SHIPPING CONTAINERS —
NORTH WHARF, FREMANTLE
92. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Ports:
(1) What is the
expected number of shipping containers—twenty-foot equivalent units—expected
to pass over North wharf, Fremantle, this year?
(2) Does the government anticipate any difficulty
meeting the container road transport task on Stirling Highway; and, if
so, what is being done to overcome those difficulties?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of his question. On behalf of the Minister for Ports, I provide the
(1) The expected number of shipping
containers is 793 000 twenty-foot equivalent units.
(2) No. We
believe the increased rail subsidy that has taken the number of TEUs on rail up
to 18 per cent will help manage the road transport load.