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ASIA LOGISTICS CARGO WAREHOUSESHIPPING FROM INDIA

SHIPPING FROM INDIA

Searching for a reliable freight forwarder to handle your shipping from India to Singapore? Asia Logistics Cargo Warehouse may be the company for you.

We have years of experience in the freight forwarding industry. Whether you require shipping by air or sea, our team of specialist would be able to advice you on the best course of action.

Have any questions regarding our services? Just drop us an email and our customer service staff would be glad to assist you.

TYPE OF SHIPMENT MODES

Typically, there are two types of container transportation methods while shipping goods from one country to another:

  • Less than Container Load (LCL) and
  • Full Container Load (FCL).
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Less than Container Load (LCL)

In an LCL shipping method, a shipper does not need an entire container for his goods. In other words, his goods don’t require one full container. He, therefore, books his cargo with a consolidator and accommodates his goods along with the goods of another shipper(s). The consolidator arranges for a fully loaded container (FCL), and consoles the shipments of the other shippers, and separates and delivers each shipment at the final destination.

LCL shipping helps a shipper to keep his inventory low, as it allows you to ship in lower volumes. As an importer, if you want to free up cash flow, this is the ideal method to choose; as this maintains a steady flow of inventory in smaller quantities. Smaller orders bring down inventory investment and allow shippers more flexibility. However, LCL does increase the risk of damaged goods, as you do not have control over the cargo that will be loaded with yours. Additionally, there might also be a risk of the shipment getting lost in-transit, as it goes to multiple destinations before reaching yours.

Full Container Load (FCL)

If a shipper has adequate amount of cargo to accommodate in one full container, he books an FCL. In an FCL shipping method, all the goods in a container are owned by one shipper. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the container will be ‘fully loaded’ with cargo. The cargo can be half loaded or quarter loaded. It only means that entire container is booked by one single shipper.

In an FCL method of shipping, the cargo delivery takes shorter time. The shipper saves on time and as soon as the FCL shipment arrives at the port, it’s unloaded from the vessel and delivered to the destination. FCL is also cheaper than LCL per unit of freight. There is higher security and fewer risks of damage or loss-in-transit. However, if you are shipping less than 15 cubic meters in a 20ft GP container, it is not very cost effective.

DURATION OF SHIPMENT FROM INDIA TO SINGAPORE

A shipment from India to Singapore may typically take between 8 to 11 days, depending on the port of Departure.

If the shipment is leaving from Chennai, it takes approximately 8 days. If the port of departure is Mumbai, it may take up to 11 days.

SHIPPING PROCEDURES FROM INDIA TO SINGAPORE

The import of goods to Singapore is governed by the Singapore’s Customs Act, Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, and Regulation of Imports and Exports Act. A GST and/or a duty are levied on all goods which are imported to Singapore for domestic consumption. In order to export shipments from India to Singapore, a shipper has to follow the below mentioned steps:

ORDER CONFIRMATION

On receiving an export order, the first step is to scrutinize the order carefully with respect to items, specification, payment terms and conditions, packaging specifications, delivery schedule, etc. and subsequently, order confirmation. The exporter/shipper may also enter into a formal contract with the buyer in Singapore.

GOODS PROCUREMENT

After the export order is confirmed, the next step is the procurement of the goods that are supposed to be exported. It should be remembered that the procurement needs to be strictly as per the buyer’s requirement.

COLLECT PAYMENT FROM THE EXPORTER

As a shipper, getting the payment terms sorted out and receiving the payment thereof from the exporter is the next step. Payment can be either received in full prior to the shipment or partially as agreed upon between the exporter and the shipper.

LABELING AND PACKAGING

The goods that are to be exported should be labeled, packaged as per specifications, and marked appropriately.  Good packaging ensures safer delivery of the goods. Strong packaging also allows easy handling, reduced shipping costs and maximum loading. Appropriate marking of address, package number, port and place of destination, handling instructions, weight etc. provide secure identification and information of the cargo.

CUSTOM PROCEDURE

There are certain custom formalities that need to be fulfilled beforehand. Obtaining a PAN based Business Identification Number (BIN) from the Customs before filing the shipping bill for clearance of export good – is one of them. Shipping bills or Bills of export are also required to be filled in certain cases in the prescribed format, depending on whether the goods exported are duty-free, dutiable or under drawback.

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS FROM IMPORTING TO SINGAPORE

The list of prohibited goods includes (but not limited to):

  • Chewing gum (except approved oral dental and medicated gum by the Health Sciences Authority)
  • Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (for example, electronic cigarettes)
  • Shisha
  • Smokeless cigars, smokeless cigarillos or smokeless cigarettes
  • Dissolvable tobacco or nicotine
  • Any product containing nicotine or tobacco that may be used topically for application, by implant or injected into any parts of the body
  • Any solution or substance, of which tobacco or nicotine is a constituent, that is intended to be used with an electronic nicotine delivery system or vaporizers
  • Nasal snuff (with effect from 1 August 2016)
  • Oral snuff (with effect from 1 August 2016)
  • Gutkha, khaini and zarda (with effect from 1 August 2016)
  • Cigarette lighters of pistol or revolver shape
  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
  • Firecrackers
  • Obscene articles, publications and video tapes/discs
  • Reproduction of copyright publications, software, video tapes, video compact discs, laser discs, records or cassettes
  • Seditious and treasonable materials

WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ALS LOGISTICS CARGO WAREHOUSE?

COMPETITIVE PRICING

As an international freight forwarding services company, providing their shipping solutions to importers and exporters globally, ALS can get you the best price offering in the industry to move your goods from one place to another.

CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS

ALS discusses all your options, priorities and specifications, and then accordingly suggests you the best shipping-solution. We work closely with all our clients and customize the shipping according to their requirements.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Tel:

  • +65 6250 2848
  • +65 6694 6227

Fax:

  • +65 6255 2108

Email:

OUR ADDRESS

OFFICE (Mailing Address):
1 Yishun Industrial Street 1 #07-05 A’Posh Bizhub Singapore 768160

WAREHOUSE:
Block 7 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #05-47, 05#40 North Spring Bizhub Singapore 768162

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