Indonesia is a regular importer of high-quality goods from Singapore. According to the United Nations (UN) Comtrade, these products make up 8.9% of the country’s imports, which is second after China.
At M&P International Freights, we offer competitive rates for door to door shipping from Singapore to Indonesia. Learn more about the different modes of shipment, prohibited items and how you can ship your parcels below!
Items Commonly Shipped From Singapore To Indonesia
There is a wide range of goods and parcels that are being shipped from Singapore to Indonesia. Some common items include:
- Cosmetic products
- Electronic equipment
- Live plants
- Medical equipment
- Mineral fuels like coal, petroleum and oil
- Organic chemicals
- Perfumes and fragrances
- Products made of steel or iron
Types of Shipment Modes
There are 2 main shipment modes for you to choose from with regards to transporting your parcels from Singapore to Indonesia via door to door shipping. This includes air and sea freight.
Air freight is the shipment of goods via an air carrier. It is faster than sea freight, making it ideal for transporting time-sensitive goods and emergency supplies.
In addition, this shipment mode is commonly used for high-value consumer goods as it has a higher level of security as compared to sea freight.
However, it is also more expensive than shipping via sea. This is mainly due to the limited capacity available on a plane, the speed of shipping and higher fuel consumption and operating cost.
Goods transported via sea freight are delivered on a cargo vessel. As these vessels are larger than air carriers, they are able to move bigger containers and pallets. Thus, if you are shipping bulky goods from Singapore to Indonesia, sea freight might be a better option for you.
Furthermore, it is a cheaper alternative to air freight, though it generally takes a longer time to ship. If you are transporting your parcels via sea, there are 2 modes that you can take into consideration:
Less than container load
Less than container load (LCL) refers to transporting products in a container that is shared with other exporters. This is often the preferred method if you are unable to fill an entire container on your own. The general rule is to use LCL for parcels that are between 2 to 13 cubic meters (CBM).
This method of shipping is typically more affordable as the cost of the container is shared, reducing the cost of shipment.
Full container load
Full container load (FCL) is a shipment mode whereby a cargo container is owned by a single exporter. While it is ideal for larger shipments, it is not necessary to fully load the container in order to opt for this method.
This is a cost-effective option if you plan to transport items that have a volume of 13 CBM and above. Additionally, it has a faster transit time than LCL and your cargo is less prone to damage or contamination from other products in the container.
Prohibited Items for Export From Singapore
Prohibited Items for Import Into Indonesia
*Includes printed papers and pictures
How To Ship Door To Door From Singapore To Indonesia With A Freight Forwarder
If you are thinking about engaging a freight forwarder to ship your parcel from Singapore to Indonesia, here is the general process involved in the shipment:
Benefits of Engaging A Freight Forwarder To Ship Your Parcels
Why Choose M&P International Freights?
At M&P International Freights, we customise and find relevant solutions to meet your business needs. We also ensure that your packages are delivered to the destination on schedule.
As part of creating a high-quality service experience, each client will be assigned a personal M&P consultant who will serve as the single point of contact during the entire shipping process.
We strive to offer competitive prices by passing on our cost savings to clients. Thus, you can ship your cargo at affordable prices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship from Singapore to Indonesia?
It depends on the shipment mode chosen. For sea freight, delivery can take 5 to 8 days on average while air freight can take 2 to 3 days.
However, if you are planning to ship your items to remote places in Indonesia, it may take up to a week for your shipment to reach its destination.
How much does it cost to ship a parcel from Singapore to Indonesia?
The price of shipping is dependent on factors like the type of shipping method used, the size and weight of your goods and seasonal demand.
Speak to our helpful and knowledgeable staff for an accurate shipping quote today.
Do I have to pay taxes when exporting items from Singapore?
No, you do not need to pay taxes on goods exported from Singapore.
Do I have to pay taxes when importing items into Indonesia?
Indonesia charges import duty and taxes on goods shipped into the country and this amount is determined based on the value of the items and shipping cost.