Thailand is one of the most common recipients of high-quality products and items that come from Singapore. In fact, exports from Singapore to Thailand take up around 3.3% of the country’s overall imports.
It is important to understand the necessary shipping procedures and documents required before transporting your cargo. To make the process more convenient and less worrisome, engage the help of M&P International Freights!
Methods of shipping
Cargo that is transported via air freight will typically arrive faster than via sea freight. Thus, it is a better option for time-sensitive shipments!
Goods shipped via sea vessels often incur less cost but take a longer time to arrive at the destination. If you are limited by budget rather than time, sea freight is a great option for you!
At M&P International Freights, we offer the options of less than container load (LCL) or full container load (FCL) to suit your shipping needs.
Less than container load (LCL)
LCL refers to cargo that is below the weight to which freight rates are applicable. In such situations, your goods will be grouped with other shipments to fill up standard containers.
As you are only required to pay for the space taken up by the cargo, you will benefit from the lower shipping costs if you meet the minimum volume required.
Full container load (FCL)
FCL is a form of shipment where the load reaches the maximum weight allowed for a 20ft or 40ft shipping container.
This shipment option works well for large and fragile goods. You can also choose not to fill the container and reserve the remaining space for additional requirements.
Commonly shipped items from Singapore to Thailand
Here is a list of items that are commonly shipped from Singapore to Thailand:
- Electronic equipment
- Mineral fuels like oil
- Perfumes, fragrances and cosmetic products
- Organic chemicals
- Chemical goods
- Gems and precious metals
Common prohibited items for export from Singapore
*Chemical products include pesticides.
Common prohibited items for import into Thailand
Documents required for shipping to Thailand
To transport your goods from Singapore to Thailand, you will need to prepare certain shipping documents. These are some examples of the documents needed:
- Commercial invoice
- Packing list
- Certificate of Origin
- Bill of Lading or Airway Bill
- Customs permit
- Payment terms such as Letter of Credit
- Insurance policy
Process behind shipping from Singapore to Thailand via a freight forwarder
If you are planning to engage a freight forwarder to assist you with your shipment, these are the typical steps taken to transport your goods from Singapore to Thailand:
Why choose M&P International Freights?
As a professional freight forwarder, you can rest assured that your goods will be well taken care of and delivered in perfect condition to their final destination.
We are experienced and knowledgeable in the shipping process and documents required.
Thus, you can leave the entire process to us!
We offer freight forwarding services at reasonable prices without compromising on quality. We will be sure to choose the most efficient and cost-effective route to ship your goods!
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to ship from Singapore to Thailand?
It takes at least 3 days for a shipment from Singapore to reach the ports of Thailand. In some cases, the shipment duration may reach up to 7 days.
How much does it cost to ship from Singapore to Thailand?
The cost of shipping from Singapore to Thailand will depend on the following factors:
- The air freight/sea freight rate
- Size of the goods
- Nature of the goods
Additional services such as cargo insurance or warehousing may also incur extra charges.
To get an accurate quotation for your shipment, contact us now!
What’s the cheapest way to ship to Thailand?
For larger and bulkier items, sea freight is a more cost-effective option. However, it may be more affordable to use air freight for lighter and smaller goods.
Where are the shipping ports in Thailand located?
Some of the main shipping ports in Thailand are located in the following cities/districts:
- Laem Chabang
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods from Singapore?
No, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and duties are not imposed on goods exported from Singapore.
How much is the import tax in Thailand?
Import tax in Thailand can range from 5% to 30%, with an additional 7% value-added tax (VAT). The amount of taxes imposed is subject to the HS Code of your goods.
Goods that are shipped via air freight and less than the de minimis value* of THB1,500 will be exempted from import duties. This does not apply to goods shipped via sea freight.
You may check the integrated tariff database for the complete list of tariffs imposed on different goods.
*This refers to the price ceiling applied to a shipment, where any value below this amount incurs lower or zero taxes. In Thailand, this value will include the price of the goods, cost of the shipment and cargo insurance.