SEA FREIGHT TO PAPUA NEW GUINEA
“SEA FREIGHT FROM AUSTRALIA TO PNG”
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“Over 20 years experience shipping to PNG and surrounding islands”
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Welcome to CargoMaster, are you thinking of Shipping to PNG. Our high performance team of PNG Sea Freight service specialists offer many years’ experience shipping to Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands. CargoMaster is one of Australia’s most trusted shipping companies from Australia to Papua New Guinea.
ABOUT PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Papua New Guinea (The Island) (or PNG, as it is commonly known in Australia) is the world’s second largest island and the largest island in the Southern Hemisphere. PNG ,is located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, only about 150 kilometres from the Australian continent. Papua New Guinea gained its independence in 1975 Papua New Guinea consists of the mainland (main island and approx. six hundred smaller islands some not inhabited, PNG has a total land area of about 450 square kilometres.
Papua New Guinea has a population of approx. 9 million people, of mostly Melanesian and Polynesian descent. The capital city (and largest city) of PNG is Port Moresby, located on the south western coast of the Papuan Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, Port Moresby is also the largest city in the Pacific Islands (excluding cities located in NZ and Australia). Several areas in Port Moresby have law and orders issues, with house burglaries and carjacking being the main problems. Police corruption is another major law and order issue in the capital. Security guards are widely employed. Papua New Guinea Government corruption is another issue undermining PNG’s democratic system.
The spectrum of PNG society now ranges from traditional village-based life, dependent on subsistence and small cash-crop agriculture, to modern urban life in the main cities of Port Moresby (capital), Lae, Madang, Wewak, Goroka, Mt Hagen, and Rabaul. Some 80-85 per cent of the population directly derive their livelihood from farming, and 15-20 per cent of the population live in urban areas.
Papua New Guinea is a resource rich country, however 40 per cent of the population live in poverty.
Motukea Island Port. Is the second largest port in PNG after the Port Of Lae. Lae Port is the county’s largest and busiest port, located in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea. Lae is the second largest city and the
capital of the province. The Port Of Lae and Motukea are the only ports in PNG that can handle international container, RORO and Break-Bulk vessels. Considered to be in an optimal location, benefiting from access to both Southeast Asia and the South Pacific regions. Papua New Guinea’s continuing growth makes the Port of Motukea a vital development. The new port infrastructure is located roughly 12 kilometers from the Central Business District in Port Moresby. In the past there have been two International Cargo Terminals operating within Port Moresby’s Fairfax Harbour for some years Container Terminal 4A in downtown Port Moresby, and Motukea International Wharf on Motukea Island, across the harbour from the city centre.
Initially a private facility built to accommodate project cargo flows for the major Exxon Mobil PNG LNG construction project, at the conclusion of that project the Motukea facility was purchased by the Government of Papua New Guinea and ear-marked for further expansion so that the existing port facilities in downtown Port Moresby could be freed up for other commercial and retail opportunities.
The Government of Papua New Guinea has recently announced that Container Terminal 4A will close from 18 February 2018 and that all international vessels will transfer to Motukea Island, which will become the sole International Cargo Terminal servicing the city of Port Moresby.
PNG A MEMBER OF THE MELANESIAN SPEARHEAD GROUP
The Melanesian Spearhead Group or MSG was formed during a meeting held in Goroka, PNG in July 1986. The meeting was attended by the Prime Ministers of PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The idea or vision was for the entire decolonisation of Melanesian countries and the strengthening of cultural and economic ties between the independent nations.
Two years later, the MSG Agreed Principles of Cooperation among the Independent States in Melanesia was signed in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 14 March 1988 by the founding MSG Members namely, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
New Caledonia joined MSG in 1989 and in 1996 Fiji was also included as a member. Timor Leste and Indonesia joined as observers in 2011.
owing the conclusion of the MSG Trade Agreement (MSGTA). Timor Leste and the Republic of Indonesia joined as Observers in 2011. Later in 2015, the Republic of Indonesia was accorded Associate Membership representing the five Melanesian Provinces of Indonesia, while the United Liberation Movement for West Papua was admitted as an Observer. The Chairmanship of MSG rotates every two years among Members.
The MSG has progressed and grown into a regional block, it has in place Trade Agreements and an Agreement Establishing the MSG, which was ratified in 2007. MSG has its own Head Office ,located in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
Since the the first meeting in July 1986, twenty one MSG Summits have been held with the last one being held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 13 to 14 February 2018. Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the FLNKS of New Caledonia have been attending all Summits as members. Fiji initially attended as an observer until its admission as a member in 1996.
TYPICAL QUESTIONS CALLERS ASK ABOUT SHIPPING TO PNG
“How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to PNG”
“The cost of shipping cars to Papua New Guinea from Australia will depend on where in Australia you are shipping from and where in Papua New Guinea you intend shipping too”
SHIPPING TO PORT MORESBY
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TRANSIT TIMES FROM AUSTRALIA TO PORT MORESBY AND LAE
- Sydney to Lae: 8-12 Days
- Sydney to Port Moresby
- Melbourne to Lae: 14-20 Days
- Melbourne to Port Moresby 12-23 Days
- Brisbane to Lae:
- Brisbane to Port Moresby:
- Fremantle (Perth) to Lae: 18-32 Days
- Fremantle (Perth) to Port Moresby: 14-25 Days
- Hobart/Launceston to Lae: 16-22 Days
- Hobart/Launceston to Port Moresby:
- Canberra to Lae
- Canberra to Port Moresby
- Townsville to Lae: 14-22 Days
- Townsville to Port Moresby:
- Darwin to Lae
- Darwin to Port Moresby: 34 Days
PORTS IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SHIPPING TO PNG
Prohibited And Restricted Items:
Remember, you are moving to one of the cleanest, greenest, Island Countries in the world, Samoa’s people are very much InTouch with the environment and protecting their country from unwanted pests and diseases. Border control is very strict and heavy fines (even imprisonment penalties) apply for non compliance, your goods could even be sent back to the origin port .Certain items are restricted or prohibited and cannot be imported into PNG
Please be aware the below items are NOT PERMITTED into PNG:
- objectionable material contained on items like videotapes, films, records, CD-ROMs and in publications
- weapons like flick knives, butterfly knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters
- any weapon which is disguised as something else
- equipment for using cannabis or methamphetamine
- anything which you’re planning to use in a crime.
For the commodities below you should check to see if you will NEED A PERMIT:
- ivory in any form, including jewelry, and carvings
- tortoise or sea turtle shell jewelry, and ornaments
- meat or food derived from whales, dolphins, rare crane, and pheasants, or sea turtles
- medicines containing musk, or rhinoceros or tiger derivatives such as ground horn or bone
- carvings or other things made from whalebone or bone from other marine mammals
- cat skins
- trophies of sea turtles, all big cats, rare reptiles, cranes, pheasants, bears, antelope, and deer
- live species, including pet eagles, hawks, owls and parrots, many cacti, orchids, cycads, and cyclamens
- carnivorous plants.
You may not be able to bring some medicines into PNG, especially controlled drugs. This includes medicines containing pseudoephedrine. Remember heavy fines and possibility of imprisonment for non compliance
Prescription medication in most cases is acceptable, if you can present a valid doctors prescription .
If you’re returning to PNG or are immigrant after 21 months or more overseas, you may be entitled to concessions on vehicles and boats, motor cycles that either accompany you or are transported separately.
Bringing Motor Vehicles Into PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
There is an increasing number of people purchasing cars online from overseas and importing them in Papua New Guinea. Although the purchase price of these vehicles may seem cheaper than what you can purchase here in Papua New Guinea there are significant costs associated with importing and getting these vehicles on the road. In addition to freight and insurance costs, there is also import duties which can, depending on the size of the motor, range from 40%-110% of the vehicles import value. On top of this Import GST of 10% is also collected at the time of import. Add to this broker fees, Quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees and registration fees and this can often double the original purchase price of the vehicle.
Please be aware of all the costs associated with purchasing and importing a vehicle from overseas before you make you purchase. If your vehicle is imported and left at a Customs wharf for over 30 days it is forfeited to the Sate of Papua New Guinea and can be sold or auctioned to recover the duty, GST, and other handling and storage fees owing.
Documentation will be evidence will need to be produced to support your claim. These documents may include:
- receipts showing purchase and delivery dates
- registration and insurance papers
- evidence when the vehicle, boat or plane was surrendered for shipping .
“What if I don’t qualify for concessions”
You will have to pay Duty and GST.
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