SEA FREIGHT SHIPPING TO COOK ISLANDS

SEA FREIGHT TO THE COOK ISLANDS 

“SEA FREIGHT FROM AUSTRALIA TO THE COOK ISLANDS”

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CargoMaster offers transportation services for all types of cargo to the Cook Islands. The CargoMaster team offers an etensive COOK ISLANDS NETWORK . CargoMaster works with Govt Departments, Multinationals, International traders helping move  shipping containers to The Cook Islands and  surrounding islands. CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most trusted shipping companies from Australia to the Cook Islands.

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ABOUT THE COOK ISLANDS:

Did you know Europeans first arrived in The Cook Islands around 1823, aboard the shipping vessel Endeavor.

The Cook Islands consist of 15 Islands, CargoMaster offers regular sea and air freight services to the two main islands; Rarotonga, The Cook Islands largest and most populated island and Aitutaki to the north of Rarotonga and the second largest island in the Cook Islands group. Rarotonga has a population of only 18 000 people and Aitutaki approx 1800 residents.

SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO RAROTONGA

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“DELIVERING AUSTRALIA’S BEST SHIPPING CONTAINER RATES TO THE COOK ISLANDS”

Avarua is the capital of The Cook Islands and is located on the Island of Rarotonga .The majority of business in Rarotonga is tourism related, there are lots of resorts, luxury hotels and lodges to stay at.

The principle Port Of Avatiu is  classified as a deepwater port and is The Cook Islands main international port, Avatiu port is located on the north coast, to the west of the capital Avarua.and handles over 90 per cent of inbound containers. Avatiu is a reletively new port ,it was upgraded around 2013.

CargoMaster offers 20ft and 40ft shipping container services to Rarotonga from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Townsville and Darwin. CargoMaster can help with project cargo and shipping of large industrial machinery. Call CargoMaster for more information about shipping containers to Rarotonga from Australia

Rarotonga International Airport is the only international airport in the cook islands. Regular flights to Rarotonga from Auckland, Sydney and Brisbane (prior to COVID)

SHIPPING CONTAINERS  TO AITUTAKI 

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SEA FREIGHT TO Aitutaki

Aitutaki is one of the most stunning pacific islands to visit. Aitutaki only has a small population and offers some of the most  luxurious resorts.

The main port for Aitutaki is Arutanga Port, a small port that can handle 20ft containers and with arrangements in place also 40ft containers. The port offers a 40 ton mobile crane . Thier is a propsal in place to upgrade Arutanga Port by way of deepening the main entrance channel

CargoMaster offers 20ft and 40ft shipping container services to Aitutaki from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Townsville and Darwin. CargoMaster can help with project cargo and shipping of large industrial machinery. Call CargoMaster for more information about shipping containers to Aitutaki from Australia

SHIPPING TRANSIT TIMES FROM AUSTRALIA TO RAROTONGA AND AITUTAKI  

  • Sydney to Rarotonga: 28 Days
  • Sydney to Aitutaki: 30 Days
  • Melbourne to Rarotonga: 30 Days
  • Melbourne to Aitutaki: 32 Days
  • Brisbane to Rarotonga: 29 Days
  • Brisbane to Aitutaki: 31 Days
  • Fremantle (Perth) to Rarotonga: 38 Days
  • Perth (Fremantle) to Aitutaki: 40 Days
  • Adelaide to Rarotonga: 34 Days
  • Adelaide to Aitutaki: 36 Days
  • Hobart/Launceston to Rarotonga: 34 Days
  • Hobart/Launceston to Aitutaki: 36 Days
  • Townsville to Rarotonga: 27 Days
  • Townsville to Aitutaki: 29 Days
  • Darwin to Rarotonga: 34 Days
  • Darwin to Aitutaki: 36 Days

COOK ISLANDS PORT AUTHORITY

COOK ISLANDS CUSTOMS

SHIPPING CONTAINERS TO RAROTONGA

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHIPPING TO THE COOK ISLANDS

Prohibited And Restricted Items:         

Remember, you are moving to one of the cleanest, greenest, Island Countries in the world, the Cook Islands people are very much InTouch with the environment and protecting their country from unwanted pests and diseases. Border control is very strict and heavy fines (even imprisonment penalties) apply for non compliance, your goods could even be sent back to the origin port .Certain items are restricted or prohibited and cannot be imported into THE COOK ISLANDS

Please be aware the below items are NOT PERMITTED into THE COOK ISLANDS:

  • objectionable material contained on items like videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs and in publications
  • weapons like flick knives, butterfly knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters
  • any weapon which is disguised as something else
  • equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine
  • anything which you’re planning to use in a crime.
  • You may not be able to bring some medicines into The Cook Islands, especially controlled drugs. This includes medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Remember heavy fines and possibility of imprisonment for non compliance

Prescription medication in most cases is acceptable, if you can present a valid doctors prescription .

If you’re returning to The Cook Islands or are immigrant after 21 months or more overseas, you may be entitled to concessions on vehicles and boats, motor cycles that either accompany you or are transported separately.

Bringing Motor Vehicles And Boats Into THE COOK ISLANDS:

You may be able to claim  “household items” concession if:

  • you’re relocating , or moving back to the motherland  after 21 months or more away, and
  • you have been using the items for their intended purpose.

You can also claim concessions on:

  • private vehicles, including:
    • motorcycles
    • cars
    • scooters
    • motorhomes
    • camper vans
    • ambulances
    • boats and
    • aircraft.

You can import no more than one vehicle, boat duty-free, if you meet the Concessionary Requirements.

As a condition of the concession you will be required to sign an Undertaking that you will not sell or dispose of the vehicle, boat or plane within two years.

If you sell your vehicle, boat or plane within two years of bringing it into duty-free, you must pay Customs duty  on a pro rata basis.

Ownership Rules:

You will need to qualify for a concession, which means you will need to meet the requirement to have “personally owned” the vehicle for at least 12 months prior to your departure from Australia  u will have to meet a requirement to have personally owned and used the vehicle, boat or plane for at least 1 year before your departure , or surrendering the vehicle for shipping.

The phrase personally owned means  includes vehicles and boats leased by the importer, and vehicles, boats purchased under a hire purchase contract or agreement, provided that in both instances the terms of the lease or the hire purchase agreement/ contract have been meet with in full by the importer prior to their importation.

Vehicles, boats owned and registered by a company cannot be entered under the concession as the requirement to have personally owned the vehicle, boat or plane cannot be met, as a company is a separate entity.

Documentation will be evidence will need to be produced to support your claim of meeting this requirement. These documents may include:

  • receipts showing purchase and delivery dates
  • registration and insurance papers
  • evidence when the vehicle, boat or plane was surrendered for shipping .

MORE ABOUT CONCESSIONS AND EXEMPTIONS

Returning Cook Islander exemption from customs duty and taxes – 85.02

Non-Cook Islander exemption from customs duty and taxes – 85.01

Form 60 Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration

Form 60a Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration Supplementary Page

Form 63 Declaration under the Customs Act 2012 – Personal Effects

Form 64 Declaration under the Customs Act 2012 – Motor Vehicle

Form 15 Declaration under the Customs Revenue and Border Protection Act 2012

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