Importing From China2023-06-30T11:30:36+00:00



Emerald Freight is the perfect choice for any business in Ireland or abroad that needs an agent to support their Far East or China shipping arrangements. We are professional freight forwarding experts with a wealth of experience and a commitment to delivering your shipments, efficiently, cost effectively and on time.

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Emerald Freight is the perfect choice for any business in Ireland or abroad that needs an agent to support their Far East or China shipping arrangements. We are professional freight forwarding experts with a wealth of experience and a commitment to delivering your shipments, efficiently, cost effectively and on time.

Request a Quotation

Importing From China To Ireland

We specialise in offering affordable transportation and shipping from China to Ireland for all types of business. If you source products through Alibaba or the larger wholesalers in China who supply products such as Electronics, Building & Constructions materials, Stationary and more, we are freight forwarders who can expedite the shipping process for you.

Our in-house team, will co-ordinate everything to assist the smooth and seamless import of products using our air freight and ocean freight services. Our extensive network, local expertise, and on the ground agents take the hassle out of inspecting the shipments before they leave the ports in China.

Our Services For Shipping From China To Ireland

Emerald Freight offers a complete package to assist your supply chain requirements from China to Ireland. Services include:

Air Freight

Our trusted air cargo service can provide time efficient shipping of consignments heading from China to Ireland. We can fast track shipments of all sizes to enable you access to your products quickly and efficiently. We take care of everything for you to streamline the process and to minimise delays at each stage of the import process, keeping you fully updated on the progress.

Air Freight Services

FCL Shipping

For those larger shipments and consignments, our full container load service is the ideal solution for importing products via ocean freight from China to Ireland, when a longer delivery time is acceptable. Offering a cheap and cost effective alternative to air freight, the fully tracked FCL solutions ensures your products are delivered safely and carefully. When you need to ship oversized or loose cargo, FCL is the perfect option.

FCL Shipping Services

LCL Shipping

Perfect for businesses who are importing smaller consignments and goods. Less than container load or LCL services enable importers to consolidate their cargo alongside other smaller loads. We provide a range of value for money options helping companies to reduce their shipping costs by only taking the actual space that they need. If you are looking to ship smaller consignments, this option is ideal for you.

LCL Shipping services

Express Services

When you need something delivering quickly, our express services can assist your needs. Our network of agents will organise all elements for you to save you time and to ensure that everything is in place to expedite the delivery. We will track the consignment on its journey to make sure that there are no risks of delays from missing or incomplete paperwork.

Express Services

Customs Clearance

We have a team of customs clearance agents on hand to help with all aspects of expediting your packages and consignments through customs processing. We take care of all aspect and keep track of your cargo to ensure there are no delays. If you are importing parcels via sea freight from China to Ireland, our services can assist a seamless journey to prevent delays and ensure deliveries arrive on time.

Customs Clearance services

Door To Door Shipping

We are an experienced freight forwarding company providing affordable services including full door to door shipping and consignment management. Our team will co-ordinate all stages, so you don’t have to worry. From the moment your cargo is collected to the point at which it is delivered, you can be confident that our team are taking care of your goods.

Door to door services

Shipping Services From China to Ireland with Emerald Freight

We have an expert team of Import Specialists ready to assist you with shipping containers from China to Ireland. Our packages include:

  • Individual Packages – Whatever the size of your package, we can provide a cost effective, professional and efficient service to ensure it is delivered on time and hassle free.
  • Palletised Loads – If you’re importing pallets via air freight or ocean freight from China to Ireland, our team are on hand to offer assistance and advice to make the process hassle free.

If you are looking for a China freight forwarder, you can trust that our team are aware of what our customers require and are aware of how important it is for your business that all updates are provided to you as they happen throughout the journey. We can provide expert advice and help you to secure economical and professional shipping solutions from China to Ireland.

Airfreight Rates on Request

Through our chosen network of professional partners, we negotiate the best airfreight rates for every application and request. The beauty about Emerald Freight is that unlike the multi-national freight forwarders in China, we are independent and not contracted to use our own branch offices. In fact we ‘bench mark’ approximately 3-4 partners in the city / country of origin to ensure we are getting you the best possible price. How quickly we respond to you with our quotation will depend on the time of day we receive the enquiry, most of our China to Ireland transport partners respond with rates even outside of business hours so we can normally get back to you quite promptly.

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Airfreight is based on the chargeable weight, find out more by clicking on the below link.

Why you should engage Emerald Freight to handle this process

You have two options, either the supplier handles the shipping process, or you do it via a freight forwarder. Once you let the supplier handle the shipping, you are giving away the control and transparency. Firstly, you don’t have a choice on which shipping line your consignment moves with. Secondly, you have no-one fighting for space when space is limited, for e.g. Chinese New Year. You also don’t know if the supplier is quoting the actual market price for the ocean freight and other charges at origin. When leaving the shipping arrangement to your suppliers you can sometimes be greeted by unpleasant additional landed costs on arrival.

It’s fair to say, the buyer is far better off working directly with a reputable company in their own country rather than allowing their supplier to choose the route and forwarder at origin.

Emerald Freight takes the stress and hassle out of shipping from China to Ireland and act as your trusted partner within your supply chain.

Main Ports In China


Since the 90’s, Shanghai Port has been growing rapidly, However, there were lots of issues including inadequate water depth, water resources lacking, as well as a greater gap in terminal handling capacity. With this in mind the building of Yangshan Deepwater Port began.

Yangshan Deepwater Port Project is divided into the East China Sea Bridge and the Harbor City three main projects. Project was started in April 2002, and completed a project in 2005, including a length of 1600 meters. There are deep-water berths which can accommodate the fifth and sixth generation container ships or standard shipping, with port water area of 3,167,000 square meters and the port land area of 1,596,500 square meters.


With the local government planning a harbour-side industrial zone for heavy industry, Jiangmen is an up-and-coming port for all things Freight. The city of Jiangmen lies next to a network of intra-city roadways and highways, which encourages the cheaper shipping from China to Ireland.

Hong Kong2023-04-08T10:21:21+00:00

Serving as a marine gateway to the Southern part of China, the port of Hong Kong is the world’s leading port in terms of handling and operating vessels. The largest port in the world, the Hong Kong port has been widely regarded to be the pivot in the development of the province of Hong Kong.The port enjoys a very important place in the list of China ports. This is mainly because of the port’s geographical placement helping it to achieve a required pathway between the Western marine operators intending to reach the farther parts of the Eastern world.


Guangzhou Port is a vital hub for the industries of the Guangdong Province and the surrounding areas and is a key port for our Chinese import service. The area is known for vehicle assembly, bio-technology and its heavy industry, and so the demand for containers both 20ft and 40ft is high, especially for shipping from China to Ireland and the UK.


The Port of Dalian, founded in 1899, is situated at the southern end of the Liaodong Peninsula on the Yellow Sea in Liaoning Province. It is the northern most ice-free port in China. It is the largest multi-purpose port in Northeast China, serving the seaports of North Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim. The port of Dalian is the second largest trans-shipment hub in mainland China.


The port of Yantian is part of the Shenzhen port in China’s Guangdong Province, which is one of the fastest-growing ports in the world. It is considered one of Chinas busiest main ports.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to ship goods from China?2023-04-08T10:27:06+00:00

This ultimately depends on the service you require. Air freight services are the most expensive and our FCL and LCL sea cargo services offer better value for money. Call us to get a quote.

How long does it take to ship from China to Ireland?2023-04-08T10:27:26+00:00

Again, depending on the service, delivery times will vary. Air freight provides the quickest service while our sea freight shipping from China to Ireland can take anywhere between 5 to 10 weeks.

How much is import tax in Ireland?2023-04-08T10:27:46+00:00

The total amount of importation tax that you will have to pay will vary depending on the total value of the consignment. Our team can provide you with guidance on what you would have to pay.

Do I need to deal with customs when shipping from China?2023-04-08T10:28:00+00:00

Yes, there will be the need to deal with customs when you ship your consignments to Ireland from China. If you need assistance, our team are on hand to help and advise you.


We take pride in offering our customers a first class service and you can read some of the feedback they’ve left for us.

John West have worked with Emerald Freight for over seven years. We find the team at Emerald to be engaged & reactive placing a high value on customer satisfaction. Their professional & friendly approach makes them a perfect partner for John West.

Jenny Larkin

Commercial Operations, John west Ireland

I have been using Emerald for about 4 or 5 years and have NEVER had one single issue, every transaction has been smooth and everything taken care off, Lilianna is fantastic as my contact point. Quick happy responses. Keep it up guys

Matt Gregg


We are completely satisfied with the service provided by the Emerald Freight team. Competitive rates, highly reliable and great people to deal with.

Darren McManus

Order Fulfillment Manager Mission Critical Environments Division Subzero Engineering

We have been dealing with Emerald Freight for 7 years, they oversee all our Asian imports. They are always professional and friendly and provide an excellent and efficient service. Always on hand to answer any shipping queries.

Tracy Fitzgerald

Purchasing Manager MVI Hazel

Homecare Medical Supplies entrusted Emerald Freight with organizing their inward freight several years ago and have never looked back. The team are fast, friendly, informative and always willing to go that extra mile to get the job done. Would highly recommend them for their efficient all round service.

Sarah Burke

Homecare Medical

We have been using Emerald Freight for approximately three years and have always found them to be prompt, efficient, knowledgeable, courteous and good value. Would highly recommend them as they make what can be a tricky process seem easy.

Peter Brady

CTO Action 24

I have been dealing with Emerald Freight for over 4 years now and I have always found the staff to be very polite, prompt and informative. As well as being price competitive, Emerald Freight always keep me advised (even if shipments get delayed!) – as a customer I appreciate this.

Anne Rolston

Money Point Ltd.
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