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25 April 2018


DP World Limassol promotes cruise tourism


Leading executives from the cruising sector in Cyprus


Limassol, Cyprus, 24 April 2018: With the aim of promoting Cyprus as an attractive tourist destination and boosting cruise tourism, DP World Limassol will host leading cruise sector executives from various countries on a three day information visit.

More specifically 10 large cruise companies based in Europe and the United States will take part in a familiarisation trip that will be held from 25 to 27 April. The initiative is being carried out in cooperation with the CTO, Limassol Municipality and Haifa port.

During their visit, participants will visit sights and world class monuments such as the ancient theatre of Curium in Limassol, the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos and the Venetian Walls in Nicosia. In addition, guests will tour Cyprus’ picturesque villages and enjoy local food at traditional taverns so as to become acquainted with the country’s history and culture. In addition, executives will visit the ultra-modern facilities of DP World Limassol’s New Passenger Terminal and hold meetings with tourism officials.

In statements, DP World Limassol General Manager, Charles Meaby, said DP World Limassol aimed to establish Limassol as a home port and an attractive option for Mediterranean cruises. About the event, Mr Meaby noted: “Our aim is to offer our guests authentic hospitality, a journey into the history and culture of Cyprus, offering a feast of local flavours and tastes while giving our local associates the opportunity to get to know important executives from the sector, and to discuss and exchange views with them.”

Mr Meaby also highlighted the benefits of a developed cruise sector and noted: “The activities of DP World Limassol at Limassol port aspire to make the terminal a pillar of economic growth, enhancing the prospects of the tourism and cruise sector and generating significant benefits for the local market such as the creation of new jobs and the provision of upgraded services for the local and the wider business communities.”




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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