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Recommendation of ocean freight shipping company

Postby pharmer_pk » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 7:51 pm

I am in the US and I am looking for a door to door service to ship quite a bit of personal belongings to my relative in Singapore via ocean freight. I personally will still be in the US. Trying to find a company that offer this service seems to be very difficult. Many companies are only offering this service to businesses and not individuals (TNT, DHL, to name a few). Many other no-name shippers do not seem to even bother as I am not a "business." One company said that I have to be there to receive the items, which is not possible. Does anybody have any recommendations? Appreciate the input.

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Postby beppi » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:47 pm

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:03 pm

What volume of goods? Consider an overseas Mover.

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Postby pharmer_pk » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 3:12 am

beppi wrote:Post Office

Part of my concern is door to door delivery, and I keep hearing that post office in Singapore is getting less and less reliable (not as bad as some other countries, but still). And I don't even know if they would re-deliver if the person is not available (my relative doesn't have a car). Also, there's quite a bit of stuff that going regular air method is going to be very expensive.

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Postby pharmer_pk » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 3:18 am

Strong Eagle wrote:What volume of goods? Consider an overseas Mover.

Overseas Mover would require me on the receiving end over there, at least the ones I contacted, which is understandable as their service is assuming that you are actually moving.

I don't know, I find it strange that it's difficult in finding a service like this, and that various companies like DHL and TNT are not offering it to individuals anymore.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 22 Aug 2013 4:58 am

pharmer_pk wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:What volume of goods? Consider an overseas Mover.

Overseas Mover would require me on the receiving end over there, at least the ones I contacted, which is understandable as their service is assuming that you are actually moving.

I don't know, I find it strange that it's difficult in finding a service like this, and that various companies like DHL and TNT are not offering it to individuals anymore.


You should be able to specify someone to act as your agent. They want someone to sign off that the shipment has been received without loss or damage.

But, I think you'll be hard pressed to engage a Mover without at least a 100 cubic ft of goods to be transported.

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Postby BedokAmerican » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 1:22 pm

pharmer_pk wrote:
beppi wrote:Post Office

Part of my concern is door to door delivery, and I keep hearing that post office in Singapore is getting less and less reliable (not as bad as some other countries, but still). And I don't even know if they would re-deliver if the person is not available (my relative doesn't have a car). Also, there's quite a bit of stuff that going regular air method is going to be very expensive.


If you're not there when Singapore Post tries to deliver, the carrier leaves a note that says to go to a particular post office, where your items will be held 5 days and you have to go pick them up. They're not like UPS the way they'll try to redeliver, at least not in my experiences.

In some instances, SingPost won't even try to deliver a large pkg. they'll just put a slip in your mail slot and tell you to pick it up at a post office. It depends on the carrier.

An option could be to have the stuff mailed to your place of business here. If the boxes are too big to fit in a regular cab, you could call and request an oversized taxicab (the ones that usually service the airport.)

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 24 Aug 2013 2:59 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:If you're not there when Singapore Post tries to deliver, the carrier leaves a note that says to go to a particular post office, where your items will be held 5 days and you have to go pick them up. They're not like UPS the way theyll try to redeliver, at least not in my experiences.


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