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“Welcome to our site, international freight Karratha”.

CargoMaster is an Australian based international freight forwarder, CargoMaster offers you over 35 years experience moving international freight from all corners of Australia to all corners of the world.

Karratha is a city in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, adjoining the port of Dampier(port code: AUDAM) which is a major iron ore and LNG exporting port in Australia and the main operational base for contractors working on the North West Shelf natural gas project and the Pluto LNG project. It is situated on the northwest coast of Australia, close to Karratha. The port handles approximately 165 million tons of cargo annually.

Karratha was established in 1968 to accommodate the processing and exportation workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company and, in the 1980s, the petroleum and liquefied natural gas operations of the North West Shelf Venture. As of the 2021 census, Karratha had an urban population of 17,013. The city’s name comes from the cattle station of the same name, which derives from a word in a local Aboriginal language meaning “good country” or “soft earth” The city is the seat of government of the City of Karratha, a local government area covering the surrounding region.

Karratha, an isolated city, is located approximately 1,535 kilometres (954 mi) north of Perth and 241 kilometres (150 mi) west of Port Hedland on the North West Coastal Highway. The time via road from Perth to Karratha is 15 hours, 36 minutes, by air is 2 hours.

It is at the south central end of Nickol Bay, which has had settlements on the bay since the 1860s.
The city is roughly rectangular in layout and is located on flat land adjacent to Nickol Bay. Tidal salt flats and areas of mangrove separate the city from the sea. Immediately to the rear of the city (south) lies a line of low hills.

Karratha has a hot semi-arid climate (BSh), that just avoids a hot desert climate (BWh) classification. Temperatures are warm to hot all year round, with low rainfall, most of which falls in late summer due to the influence of tropical cyclones and the monsoon, although there is a second rainfall peak in early winter as the northern edges of cold fronts occasionally cause rain in the region. It is very rare for any rain to fall in the period from August to December. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 10 °C, while maximums stay in the mid to high 20s °C’s and days are sunny with low humidity. Summers are very hot and usually dry although the erratic influence of the monsoon can cause periods of high humidity and thunderstorms. The record high temperature is 48.4 °C (119.1 °F), which was set 13 January 2022,[5] while the record low is 6.9 °C (44.4 °F). The highest monthly rainfall on record was 348.8mm (13.7 in) in February 2011, owing to the passage of Tropical Cyclone Carlos and several other monsoonal lows over Karratha.

Dampier Seaport Code: AUDAM
Karratha Airport Code: KTA
Karratha Airport · Address: Bayly Ave, Gap Ridge WA 6714


CargoMaster offers 24/7 Direct Hot Shots and Dedicated Courier Drivers from anywhere in Australia to Karratha.

When you call on CargoMaster KNOW-HOW to look after your international freight Karratha or international shipping requirements your backed by an international freight specialist, with an established and proven international network of  partners, freight forwarders and customs houses.

“CargoMaster, moving international freight with security, integrity and professionalism”


CargoMaster works with a broad range of clients ranging from Large Multinationals to Government Departments, small business and families and individuals moving overseas with self  pack international moving containers. Over the years CargoMaster has partnered with hundreds of  happy clients, moving all types of international freight around the world. CargoMaster’s international freight forwarding services include extensive international sea freight and international air freight options. CargoMaster is renowned for delivering innovate, cost effective international freight /international shipping solutions. CargoMaster understands the dynamic world of international trade and transportation. CargoMaster has been moving international freight for a long time, CargoMaster knows a thing or two about moving international freight, quickly, safely and cost effectively!

“CargoMaster KNOW -HOW comes with 35 years experience”

international shipping containers KARRATHA

CALL NOW: 1300 767 136


International shipping or international freight (same basic meaning) can consist of air freight or sea freight or even a combination of both. CargoMaster;s sea freight services include shipping containers, 20′ and 40′ , along with options like open top containers, high cube containers, food grade containers, shipping heavy machinery from and to Karratha,  other sea freight services offered: 20 and 40′ flat racks and break-bulk services world-wide. As mentioned above CargoMaster moves all types of cargo and works with a broad range of clientele.

CargoMaster’s international air freight services include export air freight consolidation services from Perth to the UK, USA, Canada, South America, shipping to Africa, Asia, The Middle East, The Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand  and the Middle, MIDDLE EAST




The maximum weight allowed for container road transport in WA:

26 ton


The below shipping container dimensions are as issued by shipping line however every container will vary slightly. Containers have strict weight limitations and you should ensure your goods do not exceed weight limitations as if container is over weight it is possible it could collapse, obviously safety issues for all if a container was to collapse however it has happedened and people have been injured. Keep your container weight within the container specifications. Pack your container evenly spreading the weight around will ensure your goods get a smoother safer ride!

As above container  weights are also a consideration when transporting by road.

20 ft Standard Dry Internal dimensions (5.89m x 2.35m x 2.39m)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Max Cargo Weight: 28,360kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry Internal Dimensions (12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Max Weight: 26,990kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube Internal Dimensions (12.03m x 2.35m x 2.69m)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Max Weight: 29,330kg

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


“Heavy shipping specialists, from Karratha and Western Australia to almost anywhere in the world”

CALL: 1300 767 136

When it comes to shipping break bulk or project cargo call CargoMaster for help. CargoMaster offers lashing, blocking and bracing services in Adelaide and if needed marine surveyor inspections. CargoMaster has over 30 years transportation experience moving industrial equipment around Australia and to all corners of the world!

20ft flat rack dimensions

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


40ft flat rack dimensions

Measurement 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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ULD TYPES (Unit Load Devices)


AKE Container

  • Internal Volume: 152 cu. ft. 4.3 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

AAU Container

  • ATA Code: LD29
  • Internal Volume: 505 cu. ft. 14.3 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc.ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F

AMF shipping container

ALF Container

  • ATA Code: LD6
  • Internal Volume: 310 cu. ft. 8.78 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 3,175 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F,777, Airbus

AMA Container

  • ATA Code: M1
  • Internal Volume: 621 cu. ft. 17.58 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 6,804 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

AMA Equipment Container

AMF Container

  • Internal Volume: 516 cu. ft. 14.6 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 5,035 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus


AMF shipping container

P1P_PAG Pallet

  • Type: P1P, PAG PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 88″x 125″
    • Height: 64″, x 96″,118″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 4,626 kg (LD),6,033kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus


P1P PAG Pallet shipping container

PEB Container

  • Size:
    • Base: 53″ x 88″
    • Height: 84″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,800 kg (B-HIH -1,300 KG)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F

PEB shipping container

PLA Pallet

  • Type: PLA PALLET
  • Size:
    • Base: 60.4″x 125″
    • Height: 64″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 3,175 kg Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

PLA shipping container

PMC_PQP_P6P Pallet

  • Type: PMC, PQP, P6P PALLET
  • Size: Base: 96″ x 125″
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 5,035 kg (LD), 6,804 kg (MD)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

PMC PQP shipping container

RKN Container

  • ATA Code: LD3
  • Internal Volume: 125.41 cu. ft. 3.55 mc
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 1,588 kg
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus

RKN shipping container


  • Size: Fitted on PGA 20 ft. Pallet
  • Max Width for Lower Car: 81″/ 205 cm
  • Max Centre Height for Lower Car: 59″/ 150 cm
  • Max Wheel Base: 312 cm
  • Weight Limitation Inc. ULD Tare Weight: 2,500 kg(Upper Car) 9,300 kg(Max Gross Weight of Pallet)
  • Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F Upper Deck

VZA shipping container




“How much is international freight”

“The cost of international freight will depend upon several factors including the size of the cargo ,where you would like to ship to and how you would like the international freight to be transported (Air or Sea)”

“What is the meaning of Freight Forwarder”
“A Freight Forwarder or Forwarder is usually a company that arranges the transportation of cargo from market to the final place of distribution. Freight Forwarders act as specialists providing international air and sea freight services”

“How would a freight forwarder help with international shipping”

“Freight Forwarders normally understand documentation requirements and other formalities required when exporting and importing International Freight” 

“What Documents do we need for Freight Forwarding”

“Call CargoMaster about documentation requirements. All countries are requirements are different. The most basic documentation required is a packing list, invoice and airway bill or seaway bill.”

“Who is the best freight forwarder”

“Australia’s most trusted and popular Freight Forwarder is CargoMaster. CargoMaster offers over 30 years’ experience in the Freight Forwarding industry.” 

“What does a freight forwarder do”

“Freight Forwarders organise the smooth transportation of commodities around the world. Freight Forwarders like CargoMaster will look after all aspects of the transportation of cargo including the preparation and presentation of documentation, both in Australia and overseas. CargoMaster will ensure your goods are moved quickly, safely and cost effectively”

“How much does it cost to ship freight internationally”

“The cost to ship freight internationally will depend on several different things. Firstly the size and weight of your goods and how you intend to ship the international freight by air or sea. Finally the origin and destination will also be a factor when calculating the cost of shipping internationally”

“What are the types of freight”

“In terms of commodities to many types to list. In terms of modes of transportation you can consign your goods by Air Freight or Sea Freight”

“What is international air freight”

“International Air Freight is the cargo that is transported by air into Australia (International Import Air Freight) or cargo that is transported by air freight Australia to another country (International Export Air Freight)” 

“How Much does a 40’ Shipping Container Cost”

“The cost of a 40’ shipping container will depend on where you are shipping from in Australia and where you would like to ship to. Call CargoMaster for a quick quote for 40’ shipping containers to almost anywhere in the world ”  

“How much does it cost to ship a 20 foot container”

“The cost of a 20’ shipping container will depend on where you are shipping from in Australia and where you would like to ship to. Call CargoMaster for a quick quote for 20’ shipping containers to almost anywhere in the world ”  

“How much does sea freight cost”

“The cost of sea freight will depend on the size of your shipment , where you are shipping sea freight from ands where you are shipping sea freight too. Call CargoMaster for Australia’s best sea freight rates”

“When you need to move international freight to or from Karratha, Call CargoMaster “

TEL: 1300 767 136

EMAIL: [email protected]

CargoMaster’s broad range of international sea freight services  and international air freight , export services and import services are available throughout Karratha and the North West Of Australia

CargoMaster Karratha International Freight services are available to assist Australian individuals and businesses that are looking for cost effective international freight  solutions.

  • Are you Moving Overseas from Karratha. Contact CargoMaster and SAVE$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • International Air Freight for time sensitive air cargo. CargoMaster uplifts all types of international air freight, including heavy machinery, emergency recovery equipment, valuable international cargo Boxes, shop fittings Pallets and Machinery and even tons of biscuits, to most major international gateways

Karratha Export and Import Freight Services include:

  • International Air Freight
  • International Sea Freight
  • Self-Pack International Moving Containers
  • International Moving Containers
  • Shipping Containers Overseas  Shipping Container Services
  • Self-Pack International  Movers
  • Motor Car Shipping
  • FCL (Full Container loads) and LCL international Container Shipping
  • DIY international Freight, its Easy, Simple, Stress Free and Fun!
  • Depot to Door, Door to Door, Door to Depot, whatever your requirements CargoMaster has you covered Moving Overseas has nevber been easier or more cost effective .Self Pack International Removals, Self-Pack international Shipping Containers , Pallets, Boxes of Household Goods. CargoMaster moves it!

SEA FREIGHT: 20′ and 40′ and 40′ high cube shipping containers.


“SAVE MORE, SAVE TIME” with CargoMasters’ international air cargo
consolidation services


TEL: 1300 767 136