Shipping and Removals in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a major port destination, making shipping and removal services abundant and delivery efficient. The cost of shipping is directly related to volume, method of delivery and the distance the cargo travels. No duty or tax is levied on imported personal household items, and there is no limit on when goods can be imported or how much can be imported.
People moving to Hong Kong on an expat employment package should try and negotiate a shipping allowance in their contract. Typical offers include an air freight and sea freight allowance, both for shipping to Hong Kong and then back to one's home country upon the contract's completion.
If a new arrival is splitting their belongings between air freight and sea freight, which is common, they should make sure they have a clear idea of when they can expect their shipment to arrive. Air freight will typically take one to two weeks, while sea freight will be delivered only after as much as four to six weeks, depending on where they’re moving from. It’s important to bear this in mind when packing.
Anything that's going to be needed soon after arrival should be included in the air shipment, or even in one's flight luggage.