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A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997$
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Malcolm Tull

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128824

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.001.0001

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The Shipping of Fremantle

The Shipping of Fremantle

(p.97) Chapter 4 The Shipping of Fremantle
A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997

Malcolm Tull

Liverpool University Press

This chapter discusses the development of port activity to suit the movement of ships. Over the course of the twentieth century the average vessel size grew from 5200 to 19,000 gross registered tons. The development in ship technology changed the nature, shape and weight of cargo and passenger ships significantly enough to require a vast restructuring of the port to include deep-water channels and berths - a costly endeavour.

Keywords:   Shipping Technology, Port Planning, Shipbuilding, Cargo-handling, Fremantle Development

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