International Freight Shipping to Kavieng


Freight services from Australia to Kavieng

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

Also servicing: Aitape, Alotau, Arawa, Buka, Daru, 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 Kavieng

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Kavieng, the capital of the New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea, is the largest town on the island bearing the same name. Situated at Balgai Bay on the northern tip of the island, Kavieng has a population of 17,248 as of 2009. It serves as the primary port for New Ireland and attracts both traders and tourists. The town is renowned for its diving opportunities, with several dive companies operating in the area. Divers can explore natural dive sites as well as wrecks from World War II, including those in Kavieng Harbor and nearby locations. Kavieng Airport provides daily connections to Port Moresby, and the town marks one end of the Boluminski Highway, a 293-kilometer (182-mile) sealed road that extends to Namatanai.

As a local administrative center, Kavieng offers a range of services, including government offices, shopping facilities, hotels such as the Kavieng Hotel, Malagan Beach Resort, and the Kavieng Club (formerly known as the “colonial club”), a hospital offering general medical, pediatric, and surgical services, and a weekly market. Additionally, a large copra export wharf is situated at the edge of the town, enabling direct loading of copra and oil onto deep-water ships. Kavieng experiences a tropical rainforest climate characterized by hot days, warm nights, and heavy rainfall throughout the year.

International Freight Shipping to Kavieng

Here are some common questions callers ask about shipping to Kavieng:

“How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to Kavieng?”
The cost of shipping cars to Kavieng, New Ireland province, Papua New Guinea from Australia depends on the origin in Australia and the specific commodity being shipped. To obtain accurate pricing information, it is advisable to contact CargoMaster, an expert in shipping cars and machinery to PNG and its surrounding islands.

“How do I import a car into Kavieng?”
To import a car into Kavieng, it is recommended to contact CargoMaster for detailed guidance and information regarding shipping cars and machinery to PNG and its neighboring islands.

“Do you ship from Brisbane to Kavieng?”
Yes, vessels regularly sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Townsville to Kavieng, New Ireland Province, and the surrounding islands.

International Freight Shipping to Kavieng

Here are some important points to know about shipping to Kavieng:

Prohibited and Restricted Items: Papua New Guinea has strict border control measures to protect its environment. Heavy fines and penalties, including imprisonment, apply for non-compliance. Certain items are prohibited and cannot be imported into PNG. These include objectionable material, weapons, equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine, and items intended for criminal use. It’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the restricted and prohibited items before shipping.

Permits for Specific Items: Some items may require permits to be imported into PNG. Examples include ivory, tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry, meat or food derived from protected species, medicines containing restricted substances, and various animal products. It is advisable to check the specific regulations and obtain the necessary permits when shipping such items.

Medications: Controlled drugs, including those containing pseudoephedrine, may have restrictions on importation. Non-compliance can lead to heavy fines and potential imprisonment. Prescription medications, accompanied by a valid doctor’s prescription, are generally acceptable.

International Freight Shipping to Kavieng

Concessions for Returning Residents: If you are returning to PNG or immigrating after spending 21 months or more overseas, you may be eligible for concessions on vehicles, boats, and motorcycles, whether they accompany you or are transported separately.

Importing Motor Vehicles: Importing vehicles into Papua New Guinea involves significant costs beyond the purchase price. These costs include freight, insurance, import duties (ranging from 40% to 110% of the vehicle’s import value based on motor size), Import GST of 10%, broker fees, quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees, and registration fees. It’s crucial to be aware of all associated costs before purchasing a vehicle. Vehicles left at a customs wharf for more than 30 days may be forfeited to the State of Papua New Guinea.

When importing vehicles, it is necessary to provide supporting documentation, such as purchase and delivery receipts, registration and insurance papers, and evidence of surrendering the vehicle for shipping.

If you do not qualify for concessions, you will be required to pay duty and GST.

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

Kavieng Airport: Kavieng Airport
Kavieng 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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