Transit Time Calculator for Sea, Air & Port To Port Shipping

What Is Transit Time In Shipping

Transit time is how long it takes for a shipment to be delivered at it’s final destination after it has been picked up from a designated pick up point. The amount of time required to move goods from one point to another varies widely, so it’s important to get this information before booking a shipment.

Transit & Shipping Time Calculator

This shipping time calculator returns estimated shipping times for multi-modal global shipping along selected lanes.  Instantly estimate FCL, LCL, air, sea, and trucking freight shipping transit times. Simply enter the address, city, zip code or country of the origin and destination, as well as the load type, to see the general transit time ranges and estimated delivery.

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About the International Shipping Time Calculator

International freight is complicated, particularly when choosing between different shipping modes.

This international freight shipping transit time calculator gives estimated shipping time for blended inland trucking, air and ocean freight, to give a comprehensive freight shipping time estimate.

How long does freight shipping take?

Freight shipping transit time is impacted by factors including distance, shipping mode, route, and season. In very rough estimates: express can take as little as 1-3 days, air freight is typically 5-10 days, and sea shipping can range anywhere from 20-45 days or more. 

Port To Port Shipping Transit Time & Sea Freight Transit Times

Why is there such a wide range in shipment duration when shipping by sea? Because there are a lot of ways to ship. Seriously.

When it comes to transit time between ports, there are about 107,000 different UN Codes for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE) for different shipping destinations. Which means variance, like the fact that shipping time for an ocean shipment from Shenzhen, China, to Miami, Florida through the Suez Canal takes 41 days while the (more expensive) Panama Canal takes only 35 days.

Use our Seaport Code Finder to find Locodes, port Names, and seaport codes for international seaports.

When would you use this transit time calculator?

Once you have collected the key freight documents you need from your supplier, calculated your chargeable weight, then it’s time to select a freight mode.  Whether you select air or ocean freight, that decision comes down to cost and transit time.

Average Transit Times 2021

Freight shipping transit time has become increasingly delayed in 2021. Below is a chart from our recent Pandemic Shipping Report depicting average transit times based on data.