Shipping freight from Singapore to China

Below are 3 alternatives for shipping cargo from Singapore to China by sea, road and air transport. The least expensive and most environmentally friendly shipping alternative appears to be by sea transport with expected transit time of about 14 days. The fastest route, unsurprisingly, involves air transport and is expected to take about 7 days, including pre-carriage and last mile delivery. Unfortunately, it is simultaneously the most expensive shipping solution with higher emissions.

1. Most economical shipping alternative between Singapore and China

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The cheapest way to ship cargo from Singapore to China is to deliver by truck from Singapore to Singapore port, transfer to vessel and ship to Shanghai port, then deliver by road to final destination in Shanghai. The route's total transit time is estimated at around 14 days, including loading and unloading operations at origin and destination as well as terminal handling at transit terminals.

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Freight rate index: 1 970
Transit time estimate: 13.8 days
CO2 emission index: 749

2. Fastest shipping alternative from Singapore to China excluding air freight

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Without use of air transport, the quickest shipping route from Singapore to China is by using road transport for the entire route. The route's total transit time is estimated at around 12 days, including loading and unloading operations at origin and destination.

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Freight rate index: 9 991
Transit time estimate: 12.4 days
CO2 emission index: 9 011

3. Fastest shipping alternative between Singapore and China

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The quickest method for shipping from Singapore to China is to deliver by truck from Singapore to Changi-Intl airport, load to aircraft and deliver by air to Pudong airport, then deliver by road to final destination in Shanghai. The route's total transit time is estimated at around 7 days, including loading and unloading operations at origin and destination as well as terminal handling at transit terminals.

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Freight rate index: 45 243
Transit time estimate: 6.8 days
CO2 emission index: 34 470

Statistical Overview: Singapore and China – Demographics, Trade and Transport

Singapore is located in South-Eastern Asia and has a population of 5.5 million people. Singapore's main export product categories are machinery, transport equipment, chemicals, fuels and mining products.

China belongs to Eastern Asia and its population is approximately 1.4 billion. China is one of the world's top countries by GDP. It is also among leading importers by value of imported goods. China's main import products are machinery, transport equipment, fuels, mining products and agricultural products.

Transport infrastructure and shipping connectivity

Singapore logistics network

Singapore has excellent port connections and regularly serviced by large number of sea carriers. It appears to have limited or no freight rail infrastructure. Amount of air freight in Singapore's trade is relatively high.

China logistics network

China has outstanding connectivity by sea and frequently serviced by many sea carriers. Its rail infrastructure is among largest in the world and rail freight plays important role in country's cargo traffic. There is relatively large amount of air freight in China's cargo traffic.