Sea Freight Service Shipping to Vanimo


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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Located in the vibrant Sandaun Province (formerly West Sepik) in the northwesternmost region of Papua New Guinea, Vanimo stands as the bustling capital and heart of the Vanimo-Green River District. Situated on a peninsula near the border with Indonesia, it holds a prominent position, being closest to Jayapura, the capital city of Papua province.

Vanimo serves as a vital gateway for overland travel between Papua New Guinea and the neighboring Indonesian province of Papua. With a population of approximately 11,200 residents, the town thrives with its economy centered around the timber industry. The prominent employer in the area is Vanimo Forest Products, a logging company owned by Malaysian company Rimbunan Hijau. Convenient air travel connections are facilitated by Vanimo Airport, catering to the needs of travelers.

The climate in Vanimo is tropical rainforest, characterized by consistently warm to hot and wet weather throughout the year. The region receives an average annual rainfall of 2,601 mm (102 in), sustaining its lush greenery and vibrant ecosystem.

Sea Freight Service Shipping to Vanimo

Vanimo has gained recognition as a popular surfing destination, offering some of the most consistent waves in Papua New Guinea. The surfing season typically spans from mid-October to late April, attracting enthusiasts from around the world to ride the waves and experience the thrill of the ocean.

Moreover, Vanimo serves as a convenient destination for foreign workers in Papua/Indonesia who need to renew their visas. They can visit the Indonesian consulate, stay in one of the hotels along the “sandaun-road” for a day, and return to the border within 24 hours. The Boardriders’ club at Lido Village has gained recognition through a report on Australia’s Dateline current affairs program, further highlighting the town’s appeal.

Sandaun Province, previously known as West Sepik Province, encompasses the northwesternmost mainland region of Papua New Guinea. Covering an expansive area of 35,920 km2 (13,868 m2), it is home to a population of 248,411 individuals, as recorded in the 2011 census. Vanimo proudly serves as its capital city. The region experienced a tragic event in July 1998 when the town of Aitape and its surrounding area were devastated by a massive tsunami triggered by a Magnitude 7.0 earthquake, resulting in the loss of over 2,000 lives.

Sea Freight Service Shipping to Vanimo

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

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

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

Sea Freight Service Shipping to Vanimo

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

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

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

Vanimo Airport: Vanimo Airport
Vanimo 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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