Commercial Manager for Cruises
Tasmanian Ports Corporation
11:30 AM CASE STUDY: Burnie and Hobart Port: The Development of Tasmania’s Ports to Increase Capacity for Larger Cruise Ships
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