Shipping your goods from Canada to Singapore? M&P International Freights has over 15 years of experience in delivering to locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, and the USA. Hence, we’re able to advise the right shipping services according to your requirements.
Read on to find out more about the types of goods we can ship from Canada to Singapore and the types of shipping modes we offer.
Common Goods Shipped from Canada to Singapore
Here’s a list of some of the most commonly exported goods from Canada to Singapore:
- Boilers and mechanical appliances
- Electrical equipment and machinery
- Technical, scientific, medical, and optical instruments
- Waxes, fats, and oils
- Spacecraft and aircraft
- Precious stones, pearls and metals
- Plastic articles and plastic
- Organic chemicals
- Oil seeds and miscellaneous fruits and grains
- Paper, paperboard scraps, and wood pulp
Items that are prohibited for shipping into Singapore
Types of shipment methods available
Air freight is the shipment of goods via an air carrier, which makes it a faster mode of transportation as compared to sea freight.
While sea freight usually takes a longer time to transport your goods, it’s known to be a more cost-efficient method.
There are two ways to ship your cargo via the sea freight method: LCL or FCL.
Less than container load (LCL)
The less than container load (LCL) mode of shipment is one of the most common and flexible methods to ship items from Canada to Singapore.
In the case where your goods are not enough to fill an entire container, LCL allows you to share the container with other customers. Thus, you will only be paying for the space your cargo occupies, which is measured by cubic metres.
Full container load (FCL)
If you’re shipping large amounts of goods, it’s advisable for you to opt for the FCL option. It’s usually more cost-efficient as it requires the least amount of general handling and has a faster transit time.
Shipping Procedure from Canada to Singapore Via A Freight Forwarder
Benefits of Engaging a Freight Forwarder
Due to the high volume of goods shipped, freight forwarders are typically able to negotiate lower terms with carriers.
They’re also able to save you money by consolidating smaller shipments from other clients, creating a full load for sea shipments.
Aside from giving you a guarantee that your items are in safe hands, most freight forwarders also offer insurance for your goods.
Furthermore, you’ll be able to keep track of the status of the shipment with the aid of their courier tracking applications
Freight forwarders will assist you in handling the documentation for international shipments.
That means leaving the hard work to the professionals!
How can M&P International Freights help you?
Our goal is to always provide a great customer experience.
Hance, we have a team of professional consultants who serve as a single point of contact so you can be assured of service excellence.
Our consultants are experienced in this field and are equipped with the knowledge on the best practices for your shipments.
We’ll do our best to ensure timely delivery while your goods remain intact throughout the moving and shipping processes.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to ship from Canada to Singapore?
The shipment time would typically take around 4 – 7 days.
However, if your shipment is done during a public holiday in Canada or Singapore, it may take up to 2 weeks to arrive at the destination.
How much is shipping from Canada to Singapore?
The type of shipping method chosen will determine the cost of shipping your goods.
The cost of shipping your goods via sea freight will be dependent on the sea freight rates. Air freight shipment costs are calculated by multiplying the air freight rate by the actual or volume weight of your goods.
Contact us now for an accurate shipping quote!
What is the cheapest way to shop from Canada?
Sea freight is typically more cost-saving when it comes to large shipments.
However, it’s more ideal to opt for air freight instead if you’re only shipping small amounts of items.
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods from Canada?
Exports are generally not subjected to any Goods and Services Tax (GST) or Harmonised Sales Tax (HST).
You may refer to the official Canadian government website for more information.
Do I need to pay taxes when importing goods into Singapore?
All imported goods are subject to a 7% GST on the total value of your shipment.