Sea Freight Services to Africa



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Sea Freight Services to Africa
Thank you for visiting our site. CargoMaster offers many years’ experiences moving cargo to Africa.

If you are thinking of moving and “Shipping from Australia to Africa”.

Ask CargoMaster about self-pack containers to Ethiopia, Egypt, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya. CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most trusted Shipping companies to Africa.

Sea Freight Services to Africa


Africa is the planet’s second-largest continent and home to the second-highest number of people after Asia. It covers approximately 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles), which includes neighboring islands. This vast area accounts for 20% of the Earth’s landmass and 6% of its total surface area. As of 2021, it is inhabited by 1.4 billion people, accounting for around 18% of the world’s population. It is also the continent with the youngest population.

Africa is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, the Isthmus of Suez, and the Red Sea to the northeast, the Indian Ocean to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It encompasses Madagascar and a variety of archipelagos. The continent comprises 54 fully recognized sovereign states, eight territories, and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. Nigeria is the most populous, while Algeria is the largest country by area. The African Union is the intergovernmental body that coordinates cooperation between African nations, and it is based in Addis Ababa.

The African climate ranges from tropical to subarctic, with its highest peaks experiencing subarctic conditions. Its northern half is primarily desert or arid, while central and southern areas are a mix of savanna plains and dense jungle (rainforest) regions. In between, there is a convergence zone where vegetation patterns such as sahel and steppe dominate. Africa is known for being the hottest continent globally, as well as having approximately 60% of its landmass covered with deserts and drylands.

The continent is famous for its mineral wealth, with estimates positing that 90% of the world’s cobalt, 90% of its platinum, 50% of its gold, 98% of its chromium, 70% of its tantalite, 64% of its manganese, and one-third of its uranium lie within its borders. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has 70% of the world’s coltan reserves, a mineral that goes into the production of tantalum capacitors for electronic devices. Additionally, the DRC has more than 30% of the world’s diamond reserves, while Guinea is the planet’s largest bauxite exporter.

Sea Freight Services to Africa



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

1300 767 136SEA FREIGHT to Africa

Typical Questions Callers Ask CargoMaster about Shipping to Africa

“How much does it cost to ship a shipping container to Africa.

“The cost of a shipping container will vary depending on what you want to ship and how you want to ship it. The origin in Australia will also be a factor in the cost of a shipping container to Africa. For larger loads 20 and 40’ containers are available. If you have a smaller shipment LCL shipping (less than a container load would be your best option. The cost per cubic meter is a lot cheaper if you ship in a container (cost for cubic meter) a 20’ shipping container is holds roughly 30 cubic meters and a 40’, 60 cubic metres”

“How much does it cost to ship a 20’ container to Africa.

“Cost of shipping 20’ and 40’ containers from Australia to Fiji varies according to the origin in Australia. Call CargoMaster for Australia’s best shipping container rates to Fiji?

“Can I send a parcel from Australia to Africa.

“Yes of course you can, depending on the size of your parcel and the weight and where you Are sending from in Australia. Call CargoMaster, if CargoMaster cannot help they will direct you to the most suitable carrier for your goods”

“ Can I send a car to Africa.

“ Yes you can but there are customs rules and regulations you will need to follow, see below about importing cars into Africa, from Australia, New Zealand, The USA and UK”

“ How much is customs duty in Africa.

“Africa duty and taxes will vary according to the goods you are i9mporting into Africa. If you are relocating back to Africa and you have personal effects it is unlikely you will need to pay duty. The best and safest way to find out about duty or taxes payable in Africa is to call CargoMaster and get specific information”



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