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SAVE FREMANTLE’S PORT BEACH!

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, containers, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on January 18, 2020

 

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The container exhibition by the Maritime Museum is still on at Victoria Quay, so make sure to go and have a look and learn all about the history of containers.

Talking about the port, the Save Port Beach event is on all day this Saturday with music, food stalls, etc. so let’s put some pressure on the State Government to invest in one of Fremantle’s favourite beaches and protect and preserve it.

Roel Loopers

FREO SAYS BOM DIA TO VASCO DA GAMA

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on January 13, 2020

 

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Buon Giorno and Bom Dia to the passengers and crew of the cruiseliner Vasco Da Gama, which arrived in Fremantle Port on her first ever visit to Fremantle this morning.

Make sure to go and have a look at the Vasco Da Gama memorial on the Esplanade.

Roel Loopers

VERY BUSY FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, cruises, cruiseship, fremantle ports, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2020

 

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It is very busy in Fremantle Port today with the cruiseliner AIDA aura joining the Ocean Dream Peace Boat at Victoria Quay, and they are bookended by two huge autoliners RoRo(Roll on-Roll off).

In addition to those four giants there is a third RoRo ship plus three container ships in port, so nice to see the working port in action.

The AIDA has brought a lot of German and French visitors, so Willkommen and Bonjour!

Roel Loopers

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PEACE BOAT ARRIVES IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, peace, Uncategorized by freoview on January 9, 2020

 

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I am looking forward to the first Fremantle Council meeting next Wednesday because it has been a slow news  period for too long, as far as I am concerned.

But this morning I went and took these two arty photos of the Ocean Dream PEACE BOAT, which arrived in Fremantle Port yesterday, from the foot bridge.

Roel Loopers

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WESTPORT TASKFORCE LATEST REPORT ON NEW CONTAINER PORT OPTIONS

 

The Westport Taskforce has just released their latest report about the options for a probable new container port near Kwinana, so I copied and paste it for you all:

 

Changes to Westport’s shortlist

Westport announced its shortlist of five port options in August 2019. The shortlist, which was the result of the first multi-criteria analysis (MCA-1) on the long-list, consisted of three stand-alone Kwinana options and two shared Fremantle/Kwinana options.

After the release of Westport Beacon 7: Westport’s shortlist, the order and cataloguing of the options (which are now A-E) was subsequently changed for the purposes of MCA-2 and to allow the options to be re-assessed with a clean slate regardless of how they were ranked in MCA-1.

Since then, the Westport Taskforce has gathered information to enable a deeper understanding of how each option performs against the MCA-2 criteria.As work for the MCA-2 got underway, it became evident that two sub-options (Option D2 and Option E2) were required to allow separate assessment of a staged transition from the shared port options (Options D and E) to a stand-alone port in Kwinana. The transition Options D2 and E2 did not form part of MCA-1, but have now been added to the shortlist to enable investigations into infrastructure staging, timing and cost implications.

The addition of the two transition options highlights the complexity of Westport’s work and how the project has remained flexible to adapt to new inputs as required. This ensures that the best outcome can be achieved.The revised shortlist of options assessed in MCA-2 are summarised in Table 1 below. Options A to E are all end-state options, while Options D2 and E2 are transition options that both lead to Option B as the end-state.

Table 1: Summary of shortlist options assessed in MCA-2OptionDescription Operation

Option A KwinanaCockburn Sound North (vicinity Rowley Road) narrow island port with intermodal operations at Latitude 32End-state

Option B KwinanaCockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) conventional land-backed portEnd-state

Option C KwinanaCockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road)conventional island portEnd-state

Option D Fremantle and Kwinana. Unmodified Fremantle Port shared with Cockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) medium conventional land-backed portEnd-state

Option D2 Fremantle and Kwinana. Unmodified Fremantle Port shared with Cockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) medium land-backed port transitioning to Cockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) land-backed port (Option B)Transition to Option B

Option E Fremantle and Kwinana. Slightly modified Fremantle Port shared with Cockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) medium conventional land-backed port with Blue HighwayEnd-state

Option E2 Fremantle and Kwinana. Slightly modified Fremantle Port shared with Cockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) medium land-backed port with Blue Highway, transitioning to Cockburn Sound South (vicinity Anketell Road) land-backed port (Option B)Transition to Option B

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PORT BIENNALE SIGNS OF OUR TIME

Posted in art, Fremantle Biennale, fremantle ports, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on November 8, 2019

 

 

I had a walk around Victoria Quay this morning to look at more of the Sam Bloor Billboard Project for the Fremantle Biennale 2019.

While there I bumped into my old mate John Malaga, the project supervisor of Fremantle Ports, who was watering the palm tree that is also part of the Biennale.

The container show is also on Victoria Quay and shows how much the containerisation of the ports changed the way we handle freight.

Roel Loopers

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MARITIME DAY AT FREMANTLE PORT TODAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, navy, Uncategorized by freoview on November 2, 2019

Nov 2. Maritime Day

 

The annual Fremantle Ports MARITIME DAY is on Victoria Quay from 10am till 4pm today so go and enjoy the Navy band, the Sheean submarine, boat rides , stalls, big container trucks, the container exhibitions, etc.

It is a fun day and a good way to express our support for the working Fremantle Port. See you there!

Roel Loopers

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MARITIME DAY AT FREMANTLE PORT ON SATURDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on October 28, 2019

 

Nov 2. Maritime Day

 

The annual Fremantle Ports MARITIME DAY is on again this Saturday November 2  from 10am to 4pm, so make sure to head out to Victoria Quay.

There will be harbour rides, marching bands, a Royal Navy submarine and lots of other things to see, enjoy and do.

Entry to the Maritime Museum will only be a gold coin donation on the day so that is well worth a visit.

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTIFUL MORNING AT FREMANTLE PORT

 

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As everyone who reads Freo’s View should know by now I absolutely love the working Fremantle Port, so when I got there this morning for my Saturday morning coffee with my mate Henty at the Express Cafe at B Shed I just had to take photos of the departing container ship just before 7am.

There were heaps of young people on their way to Rottnest Island which always makes me feel I am on holiday.

Roel Loopers

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LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES ON FREMANTLE

 

FCC Leaders Lunch

 

The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Leaders’ Lunch  with the topic Leadership Perspectives on Fremantle on Friday the 18th of October sounds like a very interesting one to attend.

It is at the Esplanade Hotel from 12.30 till 3pm and will have following speakers:

Matthew McNeilly, managing director of Sirona Capital, Julian Smith, Pro Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame University, Eve Clark, managing director of L3Harris, Brodie Carr, managing director of Tourism WA, and Geoffry London, Professor of Architecture at UWA.

Tickets are $ 110 for members and $ 125 for non member. Bookings at http://www.fremantlechamber.com.au/events.

Roel Loopers

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