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international shipping PORT HEDLAND

international shipping PORT HEDLAND
“Welcome to our site, international freight Port Hedland”.

CargoMaster is an Australian based international freight forwarder.  CargoMaster offers you over 20 years experience moving international freight to and from Port Hedland and North-West Australia.

Port Hedland (Kariyarra: Marapikurrinya) is the second largest town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with an urban population of 15,298[1] as of the 2021 census, including the satellite town of South Hedland, 18 kilometres (11 mi) away. It is also the site of the highest tonnage port in Australia

The distance between Perth and Port Hedland is 1,627.3 km by road and takes 17 hr 25 min via National Highway 95, by air it is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Port Hedland has a natural deep anchorage harbour which, as well as being the main fuel and container receival point for the region, was seen as perfect for shipment of the iron ore being mined in the ranges located inland from the town. The ore is moved by railway from four major iron ore deposits to the east and south of the Port Hedland area. The port exported 519,408,000 tonnes (1.1 trillion pounds) of iron ore (2017–2018).[4] Other major resource activities supported by the town include the offshore natural gas fields, salt, manganese, and livestock. Major deposits of lithium are being developed and exploited south of the town as well. Grazing of cattle and sheep was formerly a major revenue earner for the region, but this has slowly declined.

Port Hedland was also formerly the terminus for the WAGR Marble Bar Railway, which serviced the gold mining area of Marble Bar from July 1911 until closure on 31 October 1951. The locomotive from the Port Hedland to Marble Bar rail service is now preserved at the Kalamunda Historical Village in the south of the state. Located between Port Hedland and South Hedland are the large salt hills of Dampier Salt, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto. These large mounds have almost become a tourist attraction in their own right.

Port Hedland has a hot arid climate (Köppen BWh) although subject to the influence of tropical cyclones. Port Hedland is very warm to sweltering all year round, with mean maximum temperatures of 36.4 °C (97.5 °F) in January and 27.1 °C (80.8 °F) in July. Maximum temperatures in summer are usually moderated by a warm but humid sea breeze. Port Hedland is very sunny, averaging over 10 hours of sunshine per day annually and being in the sunniest region of Australia,[21] receiving around 218.9 clear days annually. Dewpoint in the warmer months typically ranges from 19 to 22 °C (66.2 to 71.6 °F).

Annual rainfall (falling almost exclusively between December and June) averages 311.5 mm (12.26 in) but because of erratic cyclones is subject to some of the largest variations in annual precipitation in the world. As an illustration, in 1942, 1,040 millimetres or 40.94 inches fell, but two years later in 1944 only 32 millimetres or 1.26 inches fell and the town went for over 300 days with no rain. The town received record daily rainfall on 27 January 1967 when a total of 387.1 millimetres or 15.24 inches of rainfall was recorded for 24 hours, which is more than the mean annual rainfall.[22] The high summer temperatures experienced in Port Hedland mean that most tourists to the area choose to visit in the cooler months between May and September.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Western Pilbara, including Port Hedland is the sunniest place in Australia; being the only place to record an annual average of more than 10 hours a day of sunshine.[23]

Port Hedland Seaport Code: AUPHE
Port Hedland Airport Code: PHE
Port Hedland International Airport · Address: Great Northern Highway, Port Hedland WA 6721


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

When you call on CargoMaster KNOW-HOW to look after your international freight 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 cargo with security, integrity and professionalism”

CargoMaster works with a broad range of clients ranging from Large Multinationals to Government Departments, small business, families and individuals. Over the years CargoMaster has partnered with hundreds of  happy clients, moving all types of international freight around the world. CargoMaster’s international freight 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 freight shipping containers Port Hedland

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 freight forwarders Melbourne offer extensive experience working with international documentation, Letters Of Credit, Airway Bills, Seaway Bills , Bills Of Lading. 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 Port Hedland overseas, 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  to the UK, USA, Canada, South America, Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Pacific Islands Freight, 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 Port Hedland 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 Port Hedland, Call CargoMaster “

TEL: 1300 767 136

EMAIL: [email protected]

CargoMaster is a specialist sea freight company offering  broad range of international freight, sea freight and international air freight , export services and import services are available throughout North West Australia.

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

  • Are you Moving Overseas from Port Hedland. Contact CargoMaster and SAVE$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  •  International Sea Freight services for International Container Shipping (FCL and LCL) international  Shipping to over 450 destinations world-wide
  • 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
  • International Air Freight
  • International Sea Freight
  • Self-Pack International Moving Containers
  • International Moving Containers
  • Moving Overseas Shipping Container Services
  • Self-Pack International Movers
  • Motor Car Shipping
  • FCL (Full Container loads) and LCL international Container Shipping
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  • 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.


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