BP Marine officially opened its new home in North Fremantle yesterday (Tuesday 8th March) at a ceremony that marked a new era in BP’s support of the Port of Fremantle as an internationally competitive port.
BP Marine has completed a multi-million dollar relocation from its East Fremantle terminal, where it has serviced the bunkering needs of the Fremantle and Kwinana ports for the last eighty years.
Kevin James, Chief Executive of BP’s International Marine division said, "Over eighty years ago, BP’s predecessor company the Anglo-Persian Oil Company began importing fuel oil into East Fremantle Terminal, marking the start of BP’s involvement in Western Australia’s social and economic development."
"So it is appropriate that in this year in which we are celebrating BP’s Kwinana Refinery and its fiftieth year of fuelling WA that we also recognise the role played by East Fremantle Terminal both before and during the refinery’s operation."
"And it is fitting that the North Fremantle terminal has been given a new lease of life with its conversion into the base for BP’s marine fuels bunkering service for the ports of Fremantle and Kwinana."
"The Port of Fremantle is Western Australia’s major general cargo facility, and BP Marine looks forward to continuing to provide bunkering services that ensure shipping needs are met."