One of my favourite places to swing by of an afternoon is the south side of the Port, there’s always something going on on the dock side, or a ship coming in or heading out, and of course it’s great for sunsets. I also just found out that the grand old passenger terminal just down from the sheds turned 50 years old a couple of weeks ago.
Fremantle Port Authority hostess Carla Visschedyk and Orient Line’s SS Orsova at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal in 1961. Nice hat luv.
This year the passenger terminal welcomed its biggest ever ship – the Queen Mary 2 – which will be making a return visit on 17th February, followed by Cunard’s newest wagon – The Queen Elizabeth – later in March. 100,000 people turned out to see the QM2 this year and it’s been estimated that last year, the cruise shipping industry generated approx 95 million bucks of expenditure in Perth, including wages income of about $24.8 million and about 419 full-time jobs*. Sweet indeed. I would like to see more people wearing those panama hats and retro jackets though.
*Pictures and stats courtesy of Fremantle Ports… thanks guys!