International Sea Freight to Aitape PNG


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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to Papua New Guinea

Also servicing: Alotau, Arawa, Buka, Daru, Kavieng, Kieta, Kimbe, Lae, Lihir, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Vanimo, Wewak

Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to Aitape

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Trusted Shipping Partner to Aitape’s Coastal Serenity

Discover the enchanting town of Aitape, nestled along the picturesque north coast of Papua New Guinea in the captivating Sandaun Province. With a population of approximately 18,000 residents, Aitape enjoys a unique geographical location, serving as the midpoint along the highway connecting the provincial capitals of Wewak and Vanimo.

Aitape offers essential amenities and services to cater to the needs of its residents and visitors. Enjoy reliable 240 V power supply available for the most part, 24 hours a day. Stay connected with telephone services, and take advantage of the convenience provided by the local bank, post office, courthouse, police station, supermarket, tradestores, petrol station, secondary schools, mission office, and hospital. The town experiences a tropical rainforest climate, ensuring lush greenery and ample rainfall throughout the year.

Steeped in history, Aitape holds significance as it was originally established as a train station by German colonists in 1905 during the era of German New Guinea. The town witnessed occupation by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second World War, adding to its historical allure.

Accessing Aitape is made possible via a logging road spanning approximately 180 km from both Vanimo and Wewak. Boats depart from Aitape Harbor, providing transportation to Vanimo and Wewak, allowing you to explore the coastal beauty at your convenience. Aitape Airport (IATA: ATP, ICAO: AYAI) serves as the local airfield, situated within the Sandaun Province. Additionally, the nearby Tadji airstrip, located approximately 10 km east of Aitape, is commonly used for flight landings.

International Sea Freight to Aitape PNG

Sandaun Province, previously known as West Sepik Province, encompasses the northwesternmost region of mainland Papua New Guinea. Spanning a vast area of 35,920 km2 (13,868 m2), it is home to a population of 248,411 residents, as recorded in the 2011 census. The provincial capital, Vanimo, serves as the hub of this captivating province. In July 1998, the area surrounding Aitape experienced the devastating impact of a tsunami triggered by a Magnitude 7.0 earthquake, resulting in the tragic loss of over 2,000 lives. Along the west coast of Vanimo towards the International Border, notable villages such as Lido, Waromo, Yako, Musu, and Wutung showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Choose CargoMaster as your trusted shipping partner to experience seamless and reliable transportation services to the coastal serenity of Aitape. We are committed to providing efficient shipping solutions that meet your needs with utmost care and professionalism.

International Sea Freight to Aitape PNG

Here are some typical questions callers ask about shipping to Aitape:

“How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to Aitape?”
The cost of shipping cars from Australia to Aitape, Papua New Guinea, depends on the specific locations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Prices vary accordingly.

“How do I import a car into Aitape?”
To import a car into Rabaul, it is recommended to contact CargoMaster, a shipping company specializing in shipping cars and machinery to Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands. They can provide further information and fees for shipping cars to Papua New Guinea.

“Do you ship from Brisbane to Aitape?”
Yes, vessels regularly sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Townsville to Aitape and surrounding centers.

International Sea Freight to Aitape PNG

It’s important to be aware of the prohibited and restricted items when shipping to Aitape. Papua New Guinea is known for its strict border control measures, and heavy fines and penalties, including imprisonment, can be imposed for non-compliance. Items such as objectionable material, weapons, equipment for illegal activities, and certain animal products are prohibited or restricted from being imported into Papua New Guinea.

Additionally, bringing motor vehicles into Aitape entails various costs, including import duties, GST, broker fees, quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees, and registration fees. It’s crucial to consider these expenses and comply with the necessary documentation requirements.

Please note that shipping regulations and requirements may change over time, so it’s advisable to stay informed and seek up-to-date information before shipping to Rabaul.

“What if I don’t qualify for concessions”, You will have to pay Duty and GST.

Sydney to Aitape: 8-12 Days
Melbourne to Aitape: 14-20 Days
Brisbane to Aitape: 18-32 Days
Fremantle (Perth) to Aitape: 18-32 Days
Hobart/Launceston to Aitape: 16-22 Days
Canberra to Aitape: 14-22 Days
Townsville to Aitape: 14-22 Days
Darwin to Aitape: 14-22 Days

Aitape Airport: Aitape Airport
Aitape Shipping Port: PNG Ports Corporation


20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 4500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 8500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!

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

Dimensions 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

At CargoMaster we strive to deliver cost effective sea freight services to business, government and private individuals.

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