International Freight to Lihir


Freight services from Australia to Lihir

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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, Lae, 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 Lihir

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Trusted Logistics Partner for Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea

CargoMaster is your reliable logistics partner for all your transportation needs to and from Lihir Island, also known as Niolam Island, in the New Ireland Province of Papua New Guinea. With our extensive experience and expertise in handling complex logistics operations, we are committed to providing efficient and tailored solutions to support the economic activities and development on Lihir Island.

Lihir Island, the largest island in the Lihir group, boasts a unique geological formation with overlapping basaltic stratovolcanoes. While these volcanoes are currently inactive, the island still experiences geothermal activity. CargoMaster understands the delicate nature of transporting goods to such an environment and offers specialized logistics services to ensure the safe and secure delivery of your cargo.

Located 900 kilometers northeast of Port Moresby, Lihir Island experiences a tropical climate with significant rainfall and temperatures ranging from 19 to 35 degrees Celsius. Our team at CargoMaster is well-versed in managing logistics operations in challenging environments and can adapt to the specific climate and terrain conditions on Lihir Island to ensure efficient transportation of your goods.

The Ladolam Gold Mine is the economic center of Lihir Island, hosting one of the world’s largest epithermal gold deposits. CargoMaster recognizes the importance of supporting mining operations and offers comprehensive logistics solutions for the transportation of mining equipment, supplies, and other resources required for mining activities. Our expertise in handling large-scale projects and specialized cargo enables us to streamline the logistics process and meet the unique requirements of the mining industry.

International Freight to Lihir

Londolovit, the largest settlement on Lihir Island, is home to expatriate mine employees and provides essential facilities and services. CargoMaster understands the need for reliable and timely logistics support for the expatriate community, and we are equipped to handle the transportation of goods to support their daily needs. From shopping facilities to healthcare services, we ensure that essential supplies reach the residents of Lihir Island efficiently.

To facilitate transportation to and from Lihir Island, an airstrip capable of accommodating small jets is conveniently located north of Londolovit, near Kunaye village. CargoMaster offers air freight services to ensure swift and secure delivery of your goods, connecting Lihir Island to major domestic and international destinations. We work closely with reputable airlines to provide efficient and reliable air transportation solutions.

Choose CargoMaster as your trusted logistics partner for Lihir Island and experience the convenience and peace of mind that comes with working with a reputable logistics company. With our commitment to excellence, extensive network, and expertise in handling challenging environments, we ensure that your cargo is delivered safely and on time.

Trust CargoMaster for all your logistics needs to and from Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea. Let us be your partner in driving economic growth and supporting the development of this prominent island in the New Ireland Province.

International Freight to Lihir

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

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

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

International Freight to Lihir

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

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

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

Lihir Airport: Lihir Airport
Lihir 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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