International Freight to Solomon Islands


Freight services from Australia to Solomon Islands

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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to Pacific Islands

Also servicing: Alotau, Alotau, Arawa, Buka, Daru, Kavieng, Kieta, Kimbe, Lae, Lihir, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Vanimo

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Welcome to CargoMaster, your trusted Pacific Islands Freight Specialist! We take pride in working with a diverse range of clients, including large multinational corporations based in Australia and around the world, Australian and State Government departments, the Australian Defence Force, businesses, traders, and even families relocating from Australia to Solomon Islands or Solomon Islanders returning home after living in Australia.

CargoMaster is your go-to solution for transportation and logistics support in Solomon Islands. With our extensive experience dating back 30 years, we have been delivering reliable transportation solutions to the islands. Whether you require air or sea freight shipping services to the main island of Guadalcanal or forwarding services to smaller remote islands, CargoMaster has you covered.

At CargoMaster, we handle all types of cargo with utmost care and expertise. From building products, industrial machinery, and mining equipment to Australian Defence Force equipment, excavators, trucks, buses, boats, cars, and even jet skis, there’s no cargo too challenging for us to handle. Our comprehensive range of services ensures that your goods are transported efficiently and safely to their destination.

International Freight to Solomon Islands

When it comes to air and sea freight, CargoMaster is the name to trust. We offer air freight charter services from Australia to Honiara, providing you with flexible and timely transportation options. Our team of Solomon Islands freight specialists has extensive experience in shipping containers, handling break bulk cargo, and managing project cargo to Honiara and the surrounding islands. As one of Australia’s most trusted Solomon Islands Freight Companies, we prioritise reliability and efficiency in all our services.

Solomon Islands is a captivating island nation located east of Papua New Guinea. It comprises six major islands and over 900 smaller islands, offering diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The country includes mountainous volcanic islands such as Choiseul, the Shortland Islands, the New Georgia Islands, Santa Isabel, the Russell Islands, the Florida Islands, Tulagi, Malaita, Maramasike, Ulawa, Owaraha (Santa Ana), Makira (San Cristobal), and the main island of Guadalcanal. Additionally, Solomon Islands includes smaller isolated low atolls and volcanic islands like Sikaiana, Rennell Island, Bellona Island, the Santa Cruz Islands, and outliers such as Tikopia, Anuta, and Fatutaka.

Solomon Islands experiences an ocean-equatorial climate with high humidity throughout the year. The average temperature is 26.5 °C (79.7 °F), and while there are no distinct seasons, the cooler period occurs from June to August. The northwesterly winds from November to April bring increased rainfall and occasional squalls or cyclones. The country receives an average annual rainfall of about 3,050 millimeters (120 inches). According to the WorldRiskReport 2021, Solomon Islands ranks second among countries with the highest disaster risk globally.

International Freight to Solomon Islands

As a least developed country, Solomon Islands heavily relies on subsistence agriculture and fishing, with more than 75% of the labor force engaged in these sectors. CargoMaster understands the unique challenges and requirements of transporting goods in this context. The country depends on imports for manufactured goods and petroleum products, and agriculture occupies only 3.9% of the land area, with forests covering 78.1%. The Solomon Islands Government has gone through financial challenges but has successfully restructured its budget and is seeking to renegotiate its foreign obligations with the support of aid donors such as Australia, New Zealand, the European Union, Japan, and Taiwan.

The currency of Solomon Islands is the Solomon Islands dollar (SBD), which was introduced in 1977. It replaced the Australian dollar at par and is subdivided into 100 cents. CargoMaster understands the local context and the importance of traditional and ceremonial practices, including the use of shell money in certain provinces and remote areas. While the barter system still exists in some remote regions, the Solomon Islands dollar is the primary currency for trade, and CargoMaster ensures seamless financial transactions in your freight operations.

International Freight to Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is renowned for its agricultural products, and CargoMaster is well-versed in handling these commodities. In 2017, the country produced 317,682 tons of coconuts, making it the 18th largest coconut producer globally, with 24% of exports corresponding to copra. Cocoa beans are predominantly grown on islands such as Guadalcanal, Makira, and Malaita, with the Solomon Islands ranking 27th in cocoa production worldwide in 2017, with 4,940 tons harvested. Palm oil production is also significant, with 285,721 tons produced in 2017, placing Solomon Islands as the 24th largest producer globally. CargoMaster is equipped to handle these cash crops and other exports such as copra, cocoa, and palm oil efficiently and effectively.

Choose CargoMaster for all your freight needs to and from Solomon Islands. Our experienced team of Solomon Islands freight specialists is dedicated to providing you with tailored transportation and logistics solutions. Contact us today and experience the reliable and efficient services that make CargoMaster stand out!

International Freight to Solomon Islands

“Looking for cost-effective shipping solutions to Solomon Islands? Look no further than CargoMaster!

We understand that transparency and competitive rates are essential when it comes to shipping a container to Solomon Islands. With CargoMaster, you can expect tailored pricing based on your specific shipping requirements. Factors such as the type of goods, shipping method, and origin in Australia are taken into account to provide you with the most competitive rates in the market. Whether you need a 20′ or 40′ container for larger loads or prefer LCL shipping for smaller shipments, CargoMaster has you covered. Our container shipping options offer cost advantages per cubic meter, with a 20′ container accommodating approximately 30 cubic meters and a 40′ container providing 60 cubic meters of space. Trust CargoMaster to deliver transparent and competitive rates for your container shipping needs to Solomon Islands.”

“Planning to ship a 20′ container to Solomon Islands?
Look no further than CargoMaster! We pride ourselves on offering Australia’s best shipping container rates tailored to your specific requirements. When it comes to shipping a 20′ container, we understand the importance of cost-effectiveness. Contact CargoMaster today, and our dedicated team will provide you with competitive rates and top-notch service for your container shipping needs to Solomon Islands.”

“Sending a parcel from Australia to Solomon Islands?
CargoMaster is here to assist you! No matter the size or weight of your parcel, we have you covered. With our extensive network and expertise, we can guide you to the most suitable carrier for your goods based on your location in Australia. Don’t let the complexities of parcel shipping deter you. Reach out to CargoMaster, and our team will ensure a seamless and hassle-free shipping experience for your parcels to Solomon Islands.”

“Dreaming of shipping your car to Solomon Islands?
CargoMaster can make it a reality! We understand that shipping a car involves complying with important customs rules and regulations. Whether you’re importing a car from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, or the UK, our experienced team will provide you with the necessary information and assistance to ensure a smooth and compliant shipping process. Trust CargoMaster to handle the logistics while you focus on your exciting journey ahead.”

“When it comes to customs duty in Solomon Islands, CargoMaster has you covered. We understand that duty rates can vary based on the type of goods you’re importing. If you’re relocating back to Solomon Islands and shipping personal effects, you may be exempt from duty. For accurate and up-to-date information on duty or taxes applicable to your specific shipment, CargoMaster is your trusted source. Our dedicated team will provide you with expert guidance and ensure you have all the necessary details to navigate the customs process seamlessly.”

Choose CargoMaster as your trusted freight partner for all your shipping needs to Solomon Islands and beyond. Experience the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and personalized assistance that set us apart. Contact us today to discuss your shipping requirements and discover why CargoMaster is the ultimate choice for your freight logistics.


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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