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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to Ottawa.

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

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Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, is situated in Eastern Ontario at the meeting point of the Ottawa River and the Rideau River. It shares a border with Gatineau, Quebec, and serves as the core of the Ottawa-Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). With a city population of 1,017,449 and a metropolitan population of 1,488,307 (as of 2021), Ottawa ranks as the fourth-largest city and metropolitan area in Canada.

As the political center of Canada, Ottawa is home to the federal government and serves as the headquarters for numerous foreign embassies, key government buildings, organizations, and institutions. Notable landmarks include the Parliament of Canada, the Supreme Court, the residence of Canada’s viceroy, and the Office of the Prime Minister.

Ottawa boasts the most educated population among Canadian cities and houses several esteemed colleges, universities, research institutions, and cultural establishments. These include the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College, the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery of Canada, and numerous national museums, monuments, and historic sites. The city attracts a significant number of visitors, with over 11 million tourists recorded in 2018.

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The climate in Ottawa is classified as humid continental with warm summers. The city experiences four distinct seasons and falls between Zones 5a and 5b on the Canadian Plant Hardiness Scale. In July, the average maximum temperature reaches 26.6 °C (80 °F), while the average minimum temperature in January drops to -14.4 °C (6.1 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Ottawa was 37.8 °C (100 °F) on July 4, 1913, August 1, 1917, and August 11, 1944.

Summers in Ottawa are warm and humid, with approximately 11 days between June and August where temperatures surpass 30 °C (86 °F). Winters are characterized by snow and ice, with nearly every day in January, February, and March having over 5 cm of snowpack (29, 28, and 22 days respectively). On average, the city experiences about 12 days per year with 5 cm or more of snowfall, including 4 days with over 10 cm.

The region encounters an average of 17 days per year with temperatures below -20 °C (-4 °F). Spring and fall exhibit variable weather patterns, often marked by extreme temperature fluctuations. For instance, May occasionally sees below-freezing days every other year, while days above 30 °C occur at a similar frequency.

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Ottawa-Gatineau boasts the sixth-highest total household income among Canadian metropolitan areas ($82,053 as of 2015). The portion of Ontario overlapping with the City of Ottawa has a higher median household income ($86,451). In 2016, the median household income after taxes in the City of Ottawa reached $73,745, surpassing the national median of $61,348. Ottawa maintains a low unemployment rate compared to the previous decade, with a rate of 5.2% in April 2022. The city consistently ranks high in quality of living, earning the third-highest position among Canadian cities and the 19th highest globally according to Mercer’s 2019 report. It is also recognized as the second cleanest city in Canada and the third cleanest in the world.

The primary employers in Ottawa are the Public Service of Canada and the high-tech industry, while tourism and healthcare are also significant contributors to the local economy. The federal government stands as the largest employer in the city, with over 116,000 individuals employed from the National Capital Region. Many federal departments have their national headquarters in Ottawa, particularly in Centretown, as well as in the Terrasses de la Chaudière and Place du Portage complexes in Hull. The National Defence Headquarters serves as the primary command center for the Canadian Armed Forces and houses the Department of National Defence. During the summer, Ottawa hosts the Ceremonial Guard, which carries out ceremonial duties such as the Changing of the Guard.

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Ottawa International Airport:
Ottawa Shipping Port: Transport Canada


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

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