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?

ANSWER:

Graham,

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 (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). He is also the author of, “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” (chinasourcinginfo.org/book) and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions ( www.PSSchina.com )

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