Western Australian Port Operations Task Force

The Western Australian Port Operations Task Force was established in 1987 to address operational issues at the State’s ports. The group has made a considerable contribution in that respect across the course of its long life, particularly in respect of container operations at Fremantle Port.

The Task Force has been restructured recently to give it a stronger policy focus on port-land interface issues at Fremantle. The change will align its work more closely with that of the Freight and Logistics Council. The Task Force Chairman is a member of the Council to cement this link.

Deatils of the Task Force’s deliberations can be found on: http://www.fremantleports.com.au/Planning/WAPOTF/Pages/default.aspx

The Terms of Reference for the Task Force are as follows:

  1. To identify operational impediments to the efficient passage of goods and vessels through Western Australian ports.
  2. To determine practical measures to overcome the identified impediments.
  3. To offer appropriate advice to the Government of Western Australia through the Minister for Transport
  4. To provide a forum for a two-way exchange of views between the industry and the Government of Western Australia on operational matters affecting the efficient passage of goods and vessels through Western Australian ports.
  5. To represent, as appropriate, the view of the Western Australian industry in national decision making forums.
  6. To investigate and report on specific issues in respect of port operations as raised by the Western Australian Minister for Transport.

The membership of the Task Force is as follows:

Name Organisation
Brindal, Doug Fremantle Ports
Brownell, Mark Freight & Logistics Council of WA
Carter, Alf P&O Trans
Davidson, Gavin Intermodal Link Services
Dawson, Tim Transport Workers Union
Hall, Viv Road Transport Industry
Hill, Jan Australian Customs
Holland, Adam DP World
Jefferies, Sean Patrick
Kelderman, John International Trade Committee - CCIWA
Kelly, Jim AWH Pty Ltd
Maughan, Tom WA Road Transport Association
Miller, David AQIS
Nielsen, Noel Maritime Union of Australia
Pal, Michael Fremantle Ports
Park, John Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Australia
Piggott, Laurie Executive Officer
Schultink, Elizabeth Millennium Inorganic Chemicals
Snook, Des Main Roads WA
Stevenson, Jim Intermodal Group
Spencer, Wayne Retail Traders Association of WA
U'Chong, Ray Jayde Transport
Wilson, Graeme Chairman