DP World Limassol AEO Accreditation

DP World Limassol AEO Accreditation

Date: 19/08/2021

DP World Limassol achieves Authorised Economic Operator status

DP World Limassol achieves Authorised Economic Operator status


Only 26 companies in Cyprus hold this status, which comes with an array of benefits including customs simplifications as well as security and safety facilitations


Limassol, Cyprus, August 19th 2021: DP World Limassol is proud to announce it has been accredited with Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status by the Customs & Excise Department, authorising the Company for simpler and faster customs procedures as well ensuring the security and integrity of cargo throughout the supply chain. The AEO status is a certified standard authorisation, which was introduced by the European Union in 2008, to ensure a simpler and faster execution of formal customs procedures, a faster delivery of goods as well as improve security on the external borders of the Union. The status is issued to any economic operator who fulfils certain strict criteria including customs compliance, sound safety and security practices, appropriate record-keeping standards and financial solvency. After more than four years of successful operations at the Limassol port, DP World Limassol has been recognised as a reliable and safe business partner of the regional and international supply chains. Specifically, following a thorough inspection of its internal systems and processes, the Company was awarded the AEO status, which comes with an array of benefits including increased international credibility, quicker customs clearance, fewer physical and document checks as well as fewer security and safety-related controls. It should also be noted that the Company also benefits from the Mutual Recognition of AEO programmes between the EU and third countries. In statements DP World Limassol’s CEO, Mr Nawaf Abdulla, said: “We are delighted to be one of 26 companies in Cyprus to hold this prestigious status and we are confident that it will significantly improve our reputation as well as the efficiency and transparency of our operations. This accreditation does not only serve as a quality mark for our services and procedures; it also significantly accelerates and simplifies customs clearance. As such, it offers real, added value to our customers and partners, making our Terminal even more competitive and attractive for any client active in the Eastern Mediterranean and abroad.” “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Customs Department for the accreditation, as well as for the excellent cooperation throughout the evaluation. A great thanks is also due to the DP World Limassol team who worked tirelessly for this certificate over the past 12 months”, Mr Abdulla added.


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About DP World

We are the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.  

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 148 business units in 60 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work. 

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 54,620 employees from 137 nationalities are committed to delivering unrivalled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading digital technology to further broaden our vision to disrupt world trade and create the smartest, most efficient and innovative solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet

About DP World Limassol

In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. DP World Limassol multipurpose terminal comprises three multi-purpose quays.

Its activities include break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, oil & gas services and the brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol provides a safe, stable and responsible environment for cruise itineraries in the eastern Mediterranean and further afield.

DP World Limassol aspires to make the terminal more productive and more sustainable, improving the port’s prospects for the long term, leading to better support to the community through jobs creation and better services for the wider Cypriot business community.