Limassol port efficient operation exceeds all expectations
Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said he is satisfied with the efficient operation of the DP World container terminal and the multipurpose terminal at the port of Limassol, saying that it has nothing to envy from other European ports. Addressing the general assembly of the Shipping Agents Association, the Minister said that seven months after the port’s operation was assigned to strategic investors, the performance of the container station has “exceeded every expectation”.
He said that the average service time for containers is 15 minutes, compared to over an hour under the previous regime.
In addition, he said that the average time of ships’ stay in the port is less than 24 hours, compared to more than two days when the port was operated by the state Cyprus Port Authority.
As a result, he said, there are significant cost cuts for the users of the port, which amount to tens of thousands of euros.
“I dare say that the performance of the container terminal at Limassol port has nothing to envy from other modern European ports, and the same applies to the multi-purpose terminal, since the service is constantly improving and, in the case of maritime services, service has reached very satisfactory levels,” the Minister said.