International Freight Shipping to Alotau


Freight services from Australia to Alotau

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Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to Papua New Guinea

Also servicing: Aitape, Arawa, Buka, Daru, Kavieng, Kieta, Kimbe, Lae, Lihir, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Port Moresby, Rabaul, Vanimo, Wewak,
Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to Alotau

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Alotau, situated in the southeast of Papua New Guinea, is the capital of Milne Bay Province. Nestled on the northern shore of Milne Bay, this town falls under the jurisdiction of Alotau Urban LLG. Alotau serves as the annual meeting place for ministers from both Australia and Papua New Guinea. Notably, it holds historical significance as the site where the invading Japanese army faced their first land defeat in the Pacific War in 1942, preceding the Kokoda Track battle. A memorial park at the former battleground stands as a testament to this event. Alotau assumed the role of provincial capital in 1969, following its relocation from Samarai.

International Freight Shipping to Alotau

Travelers can reach Alotau via a road connecting Ulumani, which passes by the local Gurney Airport. The airport is named in honor of Squadron Leader Charles Raymond Gurney from the Royal Australian Air Force, who lost his life in the area in 1942. The airport is situated 12 kilometers away from the town. Alotau serves as the gateway to the Milne Bay Province, home to some of the most remote island communities in the world. The region is renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and exceptional scuba diving opportunities. Alotau experiences a tropical rainforest climate characterized by substantial rainfall throughout the year.

International Freight Shipping to Alotau

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

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

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

International Freight Shipping to Alotau

It’s important to be aware of the prohibited and restricted items when shipping to Alotau. 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 Alotau.

“What if I don’t qualify for concessions”, You will have to pay Duty and GST.

Sydney to Alotau: 8-12 Days
Melbourne to Alotau: 14-20 Days
Brisbane to Alotau: 18-32 Days
Fremantle (Perth) to Alotau: 18-32 Days
Hobart/Launceston to Alotau: 16-22 Days
Canberra to Alotau: 14-22 Days
Townsville to Alotau: 14-22 Days
Darwin to Alotau: 14-22 Days

Alotau Airport: Gurney Airport – Wikipedia
Alotau 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

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