26 March 2019
DP World Limassol welcomes Deputy Minister of Tourism
Cruise industry key for tourism development
Limassol, Cyprus -26 March 2019: Opportunities in the tourism industry, as well as the need to accelerate procedures related to developing and promoting sustainable tourism, were the focus of a meeting between DP World Limassol and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Savvas Perdios. The Deputy Minister of Tourism was welcomed by DP World Limassol officials during a visit at the Limassol port on Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
During his visit, the Deputy Minister had the opportunity to take a tour of the recently inaugurated New Passenger Terminal for cruise customers. Mr. Perdios was impressed by the facilities while he took a glimpse of the infrastructure projects, currently being underway in the area. He also met with DP World Limassol’s General Manager, Charles Meaby and exchanged views on ways to enhance Cyprus’s tourist products to increase the country’s competitiveness and improve the visitors’ experience.
The Deputy Minister of Tourism said, “a robust cruise industry can have a significant impact on the local communities and the wider Cyprus economy, generating multiple benefits.” Mr. Perdios continued “DP World Limassol is an important partner of the state and one of the main stakeholders of the tourism industry. We consider it imperative that we join forces towards establishing Limassol port as a major cruise hub in Eastern Mediterranean”.
Mr. Meaby underlined the need for collaborative support of all tourism stakeholders and partners in order to capitalize on emerging opportunities from the cruise sector’s growth while expressing the company’s readiness to contribute in boosting Cyprus' presence on the regional cruise map. Mr. Meaby commented “We focus our efforts on developing and promoting sustainable tourism and especially in enriching visitors’ experience. Our vision is clear. Nevertheless, this is a collaborative effort which requires everyone’s engagement particularly when it comes to outstanding service quality that drives good reputation”, he added.
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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. 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.
 As of February 2019