03 May 2017
Ongoing infrastructure upgrade at DP World Limassol to enhance operational services
Limassol, May 2 2017 - A range of new advanced handling equipment has been added as part of an ongoing upgrade at by DP World Limassol in Cyprus. The new productive performance equipment will significantly enhance the efficiency and safety of port operations and reduce vessel turnaround time. The new equipment will be used predominantly for the loading and unloading of general cargo, break bulk and oil and gas.
These acquisitions are part of DP World Limassol’s continuous investment in equipment to enhance services to customers and better handle the increasing general cargo and Ro-Ro volumes. The new equipment, listed below, will ensure that the DP World Limassol operations possess productivity enhancing options, aimed at delivering sustainable and reliable services and continue to improve customer satisfaction – one of the core objectives of DP World Limassol.
The new equipment can be seen in the attached photos (shown from left to right):
- 1 x Reach Stacker 40 tn for the handling of general cargo and containers
- 3 x ITVs (Tug Masters) for the movement of cargoes on trailers
- 1 x 64tn Mobile Harbour Crane with 2 spreaders for handling of General/Bulk Cargoes
- 1 x Ro/Ro Fork Lift 37.5 tons for handling of general cargo and containers
In addition to making loading and unloading faster and easier, the operator compartment of these new machines has been ergonomically designed to provide good sight lines and better working comfort.
Charles Meaby, General Manager, DP World Limassol, said: "The addition of this new equipment is an integral part of our commitment to provide high quality trade enabling services in Cyprus. DP World is a global leader in the management and operations of ports and we will continue making improvements to deliver a better service for port users.”
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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 over 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 36,500 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 March 2017