Date(s) - 15/08/2019
5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney
Circular Quay West, Sydney
PIANC Young Professionals Technical Tour and Networking Event
The NSW Chapter of PIANC ANZ and the Port Authority of New South Wales cordially invite you to join our upcoming Young Professionals (YP) technical tour and networking event in Sydney.
Date: Thursday, August 15th, 2019
Meet: 5:15-5:30 pm at The Squire’s Landing
Tour: 5:30-6:30 pm – Tour of Overseas Passenger Terminal including wharf structures, new Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) and a behind the scenes look into the plant rooms
Network: 6:30-8:30 pm – Following the tour please join us at Cruise Bar’s courtyard just next to the terminal for drinks and canapes.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for a hands-on technical visit to one of Sydney’s maritime landmarks followed by networking with industry peers. Best of all, everything is free!
PIANC members and non-members are welcome, so spread the word!
Please RSVP with your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the 13th of August for catering purposes.
Don’t forget to join the “PIANC Young Professionals” LinkedIn group
About: The event will kick off with a technical tour of the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. Flanked by the Sydney Opera House on one side and The Rocks Precinct and Sydney Harbour Bridge on the other, the Overseas Passenger Terminal is one of the most iconic and memorable cruise hubs in the world.
Sydney is recognised as the premier and unrivalled cruise destination in Australia and the South Pacific. The 2017/18 cruise season saw a record 352 cruise ships visit Sydney, including 7 maiden voyages. To ensure Sydney’s position as one of the best international cruise destinations, the Port Authority of New South Wales recently installed two new passenger gangways (Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges) at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
After a 45-day ocean voyage from Spain, the Seaport Passenger Boarding Bridges (SPBBs) arrived at the terminal on 11 July 2019. The gangways have been custom-built to better support visits from cruise ships including Quantum-class vessels that can carry over 5,000 passengers. Following a period of testing and commissioning, the SPBBs will be operational in time for the 2019/20 cruise season.