International Freight to Kavieng


Freight services from Australia to Kavieng

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

Also servicing: Alotau, Alotau, Arawa, Buka, Daru, 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 Kavieng

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Trusted Shipping Partner for Kavieng and New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

CargoMaster understands the importance of reliable and efficient shipping services to support the economic activities in Kavieng, the capital of the New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea. As a reputable sea freight company, we offer comprehensive shipping solutions to Kavieng and the surrounding regions.

Kavieng, situated at Balgai Bay on the northern tip of New Ireland, is a vibrant town with a population of 17,248. It serves as the primary port for New Ireland, attracting traders and tourists alike. The town is renowned for its diving opportunities, with natural dive sites and World War II wrecks, including those in Kavieng Harbor and nearby locations. CargoMaster understands the importance of preserving the marine environment and offers responsible shipping solutions to ensure the protection of these precious underwater ecosystems.

Kavieng Airport provides daily connections to Port Moresby, making it a crucial transportation hub for the region. CargoMaster’s extensive network and partnerships with airlines ensure seamless logistics and transportation solutions for your cargo needs, connecting Kavieng to domestic and international markets.

As a local administrative center, Kavieng offers a wide range of services to support the community. CargoMaster understands the logistical challenges of serving such areas and provides tailored shipping solutions to meet your specific requirements. Whether it’s government offices, shopping facilities, hotels, hospitals, or the weekly market, CargoMaster is your trusted partner for reliable cargo transportation.

International Freight to Kavieng

Kavieng’s copra export wharf, located at the edge of the town, allows for direct loading of copra and oil onto deep-water ships. CargoMaster’s expertise in sea freight ensures the smooth handling and efficient transportation of your agricultural products, supporting the region’s economic growth.

Kavieng experiences a tropical rainforest climate, characterized by hot days, warm nights, and heavy rainfall throughout the year. CargoMaster understands the importance of timely delivery and ensures that your cargo arrives safely, even amidst challenging weather conditions.

Choose CargoMaster as your reliable shipping partner for Kavieng and New Ireland. With our dedication to reliable service, efficient logistics, and expertise in sea freight, we ensure your cargo reaches its destination securely and on time. Experience the convenience and peace of mind that comes with working with a reputable shipping company.

Trust CargoMaster for your shipping needs in Kavieng and New Ireland, and let us be your partner in driving growth, trade, and prosperity in the region.

Here are some common questions callers ask about shipping to Kavieng:

“How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to Kavieng?”
The cost of shipping cars to Kavieng, New Ireland province, Papua New Guinea from Australia depends on the origin in Australia and the specific commodity being shipped. To obtain accurate pricing information, it is advisable to contact CargoMaster, an expert in shipping cars and machinery to PNG and its surrounding islands.

“How do I import a car into Kavieng?”
To import a car into Kavieng, it is recommended to contact CargoMaster for detailed guidance and information regarding shipping cars and machinery to PNG and its neighboring islands.

“Do you ship from Brisbane to Kavieng?”
Yes, vessels regularly sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Townsville to Kavieng, New Ireland Province, and the surrounding islands.

International Freight to Kavieng

Here are some important points to know about shipping to Kavieng:

Prohibited and Restricted Items: Papua New Guinea has strict border control measures to protect its environment. Heavy fines and penalties, including imprisonment, apply for non-compliance. Certain items are prohibited and cannot be imported into PNG. These include objectionable material, weapons, equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine, and items intended for criminal use. It’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the restricted and prohibited items before shipping.

Permits for Specific Items: Some items may require permits to be imported into PNG. Examples include ivory, tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry, meat or food derived from protected species, medicines containing restricted substances, and various animal products. It is advisable to check the specific regulations and obtain the necessary permits when shipping such items.

Medications: Controlled drugs, including those containing pseudoephedrine, may have restrictions on importation. Non-compliance can lead to heavy fines and potential imprisonment. Prescription medications, accompanied by a valid doctor’s prescription, are generally acceptable.

International Freight to Kavieng

Concessions for Returning Residents: If you are returning to PNG or immigrating after spending 21 months or more overseas, you may be eligible for concessions on vehicles, boats, and motorcycles, whether they accompany you or are transported separately.

Importing Motor Vehicles: Importing vehicles into Papua New Guinea involves significant costs beyond the purchase price. These costs include freight, insurance, import duties (ranging from 40% to 110% of the vehicle’s import value based on motor size), Import GST of 10%, broker fees, quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees, and registration fees. It’s crucial to be aware of all associated costs before purchasing a vehicle. Vehicles left at a customs wharf for more than 30 days may be forfeited to the State of Papua New Guinea.

When importing vehicles, it is necessary to provide supporting documentation, such as purchase and delivery receipts, registration and insurance papers, and evidence of surrendering the vehicle for shipping.

If you do not qualify for concessions, you will be required to pay duty and GST.

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

Kavieng Airport: Kavieng Airport
Kavieng 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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