CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Southern Ports was established on 1 October 2014 following the merger of Albany Port Authority, Bunbury Port Authority and Esperance Port Authority as governed by the enabling legislation the Port Authorities Act 1999 WA.

Southern Ports operates as a Western Australian Government Trading Enterprise whose sole shareholder is the Western Australian State Government. The principle role of Southern Ports is to facilitate trade through the commercial management of efficient, sustainable, safe and customer-focused ports, and to return a dividend to the Government of Western Australia.

A diverse range of commodities is traded through the ports of Albany, Bunbury and Esperance along the southern and south-west coast of Western Australia.

Southern Ports has four office locations based in Albany, Bunbury, Esperance and Perth.

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

The Board of Directors, as the governing body of Southern Ports, has adopted the following corporate governance principles as the framework by which the Board and the employees carry out their duties and obligations on behalf of the Government shareholder to enable Southern Ports to fulfil its mission.

MISSION

To provide efficient, sustainable and commercial trade facilitation through the Southern Ports for the benefits of our employees, regional communities, customers and Government.

VISION

To be recognised as safe, efficient and innovative ports.

VALUES

  • Accountability: Empowering people to perform well, demonstrating initiative and acting responsibly
  • Teamwork: Working together as one team to achieve a common goal
  • Integrity: Holding high standards of conduct and decision-making to ensure confidence and trust
  • Future Focus: Building a sustainable future aligned with our vision, while respecting our history.

OPERATIONS

ALBANY

  • Location: 35°03’S 117°89’E
  • Model: Landlord
  • Key activities: Leasing land to port-related industries and providing access to port infrastructure and facilities. Services such as towage and stevedoring outsourced to the private sector.
BerthGoodsLengthDepthMax Draft
Berth 1General purpose209m10.2m9.8m
Berth 2General purpose172,10.2m9.8m
Berth 3Grain227m12.2m11.7m
Berth 6
(Dolphin)
Woodchips216m12.5m11.7m

BUNBURY

  • Location: 32°32’S 115°66’E
  • Model: Landlord
  • Key activities: Leasing land to port-related industries and providing access to port infrastructure and facilities. Services such as towage and stevedoring outsourced to the private sector
BerthGoodsLengthDepthMax Draft
Berth 1Methanol and general purpose184m8.5m8.5m
Berth 2Tugboats184m8.5m8.5m
Berth 3
(Dolphin)
Woodchips381m12.2m11.6m
Berth 4
(Dolphin)
Alcoa: alumina, caustic soda225m12.7m11.6m
Berth 5General purpose240m12.7m11.6m
Berth 6
(Dolphin)
Worsley Alumina: alumina, caustic soda229m12.7m11.6m
Berth 8Bulk materials shiploader250m12.2m11.6m

ESPERANCE

  • Location: 33°86’S 121°89’E
  • Model: Hybrid landlord and in-house stevedoring
  • Key activities: Leasing land to port-related industries and providing access to port infrastructure and facilities. Most product handling equipment is owned and operated by Southern Ports. As a deep-water port, Esperance can cater for Capesize vessels.
BerthGoodsLengthDepthMax Draft
Berth 1Grain, fuel, woodchips229m14.1m13.5m
Berth 2Containers, sulphur, fertiliser,
fuel, spodumene, nickel, copper
229m13.8m13.2m
Berth 3
(Dolphin)
Iron ore289m18.9m18.3m