International Freight Shipping to Kieta


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

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Trusted Shipping Partner for Kieta and Bougainville Island

CargoMaster understands the importance of reliable and efficient shipping services to support the transportation needs of Kieta, a port town located on the eastern coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. As a reputable shipping company, we offer comprehensive shipping solutions to Kieta and the surrounding regions.

Kieta has a rich history and important transportation connections. Although the town faced significant destruction during the 1990 Civil Uprising on Bougainville, it remains a vital hub for transportation. Kieta’s wharf and airfield play crucial roles in facilitating transportation to and from the town, ensuring the seamless movement of goods and people.

During World War II, Kieta’s airfield played a strategic role as the Japanese utilized its 1,600-meter runway. Today, Kieta Airport continues to serve as a gateway to the region. With PNG Air offering regular services to Kieta Airport, connecting flights to Port Moresby and other destinations are easily accessible. CargoMaster’s expertise in air freight ensures that your cargo is handled with care and delivered efficiently.

Kieta’s climate is characterized by warm temperatures and ample rainfall, creating lush surroundings and a vibrant ecosystem. The region’s stunning beaches, trekking opportunities, diverse birdlife, and exceptional snorkeling and diving experiences in crystal-clear waters attract adventure seekers from around the world. CargoMaster understands the unique needs of transporting equipment and supplies for tourism and adventure activities and offers tailored solutions to meet your requirements.

International Freight Shipping to Kieta

Kieta features a small port that, while lacking wharf-mounted cranes, offers mobile cranes capable of lifting up to twenty (20) tonne containers. Our experienced team ensures the smooth handling and secure transportation of your cargo, coordinating with the port authorities to utilize these mobile cranes efficiently.

CargoMaster recognizes the long-standing legacy issues associated with the Panguna Mine, which played a crucial role in financing Papua New Guinea’s independence. The failure to address the environmental damage and displacement of the local population resulted in tensions and the Bougainville Civil War. As responsible shipping experts, we are committed to sustainable practices and contribute to the ongoing environmental assessment to evaluate and mitigate the damage caused by the mine.

Choose CargoMaster as your trusted shipping partner for Kieta and Bougainville Island. With our dedication to reliable service, efficient logistics, and expertise in both air and sea freight, we ensure that 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 Kieta and Bougainville Island, and let us be your partner in driving growth, trade, and prosperity in the region.

International Freight Shipping to Kieta

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

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

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

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

Here’s what you should know about shipping to Bougainville:

Prohibited and Restricted Items:

When shipping to Bougainville, it’s important to note that it is one of the cleanest and greenest island countries in the world. The people of Bougainville prioritize environmental protection, and border control is strict, with heavy fines and penalties, including imprisonment, for non-compliance. Certain items are restricted or prohibited from being imported into Papua New Guinea (PNG). These include objectionable material on videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs, and publications, weapons such as flick knives, butterfly knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters, equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine, and anything intended for use in a crime.

For some commodities, you may need a permit to import them into PNG. These include ivory in any form, tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry and ornaments, meat or food derived from whales, dolphins, rare cranes, pheasants, or sea turtles, medicines containing musk, rhinoceros or tiger derivatives (e.g., ground horn or bone), carvings or other items made from whalebone or bone from marine mammals, cat skins, trophies of sea turtles, big cats, rare reptiles, cranes, pheasants, bears, antelope, and deer, live species such as eagles, hawks, owls, parrots, certain cacti, orchids, cycads, cyclamens, and carnivorous plants.

Certain medicines, especially controlled drugs and those containing pseudoephedrine, may not be allowed into PNG. It’s important to comply with regulations to avoid heavy fines and imprisonment.

If you’re returning to PNG or immigrating after 21 months or more overseas, you may be entitled to concessions on vehicles, boats, and motorcycles that accompany you or are transported separately.

International Freight Shipping to Kieta

Bringing Motor Vehicles into Bougainville:

An increasing number of people are purchasing cars online from overseas and importing them into Papua New Guinea. While the purchase price of these vehicles may seem cheaper than local options, there are significant costs associated with importing and getting them on the road. In addition to freight and insurance costs, import duties ranging from 40% to 110% of the vehicle’s import value apply, depending on the motor’s size. Import GST of 10% is also collected at the time of import. Additional costs include broker fees, quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees, and registration fees, which can double the original purchase price of the vehicle.

It’s important to be aware of all the costs associated with purchasing and importing a vehicle from overseas before making a purchase. If a vehicle is imported and left at a Customs wharf for over 30 days, it is forfeited to the State of Papua New Guinea and can be sold or auctioned to recover the duty, GST, and other handling and storage fees owed.

To support your claim, you’ll need to produce documentation, including receipts showing purchase and delivery dates, registration and insurance papers, and evidence of when the vehicle, boat, or plane was surrendered for shipping.

If you don’t qualify for concessions, you will be required to pay duty and GST.

It’s important to stay informed about the specific regulations and requirements for shipping to Bougainville, as they may change over time.

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

Kieta Airport: Aropa Airport
Kieta 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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