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Container shipping Hamburg to Lae

Are you looking for a service to ship a container from Hamburg to Lae (PGLAE)? Sea freight is very useful: you can ship many goods for an attractive price, it is economical and it is eco-friendly. Transporting a container by sea with container cargo or equipment can be done via e.g. Hapag-Lloyd. They can get you a lot of container-types. An important point of attention is (FCL) Full Container Load and a partial filled container (LCL). Via we give helpful information for the purpose of international transport Lae (PG LAE). We share knowledge and comprehensive information about the ways in which you can transport cargo by sea. You can make use of our practical step-by-step plan. Provide us with your transport details and we will send a quote with an attractive price and fast transit time.

  • Ocean shipping is a very popular, trustworthy and relatively cheap way to transport bulk containers.
  • Compared to air freight, you can transport larger volumes for a better price.
  • Sea freight provides services for worldwide movings and the transit of ro-ro or vehicles.
  • The Port of Lae is a popular port in Papua New Guinea.
  • We handle a wide variety of container sizes including: 20 FT, 40 FT, 40FT HC and Dry Van, Hard-Top, Insulated, Open-Top, Refrigerated, Ventilated containers.

Shipping to Lae (PGLAE) from Hamburg (DEHAM)

shipping container from port hamburg to port of Lae

Ocean freight shipping is a cost-effective solution for shipping goods across the seas internationally. Your products are transferred in shipping containers. The freight forwarder sends the location details to you. The cargo will be trucked to the shipping vessel at the port of departure (POD) Lae (PG LAE), and will be shipped by ocean to the consignee at the POD (port of destination). They provide you options like port-to-door, door-to-door, port-to-port, door-to-port. In the table below you will find important information about the POD (Port Of Destination).

Port of departurePort of Hamburg (DEHAM)
Country of departureGermany
Port of destinationPort of Lae
Country of destinationPapua New Guinea
Port CodePGLAE
Transportation time+/- 55 days
Shipping rates$$$$
Local addressPO Box 671, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Telephone number3211400

Freight Forwarder Hamburg – port of Lae

  1. Cargo details

    Enter the port of departure and the destination harbor. Specify your preference: a full container for yourself (FCL) or (LCL) Less Container Load. Also choose the size of the container (20-ft, 40-ft of a high cube).

  2. Packing the freight

    To start with, your load need to be prepared in the right way. To prevent damage, it is a good idea to use pallets. Don’t forget to label the cargo!

  3. Documents Required for Exporting

    When exporting goods to Lae (PGLAE), you should think about various export documents (for correct national customs papers): export/import customs declaration, bill of lading, packing declaration, certificates of origin, packing list. A Bill of Lading is a document provided by a carrier to a shipper to confirm that the goods match the description listed on the paperwork and that everything is ready to ship.

  4. Choose Incoterm

    Incoterms are relevant terms for worldwide shipping to agree on the most important contractual terms and obligations for global trade. The Incoterm determines who is responsible for e.g shipment, insurance, documentation and customs clearance. Frequently used incoterms are Ex Works (EXW), Free On Board (FOB), Delivery Duty Paid (DDP).

  5. Ocean freight tracking

    Use the Online Container & Freight Tracking System to check where your load is right now. You will get a notification when the load is departed from POL (Port of loading), arrived at the port of arrival (POD) and when it has arrived at the final destination.

Sea freight from Lae (PGLAE) to Hamburg (DEHAM): match your cargo with container type

You received an order and want to ship a container from port of Lae – (PG LAE) to port of Hamburg – (DE HAM)? It is important to rent a suitable container. There are smaller and bigger boxes (20 foot, 40 foot) and different ways to fill a container (LCL shipping or FCL shipment). We cooperate with several international shipping lines. There is a good connection to important cities nearby. In the following summary you will find extensive information and advice about the most commonly seen options for sea freight. You can also click through to our page about Road Freight.

from harbor Lae PG LAE to hamburg DE HAM

Explanation about a 20ft container

20. ft. containers (a.k.a. dry van) is the most versatile container type. They are relatively easy to ship, so the transport costs are quite low. Widely used for transporting personal effects or international removals. Keep in mind: TEU abbreviation stands for Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.

  • This box offers a solution for the transportation of cargo via ocean shipments.
  • A 20-foot container know the following size description: 6,06 x 2,44 x 2,59.
  • You can use 11 pallets on one tier.
  • In terms of weight load, the following applies: +/- 27.800 kg.

Explanation of the 40 ft container

The 40-foot container is identical to the 20-foot container, but once the size. They can carry far more cargo at once. It is especially intended for shipping large volumes of cargo. In conclusion, you can also opt for a taller ‘high cube’ choice. They are 9’6 tall. Very suitable for high products.

  • Used for dry freight of all kinds.
  • The dimensions are standard: L – 12.05M · W – 2.35M · H – 2.23M.
  • It can hold 23-24 Euro pallets or 20-21 standard pallets in one row.
  • Important: maximum load weight of +/- 28.200 kg.

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When do i need a Full Container Load (FCL)?

If you want to ship a lot of cargo, then you better book an exclusive private full container. The abbreviation FCL stands for Full Container Load. There is no need to share it with other shippers. There are many advantages to it: efficient transit time, a smaller chance of damage to the freight and you pay lower price per unit. Pay attention to the disadvantages: the transshipment is more complex and insurance is more expensive. Have your cargo depart from another port? See also Antwerp to Lae (PGLAE) and Rotterdam to Lae (PGLAE).

  • FCL means that an exporter is fully booking one or more shipping containers.
  • Perfect for the transportation of large amounts.
  • Recommended for shipments from 15 m3.
  • Available at: e.g. MSC, Maersk, ONE, Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM.

In which situations do I choose an LCL container?

If you do not need a full container, a shared container can be used. Transport specialists call this Less Than Container Load (LCL). The idea of LCL is that you share the container with other importers. The advantages of this option include: you’re only charged for the space you are using, you can save on inventory costs and it offers consistent weekly sailing schedules for sea freight. Watch out: when you ship enough volume to fill more than half a container, then FCL is probably a more favorable choice. The shipping costs are calculated on the basis of shipping dimensions, weight, and number of pieces.

  • The concept of LCL is that a partial container is booker for the freight.
  • Cost effective for shipments between 2,5 m3 and 13,5 m3.
  • You just pay for the used volume of the full container.
  • There is always sufficient availability (every season).
  • Available at: e.g. Yang Ming, HMM, Evergreen, Wan Hai, POL.

Other special types of containers

The range of boxes is very varied for freight forwarding. There is a suitable solution for every type of cargo. The Dry van is the most used type worldwide. Besides this, there are also applications for liquid bulk, flowers, fruit or unique high value cargo. Our specialist has placed a summary below. Also check other destinations such as Itaguai (BRIGI), port of Toamasina (MGTOA), King Abdullah (SAKAC) harbor and terminal Hull (GBHUL).

  • Bulk Containers: used to ship a broad range of dry cargo like grain and coal.
  • Flat Rack Containers: it is flat and cargo can be loaded either from the sides or from the top.
  • Hard-Top Containers: for shipping a wide range of dry cargo and mass freight.
  • High-Cube Containers: are used to carry lightweight, high volume cargo (with extra height).
  • Insulated Containers: offer affordable, secure, warm and dry storage space.
  • Open-Top Containers: are able to accommodate much larger objects.
  • Palletwide Containers: the ideal type for transporting many euro pallets.
  • Refrigerated Containers: reefers are perfect for refrigerated transport of nutritional goods and medicaments.
  • Tank Containers: a cylindrical-shaped container primarily made of stainless steel.
  • Ventilated Containers: suitable for goods that evaporate a lot of condensation.

Main types of ocean cargo: which items do you want to transport by sea?

Transporting load by sea from Hamburg (DEHAM) to Lae (PGLAE) has many benefits: attractive costs, very safe and secure and containers can also be used for further transportation by road or rail. Popular types of ocean cargo that are transported by sea are: neo bulk, liquid bulk, break bulk, containerized, roll on/roll off. Below you will find a brief summary.

  • Car shipping: shipping your vehicle to another part of a country or the other side of the world.
  • House Moving: have your personal items sent for relocation.
  • Removals (Household Goods): have your household effects shipped to a new home.
  • Liquid Bulk: e.g. biofuels, petroleum, chemicals, kerosene, gasoline, hydrogen.
  • Dry Bulk: coal, iron ore, grain but also stuff like plates, lumber, cement, sugar.
  • Roll on Roll off (RORO): vessel has facilities to enable road or rail vehicles to roll on and roll off.
  • Breakbulk: small containers of freight are unloaded from pallets and packed into the ship’s hold.
  • Retail & other: freight like toys, clothes, medical/pharmacy, art and antiques, sports equipment and machines, drinks, shoes, fashion, furniture.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about international transport

What is the sea shipping time for goods from Hamburg to Lae?

Shipping a container from Hamburg (DE) to Lae lasts about 55 days. The total distance is about 12900 nautical miles (M). That is about 23891 kilometers. If you choose transport by sea, you will have to deal with ETD and ETA. ETD means the Estimated Time Of Departure. ETA stands for Estimated time of arrival of the ship or truck. The exact shipping time depends on condition of the hull and the propeller, sea weather condition and cargo flows.

What are the average costs of shipping a container to Lae (PGLAE)?

Shipping rates from Hamburg (Germany) to Lae (Papua New Guinea) are relatively expensive. The total cost is subject to various factors such as cargo weight, shipping route and conditions. Contact us for more information, a price proposal and transit time.

Which customs documents do you need?

When you send goods to Lae, then you should pay attention to customs clearance. The following documents need to be in place for effective and easy customs clearance. Bill of Lading, Commercial Invoice, Insurance Certificate, Import/export Licenses, Certificate of Origin, Letter of Credit. For questions or additional information, you can contact the customs of Papua New Guinea or take a look at the website (

What is the best Incoterm for my shipment?

Incoterms are a widely used system to define, simplify and clarify transactions between an exporter and an importer. Common sea freight incoterms are FOB and CIF. CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight) means the exporter pays for the costs of transporting the cargo to the agreed port. Free on Board (FOB) means the selling party is fully liable for the cargo till the moment that it’s all loaded into the vessel. Other popular Incoterms 2000 are: Free Alongside Ship (FAS), Carriage Paid To (CPT), Ex Works (EXW), Free Carrier (FCA) & Cost and Freight (CFR), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), Carriage and Insurance Paid To (CIP).

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