Leases on offer at Fremantle Inner Harbour

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Fremantle Ports will go to market for the leasing of its busy container terminals on North Quay, Transport Minister Dean Nalder said today.

Mr Nalder said the Port of Fremantle was Western Australia’s primary container, general cargo and automotive port, handling 92 per cent of the State’s container trade.

It is Australia’s fourth largest container port, handling 703,000 standard containers in 2013-14 from 502 visits by container ships.

The Minister said the two container terminals, currently operated by DP World and Patrick, serviced almost all of WA’s container trade.

“This trade is of enormous importance to the State. The container stevedoring business has changed significantly since the 21-year leases were granted in 1996,” Mr Nalder said.

“The leases are set to expire in 2017. So it’s now timely to build some key strategic objectives into the new leasing arrangements to enhance efficiency in servicing the container trade.”

The current Expressions of Interest process will be followed by a request for proposals. An operating agreement will be put in place to manage the performance of successful bidders. The performance requirements will include development commitments over the lease period and key performance indicators.

“The State Government is committed to maintaining Fremantle Port’s role in servicing Western Australia’s container trade,” the Minister said.

Fact File

  • •Two terminals currently leased to Patrick and DP World on 21-year leases (1996-2017).
  • •The Port of Fremantle’s national share of container trade is 9.4 per cent.

 

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Source: Government of Western Australia | Media Statements

Image Source: Fremantle Ports