The terminal is large enough for the world's largest cruise vessels to use
DP World has inaugurated a new cruise passenger terminal in the port of Limassol in Cyprus, the company has announced.
According to DP World, the terminal will allow the largest cruise ships in the world to visit the country for the first time, and is designed to facilitate both transit (day call) and turnaround (home porting) services.
The facility features seven pods with a total floor area of 8,205 square metres. The East Berth alone has a total length of 480 metres and a depth of 11 metres, making it suitable for the world’s largest cruise vessels.
“The Cyprus government is particularly pleased for the highly experienced international and local partners, DP World, who will ensure the success of Limassol Port in the coming decades,” said Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades.
“The port of Limassol is one of the largest commercialisation projects in Cyprus to date.”
DP World Limassol is divided into an oil and gas zone, a cruise area and a domestic and transit trade area.
Occupation of the oil and gas zone stands at 30 percent and has been used to support ENI’s successful Cyprus EEZ offshore drilling campaign, and was recently nominated by Exxon Mobile as its planning drilling logistics base.
“We are proud to be a strategic partnership with the government and the city of Limassol to realise this national asset, one that will help develop the growing tourism sector still further,” said DP World Group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.
“Our aim is to be the port of choice in the eastern Mediterranean and we want to create infrastructure that enables sustainable growth in the local economy.”