Limassol, Cyprus (PortSEurope) April 3, 2019 – Deputy Minister of Tourism, Savvas Perdios, visited DP World Limassol on March 19, 2019, to discuss opportunities in the tourism industry and the need to speed up procedures related to developing and promoting sustainable tourism.
He met with DP World Limassol’s General Manager, Charles Meaby and discussed ways to enhance Cyprus’s tourist products to increase the country’s competitiveness and improve the visitors’ experience.
Perdios said that a robust cruise industry could have a significant impact on the local communities and the wider Cyprus economy, generating multiple benefits, adding that DP World Limassol was an important partner of the state and one of the main stakeholders of the tourism industry.
Meaby underlined the need for collaborative support of all tourism stakeholders and partners in order to capitalize on emerging opportunities from the cruise sector’s growth while expressing the company’s readiness to contribute in boosting Cyprus’ presence on the regional cruise map.
In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. P&O Maritime, a DP World subsidiary, was also awarded a 15-year concession to exclusively provide the full range of marine services in the port of Limassol.
The terminal’s activities, comprising of three multi-purpose quays, include break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, oil & gas services and the brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol will also be a stable, secure and responsible environment for transit hub cargo with destinations in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain, operating multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
Source: DP World
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