International Freight to Lae


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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, Kieta, Kimbe, 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 Lae.

CargoMaster: Your Trusted Shipping Partner for Lae, the Industrial Hub of Papua New Guinea

CargoMaster is your reliable shipping solution for all your cargo needs in Lae, the bustling capital of Morobe Province and the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we provide efficient and tailored shipping services to support the industrial growth and development of this vibrant city.

Lae occupies a strategic position near the delta of the Markham River, serving as the starting point of the Highlands Highway. This makes it the primary land transport corridor between the Highlands Region and the coast, making Lae a vital hub for trade and commerce. As the largest cargo port in the country and the industrial heart of Papua New Guinea, Lae offers immense opportunities for businesses, and CargoMaster is here to facilitate the smooth transportation of your goods.

International Freight to Lae

Lae, known as the Garden City, is home to the prestigious Papua New Guinea University of Technology. As the second-largest university in the country, it specializes in technological and applied sciences, contributing to advancements in research and development. CargoMaster recognizes the importance of education and innovation, and we are dedicated to supporting the transportation needs of educational institutions and research facilities.

Lae experiences a tropical rainforest climate, characterized by abundant rainfall and minimal temperature variations throughout the year. CargoMaster understands the unique challenges posed by this climate and offers comprehensive shipping solutions to ensure the safe and secure transportation of your cargo.

International Freight to Lae

The city takes pride in its exceptional food market, which showcases the finest agricultural produce from the Morobe Province. CargoMaster understands the importance of preserving the quality of perishable goods and offers specialised shipping services to maintain the freshness of agricultural products during transportation. With our expertise in handling temperature-sensitive cargo, you can trust us to deliver your goods in pristine condition.

Nadzab Airport, located just outside Lae City along the Highlands Highway, provides convenient air transportation options. CargoMaster specializes in air freight services, ensuring that your time-sensitive cargo is handled with care and delivered promptly. We work closely with reputable airlines operating on the Port Moresby-Lae route to provide efficient and reliable air transportation for your goods.

International Freight to Lae

Choose CargoMaster as your trusted shipping partner for Lae, the industrial hub of Papua New Guinea. With our commitment to excellence, extensive logistics network, and expertise in air and sea freight, we ensure that your cargo reaches its destination safely and on time. Experience the convenience and peace of mind that comes with working with a reputable shipping company.

Trust CargoMaster for all your shipping needs in Lae and let us be your partner in driving industrial growth, trade, and prosperity in this dynamic city.

International Freight to Lae

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

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

“How do I import a car into Lae?”
To import a car into Lae, 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 Lae?”
Yes, vessels regularly sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Townsville to Alotau and surrounding centers.

It’s important to be aware of the prohibited and restricted items when shipping to Alotau. 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 Rabaul 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 Lae.

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

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

Lae International Airport: Nadzab Airport
Lae Shipping Port: Ports of PNG


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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