International Shipping Companies to Kimbe


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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, 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 Kimbe

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

Kimbe, the capital of West New Britain province in Papua New Guinea, is a vibrant town and the largest settlement on the island. It also holds the distinction of being the third largest port in the country and the fastest growing city in the South Pacific. Convenient air transportation is provided by Hoskins Airport, serving as a gateway to the town.

The bustling town of Kimbe serves as a hub for various industries, including palm oil, cocoa, logging, and coconut plantations. These industries contribute to the region’s economic growth, and many of the products are exported through Kimbe’s primary port. The dominant industry in West New Britain, as well as in Papua New Guinea overall, is New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL), which also owns Ramu Agriculture. NBPOL’s headquarters is located in Mosa, a small town approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the main area of Kimbe. The company cultivates oil palm and produces palm oil used in various goods such as cooking oil, shampoo, soap, and body products. NBPOL operates several oil mills and a refinery, supporting the local economy. Additionally, NBPOL operates a cattle station to further contribute to the region’s agricultural sector. Employees of the company enjoy not only salaries but also perks such as free electricity, water, TV, and housing.

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Kimbe experiences a tropical rainforest climate with abundant rainfall throughout the year. The town’s port is a Deepwater facility capable of handling commercial shipping containers, and vessels regularly arrive at Kimbe Port from Australia. Beyond its industrial significance, Kimbe is globally renowned for its beautiful beaches and the stunning coral reef located in Kimbe Bay. The bay offers exceptional diving and snorkeling experiences, attracting visitors from around the world.

With its growing urban development, economic opportunities, and natural attractions, Kimbe continues to flourish as a key center of commerce and tourism in Papua New Guinea’s West New Britain province.

International Shipping Companies to Kimbe

Here are some common questions callers ask about shipping to Kimbe:

“How much does it cost to ship a car from Australia to Kimbe?”
The cost of shipping cars to Kimbe, West New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea from Australia depends on your location in Australia and the specific commodity you intend to ship. For accurate pricing, it is best to contact CargoMaster, who specializes in shipping cars and machinery to PNG and surrounding islands.

“How do I import a car into Kimbe?”
To import a car into Kimbe, it is recommended to contact CargoMaster for detailed information and fees related to shipping cars to PNG and its neighboring islands.

“Do you ship from Brisbane to Kimbe?”
Yes, vessels regularly sail from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, and Townsville to Kimbe, Port Moresby, Lae, and other surrounding centers.

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When it comes to importing medicines into PNG, there are restrictions, particularly on controlled drugs such as those containing pseudoephedrine. Non-compliance with these regulations can result in heavy fines and even imprisonment. However, in most cases, prescription medication accompanied by a valid doctor’s prescription is acceptable.

If you are returning to PNG or immigrating after spending 21 months or more overseas, you may be eligible for concessions on vehicles, boats, and motorcycles, whether they accompany you or are transported separately.

Importing motor vehicles into Papua New Guinea involves significant costs beyond the purchase price. These costs include freight, insurance, import duties (ranging from 40% to 110% of the vehicle’s import value, depending on motor size), Import GST of 10%, broker fees, quarantine clearance fees, port handling fees, car safety inspection fees, and registration fees. These additional expenses can often double the original purchase price of the vehicle. It is crucial to be fully aware of all the associated costs before making a purchase. If an imported vehicle remains at a customs wharf for more than 30 days, it may be forfeited to the State.

Kimbe Airport: Hoskins Airport
Kimbe 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

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