The Port of Fremantle is the maritime gateway for container, break-bulk and bulk shipping.
Port Information Guide
See this comprehensive Port of Fremantle guide for Masters of seagoing vessels, shipping lines, publishers of nautical information and others who need nautical information.
Ship and Cargo Charges
Fremantle Ports applies a range of rates and charges to the variety of services it offers for customers, businesses and organisations:
Cargo inquiries FAQs
How do I import/export cargo (eg. ship a car from overseas, move household goods, import goods for my small business, etc.)? Collapse and expand this accordion
If your goods are personal (eg. you are relocating to or from overseas) then contact an international removalist. These companies provide a range of specialty services, including provision of knowledge and expertise, consolidation of goods, packaging, insurance, booking sea freight, and handling initial contact with Government agencies. They can arrange transport for small fragile items through to furniture and vehicles.
If you are importing goods for sales/distribution, you should use a licensed customs broker or freight forwarder. They will provide a quote for all fees and costs likely to be incurred, including customs and quarantine clearance, tax/duty, wharf fees, cleaning fees, documentation and other fees. Freight forwarders generally provide a range of services targeted towards the commercial sector, such as customs broking, transport, warehousing, freight broking, insurance, liaison with shipping/air lines, logistic solutions, bonded storage (relating to customs) and liaison with relevant government agencies (eg. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources).
A list of freight forwarders is on the internet or at the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia. Shipping lines are more focused towards commercial trade.
I've shipped goods from overseas to Fremantle. How can I find out whether they have arrived? Collapse and expand this accordion
Contact the import agent, removalist or freight forwarder. You will require the original information regarding the goods which will include contacts and these other details:
- container number
- original booking agent/company name and details
- departure date and estimated arrival date.
- number of packages and description of goods
- full contact details for the import agent/removalist/freight forwarder/shipping line in Fremantle.
The important aspect to focus on is the goods, and where and how they originated, rather than the shipping line (carrier). Many shipping lines act on behalf of others in carrying other ‘branded’ cargoes, ie. similar to airlines’ ‘code-sharing’; shipping containers can be physically carried by another company’s vessel.
The ship has arrived with my goods in a container. How do I pick them up/get them off the wharf? Collapse and expand this accordion
Customs - how much will I have to pay on the goods I've imported? Collapse and expand this accordion
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