DP World Limassol awarded as the “Most Efficient Cruise Terminal”
The Company was recognised at the first MedCruise Awards
Limassol, Cyprus, 5 July 2019: DP World Limassol was honoured with the “Most Efficient Cruise Terminal” in the maiden MedCruise Awards. The prestigious cruise industry event was held in Genoa, bringing together MedCruise members and associate members as well as their partners, local authorities, cruise line executives and members of the international press.
DP World Limassol port is the main cruise port of Cyprus and is designed to accommodate the largest operating cruise vessels. The brand new 7,000 sqm Passenger Terminal inaugurated in May 2018, offering cruise lines and passengers a wealth of services to accommodate all their needs, supported by the high international standards and efficiency of DP World Limassol.
DP World Limassol’s General Manager, Charles Meaby stated that: “We are especially proud to have received this award in recognition of our team’s tremendous efforts to deliver a world-class experience to our customers. We have a common mindset at DP World Limassol to improve the competitiveness of DP World Limassol.It is really a matter of pride for us to be able to exceed customer expectations in terms of service standards and we graciously accept this prestigious award. In addition, we wish to thank Cyprus Ports Authority, Ministry of Transport and Newly formed Deputy Ministry of Tourism for their beneficial cooperation”.
Mr. Meaby continued “Cyprus has a great potential to capture the opportunities brought by the growth of cruise tourism. Our cooperation with Cyprus Ports Authority and newly formed Deputy Ministry of Tourism has been a great one. Establishing the Limassol port as a major regional cruise hub is a top priority for DP World Limassol. At DP World Limassol we are working hard, in order to promote the sustainable growth of Cyprus’ cruise sector and contribute to the development of the country’s tourism industry in general.”
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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