Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal to Receive a US$35 Million Makeover
Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) recently announced it will collaborate with Royal Caribbean Cruises in a joint venture to upgrade and improve Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) in Georgetown, Penang. The venture will enable berthing of larger cruise ships at its facilities.
Plans for the facilities include extension of the existing berths to 688 meters from its current length of 400 meters. This will enable the terminal to berth two mega ships carrying over 4,900 passengers each at any one time, further developing Penang as a leading choice for international cruise operators. The redevelopment will also include spaces for tour buses to ease the flow of traffic in the areas around SPCT. The US$35 million project will further focus on improving accessibility for the aged and physically challenged throughout the terminal from ship to shore.