Cruise boom leaves Sydney struggling to find new dock

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Australia has been enjoying a cruise ship boom, with the total number of days spent in the country by cruise passengers soaring by about 30 per cent in the past two years to more than 3.5 million a year.

But the spike in cruise liners has created challenges for the country's most popular port, Sydney, where the two harbourside docks are struggling to keep up with the traffic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'Cruise boom leaves Sydney struggling to find new dock'. Print Edition | Subscribe