Container Shipping to Papua New Guinea


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International Container Shipping to Papua New Guinea

When shipping your goods to another country, you'll want to import them economically. Get here all required information about rates and shipping services to help you make your container shipping process as easy as possible. Look through the information on free trade zones, customs requirements and rates on shipping your containers to Papua New Guinea.

Import your container freight to main ports and cities in Papua New Guinea: Goroka, Madang, Mount Hagen, Port Moresby, Rabaul.

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Papua New Guinea has been a member of WTO since 9 June 1996.

The following documents are required to import goods into Papua New Guinea: bill of lading, cargo release order, commercial invoice, customs import declaration, foreign exchange authorization, inspection report, packing list, tax certificate and terminal handling receipts.

Free Trade Zones
There are several Free Trade Zones in Papua New Guinea. The first is Vanimo, near the border with Irian Jaya, Indonesia. The other centers with Free Trade Zone status include Daru in Western Province, Buka in North Solomons Province and Kerema in Gulf Province. These zones are in the very early stage of development.

When thinking of using FCL shipping option (20' and 40' containers), you should keep in mind the following advantages:
1) The container volume is all at your disposal;
2) You don't have to have to wait for your order being consolidated with other orders shipped to the same destination;
3) Mind that your goods will stay in the container from the time of loading in the origin port to the time of unloading at the destination.

Check out the estimated costs on importing your commodities from United States to the ports in Papua New Guinea:

 20’ Container40’ ContainerTransit Time
 East Coast - Port Moresby $4,641.00 $6,972.00 40
 West Coast - Port Moresby $3,376.00 $4,926.00 36

To get the full cost of transportation you should add the following:

- Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF Charges) - $90 - $180
- Wharfage - $3 per MT
- Bill of Lading - $50
- Drayage from Terminal to Your Door (depends on the distance) - $220 (minimum) for 20’ and $235 (minimum) for 40’ container
- Fuel Surcharge - starts at $40
- Shipper's Declaration (Over $2,500.00) - $50
- Allowance for Industrial Goods - $100 - $150
- Hazardous Material - $100  

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Request an online quote to get the fresh rates.