In a nation that depends on trade, a healthy maritime sector is essential to the development and success of the national economy and our national competitiveness.
Fremantle Port is vitally important transport infrastructure, supporting investment and economic growth and contributing to the local and State economy.
Each ship visit to the Port of Fremantle creates the equivalent of 3.3 full-time jobs for one year and in 2015-16 there were 2,021 visits (excluding navy). As well as the direct employment it generates, Fremantle Port is linked to thousands of jobs in the many enterprises that depend on trade and contribute to household income.
In 2015-16, Fremantle Ports' profit before tax equivalent was $69.24 million with $56.5 million returned to the Government of Western Australia through tax equivalents and dividends.
Trade with East, South East and Southern Asia amounted to 62.3 per cent of total port trade, the Middle East trade accounted for 14.6 per cent and Australian coastal trade accounted for 12.6 per cent.
Total port trade was 34.91 million mass tonnes, with a value of more than $26.1 billion.