Shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia

Cargo containers on a ship

Exploring shipping options from Indonesia to Malaysia? With a plethora of methods at your disposal, navigating this process can be daunting. 

Luckily, Haulx Malaysia specialises in seamless and cost-effective shipping solutions, guaranteeing hassle-free delivery of any item you require.

Share more about your shipping requirements for a free quotation today!

How are goods shipped from Indonesia to Malaysia

There are two primary methods for transporting cargo from Indonesia to Malaysia: air freight and sea freight. These options differ in both cost and delivery time.

Airplane in the sky

Air freight

Air freight is the transportation of cargo of any nature via an aircraft. This is the fastest shipping method and is typically used to fulfil urgent shipments.

Shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia by air will take approximately 2 – 3 days.

Sea freight

Sea freight transports cargo in containers via ships. You can choose between these two modes: less than container load (LCL) and full container load (FCL).

Depending on the actual delivery location, shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia by sea will take approximately 14 – 21 days.

Ship filled with cargo containers

How Long Does Shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia Take

When shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia, air freight generally takes about 2 to 3 days, whereas door-to-door deliveries via sea freight typically require 14 to 21 days. However, the exact duration depends largely on the specific pickup and drop-off points in Indonesia and Malaysia. 

For a more accurate time frame customised to your situation, feel free to contact us for comprehensive details.

Cost of Shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia

Haulx Malaysia is proud to offer one of the most affordable and reliable freight forwarding services from Indonesia to Malaysia.

*The prices stated in the tables are estimates to help you gauge the cost of shipping from Indonesia to West and East Malaysia. The actual cost of shipping will differ slightly depending on factors such as your pick-up and delivery locations, nature of cargo and more.

Cost of Shipping via Sea Freight from Indonesia to Malaysia

You may refer to the tables below for a rough estimate on sea freight costs from Indonesia to West Malaysia and East Malaysia respectively.

Cost of Shipping via Sea Freight For Small Parcels

Estimated Rates
1 – 10 kg
RM 65.00 per kg
Every subsequent 1 kg
RM 5.00 per kg

Cost of Shipping via Sea Freight For Big Parcels

Estimated Rates to West Malaysia
Estimated Rates to East Malaysia
First 0.3m³
RM 150.00
RM 260.00
0.4m³ to 0.5m³
RM 42.00 per 0.1m³
RM 42.00 per 0.1m³ + RM 110.00
Every subsequent m³
RM 42.00 per 0.1m³
RM 60.00 per 0.1m³

Examples of Shipping Costs via Sea Freight from Indonesia to Malaysia

Here is an example of the shipping costs via sea freight from Indonesia to Malaysia for small parcels.

*Do note that these figures are mostly to illustrate the estimated cost of shipping, the actual quote will vary depending on your exact order and requests.

Sea Freight Shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia
Minimum ChargesThe calculation is based on actual weight vs volumetric weight (whichever is higher)
ExampleActual weight of cargo = 8kg

Volumetric weight of cargo = 10.8kg

*Assume volumetric weight of parcel is (60x30x30cm) / 5,000 = 10.8kg
Shipping FeesAs volumetric weight is higher, the shipping fees will be:

(RM 65.0) + (RM 5 x 0.8) = RM 69.0

Cost of Shipping via Air Freight from Indonesia to Malaysia

When it comes to the cost of shipping via air freight from Indonesia to Malaysia, we do not provide standardised rates. Instead, we prioritise offering personalised service tailored to your individual requirements.

To ensure you receive the most accurate and competitive pricing for your air freight shipment, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. Our team will be happy to provide you with a complimentary shipping quote based on your specific needs.

Get a complimentary quotation for your shipment today!

Why Choose Haulx Malaysia?

Experienced International Freight Forwarder

With decades of experience under our belt, Haulx Malaysia is your trusted partner for international shipping. 

We have the expertise and capability to ship goods to destinations all around the globe, such as:

Dedicated Customer Service Agent

At Haulx Malaysia, we prioritise your satisfaction. That is why every client is assigned a dedicated customer service agent who will handle all your requests and needs with care and attention. 

Whether you have questions about your shipment, need assistance with documentation, or require personalised advice, your dedicated agent is here to provide you with reliable support every step of the way.

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FAQs About Shipping from Indonesia to Malaysia

In general, here is the recommended freight forwarding procedure you should following when planning shipment from Indonesia to Malaysia:

  1. Find a reliable freight forwarder: Search for reputable freight forwarders in Indonesia or Malaysia, and read testimonials and reviews to gauge their reliability and experience.
  2. Contact your chosen freight forwarder: Email them with your shipment details such as the listing of items for shipping, pick-up and drop-off addresses and preferred arrival date (if applicable).
  3. Receive quotation: The freight forwarder will offer advice on shipping method and cost based on the details you provided.
  4. Pick up and delivery of cargo: Upon approval of the quotation, the forwarder arranges pick-up and transport to the destination country.
  5. Customs clearance: The freight forwarder handles customs clearance and settles taxes and duties on behalf of you or your receiver.
  6. Port-to-door delivery: Trucking services will be arranged to transport the cargo from seaport or airport to the final destination.

All exporters shipping goods out of Indonesia have to obtain:

  • Customs identification number (NIK),
  • Taxpayer identification number (NPWP), and
  • Any of the following business licences:
    •      Trade licence from the Ministry of Trade
    •      Manufacturing licence from the Ministry of Industry
    •      PMA licence from the Investment Coordinating Board
    •      Exporter identification number (APE)

Additionally, the following documents are compulsory to submit.

  • Export permit
  • Certificate of origin
  • Bill of lading, airway bill or cargo receipt
  • Commercial invoice
  • Packing list
  • Export declaration of goods
  • Insurance certificate

Thereafter, depending on the nature of your goods, it may also be necessary to provide the following documents.

  • Taxpayer ID number (NPWP)
  • Quality statement or certificate

All importers shipping goods into Malaysia are to provide the following:

  • Bill of lading or airway bill
  • Packing list
  • Invoice
  • Permit or licence
  • Declaration form (Customs Form No. 1)

For the full list of documents required, refer to these guidelines.

These are some of the most popular Indonesian e-commerce and wholesale platforms that frequently ship to Malaysia:

For the full list of documents required, refer to these guidelines.