Looking for some assistance shipping from Malaysia to Singapore? Our team would be in the best position to advice you.
With years of experience and knowledge in this industry, we are able to provide some of the most competitive shipping costs from Malaysia to Singapore.
Whether you require door to door delivery from Singapore to Malaysia or a simple lorry transport, our advisers will find a solution that will best meet your needs.
Commonly Shipped Items From Malaysia to Singapore
Singapore is one of the countries where items and commodities from Malaysia are commonly shipped or exported to. In fact, shipments to the country amounted to up to $32 billion. Some of the items commonly shipped from Malaysia to Singapore are the following:
- Electronic equipment and goods, amounting to more than $10 billion worth of shipment
- Mineral fuels, such as oil
- Technical and medical equipment
- Plastic, steel or iron products
- Precious metals and gems
- Certain beverages
- Other chemical goods
Shipment Modes Used to Ship From Malaysia to Singapore
Air freight is the transportation of goods via an aircraft. This mode of shipping is most suitable for smaller items or if you require your cargo to be delivered quickly.
Goods transported via sea freight are shipped on a shipping vessel. This mode of transportation is typically cheaper and takes a longer time than air freight.
This mode of transport can be categorised into
- Less than container load
Less than container load (LCL) is suitable for shippers who do not have sufficient goods to accommodate a fully loaded container, requiring them to deal with a consolidator to arrange the booking of their cargo.
- Full container load
Full container load (FCL) is one of the most commonly used transportation modes when shipping from Malaysia to Singapore. This shipping method is suitable for shippers who have a cargo load that is enough to fill a full container load.
Trucking refers to the transportation of goods via a truck. It is usually used to deliver smaller quantities of goods over short distances.
Items Prohibited or Restricted for Export in Malaysia
Prohibited items are goods that are not allowed to be exported from Malaysia. These items include
- turtle eggs,
- rattan from Malaysia, and
- drugs like heroin and marijuana.
Restricted items are goods that require a permit from the relevant authorities before you are allowed to export them.
Some examples of these goods include
- Military clothing and equipment
For more information, please refer to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department website.
Prohibited Items for Import Into Singapore
Some of the items that you can’t ship to Singapore are:
- Chewing gum with the exception of medicated and oral dental gums approved by Health Sciences Authority
- Chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes, and other imitation tobacco products
- Smokeless cigars, cigarettes or cigarillos
- Dissolvable nicotine or tobacco
- All products with tobacco or nicotine that one can use topically, or via implant or injection
- Nasal and oral snuff
- Psychotropic substances and controlled drugs
- Endangered wildlife species
- Obscene discs or video tapes, published materials and articles
- Reproduced copyright publications, laser and video compact discs, cassettes, records, video tapes and software
Procedure for Shipping from Malaysia to Singapore
Benefits of Engaging a Freight Forwarder
Promotes ease of management and planning
It’s because freight forwarders are capable of using their network to trace any existing problem quickly from its source, thereby finding immediate solutions.
Flexible with minimal effort
With a good freight forwarder, you have an assurance that all disastrous circumstances, such as delays or redirected shipments, will be handled quickly and smoothly with the right resources.
Helps you save money
It is because it’s possible to find freight forwarders that offer services at reasonable prices. You can even negotiate for lower terms because some of them deal with high volume of containers.
Why Engage M&P International Freights
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship from Malaysia to Singapore?
Depending on the mode of transport you require, shipping from Malaysia to Singapore takes around 9 days.
Air freight or trucking from Malaysia to Singapore typically requires a shorter time as compared to sea freight.
How much does shipping from Malaysia to Singapore cost?
The cost of shipping your cargo depends on factors like the size of the shipment and type of shipping method used.
Please contact our sales team to learn more about the cost of shipping your cargo.
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting items from Malaysia?
Export taxes and duties are usually imposed on Malaysia’s main commodities like palm oil. This amount is based on the value of the goods exported.
Do I need to pay taxes when shipping items to Singapore?
Items imported into Singapore are subjected to Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or duty. The taxes are typically charged based on the estimated value of your cargo.
Please refer to this list of dutiable goods and their duty rates by the Singapore Customs for more information.