This port having 155 hectares of land in the Inner Harbour and 57 hectares in the Outer Harbour eases the functioning of the import-export taking place along the coast. With this, the Port of Fremantle has made its mark in international trade with an overall capacity of 4 heavy duty berths and employing over 25 thousand people.
It may interest you to know that the local logistics zone of the port has the capacity to handle 28 billion tonnes of cargo per annum. The port also specialises in the handling general and break-bulk cargo with 811 meters of the common-user wharf.
The land of the port is situated on limestone hills called Booyeembara which was initially inhabited by the Nyungar family of tribes. The development of the port then began in 1897 after the arrival of Irishman and engineer C.Y.O’Conner. And slowly by the early 19th Century, the Port of Fremantle became the port of call for the Mail Packets under the British rule.
The port is well- known for its import and export activities in materials such as autoparts, livestock and cargoes. What’s makes it all the more significant is that the port of Fremantle is frequently the first, or the last, port of call for overseas vessels. A port so strategically planned is bound to drive the regional economy serving as the agent of change.