Sea Freight Forwarding
SINGAPORE to Australia
Sea freight LCL Shipping
Sea freight forwarding is the process of transporting goods by sea from one international location to another international location. It involves coordinating with you, your supplier, shipping lines, customs and quarantine departments and other parties involved throughout the supply chain.
As Platinum® is a freight forwarder, we will make certain that all of the necessary documentation that is needed for customs clearance is provided and is correct, if your goods are to be insured we will request copies of the insurance papers – in order to safeguard and pre-clear your cargo promptly.
Platinum® Sea Freight LCL Forwarding
When it comes to sea freight LCL forwarding, there are several steps involved in having your goods move from Singapore to Australia. First, your Platinum® broker will liase with you and your supplier together to determine the best path forward. Secondly, we will liase with the shipping line to ascertain the vessel sailings from Singapore to Australia and thirdly, we will be preparing your cargo to be customs and quarantined cleared before arrival.
Each movement of cargo that Platinum® handles is a unique puzzle which has a multitude of pieces that all need to come together to ensure a smooth movement.
How Can Platinum® Assist?
At Platinum®, we understand just how important it is for you to receive your cargo on time and without any issues. Your Platinum® broker is committed to providing you with a quality customer service experience, with up to date and accurate information.
With over 23 years of experience in providing sea freight forwarding services, you can rest assured that Platinum® has the knowledge and expertise needed in order to have your cargo where it needs to be promptly. So, if you would like to experience the Platinum® difference in moving your commercial or business goods from Singapore to Australia, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
Singapore cargo to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Fremantle and Adelaide:
Singapore – Australia Free Trade Agreements
Australia and Singapore are signatories to four mutual Free Trade Agreements [FTA’s]. 1) the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), 2) the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), 3) the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) and 4) the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Free Trade Agreements allow each country to enjoy reduced and or eliminated tariffs when trading between the two countries.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to ship goods from Singapore to Australia?
On average, shipping by sea from Singapore to Australia can range from say 7-14 days. You will also need to add extra time for the container to be packed in Singapore and also allow time for the container to be unpacked in Australia.
What are the customs and import duties involved when freight forwarding from Singapore to Australia?
Australia and Singapore have four  Free Trade Agreements [FTA’s]; 1) the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), 2) the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), 3) the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) and 4) the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). These FTA’s allows most goods manufactured in Singapore to enter Australia duty free but the goods still need to be assessed for GST [if applicable], wine tax [if applicable] and excise tax [if applicable].
Are there any restrictions on the types of goods that can be shipped from Singapore to Australia?
The Regulations and rules surrounding imports from Singapore frequently change; for up to date information on the rules and Regulations when importing to Australia, this would need to be assessed prior to purchasing your Singaporean goods.