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’s important to understand the necessary shipping procedures before shipping your cargo. To make the process more convenient and less worrisome, engage the help of M&P International Freights!
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
Available shipment modes for sea freight
Less than container load (LCL)
LCL (less than container load) refers to a cargo that’s below the weight to which freight rates are applicable. Your goods will be grouped with other freights to fill up standard containers.
It often requires you to pay for the space taken up by your cargo. Many consider this shipment mode beneficial due to its lower shipping costs, provided you meet the minimum volume.
Full container load (FCL)
This shipment option works well for large and fragile goods. You can also choose not to fill the container up and reserve the remaining space for additional requirements.
Common prohibited items for import into Thailand
Process when shipping from Singapore to Thailand via a freight forwarder
Shipping Ports in Thailand
If you want to ship items from Singapore to Thailand, then you have to take note of the available ports in the country. Some of the most popular ones where international shipments take place are the following:
- Laem Chabang
Why should you hire M&P International Freights as your freight forwarder?
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 fees are dependent on your selected freight forwarding option. For air freight, the cost is calculated by multiplying the air freight rate with the total weight of your shipment. For sea freight, the shipping costs are subject to the sea freight rate.
The size and nature of the goods will also factor into the costs. If you require additional services such as warehousing or door-to-door services, extra fees may apply.
To get an accurate quotation for your freight forwarding, 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.
Do I need to pay taxes when exporting goods from Singapore?
No, you don’t need to as Goods and Services Tax (GST) and duties aren’t imposed on goods that are exported from Singapore.
How much is the import tax in Thailand?
Goods that are imported into Thailand are liable to duties and taxes. The average tariff rate is 7.2% and will vary depending on the nature of your goods.
For the full list of tariff rates imposed on different types of goods, visit the integrated tariff database.