Above is an infographic showing the critical aspects of shipping a container from China. It's a good reference point for experienced importers and a good overview and starting point for new importers (shipping a container from China to your home country is easy!).
The infographic includes approximations for price and transit times. I'm always hesitant to include such approximations because someone is bound to take them as a hard rule. They're not. However, it gives importers, especially new importers, a general idea that shipping a 20′ Container to New York costs about $1300 and takes about a month.