Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Marine choreography belies heavy haulage

Photo Essay: It's nearing noon on a Monday when the CMA CGM Strauss enters Fremantle harbour, laden with a cargo of cookies, tyres, beer, eskies, bicycles, motor oil, lithium batteries, machinery and furniture.

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Built in South Korea, the vessel visits Fremantle fortnightly, loading and unloading more containers at the DP World terminal in the six months to December 31 than any other.

On this journey, it has travelled from Malaysia.
Pilot boat Berkeley, built in Western Australia, and tugboat Newton, owned by Svitzer, assist in the arrival.

David Keys from Fremantle Pilots, a private business, boards the Strauss to pilot it into the harbour.

Last year, 770,000 20-foot equivalent units (containers) made their way over the two terminals at Fremantle Ports, an increase of 7.5 per cent on the previous year.

Early Tuesday morning, while most locals are heading to their offices, Strauss departs berth five at North Quay and heads to its next destination – Sydney.

 Words - Matt Mckenzie  

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Total revenue

15th↓Fremantle Ports$222.0m
16th↑Forest Products Commission$126.3m
17th↓Southern Ports Authority$114.1m
29 state government businesses ranked by total revenue - this year

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