January 22 - Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) and Victoria Quay International RoRo Terminal (VQIRT) have been shortlisted as bidders to operate the Port of Fremantle's ro-ro and automotive terminal.

HLPFI reported on December 11, 2013 that the Port of Fremantle in Western Australia was seeking expressions of interest from the private sector, to build and operate the new terminal on Victoria Quay. 

The development of a dedicated terminal to handle all automotive and ro-ro trade moving through Fremantle Ports' facilities presents an "outstanding opportunity" to service this important and fast-growing market, said the port.

According to Fremantle, the port's automotive and ro-ro trades have grown at average rates of 8 percent and 10.6 percent respectively per annum, over the past ten years. 

The terminal will be serviced by two dedicated berths, handling vessels of up to 265 m in length.