24 January 2018
DP World Limassol hosts
panel discussion for shipping industry
Limassol, Cyprus, 18 January 2018: DP World Limassol hosted an inaugural panel discussion on the Cyprus shipping industry at the Limassol Port New Passenger Terminal, bringing together More than 350 shipping professionals, government officials and other industry stakeholders on Wednesday January 17th 2018, DP World Limassol was the Platinum Sponsor of the event titled “Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experienced – Part 3”., fitting with the company’s vision of being an economic driver for the country.
The Panel Discussion was organised for the third consecutive year by the business consulting company, Maravilhosa, and held under the auspices of the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mr. Marios Demetriades. The event’s main purpose was to raise awareness about the shipping sector among Cypriots and foster debate amongst industry experts on opportunities in the shipping sector and investing in commercial infrastructure to bring long-term growth to Cyprus. The panelists and speakers included among others, DP World Limassol’s General Manager, Mr. Charles Meaby, the CEO of Columbia Marlow Holding Ltd, Mr. Mark O’Neil, the Acting Secretary General of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe, Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou and the Managing Director of SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Apostolos Belokas.
During the delivery of his keynote speech, Mr. Demetriades stressed the important role of the shipping sector to Cypriot economic growth and highlighted that Cyprus is the third largest international ship register in the EU. Moreover, Mr. Demetriades stated that the establishment of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping in March 2018, will substantially assist towards the further development of the Cyprus Shipping.
On his part, during his presentation titled “Nurturing and Sustaining Cyprus Shipping – ‘The Limassol Port Terminal Operator perspective’”, the General Manager of DP World Limassol said that the company aims at regenerating the Limassol Port and underlined that the investments made so far in infrastructure and equipment have improved efficiency at the terminal. Mr. Meaby added: “We are particularly proud to host this important and high-profile event at the premises of the New Passenger Terminal. Bringing together key stakeholders of the shipping industry in order to engage in a dialogue is indicative of the emphasis given by DP World Limassol to contribute to the development of this sector”.
Mr. Meaby added that “DP World Limassol, in partnership with the government, is focusing on positioning Cyprus as a key player in the shipping and oil and gas sectors while the New Passenger Terminal will significantly contribute to strengthening the sustainable development of tourism.”
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About DP World
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 7 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 3,000 employees from 1 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 201, DP World handledaround 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 100million 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