Fremantle Ports
Western Australia
Shipping & Trade
 
   
Port Information
Airport Anchorages
Authority Communications
Density of Dock Water Dry Docks
Dynamic Under-Keel Clearance Emergency Response Vessel
Fremantle Port Emergency Contact Number Fremantle Ports
Fresh Water Fuel
Gangway/Deck Watchman Garbage Disposal
Garbage Disposal Information Height of Wharf Decks
Identification Cards Location
Outer Harbour - Cockburn Sound Kwinana Pilotage
Police/ Ambulance/ Fire Providores
Seamen's Clubs Ship Supply Services
References Victoria Quay Five Operating Berths Available
Tugs Waste Oil Disposal

Wharf Space Facilities

Wharf Space, Facilities & Depth Alongside


AIRPORT:

35 km. to Perth International Airport.
23 km. to
Perth Domestic Airport.

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ANCHORAGES:

Gage Roads and Cockburn Sound.

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AUTHORITY:

Fremantle Ports, 1 Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, PO Box 95, Fremantle WA 6959.
Tel: (+61 8) 9430 3555. After hours (+61 8) 9430 4962.
Telex: AA95919.
Fax: (+61 8) 9336 1391.
Cables: "Fremport", Fremantle, WA. Contact: Captain E J. Atkinson, Harbour Master. Mrs K G Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer.

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COMMUNICATIONS:

Fremantle Port signal station manned 24 hours. Keeps watch principally on Channel 16, 14, 12, 8 and 6. Channels 13 and 6 are exclusively assigned to tug use. Channel 12 for ship/shore contact.

Call sign: "Port of Fremantle"

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DENSITY OF DOCK WATER:

Salt 1025, generally at all tides.

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DRY DOCKS:

Shiplifters: Jervois Bay 7,520 tonnes; Australia Shipbuilding Industry 2,600 tonnes.

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DYNAMIC UNDER-KEEL CLEARANCE:

Deep draught vessels will have their inward transit managed in accordance with the Dynamic Under-Keel Clearance program operated at the Port of Fremantle. Maximum economical draft on application.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE VESSEL:

Fremantle Ports maintains a fully equipped response vessel equipped as a fire tender.

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FREMANTLE PORT EMERGENCY NUMBER:

9335 1300  

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FREMANTLE PORTS:

Fremantle Port Authority trading as Fremantle Ports
Post Address:
PO Box 95 FREMANTLE, WA, 6959
Telephone: (08) 9430 3555. +61 8 9430 4911
Facsimile: (08) 9336 1391. +61 8 9336 1391
Telex: Shipping Telex only AA95919.
Telegrams: "Fremport".
Email: mail@fremantleports.com.au
Internet: file://www.fremantleports.com.au/

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FRESH WATER:

Available 24 hours a day, delivered by up to 8 hoses each of 40 tonnes/p.h.
Note: Seasonally a water shortage in Fremantle area may limit the amount of water which can be supplied to ships.

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FUEL:

Marine fuel (2 grades); Marine diesel. Notice 14 days then 48 hours.

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GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMAN:

Watchman required - member of crew.

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GARBAGE DISPOSAL:

A collection service for all garbage and waste material is available. Oily water from ships can be collected by privately owned road tankers.

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GARBAGE DISPOSAL INFORMATION:

It is a breach of the Quarantine Act and Fremantle Ports regulations to discharge garbage, etc. into Fremantle Ports waters. To comply with the Quarantine Act, all food refuse on board ship must be placed in vermin proof receptacles until disposed of either by dumping at sea well away from Fremantle Ports or other restricted areas, or by placing in the 200L capacity containers provided by Fremantle Ports and disposed of by Fremantle Ports.
Contact:
Fremantle Ports, Tel (+61 8) 9430 4911. Fax: (+61 8) 9336 1391.

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HEIGHT OF WHARF DECKS:

The Inner Harbour is constructed within the mouth of the Swan River. The height of the wharf decking is generally 4m above LWM (Fremantle Datum) except at Berths No. 11 & 12 which is 4.4m above LWM (Fremantle Datum).

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IDENTIFICATION CARDS:

Please contact the MSIC Service Centre +61 8 9430 3322

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LOCATION:

Fremantle is Western Australia's principal general cargo port, situated on the west coast of Australia in the vicinity of the 32nd parallel. The Port includes an Outer Harbour and an Inner Harbour, covering an area of 383 square kilometres of water.

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PILOTAGE:

Pilotage is compulsory in the Port of Fremantle, except for ships not exceeding 150 grt., and for ships, the Masters of which hold current Pilot Exemption Certificates.

Pilots are available 24 hours per day.

There are two boarding grounds:

The first, 3.0 nautical miles WNW of the Fairway Buoy, is compulsory for vessels drawing 11.0m draught or greater; the second is in Gage Roads, 1.0 nautical mile west of the Hall Bank Beacon.
It is necessary for all vessels to give 48 hours and 24 hours notice of the expected time of arrival at Fairway Buoy, followed by a third notice, confirming or amending the previous notice, 2 hours ahead of the expected arrival time in that locality.

Ships requiring a Pilot at the non compulsory ground must include this requirement in their 24 hours Notice of Arrival. Three pilot vessels available,  painted international orange. Pilots may be contacted by VHF Channel 12.

Usually pilot ladder is required on the port side for vessels inward and starboard side for vessels outward, even when the wind is in the East, unless Easterly wind is very strong as there is nearly always a West to NW swell. If in doubt call Port Signal Station on VHF Channel 12.

Pilot does not board vessel at anchor.

Pilot ladder to be 2 m. above sea level with manropes slightly shorter. Boat-rope not required. The ladder should be clean and conform with Regulation 17 of SOLAS. SOLAS Regulations are strictly adhered to: Single length of ladder, non slip surface (Aluminium NOT acceptable), 12 in. spacing between steps, no more than 2 replacement steps, all ropes on ladder and manropes to be manila and not covered (nylon and polypropylene not acceptable), Regulation 17(a) part (VII) and (VIII) very important, a responsible officer to standby and not a sailor.

Pilots preference is a ladder.

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POLICE/ AMBULANCE/ FIRE:

Ambulance - 9277 9999, 9277 8899 or 000.
Fire - 9335 2201, 9335 6262 or 000.
Police - 9430 5244 or 000.
Port Security - 24 hours.
Rockingham Fire Brigade - 9527 1827.

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PROVIDORES:

Sealanes, PO Box 658 Fremantle WA 6160
Telephone (+61 8) 9335 6344
Fax (+61 8) 9430 4019
Cables 6P Sealane Perth
Email: victorp@sealanes.com.au

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REFERENCES:

Australia Pilot Vol. V.
Fremantle Port Handbook of Information.
Charts: AUS.112, AUS.113, AUS.114, AUS.117.
List of Lights NP Vol. "K".
Australian National Tide Tables AHP 11.

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SEAMEN'S CLUBS:

Stella Maris Seafarers Centre, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, WA 6162. Tel: 9335 1958, 9335 6836. Fax: 9335 6836.
Facilities include accommodation, mass, telephone, postage facilities, shop, pool, table tennis, book and magazines, TV.

The Flying Angel Club,
76 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, WA 6160.
Tel: 9335 5000. Fax: 9336 1690.

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SHIP SUPPLY SERVICES:

Stirling Marine Services Pty Ltd.
PO Box 892, Fremantle,
 WA 6160. Tel: (08) 9335 8444.
Telex: AA92821 Towboat.
(+61 8 9335 8444)

Total Harbour Services Pty Ltd
4 Rous Head Road
North Fremantle 6159
Telephone: 94307615

Services: Passenger launches for crew ferries, agents, providores to vessels at anchor in Gage Roads and Cockburn Sound. Stores lighters and fresh water up to 150 tonnes per trip. Draft survey, paint punts, lines running.

Other Operators - Seaborne:
Australian Offshore Services, 111 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000.
Brambles Manford, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA.
Finbar International, 42 Magnet Road, Canning Vale, WA 6155.
Tidewater Port Jackson Marine Pty Ltd, 94a Murray Road, Bicton WA 6157.
Atlas Offshore, c/o TNT Australia Resource Development or Union Bulkships Pty Ltd, 17 Henry Street, Fremantle WA 6160.
Western Marine Service Co, 17 Mews Road, Fremantle WA 6160.

Other Operators - Airborne:
Merifield Helicopters Pty Ltd, 28 Broadway, Nedlands, WA 6009.
Mayne Bristow Helicopters Pty Ltd, Jandakot Airport, Jandakot.
Jayrow Helicopters WA Pty Ltd, 320 Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe, WA 6104.
Vowell Air Services (Helicopters) Pty Ltd, Hope Road, Jandakot Airport, 6164.
Lloyd Helicopters Pty Ltd, 64 Canning Highway, Victoria Park, WA 6100.
Westcoast Helicopters Pty Ltd, PO Box 108, Belmont, WA 6104.

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TUGS:

All tugs in the Port of Fremantle are privately owned and operated. Three tugs are available in the Inner Harbour to assist vessels berthing and two tugs at Outer Harbour berths.

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WASTE OIL DISPOSAL:

Service available using tanker trucks or barges.
Tanker Trucks:
Apex Septics, 23A Felspar Road, Welshpool, WA 6106
Tel: (+61 8) 9458 3706.    Fax: (+61 8) 9453 2831.
Cleanaway,
Lot 24, Camboon Road, Malaga, WA 6062.
Tel (+61 8) 9249 2244.    Fax: (+61 8) 9249 1033.
Liquid Salvage, 4 Kembla Way, Willetton, WA 6155.
Tel (+61 8) 9457 5955.   Fax: (+61 8) 9354 1240.

Barges
Stirling Marine Services,
17 Mews Road
Fremantle WA 6160.
Tel (+61 8) 9335 3266.   
Fax: (+61 8) 9335 3282.

Total Harbour Services Pty Ltd
4 Rous Head Road
North Fremantle WA 6159
Telephone: 94307615

Contact the companies direct regarding prices as these are negotiated, also re shore tank capacities.

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WHARF SPACE & FACILITIES:

Victoria Quay Six Operating Berths Available

Berth Length

 

Transit Shed

C / 198m -

98m x 31m.

Part of the commercial Precinct

D / 176m -

142m x 31m.

General cargo shed

E / 230m -

 

No shed

F / 204m -

137m x 31m.

Passenger Terminal over shed

G / 206m -

137m x 31m.

Function Centre over shed.

H / 275m -

 

No shed

Cranes have been removed from all berths but the berths can be serviced by mobile cranes.

North Quay - Eleven Berths:

No. 1 Berth:
Length 207m. No Shed
General cargo berth, bulk tallow loading,
BP Bunker Lines: 2 x 300mm lines, 1 x 200mm line.
Pacific Terminals: 1 x 150mm lines (tallow)

No. 2 Berth:
Length 175m. No shed.
Single lift container crane capable of handling 20ft containers with an outreach of 23.8m from the wharf fender and a heavy lift capacity of 32 tonnes is available.

No. 4/5/6 Berth*:
Length 526m, Container Terminal serviced by three container cranes capable of handling both 20ft & 40ft containers as follows;

Single or Double Lift

Outreach for

Heavy Lift Capacity

P1 Twin lift

31.7m

65t

P2 Single lift

37.2m

64t

P3 Twin lift

36.9m

67t

No. 7/8/9 Berths*
Length 578.5m. Container Terminal serviced by two single lift and one twin lift container cranes capable of handling both 20ft & 40ft containers as follows;

Single or Double Lift

Outreach for

Heavy Lift Capacity

P4 Single lift

35.0m

80t

P5 Single lift

33.5m

62t

P6 Single lift

36.6m

45t

*Both terminals have Ro/Ro facilities ship's quarter/side ramps.

No. 10 Berth
Length 187
No Quay crane:
No shed

Nos. 11 and 12 Berths:
Total length of wharf at this general cargo facility is 429m
No. 11: 196m;
No. 12: 233m.
10m wide, articulated stern ramp ( length 19m, width 10.5m roro) at eastern end. Capacity - main axle of forklift 53 Tonne or stacked cargo, 5 Tonne per service metre. Wharf decking 4.3m above Fremantle Datum
Back-up area 7 ha - access by heavy duty roads

Bitumen feed stock and Geelong fuel can be discharged at No 11 berth by 300mm line to Shell.

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WHARF SPACE, FACILITIES & DEPTH ALONGSIDE:

OUTER HARBOUR - COCKBURN SOUND KWINANA

Each jetty is designed and constructed for a specific purpose, as follows:

Alumina Refinery Jetty
To accommodate ships unloading bulk caustic soda and bulk carriers loading refined alumina, maximum length of vessel 210m. Length of berth 326m.
Depth 11.6m.
Max Draft is managed in accordance with the Dynamic Under-Keel Clearance Program operated by the Port of Fremantle.
1 x fixed gantry loader:
outreach from wharf face 17.45m.
gross handling rate for alumina 1200 tph.

Kwinana Bulk Terminal Berth No. 1 -
Closed.

Kwinana Bulk Terminal Berth No. 2
For bulk carriers loading and unloading cement clinker slag, silica/mineral sands, LP gas, coke, coal, limestone, etc.
Length of berth 268m.
Depth at berth 12.19m.
Maximum length of ship 244m.
Maximum Draft 10.97m (Dynamic Under-Keel Clearance available)
1 x travelling loading/unloading unit:
maximum length of traverse 122m;
outreach from wharf edge -
grabs 20.4m;
spouts 23m.
The loading section handles material from a conveyor belt to ship's hold.
Unloading section involves grab operations between ship's hold and conveyor belt.
Peak handling rate : loader 2000 tph; unloader 750 tph

Oil Refinery Jetty - 3 Berths
For tankers loading and unloading oil products.
Nos. 1 & 2 Berths:
"T" heads, each with a length of 73.1m.
No. 3 Berth:
"T" head, length 100.6m.
All have mooring dolphins.
No. 1 Berth:
Depth 14.7m
Max. length of tanker 229m.
No. 2 Berth:
Depth 14.7m
Max. length of tanker 229m.
No. 3 Berth:
Depth 14.7m.
Max. length of tanker 270m.
Crude Oil: 400mm line to Berths 1, 2 & 3; 650mm line to No. 3.
Black Products:   400mm and 300mm lines.
White Products:   300mm lines.
Lube Oil:              200mm line at No. 1 Berth only.
Hoses:                 150mm Lube Oil hoses.
                            200mm & 300mm Crude Oil hoses.
All other grades, except TML and TEL, 200mm.
TML and TEL discharged by 100mm line at No. 2 Berth only.

Kwinana Bulk Jetty ( Berths No 3 and 4)
To accommodate bulk carriers unloading bulk cargoes. The berth serves the fertiliser works nearby and can be used by other importers by means of direct discharge to motor vehicles from hoppers built into the unloaders, or directly into portable hoppers on the No2 berth. Pipeline facilities are available for phosphoric acid, caustic, etc.

Berth No. 3
Length 259m.
Depth 13.4m.
2 x travelling unloaders:
grab capacity 9.5 tonne;
maximum length of traverse 187m;
outreach of grab 25.7m.
Conveyor belt carries material to shore stockpile:
capacity 1000 tph.

Berth No. 4:
Length 221m.
Depth 13.4m.
hopper discharge to trucks and, Continuous Ship Unloader designed to unload bulk granular material with a SG of 1.40 and maximum moisture content of 4%. Unloading design rate of 17,000 tonnes per 22.5 hour working day.

Design ship

Panamax Class

 

Beam 32.5m

 

Moulded Depth 18.3m approx

 

7 hatches 14 to 15m wide

 

Maximum draft 12.9m

 

Minimum draft 5.0m forward and 7.0m aft

 

Cargo 65,000 tonnes

Minimum Discharge Rate

Ship to shore 1,300 tonne/hour

Kwinana Grain Loading Jetty - One Berth
To accommodate ships loading bulk grain cargoes. An approach neck 750m in length carries the conveyor system to berthing face.
Length 291m.
Depth 16.8m.
4 x loaders with a combined capacity of 5000 tph.

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