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Container shipping Hamburg to Singapore

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Hamburg to Singapore (SGSIN)? Sea freight is very useful: it is suitable to ship large volumes for low prices, it’s convenient and you can track the cargo in real time. Transporting containers with freight like food or equipment is very easy with e.g. Sinokor Merchant Marine. You can choose from all kind of containers. There is made a difference between (FCL) Full Container Load and (LCL) and partial shipments. Via our transport specialists we provide you with useful information regarding international transport Singapore (SG SIN). We provide you with useful information about the various sea container types. On this website you can read a step-by-step import plan. Fill out the form and we will gladly send you a tailor-made offer with an attractive price and fast transit time.

  • Ocean shipping is a professional, secure and low cost-way to export or import international containers.
  • Compared to air freight, it offers more capacity and value.
  • Sea freight provides services for worldwide relocations and shipping fruit or cars and other vehicles.
  • The Port of Singapore is a popular port in Singapore.
  • Frequently used containers types are: normal 20 & 40 foot, High Cube and Insulated, Dry Van, Flat Rack, Ventilated, Open-Top, Refrigerated containers.

Shipping to Singapore (SGSIN) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Singapore

Ocean freight shipping is the most common way to transport cargo globally. Your articles are loaded into the container. Your freight forwarder have a special container prepared. A shipping vessel will be ready for your goods at the port of origin Singapore (SG SIN), and will be shipped overseas to the recipient at the POD (port of destination). You need to make a choose out of: port-to-port, door-to-port, door-to-door, port-to-port. In the attached table we share important information about the port of discharge.

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Singapore
Country of destinationSingapore
Port CodeSGSIN
Transport Time+/- 40 days
Shipping costs$
Office address460 Alexandra Road, #19-00 PSA Building, Singapore 119963, Singapore
Telephone number63751639

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Singapore

  1. Details of your shipping

    Enter the port of departure and the POD (port of destination). Determine your container terms: a full container just for your freight (FCL) or Less Container Load (LCL). Also select the desired size (20 ft, 40 ft of 40 ft high cube).

  2. Loading and labeling the freight

    As a starting point, ensure the freight is properly packaged. To limit damage, we advise to put everything on pallets. Also make sure you have good labels.

  3. Customs document

    When you transport cargo to Singapore (SGSIN), you should think about required export documents (for correct national customs papers): certificates of origin, export/import customs declaration, packing list, packing declaration, bill of lading. The meaning of a Bill of Lading is a contract that is provided to the shipper to confirm the goods have been received in good order and that the load is prepared for shipping.

  4. Incoterms for transport

    An incoterm is a set of rules to define the seller’s and buyer’s responsibilities. The chosen Incoterm decides who is the risk-bearing party for export/import documents, insurances and transport. Popular incoterms are Free On Board (FOB), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP), Ex Works (EXW).

  5. Online Container & Freight Tracking System

    Use cargo and container tracking to see where your load is right now. You will get a notification when the cargo is departed from POL (Port of loading), has been transferred to the POD (port of destination) and when the cargo was transported to the ultimate recipient.

Sea freight from Singapore (SGSIN) to Hamburg (DEHAM): pick a container

Would you like to ship a container from port of Singapore – (SG SIN) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? It is highly recommended to get a suitable container. There are smaller and bigger boxes (20 foot, 40 foot) and all kind of container conditions (FCL shipment or LCL shipping). Major shipping lines that sail here include APL, CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hamburg Sud, Hanjin, Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Maersk, MOL, MSC, NYK, OOCL, ZIM. Important towns around the port are Singapore. In the next chapter you will find extensive information and advice about the most common sizes and types. You can also click through to our page about Letter of Credit.

from harbor Singapore SG SIN to hamburg DE HAM

Details of a 20 foot container

20. ft. containers (which is a standard dry van) is the most common and available size. They are quite easy to transport, which ensures low handling costs. Ideal for the transportation of bulk goods and furniture and international movings. Pro tip: TEU is equal to 1 20 Foot container.

  • This box offers a solution for transporting goods by means of shipping.
  • A 20-foot container has the following dimensions: 5.90m x 2,35m x 2,39m.
  • A 20 foot holds 11 pallets in one tier.
  • You can load it with maximum +/- 27.200 kilogram.

Specifications of a forty foot container

The 40-foot container offers twice as much space as the 20-footer. Many types of goods can be shipped within these boxes. This makes it an excellent choice for shipping large sea freight. Moreover, there exist a bigger and higher ‘high cube’ box. You have more height at your disposal. This way cargo can be stacked high.

  • Often chosen for large loads.
  • It has the following dimensions: 12,2 x 2,44 x 2,59 meter.
  • The FEU can hold between 20 and 24 pallets.
  • The max. weight is limited to +/- 28.400 kilogram.

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What does FCL container mean in shipping?

f you have enough goods to fill one full container load, then renting a full container is the most interesting. Transport specialists call this Full Container Load (FCL). All cargo space is used exclusively for you. This has multiple advantages: Usually a faster transit time, less risk of damage during the logistics process and you pay lower price per unit. There are also disadvantages: it is expensive for small loads and it is harder to unload the FCL shipment. Sending the sea freight from another port? Also see Antwerp to Singapore (SGSIN) and Rotterdam to Singapore (SGSIN).

  • What we mean by FCL is that one single container is booked exclusively for the transportation of cargo.
  • Ideal for cargo with tight delivery schedules.
  • If you’re shipping more than 14 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, ONE, COSCO.

What is a LCL container and what are the benefits?

If your cargo does not fill an entire 20-foot or 40-foot container, your goods will be shipped with other cargo. Transport specialists call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). The premise of LCL is that you share space with others. There are many positive aspects to mention like: you can send some good in a cheap way, reduces the costs of keeping a high inventory of goods stored and more options during peak shipping season. Worth mentioning: if your shipment takes up more than half a container, then you better go for FCL. The total costs are calculated based on number of pieces, weight, volume, packaging.

  • With LCL transport, you transport your cargo via a partial container.
  • A suitable choice for transport with a size between 2,5 m3 and 16 m3.
  • Deal for cargo that does not fill the entire container.
  • Capabilities at almost all international ports.
  • Available at: e.g. Evergreen, HMM, Yang Ming, Wan Hai, POL.

Other special types of containers

There is a wide range of boxes for ocean transport. Each type of cargo needs a different solution. The Dry van is the variant that most people will recognize. But there are also specific options for oil or petroleum, flour, coffee or cocoa or unique high value cargo. We explain everything below. You can also check more information about shipping to Santander (ESSDR), port of Bari (ITBRI), Dunkerque (FRDKK) harbor and terminal Shibushi (JPSBS).

  • Bulk Containers: very suitable for dry bulk goods such as grain and coal.
  • Flat Rack Containers: versatile containers that make it possible for you to ship unique cargo.
  • Hard-Top Containers: with a hard steel roof that can be used or removed.
  • High-Cube Containers: perfect when some extra height is required.
  • Insulated Containers: ideal for Short-Term Storage or Short-Hop Journeys.
  • Open-Top Containers: also have end doors, like closed containers, to give flexibility for loading and unloading.
  • Palletwide Containers: specially designed for stowing large quantities of Euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers maintain a stable temperature inside.
  • Tank Containers: suitable for different modes of transportation, and built to carry hazardous cargo.
  • Ventilated Containers: the best option for for organic products.

Kind of load: What do you want to ship?

Importing goods by ocean from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Singapore (SGSIN) has a lot of pluses: low tariffs, particularly interesting for bulk cargo and eco-friendly. The main categories of ocean cargo exported via sea lines are: liquid bulk, dry bulk, roll on/roll off, break bulk, neo bulk. Below you can read more information about it.

  • Car shipping: shipping your vehicle to another part of a country or the other side of the world.
  • House Moving: get your private goods shipped for relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): your household effects are shipped precisely and neatly.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. diesel, petroleum, hydrogen, gasoline, chemicals, biofuels.
  • Dry Bulk: grain, iron ore, grain and cement, coils, sand, sugar.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): the vessel is designed so that vehicles or loads can be entered straight by rolling.
  • Breakbulk: refers to goods that are stowed on board ship in individually counted units.
  • Retail & other: items like sports equipment, clothes, medical/pharmacy, electronic goods, art and antiques & food, machines, furniture, fashion, shoes.

All you need to know about international transport (FAQ)

What is the shipping time from Hamburg to Singapore?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Singapore takes approximately 40 days. The distance to be covered is about 9500 nautical miles (M). This is equivalent to 17594 km. When you have booked a sea freight you have to take into account 2 important values (ETD and ETA). ETD means the expected departure time of the vessel. ETA It is the date and time that the vessel has been scheduled to arrive into port. Shipping time is subject to the speed of the boat, sea weather condition and any technical malfunctions.

What are the average costs of shipping container to Singapore (SGSIN)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Singapore (Singapore) are relatively cheap. The total costs are determined by various components as type of goods transported, shipping route and other costs like stacking and siting. Fill in the request form for a clear quote and estimated shipping time.

What documents do you need for customs?

When you are sending goods to Singapore, then you should also think about customs clearance. You will need the following documentation: Import/export Licenses, Insurance Certificate, Bill of Lading, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit, Commercial Invoice. For more information, please contact the customs of Singapore or visit the website of the port / gouvernment (

What incoterm is the most appropriate?

Incoterms describe all tasks, risks, and costs associated with the transaction of goods worldwide. The two most important Incoterms in sea transport are CIF and FOB. Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) means the exporter covers the carriage of the goods up to the port of destination. By Free on Board (FOB) we mean the seller must arrange all processes concerning the goods until they are loaded onto a shipping vessel. Other popular Incoterms 2000 are: Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Free Carrier (FCA), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) & Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP), Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered At Place (DAP).

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