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international shipping containers cairns“Welcome to our site, international freight Cairns”.

CargoMaster is an Australian based international freight forwarder, CargoMaster offers you over 35 years experience moving international freight from all corners of Australia to all corners of the world.

Cairns is a city in Queensland, Australia, on the tropical north east coast of Far North Queensland. The population in June 2019 was 153,952, having grown on average 1.02% annually over the preceding five years. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland, and 15th in Australia.

Cairns is located on the east coast of Cape York Peninsula on a coastal strip between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. The northern part of the city is located on Trinity Bay and the city centre is located on Trinity Inlet. To the south of the Trinity Inlet lies the Aboriginal community of Yarrabah. Some of the city’s suburbs are located on flood plains. The Mulgrave River and Barron River flow within the greater Cairns area but not through the Cairns CBD. The city’s centre foreshore is located on a mud flat.

Cairns is 1700 km from Brisbane and by car takes 19 hr 23 mins and by air is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Cairns experiences a tropical climate, specifically a tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification. A wet season with heavy monsoonal downpours runs from November to May, with a relatively dry season from June to October, though light showers occur during this period. Cairns’ mean annual rainfall is just under 2,000 millimetres (79 in), although monthly totals in the wet season from December to April can exceed 1,000 mm (39 in), with the highest monthly rainfall being recorded in January 1981, when over 1,417.4 mm (55.80 in) of rain fell. In contrast, as little as 721 millimetres or 28.39 inches fell in the record dry calendar year of 2002.

Cairns is a popular tourist destination because of its tropical climate and access to tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Cairns Seaport Code: AUCNS
Cairns International Airport Code: CNS
Cairns International Airport · Address: Airport Avenue, Cairns Queensland 4870


CargoMaster offers 24/7 Direct Hot Shots and Dedicated Courier Drivers from anywhere in Australia to Broome.

When you call on CargoMaster KNOW-HOW to look after your international shipping Cairns world-wide. Working with CargoMaster means your backed by an international freight forwarding specialist, with an established and proven international network of  trusted partners, international freight forwarders and customs houses.

“CargoMaster, moving international cargo with security, integrity and professionalism”

CargoMaster works with a broad range of clients ranging from Large Multinationals and Government Departments, small business to families and individuals, moving overseas with self pack international moving containers . Over the years CargoMaster has partnered with hundreds of  happy clients, moving all types of international freight around the world. CargoMaster’s Cairns international freight services include extensive international sea freight and international air freight options. CargoMaster is renowned for delivering innovate, cost effective international freight /international shipping solutions. CargoMaster understands the dynamic world of international trade and transportation. CargoMaster has been moving international freight for a long time, CargoMaster knows a thing or two about moving international freight, quickly, safely and cost effectively!

“CargoMaster KNOW -HOW comes with 35 years experience”

international shipping containers Cairns



CALL NOW: 1300 767 136


International shipping or international freight (same basic meaning) can consist of air freight or sea freight or even a combination of both. CargoMaster;s sea freight services include shipping containers, 20′ and 40′ , along with options like open top containers, high cube containers, food grade containers, shipping heavy machinery from Cairns overseas, other sea freight services offered: 20 and 40′ flat racks and break-bulk services world-wide. As mentioned above CargoMaster moves all types of cargo and works with a broad range of clientel.

CargoMaster’s international air freight services include export air freight consolidation services and sea freight Cairns to the UK, USA, Canada, South America, Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Pacific Islands Freight, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand  and the Middle, MIDDLE EAST (export gateway Brisbane)



The maximum weight allowed for container road transport in QLD:

27.5 ton


The below shipping container dimensions are as issued by shipping line however every container will vary slightly. Containers have strict weight limitations and you should ensure your goods do not exceed weight limitations as if container is over weight it is possible it could collapse, obviously safety issues for all if a container was to collapse however it has happedened and people have been injured. Keep your container weight within the container specifications. Pack your container evenly spreading the weight around will ensure your goods get a smoother safer ride!

As above container  weights are also a consideration when transporting by road.

20 ft Standard Dry Internal dimensions (5.89m x 2.35m x 2.39m)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Max Cargo Weight: 28,360kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry Internal Dimensions (12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Max Weight: 26,990kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube Internal Dimensions (12.03m x 2.35m x 2.69m)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Max Weight: 29,330kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


“Heavy shipping specialists, from Cairns and North Queensland to almost anywhere in the world”

CALL: 1300 767 136

When it comes to shipping break bulk or project cargo call CargoMaster for help. CargoMaster offers lashing, blocking and bracing services in Adelaide and if needed marine surveyor inspections. CargoMaster has over 30 years transportation experience moving industrial equipment around Australia and to all corners of the world!

20ft flat rack dimensions

Dimensions of 20ft flat rack container
Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft


40ft flat rack dimensions

Measurement of 40ft flat rack container
Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft








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ULD TYPES (Unit Load Devices)


AKE Container

  • Internal Volume: 152 cu. ft. 4.3 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

AAU Container

  • ATA Code: LD29
  • Internal Volume: 505 cu. ft. 14.3 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc.ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F

AMF shipping container

ALF Container

  • ATA Code: LD6
  • Internal Volume: 310 cu. ft. 8.78 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 3,175 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F,777, Airbus

AMA Container

  • ATA Code: M1
  • Internal Volume: 621 cu. ft. 17.58 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 6,804 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

AMA Equipment Container

AMF Container

  • Internal Volume: 516 cu. ft. 14.6 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 5,035 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus


AMF shipping container

P1P_PAG Pallet

  • Type: P1P, PAG PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 88″x 125″
    • Height: 64″, x 96″,118″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg (LD),6,033kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus


P1P PAG Pallet shipping container

PEB Container

  • Size:
    • Base: 53″ x 88″
    • Height: 84″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,800 kg (B-HIH -1,300 KG)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

PEB shipping container

PLA Pallet

  • Type: PLA PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 60.4″x 125″
    • Height: 64″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 3,175 kg Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

PLA shipping container

PMC_PQP_P6P Pallet

  • Type: PMC, PQP, P6P PALLET
  • Size: Base: 96″ x 125″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 5,035 kg (LD), 6,804 kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

PMC PQP shipping container

RKN Container

  • ATA Code: LD3
  • Internal Volume: 125.41 cu. ft. 3.55 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

RKN shipping container


  • Size: Fitted on PGA 20 ft. Pallet
  • Max Width for Lower Car: 81″/ 205 cm
  • Max Centre Height for Lower Car: 59″/ 150 cm
  • Max Wheel Base: 312 cm
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 2,500 kg(Upper Car) 9,300 kg(Max Gross Weight of Pallet)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F Upper Deck

VZA shipping container



“How much is international freight”

“The cost of international freight will depend upon several factors including the size of the cargo ,where you would like to ship to and how you would like the international freight to be transported (Air or Sea)”

“What is the meaning of Freight Forwarder”
“A Freight Forwarder or Forwarder is usually a company that arranges the transportation of cargo from market to the final place of distribution. Freight Forwarders act as specialists providing international air and sea freight services”

“How would a freight forwarder help with international shipping”

“Freight Forwarders normally understand documentation requirements and other formalities required when exporting and importing International Freight” 

“What Documents do we need for Freight Forwarding”

“Call CargoMaster about documentation requirements. All countries are requirements are different. The most basic documentation required is a packing list, invoice and airway bill or seaway bill.”

“Who is the best freight forwarder”

“Australia’s most trusted and popular Freight Forwarder is CargoMaster. CargoMaster offers over 30 years’ experience in the Freight Forwarding industry.” 

“What does a freight forwarder do”

“Freight Forwarders organise the smooth transportation of commodities around the world. Freight Forwarders like CargoMaster will look after all aspects of the transportation of cargo including the preparation and presentation of documentation, both in Australia and overseas. CargoMaster will ensure your goods are moved quickly, safely and cost effectively”

“How much does it cost to ship freight internationally”

“The cost to ship freight internationally will depend on several different things. Firstly the size and weight of your goods and how you intend to ship the international freight by air or sea. Finally the origin and destination will also be a factor when calculating the cost of shipping internationally”

“What are the types of freight”

“In terms of commodities to many types to list. In terms of modes of transportation you can consign your goods by Air Freight or Sea Freight”

“What is international air freight”

“International Air Freight is the cargo that is transported by air into Australia (International Import Air Freight) or cargo that is transported by air freight Australia to another country (International Export Air Freight)” 

“How Much does a 40’ Shipping Container Cost”

“The cost of a 40’ shipping container will depend on where you are shipping from in Australia and where you would like to ship to. Call CargoMaster for a quick quote for 40’ shipping containers to almost anywhere in the world ”  

“How much does it cost to ship a 20 foot container”

“The cost of a 20’ shipping container will depend on where you are shipping from in Australia and where you would like to ship to. Call CargoMaster for a quick quote for 20’ shipping containers to almost anywhere in the world ”  

“How much does sea freight cost”

“The cost of sea freight will depend on the size of your shipment , where you are shipping sea freight from ands where you are shipping sea freight too. Call CargoMaster for Australia’s best sea freight rates”


“When you need to move international freight to or from Cairns, Call CargoMaster “

TEL: 1300 767 136

EMAIL: [email protected]

SEA FREIGHT: 20′ and 40′ and 40′ high cube shipping containers.

“SAVE MORE, SAVE TIME” with CargoMasters’ international air cargo
consolidation services to and from Cairns!