01 - 02 March, 2018 | Sydney

John Finch

General Manager of Operations
Pilbara Ports Authority


2:30 PM CASE STUDY: The Future of Pilbara Port Authority (PPA) and thinking Long-Term with Cruise Ship Tourism

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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