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Shirley is very professional and helpful. Prompt reply too! The mover Mr Kian is very friendly and helpful, very nice! I’d love to use your service again! ^u^
When another delivery company left a heavy package at the entrance, they rushed in to take it away even though I called on short notice.You were really helpful, thank you!
I recently engaged M&P Services to handle and deliver a large, fragile mirror I ordered from Taobao to Singapore. From the start, Raymond was incredibly patient and supportive, guiding me through each step of the process. Their pricing quotes were not only reasonable but also transparent, which I appreciated :)) So, for those who have struggles and cannot communicate in Chinese via other 3PFs platforms. THIS IS FOR YOU :DDespite a minor hiccup on my end—underestimating the size of the mirror and its inability to fit into the lift—Raymond was quick to find a solution. He efficiently arranged for a proper logistics provider equipped to handle the situation, including the challenges of navigating stairs. The additional cost for this service was also surprisingly reasonable!Overall, the delivery process was smooth, thanks to Raymond's professionalism and dedication to customer satisfaction. I'm impressed with M&P Services' commitment to ensuring a positive experience for their clients. I will definitely entrust my future Taobao furniture deliveries to M&P Services and highly recommend them to others. Thank you Raymond!! For your exceptional service and assistance! :))
I would like to express my appreciation to M&P particularly Raymond Sim for his extraordinary customer service rendered to us during our house moving.We had encountered some issues during our first moving session. And we had already made a start to move the remaining boxes and furniture ourselves (which were heavy and there were many of them) using our own car.The next day, I messaged Shirley to let her know about the situation, without any expectation. As Shirley was on leave, Raymond read my message and he immediately took the initiative to reach out to me. I was not expecting that because real after-sale service is rare these days. Raymond patiently listened to me and made an effort to understand our situation better. Then he arranged for another cargo van to come to my place and the storage place to help us move all our boxes. We were surprised and thankful that he actually came along personally in a separate vehicle together with the cargo van to supervise the process. He listened to my concerns attentively and made sure that everything was carried out smoothly and according to plan. In fact, he even transported some of our boxes (that could not fit into the cargo van) in his vehicle!The whole moving experience instantly relieved our stress and worries. With this professional and extraordinary level of after-sale customer service, I will highly recommend M&P to anyone who is looking for a stress-free moving experience!
Client tasked us to relocate 1.5m3 of items back to SG. So glad to partnered with Seia from M&P to get it done! with her on-point advisory. Fuss-free and worry-free throughout the logistics journey, timely updates given and 1st-class service rendered by TeamM&P.
Really impressed by the professional service provided by the M&P staff, specially Joreen Boo.Joreen excels at serving customer needs by providing valuable advice and service in timely manner.
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I used M&P to ship my products from Sin to Dhaka and was very satisfied with their service. Thanks to Joreen’s guidance, their team were efficient and communicative. It was really helpful!
I dealt with Seia Wei while using M&P's services. The communication and transparency was wonderful and very much appreciated through the entire process. Have nothing to complain about. Was great working with them.
I used M&P international for my shipment and they were very prompt and excellent service. We dealt with Seia and are extremely happy with her service. We have never come across anyone so prompt, proactive and willing to help to ensure that all are concerns were addressed. She was available at odd hours to reply to us and has been extremely efficient. Unbelievable service and highly recommend Seia to anyone for their shipment needs.
I have been engaging M&P for my company's freight arrangements. shirley is my agent. She's very responsive to all my enquiries and would do hr utmost to arrange.
I have been engaging M&P for my company's local freight arrangements for moving sensitive equipment around. Shirley is my agent. She's very responsive to all my enquiries and would do her utmost to arrange for the appropriate trucks to perform the assigned tasks. The teams arranged by her for the moving service are all highly professional, fairly accommodating and well motivated. Well done, guys. Keep up with the great efforts!
I strongly believe that everything in life unfolds for a reason. This particular incident occurred when our company was in need of a shipping agent. Given the numerous service providers in this field, I decided to reach out to M&P. Right from day one, I had the pleasure of interacting with Joreen, and later, Shirley joined in as well. I must say that our company is extremely satisfied with the level of service they've provided.Working with Joreen has been nothing short of a perfect experience. Her patience and dedication have stood out, as she even took the time to address my queries over the weekends. Both Shirley and Joreen have proven to be adept problem solvers, a quality that holds significant value for our company. Their regular updates and the information they provide have been instrumental in helping us make well-informed decisions.If you're considering engaging M&P's services, I highly recommend seeking out Joreen and Shirley. This duo is not to be forgotten.
Is really really friendly fast response and responsible full services. Good quality company we will refer
Efficient and professional forwarders, Krist and team were diligent and trustworthy. Will engage their services for my future shipment.
Seia is so efficient and helpful in handling my PE inquiry. Everything was settled within few hours and my parcel was sent out the next day!
Here's my compliment for Mr Raymond who is a highly responsible logistics sales professional, excels at problem-solving. He consistently delivers flawless results in all aspects of my logistics transportation needs. I am extremely fortunate to have his assistance in managing my overseas logistics deliveries.Thank you so much 🥰🥰🥰
This is our first time engaging M&P International Freights, I'm impressed by Raymond responses and services. He provided me valuable advice and guidance. Whenever I need clarification or etc, his reply is very very fast which I love it. I will definitely work with him for my 2nd shipment again. The owner (boss) of M&P International Freights, you have hired a capable guy here!!!Message to Raymond: Keep up your good work and I shall contact you again for my future shipment. Cheers!!!
It's been a year 9square works with M&P International -Raymond. Raymond has always been sincere n offer the best solutions for my company imports.Indeed he has successfully achieve n delivered a very outstanding personalised service that exceeded my company expectation. I wud also take this opportunity to thank the operation staff for an excellent service.
I have recently appointed M&P International Freights as the relocation company of my household items.I came to know Melissa Ong and Desmond Tang from M&P, both of whom were dedicated and helpful people from the start of the engagement. Desmond became the primary contact person for me and working with him on all of my needs has been smooth as well as reassuring. I value the patience and responsibility demonstrated by Desmond and am glad he is the person entrusted with my job order.
Super thankful for Seia for always getting our shipment here promptly and safely wherever the location that we're shipping from. Her responses are always fast and able to assist with all our enquiries. Will highly recommend Seia from M&P Intl!!!! 😀
Engaged M&P a few times to import goods. Seia is very helpful and efficient. Highly recommended!
Seia’s constant updates n follow up have been assuring for us to engage the service of M&P
Extremely thankful for Seia who helped to ship our goods from Korea. She is very responsible and always keep us update on the shipment status.
I found M&P randomly and within minutes, they assisted me and noted down my company's needs. Bryan is one of the most attentive and communicative person I've come across and Angel have been so helpful. I truly recommend them for your freight needs.
Seia is very helpful and friendly! Our shipments always arrive within the time frame given. M&P has quickly become our go-to choice for shipping goods. 5 stars for Seia as we really happy working with her!
Regular customer. Really good professional service provided by Ian and Cara from M&P
Huge shoutout to Desmond who assisted me in bringing in a dining set from Japan! I am so glad I chanced upon this company and got assigned to him. He was very responsive and gave me frequent updates throughout the entire process. He also went through the various options available and talked through pros and cons. Especially grateful as Japan customs are not so easy to get through, with the language barrier and all - thank you for helping me to get my dining set all the way from Hokkaido!
Very good,Everything arrived safely. It was great.Krist and Christy,Very responsible, help us a lot, thank you very much.
Thank you very much Raymond for helping me on the relocation of my Guinea pigs professionally! Prompt replies and excellence service from him. Definitely will recommend M&P International Freights Pte Ltd for pet relocation services in Singapore.
Always a breeze working with Joreen from M&P. One stop service, clear and concise, and quick turnaround! Highly recommended to use them for both air and sea freight!
We are extremely pleased with everything that M&P has done for us. The team at M&P has been very helpful with our logistical needs. Joreen & Shirley, in particular, have been especially helpful and responsive in providing us with reasonable rates (Logistics and Warehouse storage ) Highly recommended.
We are extremely pleased with everything that M&P has done for us. The team at M&P has been very helpful with our logistical needs. Joreen & Shirley, in particular, have been especially helpful and responsive in providing us with reasonable rates (Logistics and Warehouse storage )Highly recommended.
Very good company,and very nice service,Highly recommended
Joreen And Shirley have done an outstanding job and have been extremely helpful to my shipping needs albeit sometimes last minute request but they are flexible enough to accommodate which really helps in ensuring my cargoes reached safely!
M&P helped me with a local move. They were responsive, on time, professional, all for a reasonable price. I would definitely use them again.
Engaged M&P for our recent Taobao shipments, there were some hiccups from our China sellers to M&P warehouse receiving, but Raymond was very responsive and able to resolved the issues very fast. He would also gave timely updates on the shipment schedules and goods tracking, our last parcel came later and delivered it to us by himself, very happy with his service !!!
Easy to do business with M&P. Fast and effective communication too. Price well accepted. They are straight forward without hidden cost.Joreen is an exemplary staff with the right attitude; she listen and is patient ... very professional and helpful.
Very efficient service, agent appointed was very helpful. Would definitely use their services again in future
fast response, friendly services!
Thank you M&P for your wonderful service. I engaged them to resolve a freight issue where my vendor refused to ship out my purchase. Nick and Wren were very helpful and efficient in their dealings.
Good customer service. Desmond has been helpful in meeting our needs for small shipments from Korea. Their rates are reasonable too.
Reasonable prices with good service
Glad to engage M&P for my Tao Bao order! prompt update of the delivery status by Raymond and their admin support Annie. Awesome service, highly reccommended!
M&P is really the best service and fast response. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a shipping service.Nick and Wren is supporting me when i need help.
Been working with M & P (Desmond/Annie) for the past five years. thumps up for their service...friendly and responsive.
Nick Lee will try his best to cater to my queries. Even at some his reply will delay but I understand that he is busy with his other task- Siti LECIP
Many thanks to Desmond and Annie for their service and advise in assisting in shipment, custom clearance and delivery. Definitely professional and detailed work!
M&P International Freight Pte Ltd provided exceptional service. Desmond and Annie were incredibly helpful throughout the entire process, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience. Their expertise and assistance were greatly appreciated.
Desmond he very helpful and prompt reply my mail & msg.Good job!!
Thank you M&P for your wonderful service. It's been great working with Desmond and Annie. Hope to continue for more shipment to come 🙂
Annie is attentive and professional. She guided me how to get the logistics seamless even is not fully take care by M&P. Grateful to have her in my startup 😇
I need to share my positive experience with M&P International Freights! Krist has been exceptionally helpful with our requests and was patient in every step of the way! He was prompt and attentive and I'm glad it was him who serviced us! Will definitely be a returning customer!
Reliable and efficient. Christine has been very helpful over the years. High recommended.
I had few shipments under M&P and Christine has been very helpful and responsive. She is patience and will follow up the shipment all the way. I am happy with the services.
Have been dealing with Seia for the past few months. She is very helpful whenever we face issues with delays and tries her best to cater to our needs. Highly recommend working with M&P International Freights!
Reliable and efficient services! They were very helpful from start to finish. Krist was very responsive to all our inquiries even out out of office hours. With that said, they will also be our main logistic service provider for our company.
Superb service, friendly. Had a great experience working with Krist handling my cargo and will continue working with them!
Highly recommend working with M&P international for their top notch service. 🙂
We have been working with Bryan for our past few shipments, he is always so ready to help us. Thank you so much Bryan! 🙂
We have been using M&P for all our incoming shipments over the past 18 months. Seia has gone above and beyond to help us. We would highly recommend M&P, their pricing is very competitive and their service is outstanding. Thank you for making our lives easier Seia!
Really highly recommend M&P to all. Superb service, friendly and fast. Had a pleasant experience working with Ms Seia Wei
Have been using M&P as my forwarder for about 6-8 months. I have many bad experiences with other freight forwarders - due to the lack in communication on shipment delays but M&P wow-ed me with their customer service. Ms Seia Wei have been handling all my shipments and I would say she has been the most professional, customer-oriented personnel that I have ever come across! Thank you so much 🙂
Very friendly and fast response.
Highly recommend M&P! I have been using it for the incoming sea and airfreight shipment, price competitive and good sales and CS support (Joreen and Christina). I am also happy that I can contact them 24/7 even when they are on leave. Thank you for the extra mile support given to us.
Highly recommend M&P as they are prompt with my enquiry (delivery from Singapore to Malaysia). All I need to do is provide the documents they needed and rest assured I received my things in timely manner. Special thanks to Bryan and Angel for their friendly assistance.
High recommended M&P for their impressive good service and respond to the customer needs. Would like to thanks particularly Bryan and Angle for their effortless support to address my requirements. Well done.
It has been such a pleasure working with Nick. He always manage to follow up at all times and we really appreciate it. M&P International company has shown such professionalism and it comes highly recommendable to anyone interested.
Nick is prompt and informative! Great service. Will engage again.
I'm from EP-Tec Solutions, M&P is really the best service and fast response. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a shipping service.
I was looking around for a cost effective and reliable forwarder to ship my custom made items from China's factory to Singapore. I was recommended another freight forwarder initially but I did not get the service and price that I was looking for. The reviews of others of M&P International Freights convinced me to look them up. True enough from day 1, my queries were promptly addressed both via emails and personal calls were made to explain where sensitive information was required from me to be sent to M&P. Moreover, at every stage I was updated on the progress of my shipment to the point the items were delivered to my door step. As they were bulky and crated, M&P also ensured they were properly de-crated and items were delivered in their original condition. It is my first but definitely most pleasant experience to do shipping of items on my own. M&P has definitely contributed to this positive experience of mine. Keep it up M&P team!
Highly recommend M&P for their impeccable service and timely follow ups. Very happy with the great service provided to us by Joreen and Christina! We trust all our shipments to them. 😁
We are so happy with everything that M&P has done for us. The team at M&P are very helpful with our logistical needs.
Great service experience with Krist ! Very patient when explaining..
Highly recommended!!
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WHAT IS LCL SHIPPING ?

Less than container load (LCL) refers to goods that are grouped with other shipments to fill a container and delivered along the same shipping route. This shipping method is often used by exporters or importers who are unable to fill up an entire container with their cargo.

LCL SHIPPING CHARGES

Most freight forwarders base their LCL shipping prices on the dimensions and volume of your cargo. Depending on the route your shipment takes, the total cost per CBM can range from $25 to $140.

 

Charges may also vary depending on distance – for example shipping from Australia to Singapore may be cheaper than shipping from the UK or US.

Cargo transported by LCL shipping are stacked on pallets to allow for easier handling and to ensure safe transportation.

 

If you are planning to engage a freight forwarder to assist you with this process, here are the typical steps involved:

BOOK AN LCL SHIPMENT

To get started with your shipment, get in touch with a reliable freight forwarder and provide them with the dimensions and weight of your cargo. The freight forwarder will then prepare and submit the necessary documents such as the bill of lading, invoice and packing list. 

 

Additional documents may be required depending on the type of cargo you are shipping and the destination port.

SHIP GOODS TO THE WAREHOUSE

Next, your freight forwarder will arrange for the goods to be picked up from your location and sent to the consolidation warehouse, where they will be grouped with other shipments. 

 

Alternatively, you can transport them to the warehouse on your own. If you doing so, it is crucial to ensure that they are properly wrapped and ready to be loaded. Upon arrival, your goods will be packed into the LCL container.

 

The cut-off date for your goods to arrive at the consolidation warehouse is usually 7 days before the sailing date. This may differ depending on the location of the warehouse as inland ones may require additional time to transport the container to the port.

TRANSPORT THE LCL CONTAINER TO THE PORT

After the LCL container has been packed and prepped, it will be delivered to the departure port before being transferred to the shipping line and sent to the destination.

TRANSSHIPMENT

For shipments to secondary ports, your goods may be offloaded at a transshipment point and moved to another container. Alternatively, more cargo may be loaded onto the container before it ships to the destination port.

ARRIVAL AT DESTINATION PORT

Once the container arrives at the destination port, it will be picked up by the freight forwarder and transported to a deconsolidation warehouse, where the goods in the container will be broken down into smaller shipments and distributed to the various destinations.

RECEIVE YOUR GOODS

The last step is to receive your goods at your designated location. The freight forwarder will likely arrange for last-mile delivery via trucking or you can opt to pick up your goods from the deconsolidation warehouse.

LOWER SHIPPING COSTS

With consolidated freight, businesses are only required to pay for the amount of space taken up by their cargo. As they can transport their goods without renting a whole container, this may decrease the cost of shipping. It is also a cheaper option as compared to air freight.

AVAILABILITY DURING PEAK SEASON

During peak periods when vessels fill up quickly, businesses are more likely to find shipping space via LCL shipping rather than FCL.

LOWER WAREHOUSING COSTS

LCL shipping allows businesses to ship goods more frequently in small quantities and maintain a lean inventory. This may be ideal for those with little warehousing space or those looking to keep their warehousing costs low.

Heavy and bulky cargo and machinery may be handled and shipped by a flat rack container, given that its collapsible sides can be folded to form a flat rack, hence easing the storage process.

Volume

LCL shipments are charged based on the volume of the cargo in cubic metres (CBM), and this value is calculated by multiplying their length, width and height. If a shipment exceeds 1,000kg per CBM, it will be chargeable by weight.

 

In general, shipments with a volume of 1 to 15 CBM are ideal for LCL shipping while shipments above 15 CBM are recommended for full container load (FCL) shipping. Furthermore, it may be more cost-effective to ship goods that are less than 1 CBM via air freight.

Type of cargo

Depending on the type of cargo you are transporting, you may or may not be able to use LCL shipping. For example, hazardous materials cannot be shipped with non-hazardous goods or other hazardous materials. As such, they typically require shipping via FCL.

Routes

When deciding on whether to use LCL shipping, it is important to take into account the shipping routes available. Due to a scarcity of consolidators, not all shipping routes are available for LCL shipments.

Time

LCL shipping is estimated to take 6 to 10 weeks to arrive due to the time needed for consolidation and deconsolidation, subject to your origin location and destination. On the other hand, FCL shipping requires approximately 3 to 6 weeks. Thus, you should use LCL shipping if your shipments are not needed urgently.

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WHY CHOOSE 
M&P
INTERNATIONAL FREIGHTS?

FREIGHT FORWARDER 

AND CUSTOMS BROKER

Unlike other freight forwarders, we also provide a full range of customs brokerage services.

GLOBAL OPERATION HUBS

Established in 2006, we serve globally via our operation hubs in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines.

ONE-STOP PROVIDER

M&P International Freights offers a comprehensive suite of services to ensure a seamless shipping experience. From customs clearance and cargo insurance to international courier services and door-to-door shipping, we handle every detail under one roof, simplifying your logistics management and streamlining your operations.

COMPETITIVE PRICING

Being one of the largest international freight forwarding company, we are able to provide cost efficient pick-up from any cities around the world.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does LCL shipping take?

Depending on your origin and destination, LCL shipping typically takes 6 to 10 weeks. Due to consolidation and deconsolidation, it generally takes a longer time to ship than FCL.

There are two main differences between LCL and FCL shipping:

 

• Container space

For FCL shipments, the container is not shared with other exporters or importers and is typically used for shippers with a large amount of cargo. On the other hand, LCL shipping involves multiple shippers loading their cargo onto a shared container. 

 

• Cost

LCL shipping is generally more cost-effective if you are shipping a small amount of goods as you are only required to pay for the space that your cargo occupies. However, if you are shipping via FCL, you will be required to pay for the entire container space.

• Volume

The volume of your cargo is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding between FCL and LCL shipping. For example, if the shipment consists of only one or a few pallets, shipping them in a consolidated container (LCL) may be more cost-effective.

 

• Type of goods

Hazardous goods cannot be transported in the same container as other hazardous goods. They also cannot be shipped with non-hazardous cargo. Thus, if you are planning to ship this type of cargo, you are likely to have to opt for FCL instead of LCL shipping.

 

• Shipment time

LCL shipping involves consolidation and deconsolidation of cargo, which can result in a longer shipping time overall. Hence, FCL shipping may be a better choice if you need a shipment urgently.

Our freight forwarders at M&P International Freights have years of experience arranging LCL shipments for our clients across various industries. Get a quotation today!

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