M&P International Freights is a one-stop freight forwarding company that provides shipping from Singapore to Philippines.
Read on to find out more about the commonly shipped items, various shipping methods and duration of shipping between these two countries.
How long does it take to ship from Singapore to the Philippines?
Types of shipment modes
When it comes to sea shipping, there are two shipping modes available: LCL (Less than Container Load) and FCL (Full Container Load).
On a whole, shipping via FCL tends to be faster as cargo would immediately be delivered from the port to the destination. FCL is also cheaper per cubic metre than LCL. Nevertheless, when shipping smaller quantities, LCL is more cost-efficient than FCL.
What are the shipping ports available in the Philippines?
The Philippines has more than a hundred ports among the islands in its archipelago. The major shipping ports are
- Manila International Container Terminal, Manila
- Port of South Harbor, Manila
- Cebu Port Authority, Cebu City
- Mariveles Grain Terminal, Mariveles, Bataan
- Port of Batangas, Batangas City
- Port of Davao, Davao City
- Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
- Port of General Santos, General Santos City
What items are commonly being shipped from Singapore to Philippines?
Singapore is one of the top import sources of the Philippines. In 2016, the import amount was pegged at $5.5 billion, making Singapore the 4th major trading partner of the Philippines.
Here are some of the commonly shipped items:
- Electronic products
- Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials
- Food and live animals
- Industry machinery and equipment
- Plastic products
Procedure for shipping from Singapore to the Philippines
Why choose M&P Interational Freights?
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does shipping from Singapore to the Philippines cost?
The cost of shipping is dependent on factors such as the size of the shipment and type of shipping method used.
Do contact us to learn more about the cost of shipping your cargo.
What is the cheapest way to ship to the Philippines?
For the shipping of large volumes of items or bulky cargo, sea freight would typically be the ideal option as it can be 5-6 times cheaper than air freight.
However, air freight is the more cost-effective option for shipping small items.
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting items from Singapore?
Goods and services tax (GST) and duty are not imposed on goods exported from Singapore.
Do I need to pay taxes when importing items to the Philippines?
Both Singapore and the Philippines are members of ASEAN. Therefore, no taxes are levied on imports between the two countries bar certain exceptions.
What items are prohibited from being imported to the Philippines?
Most of the items prohibited from being imported to the Philippines are similar to other nations. The Philippine Tariff and Customs Code prohibit the importation of the following goods:
- Fire arms, explosives, and weapons of war
- Products that could be used for abortion
- Gambling equipment
- Food and medicine that violates the Food and Drugs Act
- Narcotics including marijuana, opium, poppies, coca leaves, heroin or any other narcotics or synthetic drugs and drug paraphernalia
Note that the government or any competent authority may also declare other items as prohibited. It is always good to consult your shipping provider on whether your goods are regulated or prohibited from entry to the Philippines.