Sea Freight Shipping to Port Moresby



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

Also servicing: Aitape, Alotau, Arawa, Buka, Daru, Kavieng, Kieta, Kimbe, Lae, Lihir, Lorengau, Madang, Oro Bay, Rabaul, Vanimo, Wewak,

Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to Port Moresby.

Port Moresby, also known as Pom City or Moresby, serves as the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea. It holds a prominent position among the major cities in the southwestern Pacific, alongside Jayapura, excluding Australia and New Zealand. Situated on the Gulf of Papua along the southwestern coast of the Papuan Peninsula on New Guinea Island, the city emerged as a bustling trade hub in the latter half of the 19th century. During World War II, Port Moresby became a strategic target for the Imperial Japanese forces, aiming to establish it as a staging point and air base to sever Australia’s connections with Southeast Asia and the Americas.

According to the 2011 census, Port Moresby was home to 364,145 inhabitants, with an unofficial estimate in 2020 suggesting a population of 383,000. The land on which the city stands has been inhabited by the Motu-Koitabu people for centuries, and it was British Royal Navy Captain John Moresby who first laid eyes on the area in 1873. The city was named in honor of his father, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Fairfax Moresby. Although Port Moresby is geographically surrounded by the Central Province, it constitutes the separate National Capital District rather than being part of the province. The Motu and Koitabu people, as traditional landowners, are represented by the Motu Koita Assembly.

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Port Moresby experiences a tropical savanna climate characterized by relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year. With an average annual rainfall of just over 1,000 millimeters (39.37 inches), it stands as the driest place in New Guinea. The wet season extends from December to May, while the remaining six months constitute the dry season. This pattern is attributed to the south easterly trade winds that run parallel to the coast, coupled with the city’s encompassment by towering mountains. Average high temperatures range from 28 to 32 °C (82.4 to 89.6 °F), depending on the time of year, while average low temperatures exhibit minimal seasonal variation, hovering around 23 °C (73.4 °F). The dry season tends to bring slightly cooler temperatures to the city.

Sea Freight Shipping to Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea boasts abundant natural resources, contributing significantly to its export earnings, accounting for two-thirds of the total. However, despite the wealth of resources, limited development has prompted foreign countries to intervene and oversee certain sites. To meet the ongoing foreign demand for PNG’s resources, the United States established an oil company that commenced exports in 2004, marking the country’s largest project to date. The venture held the potential to triple PNG’s export revenue. Australia has played a substantial role in assisting Papua New Guinea, providing annual aid of two hundred million dollars, while countries such as Singapore, Japan, and China have also made significant contributions to PNG’s industrial sector. The decision to host the 2018 APEC meeting brought numerous world leaders to Port Moresby.

Port Moresby has witnessed extensive construction of residential buildings, office towers, shopping malls, and commercial establishments across the city. The waterfront area underwent complete redevelopment, now featuring apartments, restaurants, and shopping centers. Substantial enhancements were made to sporting facilities in preparation for the 2015 South Pacific Games, followed by further developments for the 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup.

Sea Freight Shipping to Port Moresby

Jacksons International Airport houses the headquarters of Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, as well as Airlines PNG, the country’s second-largest airline.

Sea Freight Shipping to Papua New Guinea

Here are some typical questions callers ask about shipping to Port Moresby:

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

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

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

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

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

Port Moresby International Airport: Jacksons International Airport
Port Moresby Shipping Port: Ports of PNG


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

At CargoMaster we strive to deliver cost effective sea freight services to business, government and private individuals.

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