International Freight to Vanimo


Freight services from Australia to Vanimo

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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, Rabaul, Wewak

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Logistics Partner for Vanimo, Papua New Guinea

Discover the vibrant capital of Sandaun Province, Vanimo, with CargoMaster as your trusted logistics partner. Located in the northwesternmost region of Papua New Guinea, Vanimo holds a prominent position as the heart of the Vanimo-Green River District. Whether you’re looking to import or export goods or explore the region’s natural beauty, CargoMaster is here to facilitate seamless logistics solutions tailored to your needs.

As the capital of Sandaun Province, Vanimo serves as a vital gateway for overland travel between Papua New Guinea and the neighboring Indonesian province of Papua. CargoMaster understands the complexities of cross-border logistics and is well-equipped to handle the transportation of goods with efficiency and precision, ensuring a smooth flow of trade between these regions.

With a population of approximately 11,200 residents, Vanimo thrives on its timber industry, with Vanimo Forest Products being a major employer in the area. CargoMaster’s expertise in handling timber and forestry products guarantees that your cargo will be transported safely and in compliance with international regulations.

Vanimo Airport, a key transportation hub, facilitates convenient air travel connections. CargoMaster’s extensive network and experience in air freight ensure that your goods are transported swiftly and securely, no matter the destination.

Vanimo’s tropical rainforest climate, characterized by warm to hot and wet weather year-round, sustains its lush greenery and vibrant ecosystem. CargoMaster’s knowledge of the region’s climate patterns allows us to provide tailored solutions that ensure the integrity of your cargo, even in challenging weather conditions.

International Freight to Vanimo

Renowned as a popular surfing destination, Vanimo offers some of the most consistent waves in Papua New Guinea. CargoMaster recognises the importance of tourism in driving economic growth and sustainability. We are committed to supporting the tourism industry by providing reliable logistics services that enhance the visitor experience and contribute to the local economy.

Foreign workers in Papua/Indonesia who need to renew their visas find Vanimo to be a convenient destination. CargoMaster understands the specific requirements of visa renewal and offers logistics solutions that cater to the needs of these individuals, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

Sandaun Province, previously known as West Sepik Province, encompasses a vast mainland region of Papua New Guinea. CargoMaster’s extensive reach and expertise extend throughout Sandaun Province, allowing us to serve not only Vanimo but also other areas within the province.

Choose CargoMaster as your logistics partner for Vanimo, Papua New Guinea, and unlock the potential of this vibrant region. Our dedication to seamless transportation, compliance with regulations, and commitment to sustainable trade make us the ideal choice for all your logistics needs.

Trust CargoMaster to navigate the complexities of cross-border logistics, support the local economy, and connect Vanimo to the global marketplace. Together, let’s embark on a journey of growth and prosperity in this remarkable destination. CargoMaster: Connecting Vanimo to the world with expertise, reliability, and care.

International Freight to Vanimo

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

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

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

International Freight to Vanimo

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

Vanimo Airport: Vanimo Airport
Vanimo 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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