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Need Advise From Shipping Agent

Postby solubytes » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 6:51 pm

Hello,

I am new here and would like to check if anyone here working as shipping agent?

I would like to know if there is procedure that can be found online in arranging ship to berth and depart to/from Singapore Port, such as Jurong Port.

usually we approach marine agency here to handle everything, such as arrange for booking, pilotage to guide vessel to port, loading, and then arrange with port authority for departure of vessel..

maybe someone can give me some links from website to study because I am trying to do the marine agency by myself :)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 9:02 pm

It would be a valid question to ask: Why would anyone who already runs a shipping agency want to teach someone to be a competitor... or to lose fees?

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Postby solubytes » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 9:18 pm

that's the reason im looking for someone for guidance in this forum, who knows..

maybe not shipping agent... maybe a ship owner who does everything by their own :)

usually what we do is to invest in ship by purchasing them, get long term projects, and outsource to agency to carry out the operation. However, we are thinking to expand and do everything by ourselves.

Edit: oh sry, the title should be advice on Shipping Agency instead

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Postby Mr Tan » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:04 pm

u are wanting to purchase a ship which probably going cost a few billion and you are here to ask about ....

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Postby solubytes » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:11 pm

Mr Tan wrote:u are wanting to purchase a ship which probably going cost a few billion and you are here to ask about ....


we are not wanting... we are owning them.

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Postby hengli » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 8:45 am

Mr Tan wrote:u are wanting to purchase a ship which probably going cost a few billion and you are here to ask about ....


Ships does not cost billions fyi .
We specialize in dealing in all kinds of scrap copper cable .
We also deal in all kinds of scrap metals such as stainless steel , aluminium , copper , copper wire , batteries , air-con and machineries .

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Jul 2011 9:23 am

hengli wrote:
Mr Tan wrote:u are wanting to purchase a ship which probably going cost a few billion and you are here to ask about ....


Ships does not cost billions fyi .


http://historical.whatitcosts.com/facts ... arrier.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas

:oops!: Guess you got some of this.....

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NB: That's USD not SGD.

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Postby oceanmist » Tue, 02 Aug 2011 1:22 pm

hello guys, hope i am not too late in posting this information.

if you have a business that requires import/ export, i believe you ought to have a UEN (Unique Entity Number) by now. Otherwise, please register for one with Singapore Customs.

For exports, the shipper needs to prepare a invoice/ packing list.
your appointed forwarder will do the booking with carrier, arrange the export permit and Bill of Lading for you. For air-freight shipments cargo needs to be lodged to airline terminal 6 hrs prior to flt departure. For Loose Container Load shipments the cargo have to be sent to a Container Freight Station for consolidation about 2-3 days before vsl departure. For Full Container Load shipments the container normally have to be sent in 1 day before departure, which is the closing date. You forwarder will have the system visibility to check on the closing date / time and arrange the send-in accordingly.

For imports, you need to pay GST, which is 7% of CIF value (excluding petrol/ automotives /tobacco / alcohol). For air-freight shipments once again you need to appoint a freight forwarder to clear the shipment for you. You need to furbish your forwarder with the AWB, shipper's packing list and commercial invoice for them to arrange a import permit. For sea shipments you need to provide a copy of arrival notice from the carrier, shipper's packing list and invoice to your freight forwarder to arrange clearance and delivery. There will be port changes will be paid on-behalf by the forwarder upon collection of the cargo and these charges will be billed back to you at cost (the arrival notice will indicate charges to be paid, except for warehouse charges incurred @ Container Freight Station when the shipment mode is LCL, normally forwarders will attached a supporting document e.g. receipt to prove these amount paid up-front)


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