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Sea Freight Shipping to Southeast Asia

Welcome to CargoMaster, Australia’s renowned sea freight specialists to Asia.

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Southeast Asia, also spelled South East Asia and South-East Asia, is a region located in the southeastern part of Asia. It is situated south of mainland China, east of the Indian subcontinent, and northwest of mainland Australia, which is part of Oceania. Southeast Asia shares borders with East Asia to the north, South Asia and the Bay of Bengal to the west, Oceania and the Pacific Ocean to the east, and Australia and the Indian Ocean to the south. It encompasses diverse countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Brunei.

Covering approximately 4,500,000 square kilometers (1,700,000 square miles), Southeast Asia represents about 8% of Eurasia and 3% of Earth’s total land area. With a population of over 675 million people, it constitutes around 8.5% of the world’s population, making it the third most populous region in Asia after South Asia and East Asia. The region is culturally and ethnically diverse, with numerous languages spoken by different ethnic groups. Ten countries in Southeast Asia are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an organization aimed at promoting economic, political, military, educational, and cultural integration among its member states.

Sea Freight Shipping to Southeast Asia

The term “Southeast Asia” was coined in 1839 by American pastor Howard Malcolm in his book “Travels in South-Eastern Asia,” although he initially only included the mainland section and excluded the maritime section in his definition. The term gained official usage during World War II with the establishment of the South East Asia Command (SEAC) in 1943 by the Allies. SEAC popularized the term “Southeast Asia,” although its definition varied at the time. For instance, it excluded the Philippines and a large part of Indonesia but included Ceylon. However, by the late 1970s, a more standardized usage of the term emerged, encompassing the territories it currently represents.

Indonesia, the largest country in Southeast Asia and the world’s largest archipelago, is geologically one of the most volcanically active regions. The region is also characterized by impressive mountain ranges, including Puncak Jaya in Papua, Indonesia, which reaches a height of 5,030 meters (16,503 feet) and features the only glaciers in Southeast Asia. The highest peak in Southeast Asia, Hkakabo Razi, stands at 5,967 meters (19,577 feet) and is located in northern Burma, sharing the same range as Mount Everest.

Sea Freight Shipping to Southeast Asia

The South China Sea is a significant body of water within Southeast Asia, and countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and Singapore have rivers that flow into it.

Southeast Asia has a predominantly tropical climate, characterized by high temperatures and humidity throughout the year, along with abundant rainfall. While most of the region experiences a wet and dry season due to monsoons and seasonal shifts in winds, there are variations. For example, northern Vietnam and parts of Central Vietnam have a subtropical climate influenced by cold waves from the Northeast. Some mountainous areas in the northern region and higher islands have milder temperatures, while the “dry zone” of central Myanmar, in the rain shadow of the Arakan Mountains, qualifies as semi-arid due to low annual rainfall.

Sea Freight Shipping to Southeast Asia

Even prior to European influence, Southeast Asia played a crucial role in the global trading system. The region was known for its commodities, particularly spices like pepper, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg, which attracted Indian, Arab, European, and other traders. European involvement increased over time, with the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, British, and French establishing control and annexing territories to protect and expand their trading activities. This imperialism led to shifts in commodity production, such as the development of rubber plantations in Malaysia, Java, Vietnam, and Cambodia, tin mining in Malaya, rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam and the Irrawaddy River delta in Burma, in response to market demands.

Southeast Asia’s rich history, cultural diversity, natural landscapes, and economic significance make it a fascinating and dynamic region.


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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