WA Transport Magazine

WARTA publishes a number of articles in the WA Transport Magazine. Below you will find copies of some of the latest articles, along with other articles of interest. Should you require any additional information regarding any of the articles published by WARTA do not hesitate to contact our office on (08) 9355 3022 or email pr@warta.com.au.

For copies of the full publication and all other enquiries relating to the WA Transport Magazine please contact the publisher Karen-Maree Kaye on (08) 9296 4488 or email karen@angrychicken.com.au



    WATM | October 2015 By Haydn Hampel (WARTA Freight Operations Manager). Our Industry is rapidly changing and transport operators need as much help as they can get from the relevant government bodies, whether that is from policy change or from additional infrastructure investment etc. It goes without saying what a huge improvement and benefit there will be for the Road Transport Industry once the three major projects – Gateway WA, NorthLink and Perth Frei...

  • 09/15 – Fremantle Port – it is all happening

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    WATM | September 2015 By Ian king (CEO WARTA). Every day there is a story regarding Fremantle Port and this is understandable considering everyone in this state is dependent upon its activities one way or another. Total port trade in 2013-14 surpassed 33.0 million tonnes, 4.5 % up on the previous financial year. This increase was primarily due to a rise in bulk exports of iron ore and grain in the Outer Harbour as well as an increase of containerised cargo in ...

  • 09/15 – Something New – Chain of Maintenance

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    WATM | September 2015 By Mike Wood (LATUS) What you say, “Yet another bit of legislation”. Yes, the ‘Chain of Maintenance’ is here. What do you mean you have never heard of it? Well probably not, as I have just created that term as I write this article. Ok so it is something I just conjured up, but believe me it is not a myth – it is a reality and that reality is not that new. Under WA Law it is mandatory that certain classes of vehicles have HVA...

  • 09/15 – The Roaring 20s (Part 1)


    WATM | September 2015 By Russell McKinnon. 1920 By now, companies like Bell’s, Manford’s, Fletcher’s, Sadleir’s, Kiernan’s, Sumpton’s, North’s, Churcher’s and Cadd’s were prominent in the carrying industry. Many of these were formed in the horsedrawn carriage days. Other companies flourished from beginning as customs and shipping agents, carting goods from Fremantle Wharf to Perth — one of the most competitive. One of the best known baggage...

  • 08/15 – THE EARLY DAYS | 1915-1919


    WATM | August 2015 By Russell McKinnon. 1915 From the West Australian of May 18: “At the ordinary meeting of the Fremantle Council last night a letter was received from the Fremantle Master Carriers’ Association asking the council to erect a shelter shed near the weighbridge to protect them from the weather. The committee recommended that a lean-to shed be erected, adjoining the weighbridge, provided the master carriers will agree to pay half the cost...