Cost of Shipping a Container to Papua New Guinea

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea Container Shipping Cost
Papua New Guinea Container Shipping Cost

Moving a container to another country involves a lot of work. Also, you could end up paying a lot more if you don’t know the factors that could affect your shipping cost. In order to save time and money, it’s advisable to get assistance from a moving company.

Three Men And A Truck is a moving firm with services available around the world, including Papua New Guinea. We always guarantee that your delivery will reach its destination safe and sound.

How much would it cost to ship to another country? Let’s take a look!

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Container to Papua New Guinea?

Your expenses could be around $2000 or $3000. There’s no way to tell the exact cost because a number of factors could affect it.

To know more about it, here are the factors that mainly affects the cost of shipping:

  • Properties of your cargo: Larger and heavier shipments cost more to ship.
  • Distance – The shipping provider will charge you based on the distance traveled by your cargo.
  • Mode of transport: Shipping your products by land and sea freight is less expensive than shipping them via air freight.
  • Taxes and customs: Several countries are charging taxes depending on the value of imported cargo.

The time of when you will ship your cargo also affects the overall cost.

For instance, suppose you chose to send your shipment during the summer or after vacation time. Since this is the busiest time of year for the shipping businesses, there’s a good possibility you’ll have to pay more for shipping.

Keep in mind, however, that peak season varies by nation. From May through October, ports in Guinea-Bissau are expected to be busy because most tourists visit the country during these months. Shipping delays are unavoidable, but you may always pay more to prevent them.

Aside from those factors, the following might influence delivery costs as well:

  • Insurance
  • Packing
  • Inspections
  • General Rate Increase
  • Storage
Get instant rate quotes for shipping containers to Papua New Guinea
Instant Rates For Shipping Containers To Papua New Guinea

Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Papua New Guinea of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$586
40 ft Container$676

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Papua New Guinea.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$46/CBM
Personal Effects$523
Household Goods$712
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Papua New Guinea services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$415
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1513
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$2413
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$3415

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Papua New Guinea via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1154
SUV (Container)$1255
Sedan via RORO$544
SUV via RORO$642

Which Size of Shipping Container Works Best for Me? 

A 20-foot container is ideal for transporting the contents of your apartment. Everything in your living area, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom can be stored in it.

A 40ft container, on the other hand, is perfect for the items of a micro/small business or a four-bedroom house.

It’s not necessary to pay for the entire container. You can split its cost and storage space with another person. This type of shipping is called LCL or Less Than Container Load.

But in case you don’t want to mix your stuff with other people or businesses, you can always pick FCL or Full Container Load. In this option, you will pay for the entire container, and the moving company will move it whether it’s full or not.

Different Types of Freight Transportation

You have three options for getting your container to Papua New Guinea: air, land, and sea freight. Each one has its own set of benefits and drawbacks.

With that said, make sure to pick one that suits your plan and budget.

  • Land freight: This form of transit is commonly used for domestic and intercontinental moves. It’s inexpensive and quick, but this option is restricted to locations only accessible by road or track.
  • Air freight is a form of transit that offers fast delivery time. However, your shipping fee depends on the weight of your cargo. If you are shipping an entire container worth of items, expect to pay a hefty amount.
  • Sea freight: This one is the least expensive but most time-consuming way of international shipping. The moving process might take anything from a few days to a number of weeks, depending on the route and destination. 

What’s next?

Now that you know the factors that could affect the cost of shipping a container to Papua New Guinea, your next move is to contact us! We’ll give you a free quote then we can start packing your things.

You can call us at (888) 908-6496 or send us an email at info@threemenandatruck.com.

Three Men And A Truck cargo container and freight delivery services to Papua New Guinea
Find Cargo Containers For Freight Transport & Relocation

Frequently Asked Questions

What Imports are Restricted or Prohibited in Papua New Guinea?

Generally, prohibited items are items that are considered dangerous by the country. Such items are:

● Advertising matter relating to any goods the importation of which is prohibited absolutely
● Animals of all kinds and semen of animals
● Controlled drugs, such as Cocaine, Cannabis, and so on
● Counterfeit banknotes and coins and any articles that so nearly resemble banknotes and coins as to be likely to deceive
● Firearms, parts of firearms, and ammunition
● Goods, being books, magazines, video recordings, films, computer discs, sound recordings, and so on, that is objectionable (pornography, violence, crime, etc.).

What Kind of Tariffs Do I Have to Pay When Shipping to Papua New Guinea?

The country keeps changing its tariff rates without any form of notice so there is never a published list of duties and taxes. It is advisable that you contact the customs of the country if you intend to ship items so you get the updated tariff plan. Duties are based on ad Valorem so the amount payable will depend on what is being imported.

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Duties?

Shipping taxes are fixed fees placed on all shipping transactions. This includes exportation and importation. They are a way of increasing revenue for a country. An example of a shipping tax is the value-added tax (VAT) which cuts across both imported and exported items. Shipping duties, on the other hand, are fees that are calculated on an item-to-item basis. They are imposed to protect a country’s economy and prevent the uncontrolled importation of certain items.

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

Yes, shipping containers are watertight. If they weren’t items would be delivered wet and most likely water damaged. As containers age, they lose their water tightness and become porous. So, check with your supplier to ensure that the container being delivered is still watertight. Shipping containers are also usually well ventilated unless they have been manufactured or repurposed otherwise. It makes it possible to transport animals and plants over long distances without the risk of suffocation.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

A freight forwarder is a company or a firm that handles the documentation and logistics of cargo on behalf of a shipper while a broker is an agent that gets shipper clients for a carrier who doesn’t want to search for and transact with clients. A Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier is a company or a firm that provides carrier services without owning or operating a carrier. They use the services of carriers as shippers but issue bills of lading and deliver the items to the destination like carriers. Only an NVOCC can issue its own bill of lading. Freight forwarders are useful to handle the intricacies of shipping while brokers help the carrier get business.

What is the Maximum Weight That Can Be Loaded into a Container?

The maximum container weight is a very important detail to take into account. An excess of cargo weight could lead to extra costs because the cargo will need to be stripped and re-stuffed into two containers, inland costs, etc. at the expense of the shipper’s account. For a 20ft container, the maximum weight is 55,000 lbs. while for a 40ft container, the maximum weight is 61,000 lbs. The containers can theoretically carry more but to prevent penalties for overloading, these values shouldn’t be exceeded.

How Important Is It to Get Insurance for My Cargo?

As a shipper, you can do a lot of things to ensure your cargo reaches its destination in the best possible condition. For example, you can choose a reliable carrier, take extra care when packing your shipment and provide thorough handling instructions. No matter what, though, some elements will always be out of your control. And that’s when cargo insurance coverage comes in handy. There are things you need to know when considering insurance for your cargo. You need to figure out the exact value of your items so you don’t undervalue your items to get cheaper premiums but then end up getting less back in the event of an accident. The type of coverage that suits your cargo and the exclusions in your insurance agreement.

Can I Track My Container While It Is in Transit?

Yes, you can track your container while it is in transit. A GPS-based tracker can be used. It is important you track your containers because keeping track of the movement of all ocean shipments on one platform, container tracking systems bring much-needed visibility into the flow of cargo. Container tracking systems automate the tracking by constantly monitoring current locations and adjusting expected times of arrival as events occur in transit. This makes the shipping process less stressful.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Papua New Guinea:

Afghanistan to Papua New Guinea
Albania to Papua New Guinea
Algeria to Papua New Guinea
Andorra to Papua New Guinea
Angola to Papua New Guinea
Antigua to Papua New Guinea
Argentina to Papua New Guinea
Armenia to Papua New Guinea
Australia to Papua New Guinea
Austria to Papua New Guinea
Azerbaijan to Papua New Guinea
Bahamas to Papua New Guinea
Bahrain to Papua New Guinea
Bangladesh to Papua New Guinea
Barbados to Papua New Guinea
Belarus to Papua New Guinea
Belgium to Papua New Guinea
Belize to Papua New Guinea
Benin to Papua New Guinea
Bhutan to Papua New Guinea
Bolivia to Papua New Guinea
Bosnia Herzegovina to Papua New Guinea
Botswana to Papua New Guinea
Brazil to Papua New Guinea
Brunei to Papua New Guinea
Bulgaria to Papua New Guinea
Burkina to Papua New Guinea
Burundi to Papua New Guinea
Cambodia to Papua New Guinea
Cameroon to Papua New Guinea
Canada to Papua New Guinea
Cape Verde to Papua New Guinea
Central African Rep to Papua New Guinea
Chad to Papua New Guinea
Chile to Papua New Guinea
China to Papua New Guinea
Colombia to Papua New Guinea
Comoros to Papua New Guinea
Congo to Papua New Guinea
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Papua New Guinea
Costa Rica to Papua New Guinea
Croatia to Papua New Guinea
Cuba to Papua New Guinea
Cyprus to Papua New Guinea
Czech Republic to Papua New Guinea
Denmark to Papua New Guinea
Djibouti to Papua New Guinea
Dominica to Papua New Guinea
Dominican Republic to Papua New Guinea
East Timor to Papua New Guinea
Ecuador to Papua New Guinea
Egypt to Papua New Guinea
El Salvador to Papua New Guinea
Equatorial Guinea to Papua New Guinea
Eritrea to Papua New Guinea
Estonia to Papua New Guinea
Ethiopia to Papua New Guinea
Fiji to Papua New Guinea
Finland to Papua New Guinea
France to Papua New Guinea
Gabon to Papua New Guinea
Gambia to Papua New Guinea
Georgia to Papua New Guinea
Germany to Papua New Guinea
Ghana to Papua New Guinea
Greece to Papua New Guinea

Grenada to Papua New Guinea
Guatemala to Papua New Guinea
Guinea to Papua New Guinea
Guinea-Bissau to Papua New Guinea
Guyana to Papua New Guinea
Haiti to Papua New Guinea
Honduras to Papua New Guinea
Hungary to Papua New Guinea
Iceland to Papua New Guinea
India to Papua New Guinea
Indonesia to Papua New Guinea
Iran to Papua New Guinea
Iraq to Papua New Guinea
Ireland to Papua New Guinea
Israel to Papua New Guinea
Italy to Papua New Guinea
Ivory Coast to Papua New Guinea
Jamaica to Papua New Guinea
Japan to Papua New Guinea
Jordan to Papua New Guinea
Kazakhstan to Papua New Guinea
Kenya to Papua New Guinea
Kiribati to Papua New Guinea
Korea North to Papua New Guinea
Korea South to Papua New Guinea
Kosovo to Papua New Guinea
Kuwait to Papua New Guinea
Kyrgyzstan to Papua New Guinea
Laos to Papua New Guinea
Latvia to Papua New Guinea
Lebanon to Papua New Guinea
Lesotho to Papua New Guinea
Liberia to Papua New Guinea
Libya to Papua New Guinea
Liechtenstein to Papua New Guinea
Lithuania to Papua New Guinea
Luxembourg to Papua New Guinea
Macedonia to Papua New Guinea
Madagascar to Papua New Guinea
Malawi to Papua New Guinea
Malaysia to Papua New Guinea
Maldives to Papua New Guinea
Mali to Papua New Guinea
Malta to Papua New Guinea
Marshall Islands to Papua New Guinea
Mauritania to Papua New Guinea
Mauritius to Papua New Guinea
Mexico to Papua New Guinea
Micronesia to Papua New Guinea
Moldova to Papua New Guinea
Monaco to Papua New Guinea
Mongolia to Papua New Guinea
Montenegro to Papua New Guinea
Morocco to Papua New Guinea
Mozambique to Papua New Guinea
Myanmar, {Burma} to Papua New Guinea
Namibia to Papua New Guinea
Nauru to Papua New Guinea
Nepal to Papua New Guinea
Netherlands to Papua New Guinea
New Zealand to Papua New Guinea
Nicaragua to Papua New Guinea
Niger to Papua New Guinea
Nigeria to Papua New Guinea
Norway to Papua New Guinea
Oman to Papua New Guinea

Pakistan to Papua New Guinea
Palau to Papua New Guinea
Palestine to Papua New Guinea
Panama to Papua New Guinea
Paraguay to Papua New Guinea
Peru to Papua New Guinea
Philippines to Papua New Guinea
Poland to Papua New Guinea
Portugal to Papua New Guinea
Qatar to Papua New Guinea
Romania to Papua New Guinea
Russian Federation to Papua New Guinea
Rwanda to Papua New Guinea
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Papua New Guinea
Samoa to Papua New Guinea
San Marino to Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome & Principe to Papua New Guinea
Saudi Arabia to Papua New Guinea
Senegal to Papua New Guinea
Serbia to Papua New Guinea
Seychelles to Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone to Papua New Guinea
Singapore to Papua New Guinea
Slovakia to Papua New Guinea
Slovenia to Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands to Papua New Guinea
Somalia to Papua New Guinea
South Africa to Papua New Guinea
South Sudan to Papua New Guinea
Spain to Papua New Guinea
Sri Lanka to Papua New Guinea
St Kitts & Nevis to Papua New Guinea
St Lucia to Papua New Guinea
Sudan to Papua New Guinea
Suriname to Papua New Guinea
Swaziland to Papua New Guinea
Sweden to Papua New Guinea
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Papua New Guinea
Syria to Papua New Guinea
Taiwan to Papua New Guinea
Tajikistan to Papua New Guinea
Tanzania to Papua New Guinea
Thailand to Papua New Guinea
Timor-Leste to Papua New Guinea
Togo to Papua New Guinea
Tonga to Papua New Guinea
Trinidad & Tobago to Papua New Guinea
Tunisia to Papua New Guinea
Turkey to Papua New Guinea
Turkmenistan to Papua New Guinea
Tuvalu to Papua New Guinea
Uganda to Papua New Guinea
Ukraine to Papua New Guinea
United Arab Emirates to Papua New Guinea
United Kingdom to Papua New Guinea
United States to Papua New Guinea
Uruguay to Papua New Guinea
Uzbekistan to Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu to Papua New Guinea
Vatican City to Papua New Guinea
Venezuela to Papua New Guinea
Vietnam to Papua New Guinea
Yemen to Papua New Guinea
Zambia to Papua New Guinea
Zimbabwe to Papua New Guinea

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

Ready to Move?

Get A Quote To Move

Contact an agent by filling out the fast quote form and get your next move started today!

Get a quote to move