Sea Freight to Singapore from UK Service Details

Sea Freight Services to Singapore are mostly direct from UK. Singapore is a wealthy city state in South-East Asia with a population of around 5.3 Million. Singapore is made up of 1 large Island and 63 small, mostly uninhabited surrounding islands. Singapore is one of the world’s major Sea Ports and is a gateway hub for many neighbouring countries and Islands.

Guide on Sea Freight transit times to Singapore Port.

  • FCL Sea Freight to Singapore Port from UK – Weekly sailings with approx. 24 days transit.
  • LCL Sea Freight to Singapore Port from UK – Weekly sailings with approx. 24 days transit.
  • Ro Ro Sailings to Singapore Port from UK – 2 to 3 sailings per month with approx. 28 days transit.

Air Freight to Singapore Changi Airport from UK Service details

  • Direct flights with Singapore Airlines, BA and Virgin Atlantic
  • Cheaper consolidation, transhipping flights via Middle East, with transit of 3 to 4 days from UK to Singapore Airport.

Singapore Biosecurity & Prohibited items

  • Although Singapore have not adopted the ISPM15 regulations for Timber Packaging, it is advisable to ensure that any timber products used in the packing of their goods, or used as dunnage to secure cargo loaded into Sea Containers meet the ISPM15 standard. Heat Treated or Forestry commission stamps. As a large amount of cargo shipped to Singapore from UK is then transhipped to neighbouring countries who require timber to be ISPM15 compliant.
  • Cars, Trucks, Caravans, used Agricultural Machinery should always be steam cleaned before Sea freighting to Singapore from UK, to remove all soil residue and pests.
  • Similar to most countries you should check with the Singapore Customs Broker, if the goods being shipped can be imported into Singapore. The Customs Broker can confirm before goods are shipped from UK to Singapore, if they can be imported without any restrictions. Normal prohibited items include: Cash, Diamonds, Bullion, Precious Metals, Live Animals, Drugs, Firearms and Ammunition. 

Export Cargo Insurance

  • It is important to arrange cargo insurance cover, in the event of damage or pilferage during the Air and Sea freighting to Singapore from UK.
  • Your Cargo is not insured unless you ask your freight agents to quote for Cargo Insurance cover.
  • You must suitably pack your goods to withstand the normal multiple handling it will endure throughout an Air or Sea freight to Singapore from UK.
  • Insurance companies and shipping carriers may refuse to accept any claims, if cargo is not suitably export packed.

Singapore Customs Import advice

  • We recommend that you check with your Singapore buyers, that they have a local import customs broker, who can advise the buyers on the customs documentation requirements for importing the products you are shipping from the UK to Singapore.
  • The Customs Brokers can advise on Singapore import duty and taxes, customs tariff classifications, if any prohibited or restricted goods and full documents required from UK shippers.
  • This will avoid any issues of trying to import goods that Singapore Customs will not allow to be imported and thus prevent wasted storage or other costs having to ship back to the UK.

If the Singapore buyers do not have a Singapore customs broker, EON Logistics can recommend one.

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