Heavy Freight
Service Introduction

International Heavy Freight is a tailor-made service for customers with demand on heavy weight shipments to overseas countries. It is cost-effective with stable transit time. By flying with SF's cargo freighters, International Heavy Freight service is secured with SF service quality.


Applicable Customer

Dedicated to the following types of customers with SF account


  • B2B customers
  • Cross-border E-commerce enterprises
  • Retailers with physical stores overseas or overseas suppliers
Service Standard
Destination IHF Weight limitation Packaging requirement
Chinese Mainland IHF - Door-to-door

45kg/shipment or above

Palletization is not a must 
Hong Kong Region IHF - Door-to-door

300kg/shipment or above
(Less than 300kg will be charged as 300kg)

Palletization is required 


Regarding weight:

Shipping rate is determined by either actual weight or volumetric weight of the shipment, whichever is greater.

Volumetric weight calculation: Length (cm) x Width (cm) x Height (cm) / 6,000


Any further questions about International Heavy Freight, please contact our Customer Service or sales representatives.

Payment Methods
  • Freight: Payment by shipper only
  • Duties & Taxes: Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU)
Service Coverage and Standard Transit Time Reference
  • To Chinese Mainland: 3-4 working Days
  • To Hong Kong Region: 3-4 working Days



  1. The transit time is based on working days, and the transit time does not include the day of pickup, weekend, or holidays and festivals;
  2. In remote areas of Shanxi District, Ningxia District, Gansu District and Xinjiang District, extra 1-2 working days are required for the overall transit time.
  3. Transit time of import customs clearance of non-formal customs declaration shipments: Usually, customs clearance of a shipment should be completed on the day of flight arrival (excluding local public holidays or official holidays of the destination country; excluding exceptions such as customs inspection and customs detention);
  4. Transit time of import customs clearance of formal customs declaration shipments: Usually 2-3 days longer than the transit time of non-formal customs declaration shipments (excluding local public holidays or official holidays of the destination country; excluding exceptions such as customs inspection and customs detention);
  5. The transit time is for the shipments which have complete and accurate customs declaration documents. 
Service Advantage
  • Cost-effective: Favorable price with fully waived of fuel surcharge
  • Favorable volumetric weight: Volumetric weight (kg) = Length (cm) × Width (cm) × Height (cm)/6,000
  • Efficient pickup service: provide pickup services at your doorstep
  • Stable Transit Time: Fast and convenient customs clearance services
  • Safe: Strict packing and operation processes to guarantee the safety of shipments
  • Worry-free: the whole process is handled by SF, which ensures worry-free service quality by SF  
  • Tracking & Tracing: One waybill from end-to-end and full process of track & trace at SF official website