News

Cruise industry in 'denial', causes public protest

Despite cruising regularly featured as contributing heavily to NSW’s economy, Leichhardt Council are opposing the use of the White Bay Cruise Terminal, accusing cruise liners of causing air pollution.

Some 170 cruise lines use the terminal each year, driven out of the Overseas Passenger Terminal due to increased demand, but the council claims ships are causing air pollution by keeping their engine’s running while docked at the $57 million terminal, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph today.

The council is now producing two giant banners, one to highlight its environmental concern, the other aimed at “embarrassing the NSW government into acting to stop potentially dangerous levels of airborne chemicals flowing into nearby homes,” the report states.

According to the paper, Carnival Cruise Lines ceo Ann Sherry has hit back against the council, branding its negative campaign as “short-sighted” and risked thousands of jobs the lucrative cruising sector brings to the state.

The paper stated Sherry had accused the council of “politicking and unfairly catching thousands of international and interstate cruise visitors in the political crossfire leading up to the March state election”.

“As the peak of the summer cruise season approaches the rest of Sydney is holding up the welcome banner. Council’s short-sighted stance shows no understanding of the thousands of businesses, jobs and NSW families that benefit from the economic activity generated by cruising” Sherry said.

“This includes businesses and individuals supplying ships with fresh food and produce, driving taxis or delivering local tours in Sydney and in regional areas.”

The paper cites Independent Leichhardt councillor John Stamolis stating that despite the ship being forced to run their engines, as there was no ship-to-shore power at White Bay, they would be proceeding with the banners, one to appear across Balmain’s main road, Darling Street.

“The other will be a large mobile banner and make regular appearances near the White Bay terminal so passengers can see what’s going on,” he told the paper.

“The cruise ship industry remains in denial about the severe impact it is having on local residents.”


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Comments are closed.

Cruise

“Abducted by luxurious pirates!” Crystal Cruises ship heads to Bahamas after US issues arrest warrant

The Crystal Symphony is channelling its inner OJ Simpson by running from the law. Unfortunately the cruise ship doesn’t have Al Cowlings by its side to keep it going.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

United Airlines flight turned back after passengers start a “riot”

These two unruly passengers decided “if I can’t have business class seats, then no one can have business class seats!”

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Scoot to resume Singapore-Gold Coast flights in February

Ready your wallets, because this may be one of the more expensive Valentine’s Days with a spontaneous venture to south-east Asia.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Travel workers stage national day of action urging politicians to introduce AFTA’s recovery package

Travel industry folk across the country are participating in a National Travel Day of Action outside the offices of key federal and state parliamentarians today to speak up about the industry’s unique struggle.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Club Med’s Pacific boss speak out against WA’s delayed reopening

The kings of the all-inclusive holidays have signalled their support for WA’s travel agent community, blowing a big raspberry in Premier McGowan’s direction.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

REVIEW: QT Melbourne is a luxury boutique with a rock ‘n’ roll mentality

by Ali Coulton

QT’s Melbourne property is the embodiment of everything we love about the Victorian capital – it’s both uber-chic and a little bit bad-ass.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas group cuts capacity after WA delays border reopening indefinitely

Aussie airlines are having to continuously lower expectations, announcing more cuts than a post-lockdown hair salon.

Share

CommentComments

News

ICAO Report says Ryanair bomb threat ‘deliberately false’

by James Harrison

The new report from ICAO has exposed a bold move of political repression by the Belarusian president, who allegedly orchestrated a bomb scare on a Ryanair flight.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent shines a light on cruising in a time of COVID

After two years of being denied her usual travel escapades, this Queensland-based travel agent had the opportunity to dust off her suitcase and give travellers confidence by sharing her experience.

Share

CommentComments

News

Entry restrictions eased for international travellers

by Ali Coulton

Those with a debilitating fear of having foreign objects wedged in their noses will be over the moon upon reading this recent announcement from the Minister of Health.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Fitzroy Island Resort gets million-dollar makeover as bounce-back anticipation grows

Queensland’s ultra-luxe island resort is about to get at least 60 per cent more lavish, by our reckoning. However, we made that stat up on the spot so best to just click here and see for yourself.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Journey Beyond Group Looks Beyond 2022 and Releases 2023 Season!

by Sponsored By Journey Beyond

Journey Beyond is going above and beyond to take you to infinity… and beyond. Or at least to 2023, a good start!

Share

CommentComments