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Cayman terminal simulation to inform port investment decisions

The simulated terminal was presented to Cayman officials during Maritime Week The simulated terminal was presented to Cayman officials during Maritime Week

Transas has built a simulator model of a proposed new cruise terminal currently under discussion in the Cayman Islands, to be used to inform Cayman authorities on the logistical and environmental implications of constructing the new facility by running simulations of ship traffic to and from Grand Cayman.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The simulated model of the new proposed cruise terminal was based on detailed plans received from the Cayman Port Authority, and was on display during Cayman Maritime Week (May 2-4) on Grand Cayman.

The simulated terminal was presented to the deputy premier and minister of district administration, tourism and transport, Moses Kirkconnell, as well as other port authority representatives from the Cayman Islands as part of the event.

“Current docking facilities on the island do not allow cruise ships to come alongside,” said Frank Coles, Transas CEO.

“Over the last several years there's been a discussion in the Cayman Islands to extend two long piers so that the cruise ships could dock at the terminal. This would greatly alleviate the potential damage to the coral reef system and the need to tender passengers to and from the island.”

“As a part of this, the island is carrying out a major environmental research programme, taking into account the effect of building these new piers. The use of simulation technology would enable the port authorities to look at how building the new cruise terminal could impact the island's ecosystem.”

The simulator was also on display during the Digital Ship Maritime CIO Forum, one of the conferences forming part of the Cayman Maritime Week schedule.{/mprestriction}

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