DP World to open new passenger terminal at Cyprus port
The new terminal, scheduled for a summer opening, will be able to accommodate the largest operating cruise vessels and offer integrated services that include home call and day call handling
Nasdaq Dubai-listed port operator, DP World, has announced that its Limassol port in Cyprus will see a new passenger terminal opening this summer.
In a statement, the Dubai-headquartered company said that the new terminal, which has been designed to accommodate the largest operating cruise vessels, will consist of seven pods with an internal area of 7,000m2.
The terminal will reportedly offer 24-hour availability as well as integrated services that include home call and day call handling.
According to DP World, its Limassol port features a tide-free draft of up to 11m and three 400m berths that can accommodate cruise vessels.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group Chairman and chief executive officer of DP World, said: “Cyprus is a centre for tourism and trade across the Mediterranean Sea and beyond, and we are delighted to help develop its cruise capability.
“The terminal is another example of how partnerships with [the] government on infrastructure projects help boost economies, creating jobs and prosperity for the country and its people.”
Meanwhile, Charles Meaby, general manager of DP World Limassol, commented: “This is an exciting time for Limassol and Cyprus, and DP World Limassol is focussed on delivering a long-term legacy, creating employment opportunities, and helping Limassol reach its potential of becoming a fully serviced home port for cruise ships.”
DP World Limassol is the third addition to the cruise terminal portfolio that DP World operates globally, after cruise terminal operations in Mina Rashid, Dubai and Quinquela Martin, Argentina.