far east groupage service to malta thomas smith container service

Our specialised freight and logistics transport services have now reached new territories, by expanding their existing groupage route to a wider network in the Far East. Together with trailer services operating from European destinations, Thomas Smith now has a hub in Singapore to cater to clients’ growing shipping needs.

Thomas Smith is now able to offer clients groupage services to Malta through the Indian Ocean and the Middle East shipping routes. Through this avenue,  extensive alternatives have been made available for cargo imports originating from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates. Merchandise from all the above territories is consolidated through Thomas Smith’s hub in Singapore, with a 16-day transit time, with an average of 30 days conveyance from all 17 destinations.

The Far East groupage route was introduced to ensure customers get the best shipping service, irrespective from where cargo is imported. Thomas Smith will handle imports of various commodity types, excluding hazardous and temperature-sensitive products.

Cargo from Far East routes will be consolidated weekly and placed on the first vessel from the Singapore hub to set sail directly to Malta within the fastest time frame. Thomas Smith representatives will offer the best guidance based on client requests and timelines, in light of time-sensitive deadlines.

With an array of approved international partners, gathered along years of operations in the shipping field, Thomas Smith promises its new route will match the rapid handling and qualified service offered through all the company’s current freight services.

For a complete solution to your logistics business, contact our Business Development manager on 2205 8134 or request a quote here.


Thomas Smith Group is one of the longest established service group of companies on the island, specialising in international shipping services and insurance. The Group holds a leading market position in most shipping-related services, namely port agency, freight forwarding, project cargo, logistics, reefer cargo, airfreight, express services, groupage, trailers and full load containers.


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