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08 March 2019

 

Celebrating International Women’s Day at DP World Limassol

 

The company organised a customised workshop designed to empower women in the workplace

 

Limassol, Cyprus - 08 March 2019: DP World Limassol is celebrating International Women’s Day by actively empowering women in the workplace. The company organised a one-day workshop where all DP World Limassol female employees had the opportunity to come together and share their views and thoughts about DP World Group’s vision with regards to empowering women in the port industry.

During the workshop, which was facilitated by HR Consultant Muriel Matta, DP World Limassol female employees shared their ideas and views with their colleagues and the Senior Management team on women empowerment and the importance of their role for the future of the port industry. Participants also discussed, among others, equal opportunities in the workplace, learning and development, gender diversity and inclusion, recruitment policy and strategy including cultural and market perceptions related to women doing traditional male jobs in a male dominated industry such as the port industry.

DP World Limassol General Manager, Charles Meaby said “We believe taking bold steps to build a diverse and inclusive workplace will lead to better ideas, stronger collaboration and a vibrant culture in support of our purpose. As an organisation, we have made a global commitment to increase the percentage of our workforce who are women, and we’re taking bold steps to accelerate our progress”

Mr. Meaby explained “Gender parity is a shared responsibility. It’s going to take every one of us – men and women working side by side to achieve our mutual objective. On behalf of the management team, I would like to express how proud we are of the remarkable work conducted by all our employees, and on this occasion of international women’s day I wish to say particularly thank you to our female colleagues at DP World Limassol and reaffirm our commitment towards equal opportunities and gender parity. At DP World supporting gender parity is one way in which we’re working to create a diverse and inclusive culture where we can continue to deliver smarter trade enabling solutions to meet our customers’ needs and challenges.”

 

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For DP World Limassol media enquiries and images please contact:

Doros Aresti
Communications Officer
DP World Limassol
Tel: +357 25858701

E-mail : doros.aresti@dpworld.com
 

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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 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 36,000 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 2017, DP World handled 70.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88.2 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 a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. DP World Limassol multipurpose terminal comprises three multi-purpose quays.

Its activities include break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, oil & gas services and the brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol provides a safe, stable and responsible environment for cruise itineraries in the eastern Mediterranean and further afield.

DP World Limassol aspires to make the terminal more productive and more sustainable, improving the port’s prospects for the long term, leading to better support to the community through jobs creation and better services for the wider Cypriot business community.

 

[1]  As of February 2018