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NEW WELCOME FOR FREMANTLE CRUISE PASSENGERS

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on December 10, 2018

 

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The cruise ship Astor arrived in Fremantle Port today, so that gave me the opportunity to have a close up look at the new shade structure in front of the Passenger Terminal.

It looks pretty good I reckon and provides plenty of shade.

I am an impatient SOB, so would not wait for the morning light that would create better photos, so here the shots I took around 3pm today.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE PORT PASSENGER TERMINAL UPGRADE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on December 4, 2018

 

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The new shade structure in front of the Fremantle Port Passenger Terminal is nearing completion with workers putting the glass panels on top of the steel frame this morning.

The upgrade of the terminal was an important factor in Princess Cruises’ decision in making our port their home port this season.

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FACELIFT FOR FREMANTLE PASSENGER TERMINAL

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, fremantle ports, tourism, travel, Uncategorized by freoview on March 12, 2018

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The Fremantle Passenger Terminal at Victoria Quay will get a $ 3 million facelift this year with works starting this month.

There have been complaints from passengers and cruise ship operators about the heritage building which was built in 1960 and refurbished about twenty years ago.

The McGowan government will erect a new large canopy over the entrance to provide shade and shelter from the elements, the building will be painted and permanent screens will be put in front of the large windows.

144,000 cruiseline passengers arrived in Fremantle last financial year.

The facelift will do nothing though about passengers having to lug their luggage along either side of the railway line rain or shine and the ugly footbridge they have to conquer.

Roel Loopers

TSUNAMI OF VISITORS HITS FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliner, fremantle port, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 29, 2017

 

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A travel warning should have been issued for Fremantle as a tsunami of cruise ship passengers from the Ovation of the Seas create a huge wave of visitors to our port city today.

City of Fremantle Visitor Guides were at hand at the Passenger Terminal and Kings Square and a free Freo City shuttle bus service took passengers from Victoria Quay to the city centre.

Fremantle welcomes you all and we hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful and hospitable city!

Roel Loopers

 

FREMANTLE HERITAGE AWARDS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 3, 2011

The Fremantle Heritage Awards were announced at B-Shed on Victoria Quay last evening. I was delighted to see two publications who used my photos receive recognition. Fighting For Fremantle by Ron and Dianne Davidson, published by the Fremantle Society through Fremantle Press won the award for best book, while the Fremantle Ports publication on the history of the Passenger Terminal by Ainslie de Vos received a commendation.

Fremantle Ports, for whom I have done the professional photography  for over 15 years, were also lauded for the B Shed and Passenger Terminal redevelopments.

Tasty@B Shed did a splendid job catering for the evening and Hans Hug from the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra was leading a trio of strings. It was an all out pleasant and well organised evening by Alex Marshall of the city’s Cultural Development Department.

Roel Loopers

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RATHER PORTLY

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 7, 2011

It’s not only MacDonalds doing upsizing, Fremantle Ports is at it as well, albeit it not for hamburgers. I discovered this rather portly witches hat at the passenger terminal yesterday. It could have been very subtle advertising for the Carnevale of course. 6>)

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STUNNING B-SHED FERRY TERMINAL OPENS

Posted in fremantle by freoview on December 21, 2010

The new ferry terminal in the B-Shed on Victoria Quay in the Fremantle port opened this morning and what a stunning addition to the port it is! Incorporated in the heritage shed are boldly coloured pods, historic photo glass window displays, mosaics in the toilets, and the Tasty Cafe straight at water’s edge.

This is the kind of modern development I like to see in Fremantle. It is creative, fun and functional, but with total respect for the heritage aspects of the building and location.

Well done Fremantle Ports. If you had designed the proposed ING development it might have been as stunning at this little masterpiece.

Roel Loopers

P.S. The ports recently also upgraded the passenger terminal with some stunning Howard Taylor murals, new furniture, etc.

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PORTS SHORTS

Posted in australia, fremantle, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on September 9, 2010

The refurbishment of B Shed into a new ferry passenger terminal at Fremantle Ports is progressing well with the skeleton of the steel cafe pod now outside, glass doors installed and the timber deck in place.

While I was there the Phoenix I dredging vessel was cutting the limestone just a few meters away from Victoria Quay and attracting a lot of attention.

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