Syd booking system
THE Port Authority of NSW has confirmed it is exploring a number of options to address cruise capacity in Sydney, including a new booking policy.
Cruise Weekly understands the policy would be a bidding system for covering berthing at the White Bay Terminal as well as the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
This week high level meetings have been taking place, with cruise operators seeking clarity about the proposed system and urgently seeking details from NSW Ports so they can finalise deployments, it’s understood.
A spokesperson for the Port Authority of NSW told CW a new booking policy “would allow Port Authority to better manage overbookings, cancellations and slot amendments efficiently”.
“It would also allow equal opportunity for cruise lines to make slot applications.”
A release date is TBA.