We are tasked to assist a customer to transfer their shipment of confectionery imported from one container to another. Trans-loading was arranged as there is no involvement of any local companies in Singapore. This shipment is only transiting in Singapore port.
Photos of the said shipment
Trans-loading was arranged for this customer due to the non involvement of any local companies for this shipment. Once the shipment exits the free trade zone, GST is payable. With trans-loading, all the operations are kept within the free trade zone. Although the cost for operations within the free trade zone is considerably much higher, the declaration and payment of GST is more tedious as this shipment is confectionery. Any food related products require special licenses for import or export.
It might be an easy task but to sort out all the various types of confectionery and do simple checks on the expiry date etc took time. Nonetheless, we completed the tasks efficiently and even managed to complete the shipment within the time limit stipulated. This shipment was loaded on reefer container, hence time management is extremely important to ensure the minimal time wasted on the operations.
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