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03 May 2018

DP World Limassol: Sets target

to boost cruise tourism


Company hosts executives from top cruise companies


Limassol, Cyprus, 30 April 2018: A three day visit of executives from the global cruise sector organised by DP World Limassol with the aim of boosting cruise tourism and promoting Cyprus as an attractive tourist destination was successfully completed on Friday, 27 April, 2018.

Visitors experienced Cyprus’s natural beauty, modern infrastructure, including its rich history and traditional cuisine. The guests were executives representing some of the world’s biggest cruise companies based in Miami, Los Angeles, Seattle, Monaco and the United Kingdom.

The guests met Limassol mayor Mr. Nicos Nicolaides and were briefed about Limassol’s  advantages and the events being planned. During the meeting, Mr. Nicolaides referred to the projects underway to connect the port with the town and held discussions with the executives on how to improve the visitors’ experience. They, subsequently toured the old town and visited the Medieval Castle and the Old Port.

DP World Limassol arranged a tour for the executives of the ultra-modern new Passenger Terminal where the operator also hosted lunch. In statements during the visit to Limassol port, DP World Limassol General Manager, Charles Meaby said: “The provision of excellent services is a top priority for DP World Limassol. We aim to play a leading role in boosting cruise tourism and are particularly proud of the success of the event.”  Mr. Meaby added ”The cruise sector is showing dynamic growth on an international level and Cyprus is an attractive destination for companies who plan itineraries in the Mediterranean, with significant benefits for the local economy.”

During their three-day stay, DP World Limassol arranged for the group to visit the town of Paphos where they toured the port and the Archaeological Park. They also had the opportunity to visit the scenic villages of Troodos, gaining first-hand experience of the wide range of tourist options Cyprus offers. The group also visited the villages of Omodos, Agros and Anogira where they enjoyed local foodstuff/wine and saw how the traditional Cypriot cheeses of haloumi and anari are produced. The trip ended with a visit to Nicosia’s Archaeological Museum and the old town and before departing from Cyprus, the guests took a stroll on the Phinikoudes promenade in Larnaca.

The initiative was undertaken in cooperation with the CTO, Limassol Municipality and Haifa port and with the support of the Limassol’s Tourism Development and Promotion Company and the Cyprus Ports Authority.



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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