International Freight to Rabaul


Freight services from Australia to Rabaul

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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, Lihir, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Port Moresby, Vanimo, Wewak

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Logistics Partner for Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Experience the unique township of Rabaul in the East New Britain province of Papua New Guinea with CargoMaster as your trusted logistics partner. Nestled on the picturesque island of New Britain, Rabaul boasts remarkable characteristics that captivate visitors from around the world.

Despite the challenges posed by ongoing volcanic activity, Rabaul continues to be a destination of immense beauty and historical significance. The town’s stunning volcanoes, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites, picturesque harbor and scenery, and diverse flora and fauna make it a haven for adventurers and nature enthusiasts. CargoMaster understands the allure of Rabaul and is committed to facilitating seamless logistics solutions to this extraordinary destination.

Rabaul’s vibrant cultural heritage, rooted in the Tolai people, adds another layer of fascination to the township. The Tolai people’s rich traditions and customs offer a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of Papua New Guinea’s diverse cultural landscape. CargoMaster values the preservation and celebration of cultural heritage and ensures that our logistics services respect and support local communities.

As a vital hub for tourism in the East New Britain region, Rabaul welcomes cruise ships and tourists from around the globe. CargoMaster recognizes the importance of tourism to the local economy and is dedicated to providing efficient logistics solutions that contribute to the growth and sustainability of this thriving industry.

International Freight to Rabaul

With the destruction of Rabaul Airport during the volcanic eruption, the airport’s relocation to Tokua presented new logistical challenges. CargoMaster understands the complexities of transportation and offers reliable solutions to ensure the smooth flow of goods to and from Rabaul. Our expertise in navigating volatile environments ensures that your cargo is handled with the utmost care and delivered on time.

Rabaul’s expansive and nearly enclosed harbor, Simpson Harbour, holds historical significance from World War II. CargoMaster acknowledges the town’s rich history and the pivotal role played by the harbor during the Japanese invasion. We honor the past while embracing the future, providing comprehensive logistics solutions that connect Rabaul to the global marketplace.

Rabaul’s tropical rainforest climate, characterized by high temperatures, humidity, and significant rainfall, creates a unique atmosphere that requires specialized logistics expertise. CargoMaster’s knowledge of the region’s climate patterns and our commitment to delivering excellence ensure that your cargo is handled with the utmost precision and care, regardless of the weather conditions.

Choose CargoMaster as your logistics partner for your journey to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, and unlock the potential of this extraordinary township. Our dedication to seamless transportation, respect for cultural heritage, and commitment to sustainable tourism make us the ideal choice for all your logistics needs.

Trust CargoMaster to navigate the challenges and capture the opportunities that Rabaul presents. Together, let’s embark on a journey of discovery and forge lasting partnerships in this remarkable destination. CargoMaster: Connecting Rabaul to the world with expertise, reliability, and care.

International Freight to Rabaul

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

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

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

International Freight to Rabaul

It’s important to be aware of the prohibited and restricted items when shipping to Rabaul. 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 Rabaul: 8-12 Days
Melbourne to Rabaul: 14-20 Days
Brisbane to Rabaul: 18-32 Days
Fremantle (Perth) to Rabaul: 18-32 Days
Hobart/Launceston to Rabaul: 16-22 Days
Canberra to Rabaul: 14-22 Days
Townsville to Rabaul: 14-22 Days
Darwin to Rabaul: 14-22 Days

Rabaul Airport: Rabaul Airport
Rabaul 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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