DP World Limassol welcomes new Ministers to Limassol Port

DP World Limassol welcomes new Ministers to Limassol Port

Date: 24/03/2023

DP World Limassol welcomes new ministers to Limassol port

Limassol, Cyprus, 24 March 2023:  DP World Limassol welcomed three key ministers yesterday (Thursday, 23 March) in the first official visit of the new government to Limassol port. The main topic of discussion was DP World Limassol’s crucial role in boosting the Limassol port’s competitiveness and turning it into a major commercial and cruise hub in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Minister of Transport, Mr Alexis Vafeades, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Costas Koumis and Deputy Minister of Shipping, Ms Marina Hadjimanoli, visited DP World Limassol’s facilities and were briefed about the Terminal’s activities and the operator’s efforts to establish Limassol as a port of choice in the region.

DP World Limassol’s CEO Mr Nawaf Abdulla said: “The ministers’ visit to our terminal today, is testament to the close working relationship we want to maintain with the government, in a bid to establish the country as a leading cruise and trading hub in the region. Being the operator of the country’s main port, DP World Limassol is an important partner of the state and a key stakeholder of the maritime sector and the Cyprus economy. I am confident that by working together, we can turn Limassol port into the port of choice in the Eastern Mediterranean, attracting even more users and global cruise lines”, he added.

The two sides discussed ways to enhance collaboration by implementing a horizontal approach, with the Minister of Transport pointing out that the collective goal is to boost port traffic, further improve the port’s infrastructure and improve turnaround times by facilitating the automation of services in certain operations. On her part, the Deputy Minister of Shipping raised among other things, the upcoming ferry link, and the need to offer services based on the IMO’s International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code amongst others.

Moreover, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Costas Koumis, discussed the development of maritime tourism and pledged to collaborate with his shipping counterpart, through a joint committee. He also said that the main aim is to attract more cruise traffic to the country’s ports, by launching discussions with more major companies.

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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 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 103,000 people from 161 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