The different methods of transportation between China and Morocco?


The following modes of transportation can be used to travel between China and Morocco: ocean, air. Here's a comprehensive comparison of the two options, so you can pick the best option for you.


Sea freight from China to Morocco

Overview - Trade relations between China and Morocco

Due to its geostrategic location, China has cultivated connections in North Africa, notably with Morocco.

In 2016, commerce between China and Morocco was 5.3 billion dollars. Chinese exports to Morocco account for the majority of this trade volume.

They account for 10.4 percent of Morocco's total imports and are growing. Morocco's exports to China, on the other hand, have remained relatively modest. Morocco's exports to China remained low throughout the same time, indicating that the European Union remains Morocco's primary trading partner.

Morocco is an ideal nation for Chinese investment in Africa because of its stable regulatory environment and function as an entryway to West African countries.

Morocco is China's seventh-largest commercial partner in Africa. After Spain, the United States, and France, the latter is Morocco's fourth partner.

Each Moroccan port has its own unique characteristics upon arrival, which might provide benefits for accessing local markets or even adjacent nations.

In Morocco, there are 4  main national ports:

  • Port of Tangier
  • Port of Casablanca
  • Port of Jorf lasfar
  • Port of Mohammedia

Port of Jorf Lasfar

The port of Jorf Lasfar ranks third with 22.7 Mt of traffic, accounting for 20.6 percent of total domestic traffic. This port benefits from the existence of the Cherifian office of phosphates, which accounts for over half of the entire volume of ships. This port is mostly used for the importation of coal, petroleum coke, grains, hydrocarbons, and fertilizer exportation.

Website : Port of Jorf Lasfar

Port of Mohammedia

The port of Mohammedia is the country's fourth busiest, with 7.2 percent of traffic, although it has seen substantial reductions as the city's oil sector has declined.

Website : Port of Mohammedia

Transport time between China and Morocco ports

The following table shows the average transit times between each destination's principal ports:

Tanger Casablanca Jorf Lasfar Mohammedia
Shangaï 43 44 44 43
Shenzhen 39 40 40 40
Guangzhou 39 40 40 41
Qingdao 44 45 45 45
Tianjin 46 47 47 47
Ningbo 43 43 43 43
Dalian 45 46 46 46

What container can I choose for shipment between Morocco and China ?

Here are many ways of transportation that may be utilized depending on the size of your products:

  •  The 20'GP container, with a maximum capacity of 33m3
  • The 40' GP container, with a maximum capacity of 67m3
  • The 40' HC container, with a maximum capacity of 76m3

In terms of sea freight, there are two possibilities for each of these container sizes:

Special transports between China and Morocco

Reefer container

The temperature of items transported in refrigerated containers is regulated to keep them fresh during their voyage. Moreover, the items transported in this manner are referred to as "sensitive", meaning they are perishable or of chemical nature. Different factors, such as temperature, atmosphere regulation, and humidity level, may thus be regulated. These containers come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of different shippers.


For two reasons, RoRo transport is primarily utilized for vehicle transportation: affordability and efficiency. The automobiles are secured to the ship's decks. They are well protected in the boat's hold, which is protected from the wind and water.


Bulk cargo is loaded into the ship's hold. Normally, they are products such as natural resources originating mostly from African nations. These items are also loaded into the ship's hold to guarantee their safety.

Out Of Gauge (OOG)

Overweight cargo is referred to as Out of Gauge. Some containers, for example, feature an open-top for carrying small boats or building supplies that require particular handling.

How much does sea freight between China and Morocco cost?

Two factors are critical in determining the cost of your shipment: the weight and volume of the products.

The weight/volume ratio is "1 ton = 1 m3" according to the equivalence rule.

  • The cost of freight is calculated using the weight/volume ratio in traditional or groupage transport. The rate will be determined by the payment unit (PU), that is either the mass in tons or the volume in cubic meters of the goods.
  • The price of the cargo for FCL will also be determined by the kind of container.

The cost of delivering products is determined by a number of variables. Please contact our DocShipper specialists if you've any queries concerning shipping, sourcing, or storage of your products. Within 24 hours, they will respond to all of your questions.


Air freight between China and Morocco

The different types of air freight

Sea freight accounts for 90% of all exports. For various reasons, some businesses choose air freight. Air transport is used for goods that are likely to be destroyed by ocean transport, need to be delivered rapidly, or not have a significant volume. The shipping cost by air may be identical, but the transit time will be significantly different. Your shipment will just take a few days to travel from China to Morocco.

Two types of air freight can be distinguished, express air freight and classic air freight

The tariff and the price are not always related :

  • The Conventional air freight : Goods transported by classic air freight are carried on scheduled commercial flights of airlines such as Air Belgium, Air China, Qatar Airways, Emirates...
  • Express air freight transports goods using planes devoted only to airfreight. This service is provided by courier firms like FedEx, DHL, UPS, and even TNT, who provide door-to-door delivery.

"All inclusive" seems to be the same of "door to door" service. It basically implies that you are subscribing to a service that will deliver your package from your front door to the door of your choosing. We handle customs clearance as well as the coordination of other activities.

Why do we choose air transport?

1. The speed
The major benefit of air freight is the short transit time. Rail travel offers the same benefit, but it is not possible to all locations, and marine freight has a lengthy transit time.

2. Schedule reliability
Planes help you to stick to your timetable, which is very useful when an emergency arises. In reality, flights are seldom late, and if they are, it is usually only by a few hours. Because of the locations in airports, firms must be careful.

3. Multiple destinations
Because there are airports in nearly every major city, air flights can deliver products all across the world. As a result, important time may be saved when items are delivered quickly.

4. Low insurance premium
The average cost of freight insurance is proportional to its duration; the air operation might be more costly, therefore it must be considered.

5. High level of security
The airport zones are quite severe and highly supervised. As a result, there are fewer robberies and damages. The utilization of air freight improves security.

6. The need for storage and low storage
Because the amounts of air freight are lower, storage is easier and cheaper. Furthermore, because the shipment does not demand as many personnel and time resources, customs inspection and handling are much more effective procedures.

7. The need for low packaging

Other forms of cargo necessitate more packing than air freight. This reduces money by eliminating the need for expert packers, who are required when utilizing sea freight.

8. The follow-up
When a shipper utilizes airfreight, the delivery firms generally provide a tracking service. An application may be used to track the items from their leaving until their arrival.


DocShipper can help you choose the best air freight service !

What is volumetric weight?

  • In the case of express air freight, the equivalency rule is as follows: 1 ton per 5 m3, corresponding to a 1 to 5 weight volume ratios. For example, 1 m3 is equivalent to 200 kilograms, or 1 for 5.
  • The rule for conventional freight is as follows: 1 ton for 6m3, or a 1-for-6 weight/volume ratio, plus a gross weight fee for a ratio of 1-for-6 or less. The actual volume is divided by 6 to get a volumetric weight that is used as a foundation for pricing. For instance, 1 m3 is equal to 167 kg, or 1/6 of a ton.


Door-to-door delivery between China and Morocco

The term "door-to-door" refers to the fact that the freight forwarder is responsible for the whole transportation procedure, from pick-up to delivery. Our clients love that option because it allows them to concentrate on other parts of their business while we handle their logistics. Any sort of goods, may be transported using the door-to-door technique.

It is our job to ensure your pleasure. We have partners all around the world as a result of our experience, and we fully trust them to satisfy your demands.

DocShipper specializes in door-to-door delivery. Packing, storage, loading/unloading, customs clearance, international freight, and delivery are all services we offer.


Customs clearance for goods imported


We'll go over the customs processes for importing from China to Morocco with you.

Import duties and taxes must be paid by the importer. Products entering in Morocco are subject to a proportion of taxes based on the kind of products, independently of the nation.

When determining the overall expenses of importation, the tariffs and taxes that must be paid are an important factor to consider. We'll explain it to you.

How to calculate customs duties and taxes?

Calculate customs duties and taxes for imported products

You ought to be aware of the duty rate as well as the taxes  to not be surprised by additional charges.

Determine the products' "HS code" or tariff species. 

The origin, HS code, and customs value are the three parameters that will allow you to determine the cost of customs clearance.

The Harmonized System (HS) is a systematic classification used in the most international commerce by 207 nations.

An HS code is made up of the following components

hs code ananas


Does Docshipper charge customs duties?

On customs duties, Docshipper do not earn a profit margin. Because we pay customs directly and function as a middleman. Taxes are not paid to DocShipper, they are paid to the government. To guarantee total clarity, we supply you with all official papers.

Procedure and customs contact

Required documents

Bill of Lading

The carrier will provide the shipper a bill of lading, verifying that the goods have been received and are ready for transportation. The shipment is subsequently handed over to the carrier, who delivers it to the consignee. It is a carriage contract between the shipper, the carrier, and the consignee that specifies the terms and conditions of transport. The "Air Waybill" is the air freight version of this document.

Packing List

The packing list specifies the features of the shipment like the type of product, the quantity, the packaging, approximate value etc. This document is required for any sort of shipment since it helps customs officers to estimate costs.

Original Invoice

You must present the original invoice whether in China or when you arrive in Morocco. It has to be in line with the packing list.

Certificate of Origin

The objective of this document is to establish the items' provenance. It's crucial to understand the difference between the items' origin and provenance. The origin certificate verifies where the items were manufactured. Once through customs, this document will allow you to take advantage of the tariffs that apply to your goods or its place of origin.

Documents of conformity (CE standard)

Products that are distributed and circulated in Europe must be able to demonstrate this by submitting a conformity certificate. This certificate is provided following a series of laboratory tests as confirmation to the user that the product meets all safety, and health requirements. It does not vouch to the product's quality in any manner.


Restricted and prohibited products

Some goods are subject to limitations or outright limitations. Also, they may necessitate the acquisition of licences and/or permissions.
Some items are not permitted to enter the import territory on occasion.
The following two lists include a list of goods that are subject to import restrictions or even prohibitions.

Is there a product on the list that you're concerned about? Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can discuss the procedures.







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