I read that a very long jetty would be suitable for the larger cruise ships and avoid the capital dredging?
Cruise ship owners want all their visits to be to our new cruise ship terminal. Cruise companies – and passengers – rate Cairns as one of the best in the South Pacific – a so-called ‘marque’ port.
Why? Because it is much lower cost than achoring offshore where their crew can’t come ashore; they can’t load local produce and passengers want to walk directly into our CBD. First and foremost that’s what all their passengers want!
Anyway, the estimated costs for this mooted long jetty are huge.
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