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
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
Less Than Container Load
One of the modes of shipment used in Malaysia to ship their goods and commodities to Singapore is LCL or the Less Container Load. It is suitable for shippers who don’t have sufficient goods to accommodate a fully loaded container, requiring them to deal with a consolidator to arrange the booking of their cargo.
The chosen consolidator will then arrange an FCL (full container load) via a primary shipping carrier. He needs to group the items that other shippers will export. In other words, the freight forwarder will consolidate all the goods he accepted from various shippers in just one container called FCL. Also, the freight forwarder will need to arrange the goods at destination designed for various consignees at various ports.
Full Container Load
As mentioned earlier, FCL stands for Full Container Load. This is also one of the most commonly used modes for shipping from Malaysia to Singapore. Shipping via this mode does not necessarily mean gathering enough cargo as a means of filling the whole container. Note that it is possible to ship a container, even if it’s only partially full, as FCL.
One advantage of shipping via this mode is that there is no need to share a container with others. You can even find exporters in Malaysia shipping their items in containers even if these are only partially or half full. This is beneficial especially if there are deadlines or time constraints you need to deal with. It also works to protect your cargo from being contaminated with others.
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.
Prohibited Items in 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
Benefit 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
It’s mainly because we, at M&P, have a wide network of agencies and partners worldwide. That said, it is greatly possible for you to negotiate the best price for shipping your goods from Malaysia to Singapore using the most cost-effective method – whether sea or air freight.
Reliable and competent
Our team is composed of people who know exactly what they are doing. Also, we take pride of our proactivity as well as our ability to adapt to the changing needs of the market. We can even customize our services to meet the requirements of our clients and ensure that they stay updated regarding their shipment.