Fremantle Container Terminal

Growing capacity and efficiency at Australia's fourth-largest container port

Fulton Hogan (for Patrick Terminal) | Australia | 2015

2.8 times the previous capacity 
3 options for terminal size provided 


  • Patrick Terminal wanted to redevelop its Fremantle Container Terminal as part of the lease negotiations with Fremantle Ports, part of the Western Australian government's trading enterprise. 
  • The main objectives of the redevelopment were to improve the efficiency of operations and increase the capacity of the terminal to a minimum of 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) from the existing 500,000 TEUs. 
  • The project called for the demolition of the existing workshop, administration buildings, and much of the existing infrastructure. 
  • The container yard needed to be reconfigured to suit the new container-handling equipment, and new, modern, technologically sophisticated facilities and services were developed. 


  • Hatch was appointed as part of a joint venture to carry out the concept design of the new Fremantle Container Terminal. 
  • Three options were prepared, with berth lengths of 646 metres, 720 metres, and 960 metres, respectively. 
  • The strategies for each option included master planning and layouts of buildings and gates; concept design of buildings and the workshop; and layouts of the container yard, roadways, reefer towers, and other structures. 
  • The requirements allowed for future expansion of the terminal and port, meeting the functional requirements for offices and facilities, and are to be delivered, fit for purpose, in a way that minimizes capital expenditures while offering controlled access and better security.


  • A major brownfield container-terminal redevelopment was planned. 
  • Staged development allowed existing operations to continue while redevelopment work proceeds. 

Project Numbers

A minimum AU$100 million project capital cost was estimated, depending on the option chosen. 
Capacity will increase to 1.4 million TEUs from 500,000 TEUs. 

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