The goal of a freight forwarder like Apollo Logistics is to get your goods to their destination quickly and safely. This involves coordinating across various parties in the supply chain, negotiating the best possible price to move your goods, identifying the most economical route and complying with export documentation and shipping requirements. Most companies may not have the time, resources and networks to ensure smooth delivery of their goods.

Our team of logisticians at Apollo Logistics have years of experience and pay great attention to detail. We are a cost-effective solution to your logistical needs.

Apollo Logistics ships an assortment of goods by air, sea and land. Common goods we ship include documents, fabric, electronics, healthcare goods, industrial equipment, vehicles and spare parts. As long as the item of interest is legal, there is a high chance that it can be transported by air freight, sea freight or cross-border trucking. There are some goods that are specifically prohibited by law. These include counterfeit goods, weapons as well as illegal drugs and narcotics. For more information about what can and cannot be shipped, contact our friendly staff today.

Freight cost calculations take into account the (i) mode of transport, (ii) type and form of cargo, (iii) cargo weight or volume and (iv) transportation distance. Shipping costs also vary depending on the speed of delivery, with express services costing more than standard delivery services. Additional services such as doorstep pickup or delivery can also add to your freight cost. If you require a more precise estimate, our staff are more than happy to provide you with a detailed quotation. Get in touch with us today!

To see our general freight rates, you can head over to our Pricing page. Our friendly staff are also more than happy to offer you a quotation based on your specific freight requirements. Simply call our hotline or leave us an email. To help us make a more accurate quotation, please provide us with details such as:

  • Point of origin and destination of your shipment
  • Volume and weight of cargo
  • Preferred mode of transport

Although air freight, sea freight, or cross-border trucking is generally safe, there are some acts of nature that may necessitate cargo insurance. These include natural disasters, piracy and vehicle accidents. Cargo insurance covers the value of shipments should your cargo fail to arrive safely at its destination. We recommend taking up cargo insurance especially when you are shipping high-value or fragile items.

Apollo Logistics offers end-to-end cargo insurance services, including quoting you competitive premiums and expediting claims resolution. Get in touch with us today to find out what cargo insurance can cover.

Parcel weight and size guidelines vary with several factors, including mode of transport, type of shipment (loose cartons, pallet, express, standard etc.) and destination country. Contact our friendly staff today for specific guidelines relating to air and sea freight.

For cross border trucking, the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has put in place strict cargo dimension limits:

  • Maximum height: 22m
  • Maximum width: 3.5m
  • Maximum height: 5m

Given their international and complex nature, freight services are subject to multiple local and international regulations. All imports to Singapore are subject to the regulations of the Customs Act, Regulation of Imports and Exports Act, and Goods and Services Tax Act. The Singapore Logistics Association has also published a document regarding the logistics standards commonly practised by freight companies in Singapore. Some of the elements the document addresses include customers’ obligations, handling instructions as well as indemnities and charges.

Filling in clearance documents can be time-consuming and mind-numbing. Fortunately, we have a team of experienced customs brokers who are very knowledgeable about tariffs and customs laws. We liaise with relevant agencies to secure clearance before entering the country for certain goods.

As customs clearance experts and veterans, we can offer useful advice on taxes, tariffs, duties and other fees. We will also advise you on whether your goods meet the regulations of your destination country.

When selecting a mode of transport, understanding the advantages of air, sea, and cross-border trucking can be helpful. Here are some of the advantages you should know about.
Air freight Sea freight Cross-border trucking
  • Fastest mode of transport for international shipping
  • Timely departures and arrivals
  • Strict safety standards
  • Most major trade hubs in SEA are accessible by sea
  • Most cost-effective option for large, heavy shipments
  • Relatively low carbon footprint 
  • Low inventory costs
  • Fewer restrictions on items that can be shipped
  • Suitable for shipping items that are irregularly shaped/ exceed height restrictions for air and sea freight

For air freight, you can expect your shipment to arrive within 1-7 days. The transit time for express shipments ranges from 24 hours-3 days, while economy shipments can take 5-7 days.

Sea freight is known to have the longest transit times among the three modes of transport we offer. Though they are difficult to estimate, sea freight shipments generally arrive at their destination within 14-30 days. This only indicates the time that your goods spend on the water, and extra time needs to be factored in for processes like customs, loading and unloading.

Cross-border trucking between Singapore and Malaysia typically takes 2 days. For express services, you can expect your goods to arrive within hours. The average lead time for transporting goods between Singapore and Thailand is 3 days.

Most of the carriers Apollo Logistics partners with operate on weekdays. Labour laws in Singapore and the origin/destination country also render weekday deliveries the preferred option. Additional fees may apply for urgent weekend deliveries.

Fast shipping is crucial if you are shipping perishables, such as flowers or fish. After a few weeks at sea, perishable products may have passed their expiration date. Hence, air freight is the best option for perishable goods.

In addition, pharmaceutical products are often transported by air because of their temperature sensitivity. Get in touch with our specialists today to determine the best transportation method for your goods.

Apollo logistics can handle all your warehousing and inventory management needs. We offer a suite of value-added logistics services to ensure the safety and security of your goods, including digitised inventory management, temperature-controlled storage and flexible usage options. Keeping your storage needs at hand, our warehouses are outfitted with shelving, racks, and transportation equipment. As such, we offer warehousing solutions for a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, fashion, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals.

Looking for a tailored logistics solution for your business?
Trust Apollo Logistics to fulfil your freight forwarding, warehousing and logistics compliance needs.

Receive a full quotation from our team today or contact us for any general enquiries you might have.