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22 July 2019


DP World Limassol: New investments

upgrade the Limassol port


  • New equipment added: mobile harbour crane, material cargo handler crane, reach stacker, fork lifts, ITVs and trailers, internal cargo platforms and various crane attachments
  • More than 180.000 cruise passengers in two years
  • New high-tech investments at the New Cruise Terminal


Limassol, Cyprus, 17 July 2019: Two and a half years after undertaking the operations of the Multi-Purpose and the New Cruise Terminals at the Limassol port, DP World Limassol presented the upgrades and investments that have been made in infrastructure and equipment.

In a media event that was organised by DP World Limassol, on Wednesday, 17 July 2019, journalists had the opportunity to gain valuable insights on the recent developments at the Limassol port, tour the DP World Limassol terminal and observe its operations and demonstration of its new equipment.

DP World Limassol proceeded with the acquisition of a brand-new range of equipment in January 2019 as part of an ongoing upgrade of the Limassol port infrastructure. The new machinery was put into operation in March 2019, following an intensive training procedure and has contributed in speeding up operations at the Multi-purpose port terminal. More specifically, the new equipment includes:

  • A new, high-tech LHM 420 mobile harbour crane, with maximum lifting capacity of 144 tons and radius of 54 metres enhancing the efficient handling and transportation of bulk cargo, general cargo, containers, oil and gas. This equipment features outstanding mobility and manoeuvrability while it produces low emissions and has lower noise levels.
  • A Liebherr reach stacker, designed for fast handling of containers and semi-trailers. It has an economical 230 kW Liebherr diesel engine that provides fuel savings of up to 30% compared to the market average and reduced emissions. It also, features small turning radius for comfortable driving experience, high mobility and all-round visibility.

DP World Limassol has also, invested in the acquisition of various other equipment including a material cargo handler crane, internal cargo platforms used for Ro-Ro and container operations, fork lifts, ITVs and trailers and various crane attachments.


More than 180,000 cruise passengers

DP World Limassol has served more than 180,000 passengers at the New Cruise Terminal via transit or home port calls since the takeover of the operations of the terminal. By the end of July 2019, DP World Limassol would serve over 30 cruise vessels both transit and home port. In 2018, 68 arrivals were recorded while for 2019 93 arrivals are expected in total, of which 53 will be transit calls and 40 home port calls marking an increase of over 35%. The same incremental trend is expected to continue in 2020.


Emphasis on modernization

The Company has proceeded with significant investments in order to modernize the New Cruise Terminal and enhance tourists’ experience.  These investments include the complete landscaping of the surrounding area, the installation of an automated irrigation system, the installation of a full range of latest technology, in all internal and external areas, including remote smart monitors in both arrival and departure halls. Furthermore, it has installed state of the art CCTV & access control systems and a full range of recycling bins within the terminals. It is worth noting that two new duty free shops are ready to operate in the summer 2019. In addition, DP World Limassol was awarded at the recent 2019 Cyprus Tourism Awards with the Silver Award in the category of “Strategy & Innovation/Modernization of Infrastructure” while MedCruise recognised the terminal as the “Most Efficient Cruise Terminal” in the maiden MedCruise Awards.


Oil & Gas logistics base

An onsite Oil & Gas logistics base has also been established at DP World Limassol area. It is a multi-user area that can support Oil & Gas operations that includes a 430-meter dedicated berth to Oil & Gas activities, mobilization/demobilization operations, open bonded and covered storages/warehouses, offices and drilling liquid production facilities. The logistics base is fully compliant with permanent environmental permits from local authorities, ensuring competitiveness for all the phases of Cyprus’ oil and gas exploration program. More specifically, the planning permit allows the conduct of a full range of activities during exploration, construction and production phases, including drilling liquid production process.

Speaking at the event, the General Manager of DP World Limassol, Charles Meaby, stated that: “We are proud of what we have achieved so far. Limassol port is a main driver of growth and DP World Limassol contributes substantially in its development thus, positively affecting the country’s economy while generating multiple benefits for the local community”. Mr. Meaby added that “At DP World Limassol our focus is on innovating and optimizing our assets, so we can offer solutions to meet our partners’ and customers’ needs and advance global trade – reliably, efficiently, effectively and responsibly whilst providing a great customer experience.




    For DP World Limassol media enquiries and images please contact:

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

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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. Our portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals is supported by more than 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 that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to both the economy and society.

Our dedicated team of more than 45,000 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, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than 50% of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 91.2 million TEU is expected to rise to approximately 100 million TEU by 2020, 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.

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 2019