19 March 2020
DP World Limassol CEO message considering COVID-19
Limassol, Cyprus – 19 March 2020
Dear Partners/Customers/Port stakeholders,
At DP World, the safety and well-being of our employees and our customers is always our priority, and we recognize the important role we play in providing our customers with network connectivity and supply chain solutions to enable global trade during this critical time. We are actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and taking steps to ensure the continued safety of our community.
DP World Limassol, as a company managing critical port infrastructure of vital importance to the Cyprus economy, has implemented business continuity plans that ensure continuity of its operations. Currently, all trade enabling activities and quayside operations are being carried out as normal.
During this public health crisis, the collaboration between the Cyprus Government, business community and the public sector is absolutely essential, and we are working closely with local stakeholders to achieve the best possible result.
In order to protect our port community and those with whom they come in contact e.g. contractors, visitors and vessel crews etc. we require that all entities based and operating at the terminal under DP World Limassol’s administration, comply fully with the issued guidelines from local authorities.
In addition to these preventive measures, all business travel has been cancelled, we are postponing all events, all meetings are held virtually where possible, we are providing remote-work solutions for those of our staff who can work at home and we continue to reinforce safe behavior in every business and office environment , where we have implemented additional steps in line with local guidelines. We are sourcing as many protective supplies as possible and we have protocols in place that activate closures, disinfection and appropriate quarantine procedures based on recommendations by the government and health agencies.
Currently, our main goal is to effectively protect our stakeholder community, while serving our customers in a safe manner and ensuring business operations continue to the benefit of the Cyprus economy. DP World Limassol has been already implementing precautionary measures at the port and has taken all the necessary steps to ensure the protection of vulnerable groups among its staff. I would like to take this opportunity to particularly thank the team of DP World Limassol for their commitment and professionalism during this challenging period. I would also like to thank our whole stakeholder community as we all come together and support each other in these challenging circumstances that we are all operating under. I am confident that by working together we can overcome this"
Chief Executive Officer
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About DP World:
DP World is the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
We operate multiple related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, marine services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions.
Our portfolio of more than 150 operations in 46 countries across six continents gives us a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets.
DP World’s dedicated team of more than 50,000 employees from 120 countries builds enduring relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other essential constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than half of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled over 70 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) across our portfolio. With a pipeline of committed developments and expansions, we expect the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU to rise in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to the economy and society.