|The main ports of Cyprus are Limassol and Larnaca both situated on the south coast of the island.
PORT OF LIMASSOL
Following the results of the international tenders invited by the Cyprus Government through the competent Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, on the 29th of January, 2017, the Limassol port was privatized.
The three companies which took over the administration of Limassol port are the following:
Undernoted is a summary of the necessary information concerning the said three Companies:
EUROGATE CONTAINER TERMINAL LIMASSOL LTD
Annual Handling Capacity (TEU’S):
24/7 – No Quay Side operation only on the following Dates:
January 1st, 1st May, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day
Berthing Space: Quay Length, Draft (Water Depth)
800 m , 16 meters
Sea Shore Cranage: Gantry Cranes
Crane Capacity of 5 STS Cranes comprising of:
Stacking Yard: Area Ground Slots
Stacking Area of 180,500 m2 (4,820 TEUs Ground Slots), 140 Reefer Plugs
26 Straddle Carriers (40 ton capacity)
Other Supporting Equipment such as Trailers, Heavy Forklifts etc.
DP World Limassol
They exclusively operate the multi-purpose and Cruise terminal in Limassol commencing February 2017. The terminal’s activities comprising of three multi-purpose quays, includes break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, Oil & Gas Services and the brand new passenger terminal.
The brand new 7.000 sq.m. Cruise Terminal inaugurated in May 2018, offering Cruise Lines and passengers a plethora of services to accommodate all their needs accompanied by the high standards and efficiency including transit and Home port cruising.
P&O Maritime Limassol (Marine Services)
The Marine Services Operator within the Limassol Port operates on a 24 hour basis, providing Pilotage and Towing services to any vessel in Limassol.
Additionally they provide "Anti Pollution" and Oil Spill Response in the Port.
-Two Pilot boats
PORT OF LARNACA
The Larnaca port is a part of the infrastructure of an industrial center of the island and it is the nearest seaport both to Nicosia, the country’s capital and to south eastern major agricultural and tourist areas of Cyprus.
It is a multi-purpose use port with a total land area of 445.000m2 and a sea area of 250.000m2 serving all types of goods (such as: animal feed, grains, timber, iron , fertilizers, goods of the oil and gas sector, motor cars , petroleum products, plaster, timber and other commodities).
-Turning circle: 300 meters
MARION AND ONISILLOS
-AKTAIA (brand new)
It should be noted that for berthing/unberthing of vessels CPA is hiring tug-boats and other related services from the private sector on an outsourcing basis.
-TAKPAF (45 tonnes) on South Quay
-FANTUZZI REGGIANE (40 tonnes)
PRIVITISATION OF THE PORT:
On the 4th December 2020 the Government of the Republic by signing the concession agreement with KITION OCEAN HOLDINGS LTD for the Redevelopment of the existing Port & Marina of Larnaca.
The Port under the new Operator allegedly will offer services able to satisfy the demand, and meet the expectations of all different kind of vessels. Large Cruise Ships, General Cargo vessels, Support vessels, Military Ships and Energy vessels will be able to berth and receive efficient and reliable services as required.
Currently the Port is still operated by Cyprus Ports Authority under a transition period until the 1st of April 2022, where KITION OCEAN HOLDINGS will officially take over the commercial control of the Port.
PORT OF VASSILIKO
Situated in the southern part of Cyprus, between Limassol and Larnaca, it is an industrial terminal providing handling of unpacked and troublesome cargo.
The terminal belongs to the Cyprus Ports Authority which leased it to Vasiliko Cement Works.
The terminal is protected by two breakwaters, the Southern and the Eastern. There are two quays, the northern of 360m length and the western of 125m. It has turning circle of 280m diameter and the water depth is 9m.
The installations in Larnaca of the oil terminals are used for the discharging of fuels from tankers. There are four such terminals.
The installation in Dekhelia of the oil terminal is used for the discharging of fuels from tankers for the needs of the electrical station.
The Cyprus Shipping Association (CSA) was established in 1945, to provide a professional forum for the Shipping Agents of Cyprus. In 1954, following its registration under the provisions of the local Trade Unions Law, the Association became the official body representing the profession of the Shipping Agent in Cyprus. The Members of the Association are the leading and long established Shipping Agencies in the island.
The main aims of the Cyprus Shipping Association are:
As the spokesman for the Shipping Agents in Cyprus, the Cyprus Shipping Association ensures that its voice is heard on public issues affecting its members and contributing to the solution of all their problems. The Association also acts as liaison, negotiator and representative for its members in their dealings with the Government, the Legislature, the Port Authorities, the Department of Customs, the Business Community, the Trade Unions and all other interested parties.
With the Shipping Agent being actively involved in the operation and marketing of the Cyprus Ports, the Cyprus Shipping Association plays an important role in port affairs, taking part in the formation of policies applied and the solution to problems arising. The Association maintains close links with other local and international professional bodies pursuing common objectives. Its international affiliations include membership of the Federation Of National Associations of Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA), the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and the the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA). At local level it is a member of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (C.C.C.I) and the Employers and Industrialists Federation of Cyprus (E.I.F).
The Cyprus Shipping Association further provides its members with a platform for the exchange of professional experiences of common interest and acts as a centre for the collection, evaluation and distribution of information on local and international developments relevant to the profession and the port industry in general. In a day and age of revolutionary changes and of enormous growth in competition, the Association places increased emphasis on the upgrading of the skills of its members and their staff, the technological advancement of their operations and the strategic planning of their activities.