Captain Cook, a leading Australian cruise operator, will launch a ferry service to and from the wharf of the International Convention Centre (ICC). It announced on Friday, June 30, about receiving the permission from the NSW State Government.
The service will be started within a few weeks. The ferries will operate between the ICC, Circular Quay, and Barangaroo daily from morning till evening. The operator has custom-build the 60-passenger ships so that people can visit the Centre at low costs.
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The ferries will be a blessing for the ICC delegates too. Their high frequency will also keep the peak hour traffic in Sydney in check.
The General Manager of Captain Cook Cruises, Anthony Haworth, expressed his excitement over the upcoming launching. According to him, the services will not only help to reduce the number of vehicles on the city roads but also provide a quick, hassle-free means of transportation for people traveling from King Street Wharf/Barangaroo and Circular Quay to the Centre.
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The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Andrew Constance, also announced on the same day that commercial ferry operators wouldn’t need to a passenger service contract with Transport for NSW for operating ships between Darling Harbour and Manly and direct services to the ICC Wharf.
Mr Constance hoped that the removal of formalities would allow the private companies to provide better services to the visitors. Go to the Captain Cook website for more information.