Western Australia is an export-oriented destination which offers modern, highly efficient and continually expanding infrastructure with equally impressive support services. The State provides all the business infrastructure and support services required to cost-effectively operate any type of competitive international business.
Being the nation’s largest export State, Western Australia offers eight ports and other maritime facilities along the 12,500 kilometer coastline. West Australian ports handle 4,000 international trading vessels, plus thousands of interstate, intrastate, fishing and recreational vessels.
The Fremantle Port is the states main cargo and container port. It operates from two locations, the inner port located in Fremantle and the outer port in Kwinana. The Fremantle Ports handle 83% by value of Western Australians seaborne imports and 25% of the seaborne exports.
The Pilbara ports of Dampier, Port Headland and Cape Lambert are world leaders in the minerals and gas exports.
Bunbury, Esperance and Geraldton handle mineral exports along with grain and manufactured exports such as Alumina. Albany is predominantly grain with mineral and woodchip shipment being considered.
Western Australia has a vast, well designed transport network providing good access to major fright terminals and depots, which is critical to efficiently shift the millions of tones of freight that move through the Perth metropolitan area. The highly competitive private road haulage sector handles more than 170 million tones of freight annually.
The State’s extensive land transport network includes more that 17,000 kilometres of toll-free road.
Perth Airport is Western Australia’s principal international, domestic and regional gateway for commercial aircraft and freight.
It’s one of Australia’s closest major airports to South East Asia, Europe and Africa.
There are around 100 weekly flights linking Perth and Asian destinations. The international and national airports are just a 10 min drive from the city centre.
|Distances and flying times (approximate)|
|Hong Kong||6,000km||7hrs 30min|
|Dubai||9,020km||10hrs and 50min|
|Los Angeles||16,000km||16hrs 30min|
|New York||19,500km||19hrs 20mins|
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