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 relating to container operations at Fremantle Port.

The Task Force has been restructured recently to give it a stronger 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/Operations/Landside/Pages/wapotf.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
Bird, Jessica DP World
Bluhe, Frank NCL Transport
Boyce, Robert Mediterranean Shipping Company (Aust) Pty Ltd
Bronickis, Matt Visa Global
Brownell, Mark Freight & Logistics Council of WA
Buba, Michael Main Roads WA
Byrne, Darren Qube Logistics (WA) Pty Ltd
Cassidy, Peter Patrick Terminals
Chesi, Peter Patrick Terminals
Coates, Alison Fremantle Ports
Coghlan, Matt ACFS Port Logistics
Crozier, Angelina CC Containers
Dobb, Gavin QUBE Logistics (WA) Pty Ltd
Dumesny, Cam WA Road Transport Association
Englund, Eric CILTA/Engineers Australia TAS
Gill, Shindy Sturich Transport
Gillespie, Sophie Executive Officer
Hack, Geoff EES Shipping Pty Ltd
Hampson, Keith Curtin University
Harmon, Matt Toll Intermodal
Higgins, Ben RHCS
Houlahan, Kellie Freight & Logistics Council of WA
Hughes, Shane Integrated Container Logistics
Irvine, Brett Qube Logistics (WA) Pty Ltd
Lanza, Daniel Toll Intermodal
Mason, Alan Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Mathews, Brendon ZZ Transport
Pal, Michael Fremantle Ports
Park, John Customs Brokers & Forwarders Council of Australia
Roepen, Matt Fremantle Ports
Ruri, Leon TWU WA
Smith, Darrin Intermodal Link Services Pty Ltd
Smith, Justin Australian Border Force
Stevenson, Jim Stevenson Logistics
Storer, Troy Patrick Cargo Link
Thompson, Amanda Cristal Pigment Australia Ltd
Tuxford, Anthony DP World
Valsecchi, Mark Lou Valsecchi & Associates
Ward, John AWH Pty Ltd
Watton, Richard PMR Freightlines
Watton, Stefanie PMR Freightlines
Westlake, Luke DP World
Wilson, Graeme Chairman
Woods, Adam Jayde Transport