DP World welcomes Cyprus Ministers to its Headquarters and Jebel Ali port

DP World welcomes Cyprus Ministers to its Headquarters and Jebel Ali port

Date: 27/03/2024

Limassol, Cyprus, March 27th:  DP World welcomed the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Alexis Vafeades and the Shipping Deputy Minister to the Presdent of the Republic of Cyprus, Ms. Marina Hadjimanolis, at its Dubai Headquarters on 25 and 26th of March 2024.

The Ministers were given an extensive tour of the DP World’s flagship port Jebel Ali P&O Marina/Cruise Terminal and Drydocks World, both of which are prominent commercial hubs in the region and beyond. During the visit the Ministers were briefed about DP World’s sustainable and highly efficient operations, cutting-edge infrastructure, and seamless supply chain solutions.

The Cyprus delegation and DP World executives discussed potential areas of collaboration, including opportunities to jointly capitalize on Cyprus’s geographic position and proven capabilities.

With a vast network of ports, economic zones, and inland transport connections across six continents, DP World is well-positioned to support Cyprus’s ambition to enhance its port operations and maritime industry, ultimately driving economic growth and trade connectivity. DP World can also support the government’s efforts to drive the decarbonization of the local economy through the implementation of renewable energy projects.

DP World Limassol’s CEO, Mr Simon Pitout, commented: “DP World is a key partner of the Cyprus government and a major stakeholder of the maritime sector and the Cypriot economy. I am pleased that the ministers had the opportunity to visit the exceptional facilities of Jebel Ali, one of the world’s biggest and most important ports”.

“Their visit is testament to our close working relationship and affirms our commitment to establish DP World Limassol as the leading port operator in the Eastern Mediterranean. We hope that this visit will further enhance our collaboration with the government, elevating Limassol port to new heights, and creating multiple benefits for the local economy”, he added.

In a joint statement the Ministers commented: “It was a constructive visit to Dubai and the state-of-the-art facilities of the Jebel Ali Port as well as other related infrastructure, where we had the opportunity to discuss the synergies that can be developed in Cyprus and to further develop and strengthen the relations between DP World and the Republic of Cyprus. The Cyprus Government expresses its sincere gratitude and appreciation to DP World for the valuable insights and information and for the continued collaboration and support throughout the years and looks forward to continuing its fruitful cooperation.”

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About DP World

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 106,500 employees from 158 nationalities, spanning 73 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.



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.