This has probably been my favourite section to build upon. At the moment, the Sea Port has been wiped twice, and is currently on the 3rd and final edit. My initial problem with this port was that the land on Sir Drunkapple's map was angled badly, meaning a direct build was not possible with the tools at my disposal. However, a quick re-brushing of land quickly straightened up the port, and made loading and unloading containers much easier for the vessels.
I originally created the port based on the current configuration, however there is work under way to expand, allowing much more cargo. I figured there's no reason not to allow for the new and improved port section, making it much more impressive!
Port Botany Sea Port, 2010
Port Botany's Artist Impression upon completion of Expansion
An overview of the entire port. The port is actually spread over 2 tiles, the middle being just near the southern inner wharf. I had stitched the images together used several zoomed in shots from both tiles, however I was met with a potentially fatal flaw -- the water on the South of the top tile was darker than the water at the North of the bottom tile! Disaster!
A saviour was found however, in the form of a little program called "Photoshop". Using the water from the northern tile, the southern waters became a blissful darker blue in no time.
As you can see, the expansion in the norther-west has been included, though is not yet a reality... in reality. These works are currently easily viewed from the scenic Botany Golf Course.
A very busy port, featuring companies such as Patricks and D.P. World, many many containers are coming in and going out every day.
A very identifiable feature also seen from land and air are the many fuel tanks scattered around the port, along with plenty of space for containers to be loaded, unloaded and stored.
While a vessel is being loaded with new containers, many trucks have arrived in the slot time to be loaded with their containers. Unfortunately, delays later into the day are very common.
The latest and greatest cranes will be in operation for the new expansion, allowing much more capacity for Port Botany, meaning Sydney will not be bottlenecked from cargo for decades to come.
I hope you all enjoyed reading about Port Botany, there will be more to come.