Ocean Freight Transportation to Singapore

Singapore’s burgeoning economic growth has experimented its highest rate in the last decade since the final 80s until today, tripling its GDP to 300 billion dollars. The ocean freight transportation to Singapore is a resource used by most of the commercial powers in the world; a good reason for the ocean freight transportation to Singapore is the value of its imports, which is over 300 billion dollars and having a positive balance of trade.

Electronic equipment and machinery; pharmacy, chemical and petroleum products; foodstuff and all kinds of consumer goods are the core of the foreign trade of this small Southeastern Asian country.

The ocean freight transportation to Singapore is a crucial resource for any exporting business wishing to a have presence in Asia.

Full Container Load (FCL) or Less than a Container Load (LCL)-Groupage

Before booking your ocean freight transportation to Singapore, let us advise you about the possible options: Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less than a Container Load (LCL) - Groupage.

FCL is the right choice for exporters with a cargo volume of 10 or 21 standard American pallets or multiples, as the standard 20 and 40-foot containers hold 10 or 21 containers of this type, respectively. The American pallet is 39.37 in. wide and 47.24 in. long. However, if you are much worried for the possibility that your cargo may be contaminated or damaged in case of sharing the container with other traders’ goods, you can also choose this option to get peace of mind. Using an FCL exclusively for you is the best decision.

On the contrary, if you cargo volume doesn’t fill up a container, we suggest choosing “groupage”, which is sharing a container with other traders. This modality (LCL) will allow saving on shipping costs as you only pay for the space used by your cargo. Remember that FCL is a cost-effective solution when you are able to fill up more than half of a container.

Ship a container to Singapore with the best rates by checking the options in iContainers.com.

Maritime routes to Singapore

Singapore tops of the 189 countries in the “Doing Business” index; this means that Singapore gives the most ease of doing business, of any type. Particularly, exports are very important, as highlighted in the growth and development of its two main commercial seaports: Singapore and Container Terminal.

  • Port of Singapore
    The Port of Singapore is nowadays the second largest in the world, having exceeded 30 million TEUs annually time ago. It has many terminals, in Tanjong Pagar, Brani, Keppel, Pasir Panjang, Sembawang and Jurong. However, extension works are in progress to increase the number of available berths.
    More than 120000 cargo vessels berth with general cargo, containers, bulk, etc. Two macro operators manage the terminals: PSD Corporation y Jurong Port Pte. Ltd.

Air freight transportation to Singapore

If you have few days to deliver to the importer or buyer, or it is an urgent or special shipment, we suggest calculating an air freight shipment << whenever your cargo complies with the limitations on volume and weight concerning air freight >>by using the calculator provided by iContainers.