, Chinese factories located near sea and river ports ship products to Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece, and other countries. The ports of Vladivostok, Nakhodka, St. Petersburg, Piraeus, and Hamburg support a steady stream of imports from Chinese ports. Today, 40% of the world's sea freight originates in the Celestial Empire.
For shipments from China, sea transportation is a competitively priced and environmentally friendly delivery mode with full transparency at every stage. Loads of all weights and dimensions are accepted. To facilitate sea shipments for customers, the AsstrA team in Shanghai offers comprehensive container services including pre-carriage and on-carriage as well as support with shipping and customs documentation.
According Andrej Zajtsev, Deputy COO for Sea Freight Transportation, customers working with AsstrA’s professionals can be can be sure their cargo is in safe hands every step of the way. "On routes from China, AsstrA can provide a full range of services including supervision and support from the company’s locally based experts in both China and the destination country."
The AsstrA corporate group has been working with international shipping lines for many years and has proven schemes in place with Chinese suppliers. Demand for transportation from and to China increases every year especially due to the transport mode’s high cargo capacity.
"AsstrA customers trust our maritime services. The numbers speak for themselves: in 2020 we delivered over 13,600 TEUs on routes connected with China, up 45% compared to the same period in 2019," concluded Andrey Zaitsev.