Handling larger ships

Deepening the Fremantle Inner Harbour in 2010 to 14.7m has ensured that the Port of Fremantle can handle any of the larger container ships currently visiting Australia’s capital city ports.

The international trend towards larger container ships is expected to continue, with future operational and infrastructure complications for all Australian container ports.

Modelling undertaken this year shows that Fremantle’s container terminals will be able to handle significantly larger ships than those currently calling, as the below graphic shows.

*TEU stands for twenty-foot equivalent unit – a standard 20′ container.

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