Fremantle Ports is working with other Western Australian Government agencies, port service providers and the transport industry to ensure effective and efficient transport linkages now and in the future.

In recognition of the importance of land transport issues to the future of the Fremantle Inner Harbour, a Land Transport Linkages Strategy has been developed to clearly establish the key actions which need to be addressed and to clearly delineate division of responsibilities.

Key areas being addressed in this strategy are:

  • future facilities at Fremantle Port
  • ensuring transport corridors and inland distribution sites are protected and developed
  • removing obstacles to improving transport efficiency
  • facilitating improved coordination along the supply chain.

Increasing the use of rail for transporting freight to and from the port is a significant opportunity for relieving pressure on access roads, thus improving efficiency while reducing impacts on the community.

As trucks are expected to continue to be the dominant form of land transport serving Fremantle Port, improvements in trucking efficiency will benefit not only trade but also the community. Increasing two-way loading of trucks and reducing the need for truck trips to the port to pick up and drop off empty containers are two of the strategies to achieve this.