Sea Freight Services to Daru


Freight services from Australia to Daru

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

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Daru, the capital of Papua New Guinea’s Western Province, is a township located on an island near the mouth of the Fly River, on the western side of the Gulf. It is positioned just north of Torres Strait and Far North Queensland in Australia. The entire township is situated on an island bearing the same name. As of the 2011 census, Daru had a recorded population of 15,142.

Daru Airport (IATA: DAU, ICAO: AYDU) caters to the transportation needs of the town. The airport has been in operation since or before World War II and served as a refueling stop for Allied fighter aircraft during the war. The airport was reconstructed by the Australian Army in 1965. Presently, it is served by PNG Air and Air Niugini, providing access to various destinations, including the national capital, Port Moresby.

The Western Province is a coastal province located in the southwestern part of Papua New Guinea. It shares borders with the Indonesian provinces of Highland Papua and South Papua. Daru serves as the provincial capital, while the largest town in the province is Tabubil. Other notable settlements include Kiunga, Ningerum, Olsobip, and Balimo. The provincial government, along with several other provinces such as North Solomons, Chimbu, and Northern provinces, has expressed interest in changing the province’s name. The government currently refers to it as the Fly River Provincial Government, but this proposed name change remains unofficial, as it has not been amended in the Constitution of Papua New Guinea.

Sea Freight Services to Daru

According to the 2011 census, the Western Province had a population of 201,351, residing in 31,322 households. The population was distributed across the province, with 79,349 people recorded in the Middle Fly District, 62,850 in the North Fly District, and 59,152 in the South Fly District. The average household size throughout the province was 6.4.

Daru experiences a tropical monsoon climate, characterized by heavy rainfall for most of the year, with a drier period occurring from July to October.

The major economic activity in the province revolves around the Ok Tedi Mine, which was initially established by BHP and has been the subject of significant litigation by traditional landowners concerning environmental concerns and disputes over royalties. Currently, the mine is operated by Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML).

Sea Freight Services to Daru

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

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

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

Sea Freight Services to Daru

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

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

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

Daru Airport: Daru Airport
Daru 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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