02 October 2009

Work on International Cruise Terminal at Marina South begins

Construction will continue until Apr 2010 and involve piling, construction of berths, terminal deck and mooring dolphins. Subsequent media reports indicate the works will include reclamation as well, because "the design was tweaked - the waterfront promenade will now be built on reclaimed land rather than concrete".
Earlier, it was announced that the completion of the Terminal was delayed to 2011 "to allow for 'more detailed consultation and study to take place' because of the complexity of the project involving reclamation and marine engineering works". Even earlier, the Tourism Board said that the project needed time as "there are still many issues to iron out because the Marina South site is on reclaimed land".


According to reports, the new Terminal will help Singapore achieve its ambition of becoming a cruise hub for the region by doubling the handling capacity of the current HarbourFront terminal, which is already struggling to cope with the growing number of ships and people arriving there. The existing terminal at HarbourFront has a height restriction of 52m, making it impossible for many bigger ships to dock there. The new terminal at Marina South will not have any size or height restrictions.

Construction of International Cruise Terminal at Marina South
from Port Marine Notice No. 137 OF 2009 dated 1 Oct 09

With effect from 2 Oct 2009 to 2 Apr 2010. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At Marina South and its vicinity (see attached chartlet, above):

The construction works will entail piling, construction of berths, terminal deck and mooring dolphins. Safety boats will be deployed to advise all craft to keep clear of the working area. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Shin Sato, the project manager at Tel: 9632 6192 (email: ICTSato@mypenta.net).


Construction of International Cruise Terminal at Marina South
from Port Marine Notice No. 172 OF 2009 dated 30 Nov 09
This is a revision of PMN No. 137 of 2009 (above). The working details and working period have been revised.

With effect from 1 Dec 2009 to 30 May 2010. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At Marina South and its vicinity (see attached chartlet):


The construction works will entail dredging, piling, construction of berths, terminal deck and mooring dolphins. Safety boats will be deployed to advise all craft to keep clear of the working area. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Shin Sato, the project manager at Tel: 9632 6192 (email: ICTSato@mypenta.net).


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