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Shipping from Singapore to UK

Singapore is a capitalist developed country located in southeast Asia and is known as one of the "Four Little Dragons in Asia". Simultaneously, with its topographical benefits, Singapore has become one of Asia's important financial, service and international shipping centers. Singapore also is an important transit port in the world and an aviation center connecting Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.

As one of the world’s largest trading nations, the United Kingdom relies on the ships and waterways that make it possible. However, similarly as critically, it relies upon the ports that serve them. Working around 30 delivery organizations through the port, offering 90 types of assistance on all mainlands each week, the Felixstowe port receives ships from all over the world. This article will focus on shipping from Singapore to UK.

Many customers want to ship from Singapore to the UK. Neptune is a multimodal freight forwarder expert. We have 19 years of rich experience and can provide you with door-to-door shipping service. There are generally two modes of transportation from Singapore to the UK, air freight or sea freight. But if the client has special requirements, or if the shipper provides a certain price range, Neptune global logistics can develop a multimodal transportation plan for you.

Shipping method

There are many shipping modes from Singapore to the UK, such as air transportation, express delivery, sea transportation, bulk carrier leading sea transportation, etc. Each shipping option into different transportation methods. The shipping mode is detailed below and the corresponding transportation methods are selected according to the cargo situation.

Air Freight

Air freight from Singapore airport to London Heathrow International Airport, door-to-door air freight, general cargo or parcel demand is more urgent, cargo over 100 kg is more cost-effective and time-efficient to choose air freight, it is more worry-free and cost-effective for customers with Singapore transportation needs to choose door-to-door air freight Operation method.

In addition to London Heathrow International Airport, we will choose the nearest and most cost-effective departure airport according to your destination.

Air waybills need to be submitted for air transportation. Please consult our professional logistics experts to fill in the specific product information.

Airport Fact

There are about 23 airports in the UK, of which 6 are the main airports, namely London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Manchester Airport, Leeds Airport, Birmingham International Airport.

There are five major international airports in London, which are located in the south-east, north-west and outside of London. They play a pivotal role in the British public transport system.

The air routes of the five airports are like a giant spider web, connecting Britain to the rest of the world.

Shipping Rates from Singapore to the UK

Neptune Global Logistics will provide you with the most professional services based on various factors such as the nature and weight of your goods and the origin and destination.

Please click on the website link to get the latest air freight quotation from Singapore to the UK.

Sea Freight

Sea freight is cheaper than other modes of transportation, and it will definitely be cheaper than air and rail transportation. Especially when shipping to the United Kingdom by sea, there is a strait barrier, and the railway cannot reach it directly. The railway transportation on the market is also transferred from other countries. Therefore, shipping bulky cargoes to the UK is undoubtedly the best mode of transportation.

Shipping Rates from Singapore to the UK: LCL

Less than Container Load (LCL): When shipping smaller freight cargoes from Singapore to the UK and finding air freight prices excessively expensive, you can send your imports as a less-than-container-load (LCL) by ocean.

LCL is a form of container transportation that allows small pieces of cargo belonging to multiple shippers to share a container. It can save you the cost of renting and transporting containers from Singapore to the UK, because you only need to pay for the space occupied by the cargo.

Singapore to UK Shipping Time by sea freight


Counting from the second day of sailing, it usually takes about 40 days to arrive at the felixstowe port. It should be noted that this is only the time to the port, because after the ship arrives at the port, the container needs to be unloaded from the ship, and then the cargo needs to be taken out of the container. This also takes time, which is about 1-2 days. In addition, in the event of typhoons and tsunamis, it is normal for the voyage to be delayed by several days. When the ship arrives at the port of destination, after the unloading and unpacking are completed, customs clearance and delivery are required. This process normally takes a week. If you only need the goods to be sent to the port, then go to the dock warehouse to pick up the goods after customs clearance.

Freight Rates

Everyone is very familiar with domestic express delivery, but for international express delivery, many people have no relevant experience, so they don't know how to proceed. You can inquire about our company’s salesperson: you can get a rough quotation by simply inputting the commodity name/origin/destination/weight/volume/how many ft container and other information. Of course, if it’s for special goods, or your own If you are not sure about the volume and other information, you can also consult a salesperson for details.

For any logistics related services, you can enquiry via cc.

Customs clearance

1. Copy of ID

If you are a new immigrant, a person with a British green card or a work visa, provide a copy of the passport with the photo and visa page.

If you are a British citizen returning to your country, you need to provide a copy of your residence permit, employment permit and passport with photos and visa pages in the country.

2. English version packing list

Please fill in the packing list. The list must clearly indicate the name of each item and indicate the time of use. If the consignment is brand new, the value of the item must be indicated.

Commercial Invoice The original invoice serves as the basis for verifying to the customs whether the goods you import are consistent with your declaration.

The commercial invoice is the first receipt and serves as the basis for the customs to check whether the products you bring in are compatible with your display.

3.ocean bill of lading

The ocean bill of lading is a proof of delivery, and the name of the bill of lading is required to show personal belongings and personal property.

4. Fill in the customs form C3

This is the personal goods clearance form required by the British Customs to fill in the destination country. This form needs to be filled out by fax or scanned to our company about 1 week before the goods arrive at the port.

The import policy of the British Customs for personal goods:

The import of personal goods by the British Customs is tax-free, but the importer must have lived in an EU country for 12 months, and the consignment must have been used in the country for more than half a year, otherwise customs duties and value-added tax will be levied.

Duty & Tariff

If you do shipping from Singapore to the UK, after Brexit, the United Kingdom no longer enjoys EU trade borders. The new tax system is called the UK Global Tariff (UK Global Tariff), which is specifically designed for the economic situation of the United Kingdom, to reduce and eliminate trade barriers and benefiting the local economy. According to the plan of the British government, duty-free trade will account for 60% of its total trade, which is much higher than the current 47%. The average tariff rate dropped from 7.2% to 5.7%

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