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Ship a few boxes back to Singapore

Post by timwkho » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 7:17 am

Dear Friends in Singapore,

My name is Tim Kho and I am moving from USA to Singapore.
I want to ship 10 boxes (each of them is around 20 in * 20 in * 20 in and 50 lbs) back to Singapore via ocean freight.
I have briefly searched online but most shipping companies (US Post Office, DHL, etc.) offer air shipping only.
Can anyone tell me the cheapest way to send my personal belongings to Singapore?
I prefer port-to-port (I've got time) but can also accept door-to-door.
I sincerely thank you all for your sharing.

Regards,
Tim

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Post by kikeo » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 2:49 pm

Seriously....
I googled "ocean freight usa to singapore" and found the following as the first result:
http://www.dhl.com.sg/en/logistics/frei ... eight.html

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 4:10 pm

I wonder, before we all jump to conclusions, what the search might look like from google.com and not google.com.sg as the search is optimized for Singapore. I doubt very seriously the Singapore service would have popped up first on the list.
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Post by nakatago » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 4:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I wonder, before we all jump to conclusions, what the search might look like from google.com and not google.com.sg as the search is optimized for Singapore. I doubt very seriously the Singapore service would have popped up first on the list.
Just tried it. Not exactly the first but it's up there and should be a non-issue.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 4:40 pm

How did you manage to use google.com? I can't seem to get it to stay in .com as it keep putting me back into .com.sg !
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 5:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:How did you manage to use google.com? I can't seem to get it to stay in .com as it keep putting me back into .com.sg !
Scroll down; lower right hand corner has a link to google.com
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Nov 2012 5:13 pm

:oops!:

Thought I had hair and was having a blond moment!
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Post by timwkho » Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:39 pm

Hi kikeo, I contacted DHL office in Washington DC and they said that, although they provide ocean freight service, I still need to hire a brokerage in Singapore to retrieve my items out from custom. So they actually want me to give up on ocean freight service and use air service.

Thanks all for your inputs.

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Post by taxico » Sat, 17 Nov 2012 11:59 am

a lay person can do it him/herself. just provide the details of that person to the shipping companyy and make sure that person has the paper work.

i moved three times to singapore, and shipped my stuff on each occasion. once from new zealand and twice from the US. i used independent shipping/freight companies that i found in my local yellow pages and had a friend handle the paper work for me in singapore.

i was in singapore to self-collect the items with a rented truck at the port. for some strange reason, i did not need to go through customs inspection the first two times.

the pallets were forked into the truck and we drove back out to the security office to return our passes.

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