Fremantle Port Inner Harbour handles most of Western Australia’s container trade.
Throughput at the current container terminal at Fremantle Port will be limited by urban development that constrains the road and rail connections into the port.
In 2020-21, the port handled approximately 807,061 containers. This trade is expected to grow to the extent that the current supply chain may exceed its notional capacity in around 15 years.
These capacity constraints will need to be addressed if the freight supply chain is to remain efficient.
Additional container terminal facilities (whether located at the current port site, or at a new Outer Harbour site south of Fremantle at Kwinana) will need to be served by road and rail connections that provide capacity for growth over the economic life of the facilities.