10 October 2017
AUTUMN CRUISE SEASON KICKING OFF FOR DP WORLD LIMASSOL- TWO PASSENGER CRUISE VESSELS WERE SUCCESSFULLY SERVICED ON THE SAME DAY
Limassol, Cyprus, 27 September 2017: Passenger cruise vessels - MEIN SCHIFF 1 and MS BRAEMAR called at DP World Limassol today, allowing passengers to explore the sites and attractions in the scenic city of Limassol.
Century-class cruise ship, Mein Schiff 1, berthed overnight at DP World Limassol. It is owned and operated by TUI Cruises has a gross tonnage of 76,522 tonnes, a length of 259 metres, capacity for over 2,600 passengers with a crew of 909.
The 195-metre long MS BRAEMER is currently operating with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
and berthed for the day, giving many of its passengers a chance to enjoy sights ashore, including a cycle tour from and quay to the city and city excursions by a ten minute bus transfer.
Charles Meaby, General Manager, DP World Limassol, said: " Limassol consistently ranks as a top destination for visitors and cruise lines see DP World Limassol as an attractive call on their itineraries. This year Cyprus has seen a 10 per cent growth in tourists compared to 2016”.
Mr. Meaby, continued, "Port-call vessels typically have a wide-ranging impact on the local economy, as passengers, who are often international, have the opportunity to explore everything the city and the surrounding region has to offer. Our excellent operational and customer services furthers our positive trade enabling impact for the economy of Limassol and Cyprus”.
Mein Schiff 1 berthed at DP World Limassol
MS Braemer calling at DP World Limassol
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About DP World
DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2016, DP World handled around 64 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 84.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
About DP World Limassol
In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded an exclusive 25-year concession to operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. At the same time, P&O Maritime – a DP World subsidiary – was awarded an exclusive 15-year concession to provide the Port of Limassol’s full range of marine services.
The terminal's various activities are divided among three multi-purpose quays. These activities include break-bulk, general cargo, ro-ro and oil and gas services, in addition to the array of services involved in operating Limassol’s brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol also provides a stable, secure and responsibly organised environment for this major transit hub, through which cargo passes to and from destinations spread across the eastern Mediterranean.
As is the case in all locations where DP World operates, DP World Limassol forms an integral part of the local community and employs a growing workforce, regularly generating new job opportunities.
 As of April 2017