02 November 2017






Limassol, Cyprus: - Aiming to stimulate the sustainable growth of cruise activities at Limassol port as well as to strengthen Cyprus’ position in the sector, DP World Limassol has joined MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, as an Associate Member.

Set up in Rome in 1996, MedCruises’ mission is to promote the cruise industry in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. With 72 members representing more than 100 ports around the Mediterranean region, including the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the Near Atlantic, and with 32 associate members, representing other associations, tourist boards and ship/port agents, the Association is currently a key stakeholder in the cruise sector.

DP World Limassol places high priority on the cruise industry and aspires to transform Limassol port into a Home port destination of choice for cruise lines. Joining MedCruise is indicative of the company’s commitment to be actively involved in the development of the overall tourism sector in Cyprus while contributing to enhancing the country’s role as an important regional player.

Charles Meaby, General Manager of DP World Limassol, commented: “A thriving cruise market can be a catalyst for positive change, with far reaching benefits for the economy. At DP World Limassol, we focus our efforts on establishing Limassol port as an attractive destination for both visitors and cruise lines. Cyprus has strong growth prospects and we are committed to offering a world-class experience to our customers, ensuring excellence and satisfaction”.

The opening of the New Passenger Terminal brings new opportunities, he noted. “This is a pivotal moment for cruise tourism growth. However, the cooperation of all stakeholders, both in the private and public sectors, is essential to securing success and long-term results,” he concluded.



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About DP World


About DP World:


DP World[1] 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.

[1] As of April 2017