As an alternative to ocean freight, we offer FCL and LCL solutions by train between China and Europe. The transit times are approx. 2 weeks faster than for ocean freight and still much cheaper than air freight.
Another alternative would be shipping with «Sea-Air». Your consignment is dispatched by air freight on one section and by sea freight on the other. The runtime increases accordingly. The bottom line is that the total price is somewhat cheaper than for pure air freight.