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New terminal opens its gates at Limassol port

Written by Marios Antoniou

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A new modern terminal designed to accommodate the largest operating cruise vessels has opened its gates for the first time, operators DP World said.

The new terminal consists of seven pods with an internal area of 7,000 square metres. Along with 24-hour availability the terminal offers integrated services including Home Call and Day Call handling capability, ensuring an improved customer experience.

DP world Limassol has a draft of up to 11 metres (tide free) and three 400 metre berths that can accommodate cruise vessels. It 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.

Charles Meaby, General Manager, DP World Limassol said that “with the opening of this new terminal, all our visitors will enjoy an even more impressive welcome. DP World Limassol continues to promote the development of tourism in Cyprus and driving economic benefits for the local and national economy”.

“This is an exciting time for Limassol and Cyprus and DP World Limassol is focused 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”, he noted.

In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded an exclusive 25-year concession to operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. At the same time, P&O Maritime – a DP World subsidiary – was awarded an exclusive 15-year concession to provide the Port of Limassol’s full range of marine services.

Photo: CNA

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