Looking to ship some your cargo from Singapore to Australia, we may just be the company for you.
With years of experience in this industry, M&P International Freights is able to provide competitive shipping rates with good delivery timings.
If you are unsure of the shipping procedures, our team of customer consultants will be there to advise you.
Cargo Commonly Shipped from Singapore to Australia
Here is a list of the most commonly imported cargo from Singapore to Australia:
- Mineral Fuels- this includes oil.
- Machinery-heavy machinery for construction.
- Food ingredients
- Electronic Equipment
- Medical and Technical Equipment
- Clocks and Watches
- Live Trees and Plants
- Chemical goods
FCL (Full Container Load)
FCL is designed for customers who are shipping a large number of items. When you avail of FCL, you will be paying for the entire cargo container. This is why it is recommended for customers who are shipping a large volume of cargo, or even large heavy equipment as it guarantees that all of your imported items will be stored together inside one container.
LCL (Less than Container Load)
FCL is for a large volume of cargo, whereas LCL is best used by customers who are looking to ship cargo, but is not enough to fill up an entire container. When you avail LCL as your shipment method, you will be sharing a cargo container with other customers, and you will only be paying for the space you occupy, and it is measured by cubic meters. Think of it like sharing a house with housemates. All of you chip in for your share of rent.
Freight shipments, unlike regular post, takes more time to get to its destination. There are shipment companies that can offer to deliver your cargo within a week, and some within two weeks.
After the cargo arrives to its destination, it will need to go through customs checks. If you have availed the services of a Freight Forwarder, they will be the ones handling all the legalities on your behalf.
When everything in the shipping containers has been cleared, this is when the client can come forward to claim their cargo. The process itself can take as long as three weeks, plus the travel time, it can take up to a month or more depending on if the entire process is flawless or if you encounter hang-ups.
Prohibited Products in Australia
Just to give you a general idea, here is a list of prohibited cargo in Australia with classification on whether or not it is strictly prohibited or restricted. Restricted import means that in order for the item to be allowed entry into the country, it needs to have a written permission.
- Dangerous Breeds of Dogs (Prohibited)
- New Psychoactive Substances (Prohibited)
- Suicide Devices (Prohibited)
- Antibiotics (Restricted)
- Anabolic or Androgenic Substances (Restricted)
- Crowd Control Equipment (Restricted)
- Cultural Heritage Goods from Papua New Guinea (Restricted)
- ANZAC (Restricted)
- Asbestos (Restricted)
- Knives and Daggers (Restricted)
Benefits of Using a Freight Forwarder
Each country has their own set of rules when it comes to importing and exporting. For companies that are shipping goods overseas for the first time, it may seem simple at first: order the item, wait for it to arrive. But that is usually not the case.
It doesn’t take long before these companies learn that there are a lot of things that could go wrong along the way. When you avail the services of a freight forwarder, you can avoid all these hang ups as they can help find you the best rates for shipment as well as the fastest delivery time depending on your needs. They can also handle all the legal documents that will be involved with shipping.
Other services Freight Forwarders can help with include:
- Air Freight. Most companies provide customized and economical air freight services to suit time critical shipments.
- Sea Freight. Handle shipping ocean cargo of all sizes.
- Offer road transport of cargo.
- Freight Forwarders offer warehousing to keep your cargo safe in warehouses until it is cleared for land delivery.
- Cargo Insurance. This offers security should anything happen to your cargo during shipping, the customer is guaranteed to get the legal assistance they need.
M&P International Freights
Certified and with Complete Tools
M&P International Freights has 10 years of experience in the field complete with certification. They are also equipped with all the tools necessary to ensure that each item shipped arrives safely in Australia. What’s more, they are also ready to provide complete service including warehousing to ensure that the customer gets what they are paying for.
Competitive Pricing and Great Support
Because of our position as one of the largest international freight forwarding companies, we are able to provide great prices for our customers. And our single point of contact policy helps to assure our customers just what to expect when shipping cargo from Singapore to Australia.