Conference Day Two: Friday, 2nd March 2018

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Coffee

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Opening remarks from Conference Chair

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM CASE STUDY: Delivering Modern Terminal Design to meet Stakeholder Expectations

Priscilla Radice, Ports Business Leader, ARUP Australiasia
ARUP is currently designing and engineering the new Brisbane Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point. This reflects other key stakeholders including Brisbane Port Authority, Brisbane City Council and the state government. The following presentation discusses the key developments of the project and the role of ARUP in designing the new cruise ship terminal.

  • Overviewing the design of the terminal and overcoming key engineering challenges
  • Developing communication with key stakeholders to maintain strong relationships between ARUP and the broader community
  • Designing the terminal to cope with up to 7000 passengers embarking and disembarking within a short time period

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Priscilla Radice

Ports Business Leader
ARUP Australiasia

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Thought-leader session please contact

10:50 AM - 11:30 AM MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM CASE STUDY: The Future of Pilbara Port Authority (PPA) and thinking Long-Term with Cruise Ship Tourism

John Finch, General Manager of Operations, Pilbara Ports Authority
PPA encompasses the Port of Ashburton, the Port of Dampier and the Port of Port Hedland, and future ports of Anketell, Balla Balla and Cape Preston East. In order to secure long-term sustainability this session will discuss the ability for cruise ship tourism to enable infrastructure development in regional ports but also the Future tourist destinations within PPA’s remit such as Exmouth, and Dampier Archipelago.

  • Why regional ports promote cruise tourism – not necessarily for business but for the benefit of the local town/community and regional exposure
  • What challenges has in a port like Port Hedland –an infrastructure of national economic importance
  • Appealing to the demand for industrial tourism within the region and the reality of the operating environment

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John Finch

General Manager of Operations
Pilbara Ports Authority

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM CASE STUDY: Developing Upgrades to Existing Infrastructure Required for Larger Cruise Vessels

Andrew Davis, Business Operations Manager, Gladstone Ports Corporation
Gladstone port is currently developing key infrastructure upgrades to encourage cruise liners to its destination.

The following session outlines the infrastructure upgrades that have been undertaken by Gladstone Ports for the berthing of cruise ships capable of carrying 5,000 passengers.

  • Actions that Gladstone ports undertook to encourage P&O cruises to dock at Gladstone.
  • Preventing damage to vessels and berthing structures by upgrading the fender system
  • Developing port infrastructure to cope with larger cruise liners by realigning port infrastructure of wharfs 1 and 2, strengthening of bollards and lengthening of the birth for large cruise liners.

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Andrew Davis

Business Operations Manager
Gladstone Ports Corporation

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM CASE STUDY: Burnie and Hobart Port: The Development of Tasmania’s Ports to Increase Capacity for Larger Cruise Ships

Kevin Moore, General Manager Customer Management, Tasmanian Ports Corporation
In Tasmania the trend towards larger cruise ships was recognised as early as December 2015, which saw the need to build infrastructure to accommodate the increasing size of cruise vessels, with the Tasmanian government investing $2.9 million in the Hobart Port for seabed maintenance, a new cruise ship gangway and installation of new fenders and bollards allowing cruise vessels of up to 348 metres to berth. The following session outlining the benefits of these new infrastructure developments.

  • How the installation of new benders and bollards increased capacity at Hobart Port
  • Benefits of the new mooring dolphins to allow larger cruise vessels into Burnie Port
  • The development process for upgrading Macquarie Wharfs 2 and 3 – business case development, environmental approvals and stakeholder communication

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Kevin Moore

General Manager Customer Management
Tasmanian Ports Corporation

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Key Planning and Stakeholder Communication before Construction of Port Infrastructure

Priscilla Radice, Ports Business Leader, ARUP Australiasia Amanda Cooper, Head of Infrastructure, Brisbane City Council Andrew Gutteridge, Principal Architect, Arkhefield
The following session outlines the various stakeholders that are involved with the initial stages of the Brisbane cruise ship terminal project at luggage point and set up key processes with various stakeholders. The following panel discussion therefore focuses on the current terminal planning for Brisbane and the key considerations undertaken before construction begins.

Panellists:

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Priscilla Radice

Ports Business Leader
ARUP Australiasia
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Amanda Cooper

Head of Infrastructure
Brisbane City Council
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Andrew Gutteridge

Principal Architect
Arkhefield

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM CLOSING SOLUTIONS CLINIC

The room will split into tables, where each table member will share their biggest challenge, before collectively deciding which issue to investigate in more detail. The table then elects a note taker to record the topic, its challenges and solutions during group discussion. After 40 minutes, the facilitator of each table will then report back to the rest of the audience their problem and potential solutions.

4:00 PM - 4:00 PM END OF DAY TWO & CONFERENCE CLOSE