“FREMANTLE Ports is going to the market to re-lease its two container terminals on North Quay as the current leases, held by DP World Australia and Patrick, expire in June next year.
Western Australia transport minister Rita Saffioti said the opportunity was being offered in an open market expression of interest process, which would allow the government flexibility to implement future Westport recommendations.
The intention is to grant new seven-year leases with options for extensions for two further periods of up to seven years, at the discretion of Fremantle Ports and dependant on the outcome of the Westport: Port and Environs Strategy.
“As part of the process, we will be looking for proposals that will improve the efficiency of land transport movements of containers to and from the Port that will benefit the community,” she said.
“We have already achieved some success in increasing the percentage of freight on rail to Fremantle Port, and will continue to drive to achieve more.”
The Westport strategy was announced in September and aims to outline a long-range vision for the planning and development of the Inner Harbour at Fremantle and the future Outer Harbour at Kwinana.”
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