The operational opening of the terminal was attended by almost 300 guests and will enable the largest cruise ships to berth in Cyprus for the first time.
The building features seven pods with a total floor area of 8,205sq mtr designed for both transit and turnaround calls. The East berth is 480mtr long with a depth of 11mtr.
A new front door for tourists coming to Cyprus
President Anastasiades, said: ‘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. The Port of Limassol is one of the largest commercialisation projects in Cyprus to date. It serves as a model for the Republic of Cyprus and its ongoing efforts for a prosperous future as a modern centre for investment, trade and services.’
The DP World chairman, said: ‘Today is a celebration of the teamwork and collaboration in creating a new front door for tourists coming to Cyprus. We are proud to be part of 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. Our aim is to be the port of choice in the Eastern Mediterranean and we want to create infrastructure that enables sustainable growth of the local economy and for Cyprus.’