Freight Rail

Arc announces Kenwick intermodal site

A new intermodal terminal at Kenwick in Perth’s southeast will facilitate shuttle services between Fremantle Port and a new industrial centre, removing thousands of trucks from WA’s roads each year.

Network operator Arc Infrastructure this week announced the Kenwick Intermodal Terminal will be built alongside the newly-opened Roe Highway Logistics Park, an industrial estate developed at the centre of Perth’s major arterial road network, near the airport and 13 kilometres east of the Perth CBD.

Arc Infrastructure CEO Paul Larsen said the new terminal would help connect the Logistics Park with the North Quay Rail Terminal at Fremantle.

“Development of the terminal will support the government’s policy of increasing containers through North Quay on rail,” he said.

The Kenwick Intermodal Terminal will have a throughput capacity of 200,000 teus (twenty-foot containers or equivalent), and an empty container port with a 2,000 teu capacity.

Arc Infrastructure said the proposed terminal is likely to have a sole operator appointed.

Larsen said the company said the development of new inland intermodal terminals was crucial to increasing container rail volumes through the port.