DP World Limassol Sixth Year Anniversary

DP World Limassol Sixth Year Anniversary

Date: 17/02/2023

DP World Limassol celebrates six-year anniversary

The operator invested over €8.7m in equipment, infrastructure and technology since taking over in 2017


Limassol, Cyprus,  17 February 2023: Celebrating six successful years as operator of the multi-purpose and cruise terminals, DP World Limassol remains committed to transforming the terminal into a major cruise and trading hub in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Since taking over operations in 2017, DP World Limassol has welcomed more than 550 cruise ships and 500,000 passengers, processed around 5,000 commercial vessels and four million tonnes of cargo and moved over 160,000 vehicles.

In that period, the global trade enabler has invested over €8.7 million in equipment, infrastructure, and technology, boosting the port’s efficiency and competitiveness. Beyond procuring new cranes, container handlers, forklifts, and internal transfer vehicles, the company has also invested heavily in digital solutions and automations that have provided more efficient and smoother services for its customers and partners.

The company introduced an updated Terminal Operating System (TOS) and moved all the operations activities to the cloud. It also started offering digital payment solutions and implemented an Automated Rostering System that enables the deployment of personnel based on business demands, while it automated the port’s Security Gate Access Control System and with an Automatic Number Plate recognition (ANPR).

These upgrades have improved the port’s efficiency and resilience, allowing the majority of the vessels to berth on arrival and reducing the average turnaround time for external hauliers to 13 minutes.

At the same time, with Cyprus ramping up its hydrocarbons programme, DP World Limassol’s role as the only shore base logistics service provider in the country has become extremely important, resulting in it becoming a key partner of the energy firms carrying out exploratory drilling in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

The company also had a central role in the historic launch of the Cyprus-Greece ferry link, which resumed operations after 21 years. The ferry link, carried out 22 return trips last summer, departing from and arriving at the Cruise Terminal operated by DP World Limassol.

Contributing to the local communities in which it operates is a fundamental principal for DP World across the globe. This remains the case in Cyprus where it supports various initiatives and civil society organisations every year, offers internships to students at the Cyprus University of Technology and other educational institutes, and carries out regular beach clean-ups in cooperation with the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA).

DP World Limassol CEO Mr Nawaf Abdulla said: “Over the past six years, we have worked closely with the government, shippers, port users, and other stakeholders across the global supply chain, to support the country’s growth. By undertaking a series of targeted investments, as part of DP World Limassol’s long-term investment plan, we improved the port’s overall performance attracted major cruise lines and International Oil Companies. Furthermore, we have also invested in our people, through training, learning and growth opportunities, we have a team of highly competent skilled staff who are committed to the business and add value."

“We are extremely proud of our achievements so far and we believe that the Terminal t is able to take on an even bigger role in the coming years. This year, our company aims to make more investments in equipment and automation, while the terminal’s outlook looks incredibly positive, as we expect to welcome over 200 cruise ships.”



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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 over 300 business units in more than 75 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 101,000 from 162 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.