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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, Vanimo, Wewak,

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

Cargomaster delivers self-pack containers all over the world.

CargoMaster: Your Gateway to the Unique Charms of Rabaul

Welcome to Rabaul, a captivating township nestled in the East New Britain province of Papua New Guinea, on the scenic island of New Britain. Positioned approximately 600 kilometers east of the island of New Guinea, Rabaul boasts a distinct character shaped by its remarkable history and natural wonders.

Once serving as the provincial capital and primary settlement, Rabaul faced a catastrophic event in 1994 when a volcanic eruption deposited ash onto the town, resulting in the collapse of 80% of its buildings. Since then, the capital has been relocated to Kokopo, situated around 20 kilometers away from Rabaul. Despite the ongoing volcanic activity on the periphery of the Rabaul caldera, a water-filled caldera formed by a large pyroclastic shield, Rabaul continues to enthrall visitors with its unique allure.

Tourists from around the world are drawn to Rabaul’s remarkable volcanoes, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites, picturesque harbor and scenery, World War II historical significance, diverse flora and fauna, and the vibrant cultural heritage of the Tolai people. While the eruption in 1994 had an impact on boating activities in the area, Rabaul still receives 10 to 12 cruise ships each year, including notable vessels like the Queen Elizabeth, accommodating up to 2,000 passengers. Tourism plays a vital role in the local economy of Rabaul and the broader East New Britain region.

Following the destruction of Rabaul Airport during the volcanic eruption, a new airport was constructed in Tokua, approximately 50 kilometers southeast of the previous location. However, the Tokua Airport has also faced intermittent closures due to the ash ejected by Tavurvur and carried by the northwest monsoon winds.

Rabaul Airport, also known as Tokua Airport (IATA: RAB, ICAO: AYTK), serves the cities of Kokopo and Rabaul, the current and former capitals of the East New Britain Province on New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea. The airport, situated 32 feet (10 meters) above mean sea level, features a single runway designated as 10/28, with an asphalt surface measuring 5,643 by 92 feet (1,720 meters × 28 meters).

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One of Rabaul’s notable geographical features is its expansive and nearly enclosed harbor, Simpson Harbour. This harbor played a pivotal role in the Japanese invasion of the area in 1942, making it an intriguing historical landmark.

Rabaul’s tropical rainforest climate creates a unique atmosphere with consistently high temperatures, humidity, overcast skies, and significant rainfall throughout the year. The town enjoys an average annual temperature of 26.9 °C and an average rainfall of 2201 mm, immersing visitors in a lush and vibrant environment.

At CargoMaster, we understand the importance of reliable logistics services to connect you with the captivating charms of Rabaul. Our expertise and commitment ensure your cargo is transported with utmost care and efficiency. Whether you are involved in the tourism industry or seeking to explore the wonders of Rabaul, we provide seamless shipping solutions tailored to your needs.

Choose CargoMaster as your trusted shipping partner and unlock the treasures of Rabaul today. We deliver reliability and peace of mind, bridging the gap between your cargo and the unique allure of this enchanting township.

Experience seamless shipping services with CargoMaster and embark on a journey to the extraordinary wonders of Rabaul!

International Shipping Companies to Rabaul

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

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

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

International Shipping Companies to Rabaul

It’s important to be aware of the prohibited and restricted items when shipping to Rabaul. 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 Rabaul: 8-12 Days
Melbourne to Rabaul: 14-20 Days
Brisbane to Rabaul: 18-32 Days
Fremantle (Perth) to Rabaul: 18-32 Days
Hobart/Launceston to Rabaul: 16-22 Days
Canberra to Rabaul: 14-22 Days
Townsville to Rabaul: 14-22 Days
Darwin to Rabaul: 14-22 Days

Rabaul Airport: Rabaul Airport
Rabaul 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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