SPECIALIST cargo vessel Helvetia has delivered two giant new gangways to Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay.
Arriving fully assembled, the new gangways were unloaded by crane and installed at the Overseas Passenger Terminal wharf.
They were shipped all the way from the firm Adelte in Spain – the same company that installed gangways for White Bay Cruise Terminal in 2012/13.
The two huge gangways — seaport passenger boarding bridges — have been built to better support visits from cruise ships including Quantum class vessels able to carry more than 5000 passengers.
They are expected to improve the terminal’s operational efficiency, increase capacity and allow for quicker and easier embarkation and debarkation for passengers.
The Overseas Passenger Terminal reports visits from more than 200 cruise ships a year and is managed and operated by Port Authority of New South Wales.
According to Port Authority of NSW, 1.6m cruise passengers transit through Sydney’s two cruise terminals each year: the Overseas Passenger Terminal and White Bay Cruise Terminal.
The 300-plus cruise ships that visit New South Wales each year generate $2.75bn, according to PA.