How long does it take to ship from Germany to Singapore?
The time taken to ship from Germany to Singapore is determined by the sea route taken by the ship. The route taken is selected depending on the condition of the sea, security considerations and the hull type, urgency of the shipment and speed capability of the vessel. It takes about between 1 – 2 months ship via Suez Canal, Cape of Good Hope and Panama Canal.
Do note that when met with a public holidays in either Germany or Singapore, some shipments may be delayed. There is usually a time lag due to inconvenience brought about by the holiday(s).
Benefits of having your goods shipped by M&P International Freights
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Process Behind Shipping from Germany To Singapore
Shipping procedures vary from one country to another. This is because there are different rules and regulations that govern the different and distinctive imports and exports required by different countries.
When exporting from Germany, article 161 of the German Customs Code should be perceived and adhered to. The German Trade and Invest office issues authorizations and control documents. Goods such as defense goods and dual-use goods need special authorization.
In Singapore, exports and imports are controlled by the Customs Act through the Regulation of Imports and Exports Act. It is an offence to import goods to Singapore without having secured a Customs permit to authorize the importation.
When moving items from Germany to Singapore, there are multiple routes and options one can take. Here is an example of one of the methods M&P uses: After being engaged by you, we will arrange to send your items via sea freight. We work out the most economical route to send your items to Singapore’s port directly from a port nearby your side in Germany.
What items are commonly being shipped from Germany to Singapore?
Diversity and uniqueness in resources that each country has, is the main motive why countries trade with each other. With the existence of diverse natural resources and human capabilities, trade has been enhanced and has become a popular method of integration. Germany been the largest national economy in Europe needs to trade with other countries such as Singapore. Germany was the largest importer in the last decade and still continues to be among the top exporting countries in the world. Most of the country’s exports to Singapore are;
- Aircraft and space crafts
- Medical, electrical and technical equipment
- Organic chemicals and other chemical goods
These German exports help the country to purchase what they need, and in turn Singapore is able to acquire what they did not have from Germany and other trade partners.
Common prohibited Items to be imported in Singapore
Dumping of goods and entry of all goods into a country has diverse socio-economic effect to a country. To curb such practices in the Singaporean’s economy, the government has put up some prohibition on certain goods. This is to ensure the wellbeing of Singaporeans’ and the economic stability. Some of the goods that are prohibited include;
- Used items shipped without manufacturer’s packaging
- Any type of standalone batteries
- Counterfeit goods
- Treatments containing alcohol for instance Rogaine
- Endangered species of wildlife and any of their by-products
- Any product that can be used in military, chemical or biological weapon
- Narcotic drugs among other numerous products