Papua New Guinea (PNG), is a resource rich country, For the most part, exports to
PNG revolve around foodstuffs, communications, building and construction, and
minerals, mining, oil and gas. PNG is a sovereign nation, and has many import rules
and restrictions of which any new exporter to PNG needs to be aware.
But, almost all manufactured articles can be exported to PNG.
Failure to comply with these requirements may result in fines and cargo return at the shipper’s expense.
Port Moresby is the capital of PNG. Lae is the second largest town in PNG, and is the gateway to what is referred to as “The Highlands”.
These and other major towns are serviced for FCL (full container load) cargoes. Generally there are weekly LCL (less than a container load) consolidation services to both Port Moresby and Lae, from Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane.
There is only direct air services to Port Moresby, and there are only customs services for airfreight in Port Moresby and Lae, Other ports in PNG are mostly served via transhipment or infrequent direct services.
There are customs services for any direct port calls, but otherwise all customs clearance service must take place in either Port Moresby or Lae before cargo is onforwarded to any other port.
Despite the nearness of PNG, freight rates for air, courier, or seafreight are relatively expensive. This is because of infrastructure costs, and the fact that in the main, freight services are one way only; but of course have to pay for the return as well.
PNG exports include gas, gold, timber, coffee and tea.
I hope this information has been useful to you.