In 2000, the South Australian Government recognized the need to improve the utilization and levels of service at its seven busy ports, known collectively as the Flinders Ports Corporation. From the 2001 to 2010 Egis held a 7.14% share in the Flinders Ports concession company which operated and managed the ports of Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Wallaroo, Port Pirie, Port Giles, Thevenard and Klein Point, handling over 14 million tons per annum, including 120,000 containers. In 2010, Egis sold its interests in the Flinders Ports.
Flinders Ports owns all port-related assets, leases port land for 99 years and is licensed to use the port channels. It is responsible for all capital expenditure in the port and day-to-day management and operations, such activities being subcontracted to AdEgis.
Egis Projects Asia Pacific was the leader of the successful bid for the ownership and operation of this critical economic infrastructure. Since 2001, Egis Projects Asia Pacific has taken part in this highly successful public-to-private sector transition project. In just a few years of initial operation, the operating company has achieved significant operating cost savings and initiated its capital works program.
Egis Projects Asia Pacific’s roles also included: