Importing and Exporting Climate Controlled Products

I import and export products,which need to be stored in a cold storage, in and out of China. Can you give me an estimate of the costs of climate controlled, food grade cold storage in Hong Kong and Shenzhen?



Thanks for your questions. The logistics manager at PassageMaker was kind enough to make a few calls and help me answer this question.  At the time of writing (Oct 2011), the costs to store a 20ft container are estimated as follows:

Hong Kong Cold Storage

HKD580/metric ton/month

HK unloading charges: HKD1400

HK loading charges: HKD1400

Shenzhen Cold Storage

10RMB/metric ton/day

SZ unloading charges: RMB 800

SZ loading charges: RMB 800

Wishing you successful China sourcing!

Question answered by Mike Bellamy, host of “Ask the Experts” at the China Sourcing Information Center.

Mike Bellamy is an Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center ( He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” ( and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions ( )

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