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 principal 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.

 

Our 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.

Albany port

Berths

Goods

Berth length (m)

Berth depth (m)

Max vessel draft (m)

Berth 1

General purpose

209

10.2

9.8

Berth 2

General purpose

172

10.2

9.8

Berth 3

Grain

227

12.2

11.7

Berth 6

(Dolphin) Woodchips

216

12.5

11.7

 

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.

Bunbury port

Berths

Goods

Berth length (m)

Berth depth (m)

Max vessel draft (m)

Berth 1

Methanol and general purpose

184

8.5

8.5

Berth 2

Tugboats

184

7.5

8.5

Berth 3

(Dolphin) Woodchips

381

12.2

11.6

Berth 4

(Alcoa)

(Dolphin) Alumina, caustic soda

225

12.7

11.6

Berth 5

General purpose

240

12.2

11.6

Berth 6

(South 32)

(Dolphin) Alumina, caustic soda

229

12.7

11.6

Berth 8

Bulk materials shiploader

250

12.2

11.6

 

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.

Esperance port

Berths

Goods

Berth length (m)

Berth depth (m)

Max vessel draft (m)

Berth 1

Grain, fuel, woodchips

229

14.1

13.5

Berth 2

Containers, sulphur, fertiliser, fuel, spodumene, nickel, copper

229

13.8

13.2

Berth 3

(Dolphin) Iron ore

289

18.9

18.3

 

Mission Statement

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.

Our Mission:

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

Our Vision:

To be recognised as safe, efficient and innovate ports.