International Freight Shipping to Wewak


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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Wewak, the capital of the East Sepik province, is a charming coastal town situated on the north coast of Papua New Guinea. With a population of approximately 25,000, Wewak serves as a small port for vessels from Australia and coastal shipping. The town boasts its own international airport and is connected to several villages along the Sepik River by road, although the infrastructure and conditions in the hinterland are primitive, limiting economic growth.

International Freight Shipping to Wewak

The old center of Wewak is located on a small peninsula, while the rest of the urban area stretches along a narrow strip of flat land between the ocean and the coastal mountain range, which emerges slightly inland. Towards the east of the town center lies a small peninsula housing Boram Hospital and Wewak International Airport, also known as Boram.

Wewak is connected by road to three villages along the Sepik River: Angoram, Timbunke, and Pagwi. However, the road conditions are not always favorable. Additionally, a coastal highway extends to the west, linking Wewak with the coastal towns of Aitape and Vanimo, the capital of Sandaun province. Wewak experiences a tropical rainforest climate.

For those considering shipping to Wewak, there are typical questions callers ask about the process. Queries regarding the cost of shipping a car from Australia to Wewak depend on the specific locations involved in both countries. Importing a car into Wewak requires contacting CargoMaster for detailed information and fees. Shipping from Australia to Wewak is available, with regular sailings from various Australian cities.

International Freight Shipping to Wewak

When shipping to Wewak, it’s important to be aware of prohibited and restricted items. Papua New Guinea has strict border control regulations, aiming to protect the environment and prevent the entry of unwanted pests and diseases. Items such as objectionable materials, weapons, drug-related equipment, and items intended for criminal use are prohibited. Certain items like ivory, tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry, and certain animal products may require permits. Additionally, some medications, including controlled drugs, may have restrictions. Returning residents and immigrants may be entitled to concessions on vehicles and boats.

International Freight Shipping to Wewak

Importing motor vehicles into Papua New Guinea entails various costs, including freight, insurance, import duties (ranging from 40% to 110% of the vehicle’s import value), import GST (10%), broker fees, quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees, and registration fees. It is crucial to consider all associated costs before purchasing and importing a vehicle. If a vehicle is left at a customs wharf for over 30 days, it may be forfeited to the State of Papua New Guinea.

Documentation, including purchase receipts, registration papers, and evidence of shipment, may be required to support import claims. If concessions do not apply, duty and GST must be paid for the import.

International Freight Shipping to Wewak

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.

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

Wewak Airport: Wewak Airport
Wewak 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

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

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