As a logistics company in Singapore, M&P’s integrated and intelligent logistics solutions can help you plan and manage your cargo shipment safely and efficiently.
Our logistics and freight forwarding services include transportation, warehouse rental, custom clearance, inventory management, goods consolidation as well as cargo insurance.
Freight Logistics Services We Provide
Freight transportation is the movement of goods or cargo from one place to another physically by any means possible. In addition to commercial freight services, we also provide a comprehensive range of freight forwarding services.
Air freight is the fastest and most secure shipping method for sending your cargo almost anywhere. It has highly reliable arrival and departure timings, and require less packaging compared to other shipping methods.
While air freight charges may be higher, their insurance premium is significantly cheaper due to the shorter transportation time and reduced risk of theft.
When to choose air freight:
- Time-sensitive deliveries
- Smaller volume of goods
- Delicate goods that degrade quickly
Sea freight is a lower-cost option for delivering larger and heavier shipments across very long distances, in full or part-container loads. The main disadvantages of cargo vessels are the longer time taken to reach their destination and being subjected to poorer handling and risks at sea.
While shipping large volume of durable goods can be affordable, other goods like chemicals and breakables need to be registered as high priority to preserve them. These high priority goods usually incur higher shipping fees and insurance premiums.
When to choose sea freight:
- Non-time sensitive deliveries
- High volume of durable goods
Trucking is a cost-effective method for transporting smaller volumes of goods by land. Trucks are extremely important in intermodal shipping, where cargo is transported via a combination of land, air or sea shipping.
Advantages of trucking include the flexibility to deliver to any location where there are roads as well as availability on short notice. As they are not bound to flight and sea schedules, there is minimal disruption for clients even in bad weather.
Warehousing provides a centralised location for your goods, making it easier to track and manage your inventory. A better control over your inventory means your customers will receive their products on time, which ultimately increases your profits.
In a land-constrained country like Singapore, companies may find it more cost-effective to rent a storage space than to own an in-house warehouse.
Custom clearance is made complicated with an increasing volume of cargo. It involves many processes including
- liaising with multiple entities,
- getting the necessary documentation ready and
- figuring out the classification rulings and tariffs on your goods.
Therefore, for your convenience, this is a service that an experienced logistics company can offer to ensure your goods are transited smoothly.
Cargo insurance can prevent substantial losses due to unexpected events during transportation by covering the value of your goods. These events may include cargo theft, natural disasters and piracy.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Logistics Company
Experience determines how your freight forwarding partner deals with unexpected shipping issues such as strikes, port shutdown, cargo reroutes and customs in different parts of the world. An experienced partner will be able to ensure your goods arrive on time.
A logistics company should be competent in the specific service areas your business requires. It is also important to consider their abilities to meet your future needs as it will save you time and effort spent on establishing new relationships.
Services to consider
- Transportation of special goods like military and hazardous cargo
- Tracking inland transportation
- Inventory management
- Booking cargo space
- Custom clearance
- Negotiating freight charges
- Freight consolidation
- Cargo insurance
A logistics company with excellent customer service will provide all the support you need, including direct access to the agent managing your cargo. By providing you with an open and responsive line of communication, you will always be kept informed of the shipment status.
Factors Affecting Freight Charges
Why choose M&P International Freights?
Top Logistics Company in Singapore
M&P International Freights is the top logistics company in Singapore. We have many years of experience handling all types of goods including special shipments like military and hazardous cargo. As a one-stop logistics company, we also take care of all your administrative needs so you can focus on growing your business.
We Prioritise Your Business Needs
We understand that your shipments are extremely important to your business. Therefore, we always strive to offer the most comprehensive, cost-effective, and reliable solutions for your shipping needs. With a direct line to our agent managing your cargo, you will never have to worry.