About Southern Ports

CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Southern Ports was formed in 2014, following the amalgamation of the Ports of Albany, Bunbury and Esperance under the one umbrella.

All three of our regional ports play an important role in connecting Western Australia with trade products from around the world. 

We are focused on creating value for the communities in which we operate and the customers who use our facilities. We achieve this in consultation with the communities we work within, to ensure their needs are considered in all stages of planning and development.

It is our belief that strong regional ports, leads to strong regions, and that has economic and social benefits for residents across the regions we service. We're proud of our contribution to the economic prosperity of the State of Western Australia and will continue to focus on positioning all of our ports for resilience and long term growth.

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 innovative ports.

OUR 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
Albany banner
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.
Berth Goods Depth Length Max Draft
Berth 1 General purpose 10.2 m 209 m 9.8 m
Berth 2 General purpose 10.2 m 172 m 9.8 m
Berth 3 Grain 12.2 m 227 m 11.7 m
Berth 6 (Dolphin) Woodchips 12.5 m 216 m 11.7 m
Bunbury
Location
33°19’S 115°39’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
Berth Goods Depth Length Max Draft
Berth 1 Methanol and general purpose 8.5m 184m 8.5m
Berth 2 Tugboats 8.5m 184m 8.5m
Berth 3 (Dolphin) Woodchips 12.2m 381m 11.6m
Berth 4 (Dolphin) Alcoa: alumina, caustic soda 12.7m 225m 11.6m
Berth 5 General purpose 12.7m 240m 11.6m
Berth 6 (Dolphin) Worsley Alumina: alumina, caustic soda 12.7m 229m 11.6m
Berth 8 Bulk materials shiploader 12.2m 250m 11.6m
Esperance
Location
33°87’S 121°90’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.
Berth Goods Depth Length Max Draft
Berth 1 Grain, fuel, woodchips 14.1m 229m 13.5m
Berth 2 Containers, sulphur, fertiliser, fuel, spodumene, nickel, copper 13.8m 229m 13.2m
Berth 3 (Dolphin) Iron ore 18.9m 289m 18.3m